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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 445 6645
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Ranked #1 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was the most fun i have had in a very long time. Would recommend everyone to go if they got the chance also check out the train that seems like it is moving it was a blast both my boy's loved it

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The railroad museum is a 'don't miss' for anyone even remotely interested in or at least curious about railroads in their heyday. The Museum is part of the California State Park System. There are several knowledgeable docents always eager to share what they know. There are also interpretive explanations for all the cars and engines on exhibit. (all fully restored).... More

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not a train buff, it's worth going there to take the walking tour and read the historical information provided and to be able to board some of the trains to see how it was to travel back then. We've taken out of town guests, both adults and children. Everybody has been very impressed.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This railroad museum has wonderful displays, miniature and full sized. It educates on the trains themselves, also how the railroad was established in California.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent for children. Railmen as guides. Iconic trains, interactive exhibits. Allow enough time, at least two-three hours. Then spend rest of afternoon in Old Town along the River and grab some eats as you do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Then you must see the Sacramento rail road museum. Quite a nice collection of rail road cars and memorabilia. Gives you a real feeling for what these trains did besides move passengers. As you can board some of them and walk through. Nice learning experience for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Not promising they will but they should. Every child loves the noise and power of a train. The BIG whistle the clatter of the rails, makes me want to go now but no, my grandchildren are here and we are headed over on Saturday. The displays, panoramas, the historic trains will remind you of the glory days of train travel,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The CA State Railroad Museum in Sacramento now only provides lots of historical data on the evolution of trains in the West, but it has trains to wander through and look at. Big ones! It is a lot of fun. Don't forget to go upstairs and see the model trains as well. Some of the set ups are amazing. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the most awesome museums I have seen. The story seems to be seamless and due credit to the creators and workers. It is very well designed and very informative. I did not do the Audio tour but I am sure that would be worth it. Give your self time to find parking. Try the donut place around the... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Former Governor Wilson used to have Christmas Parties for his appointees at the Railroad Museum. That should tell you something: It is a luxurious and spacious place filled with fascinating old railroad artifacts and priceless historical pictures. Walking around it is a real treat. I took my Austrian relatives there and they loved it. Europeans are used to modern trains,... More

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