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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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Sacramento
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this was a fun place to visit and i learned a lot. it was very hot the day we went but i would go again. i probably would not take small children unless they absolutely love trains.

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Mariposa, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the best transportation museums I have ever visited anywhere in the US. Wonderful displays, great explanations and signage. So greatful for places like this.

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

The museum is a very fun and interesting site to visit when in Sacramento. Even more of a bonus is the location. It's located in "Old Sac" which is where the Amtrack Depot is located and loads of great shops for sovenirs, great restaurants with moderate prices for dining and/or libations. Also just a short walk through the tunnel to... More

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