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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9280
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Ranked #1 of 98 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Salt Lake City, UT
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381 reviews 381 reviews
104 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The railroad museum is a part of the California State Park system and is located on one end of Old Sacramento. There is metered street parking - 2 hours, or a parking lot very near by that was about $13 a day (as I recall). Our motel was less than a mile away, so we opted to walk. Sacramento has... More

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Suisun City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

this is a great day to spend, at this railroad museum. expect to spend at lease 3 hours if you are a camera clicker. railroad buffs and kids will very happy at this location, enjoy, ed

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

All of the kids, big and little enjoyed the museum. Who doesn't love trains and their history. Parking can be a pain so we always use one of the garages.

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Indio, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I'm not all that into railroads but wow, this is one heck of a museum. The engines are immaculate and shine like crazy. If you're in the area you need to stop by and check it out.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

even if you are not a train buff you must come here, it is a real find and it has all the history of the railways of the north west. take the tour Our tour leader was called Jack and what a fountain of knowledge, what I personally got from this 20 min tour was amazing, his wealth of knowledge... More

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Florida USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a true museum with education at the forefront. Yes, there are restored railroad cars of many descriptions, but the best thing about visiting them is that they are positioned and outfitted so that one can imagine being there some day in the past. Table settings, beds made up in the pullman cars, wood stacked, etc. Beautifully presented, both... More

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great State Park and shouldn't be missed if you are a fan of the Old West and the history of locomotives. It brings to life the era of the Gold Rush through the end of the 1800s.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum far exceeded our expectations, even for the teenager in the group! The exhibits provided a great overview of the relationship between trains and California history, and the introductory movie was excellent. We especially enjoyed walking through some of the display cars, which gave us a glimpse into travelling styles of earlier periods. Its convenience to the historic area... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great museum!!! Real full size trains, a great art gallery, staff interact and explain the history in the museum. Prices very reasonable, $10 per adult. Also have a toy train museum.

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Lodi, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful fun for the whole family and train ride was great. i can not wait to come back with my grand kids.

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