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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9280
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Ranked #1 of 96 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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Windsor, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Have visited this museum many times - enjoying it each and every time. The train exhibits are interesting and the historical information all around the exhibits is very interesting. I especially love the dining car exhibit with various train company's dinnerware shown on each table. If you are a train buff you will be amazed at how many train engines... More

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Chicago
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum for adults and kids. The 3rd floor has a train table play area, the 2nd floor has photos and movie, and the 1st floor is full of old train cars and beautiful displays. You can get on some of the cars and see the dining experience, sleeping experience, and mail sorting. Everyone was very helpful... More

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Ceres, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have a almost 3 yr old girl + almost 7 yr old boy, and its been 2 years since we visited. both loved the museum. Some new displays made it worth while visiting again. for a family of 4 it cost us $25 entry. (the youngest was free) and an additional $7.50 parking. (parking garage is $1.50 for each... More

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Crescent City, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The history in this museum is incredible. I rode trains cross country with my family when I was a child. Stepping into one of those cars brought it all back.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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100 reviews 100 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Been there may times 1980's & 1990's. Always impressive. It is great even in the past depression the Museum has kept it's high standards. We took or grandsons there for the first time. Staff is wonderful and knowledgeable.

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Antioch, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I used to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad for 35 years as a clerk in the office. I went to the Museum again as I have been there before. To see the new things they have added since my last trip. This is a very good place to go and see..

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took my friend here on her birthday as she is a big train fan. It portrayed the history and background on the railroads of California in an interesting and informative manner and also displayed old photos of when the railroad was being built. There are cars and locomotives that you can walk through to get a real feel for... More

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West Sacramento, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I am a member of the museum and visit at least monthly with my four year old daughter. She loves the museum and it is a great place to stay cool during the summer. Upstairs, there is an area with toy trains where young children can observe the model training and play with trains as well. My daughter can spend... More

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Coulterville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic venue. We've been here before but its been 5 or 6 years. Some new displays and exhibits and TRAINS always keep it fresh. Docents knowlegeable and friendly. Cool (air) inside makes it a divine place to be on a hot July summer day. Spent over 2 1/2 hours in the a.m., went to lunch & came back... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Worth the stop. Nicely displayed trains to walk through and see. History of trains well portrayed. There were lots of old photos from when the rail was being built across the country which were really fascinating.

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