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California State Railroad Museum

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Address: 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-9280
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train...

North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.

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Great to see the old locomotives

A surprise in visiting Old Sacramento..we loved hearing about the importance of the railroad to the growth of Sacramento and California...movie was included....the old trains were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprise in visiting Old Sacramento..we loved hearing about the importance of the railroad to the growth of Sacramento and California...movie was included....the old trains were wonderful to see and walk through...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You don't have to be a train lover to enjoy this Museum, the presentation of time before alone is a wow factor!

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Thank Schariner
El Paso
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78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has an interesting mix of toy trains, historical full sized trains to tour and high tech simulators. It takes a historical approach to everything including the toy displays.

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1 Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
Northern California
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having not much interest in trains I visited this museum with some other people. It's great for adults and kids alike.

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California
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Railroad Museum is a great way to spend a few hours learning about history, seeing the magnificent Engines and Rail cars and marveling at the people who worked on the Railroad and kept America moving. Such a pity we have lost the will to make rail travel what it was 60 years ago. Great play area for kids 18... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After visiting the State Capital, the Railroad museum is a must see for all ages. Adults as well as children will enjoy the museum. You'll be able to better understand the importance of the railroad in California's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anytime we have out-of-state visitors, we take them to the museum. The displays are informative without needing to read too much and some are interactive (walk through a car that feels like it is moving!).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love trains and train travel, or to learn more about how the railroad contributed to western expansion, this is a must see stop.

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1 Thank DCGuy2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to visit for the whole family. One can walk through the corridors of old trains and feel the energy of yesterday's travel mode. Well maintained and educational.

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1 Thank Polly H
Pollock Pines, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest at all in the transcontinental railroad, the rich rail history of California and Sacramento, the rail stock of America through the golden years of railroading history, this is a "must see" experience while visit California's capitol!

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