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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
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: 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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this is the most interesting museum in all of the West...You are immediately carried back in time and even get to walk on a moving' train car! It is a Must See museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

this is the most interesting museum in all of the West...You are immediately carried back in time and even get to walk on a moving' train car! It is a Must See museum.

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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum with something for everyone...fascinating, interesting exhibits whether or not you're a railroad aficionado! Plan to spend quality time with no rush!

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sacramento, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great museum. An extra star if you love trains. It shows the history of building the Western Santa Fe railroad that opened up California. It's a must to see the very excellent film while there. Of course many historical artifacts, a trip in time. A very interesting fact. The railroad line was built by two sets of workers, Irish workers... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful museum! We went with our family and thoroughly enjoyed it. The trains on display are amazing. The stories were fascinating. Upstairs they have places where the children can play with the wood trains/cars. Would highly recommend to go and see.

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Winters, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see and it is so well laid out. It's not only a good place for a train buff, but also for the normal person. Catch the train ride along the levees to finish off your trip.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There is a charge but worth it....lots of trains to view and lots of history of the industry. Great for young children also....

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome place to visit and "ride" a train! Good for children of all ages. Don't forget to go on the train that feels like it is running,and walk past the sleeper car!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a magical place for anyone that loves trains! The collection of historic model trains can only be overshadowed by their magnificent locomotives and railcars. The really unexpected benefit of my visit was the amount of history that I learned.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very informative and surprisingly interesting. Nice display of big trains. Great place to go with kids as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a well laid out museum with many locomotives and carriages giving a view of the early days of the Transcontinental railroad. One carriage showed the dining services from all (most?) of the railway companies in the US - well before Amtrak! Another carriage rocked as though it was travelling along. There are guided tours and for the price... More 

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Additional Information about California State Railroad Museum

Address: 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-9280
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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