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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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Frankfort, KY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The California State Railroad Museum is all about trains, from the Gold Rush Days through the mid-20th century. The locomotives, cars, miniature trains, art, and other exhibits are simply outstanding. It's a place for train aficionados as well as those with casual interest. And it's a museum for young and old alike as well as families. The docents are knowledgeable... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great!!! Enjoyed restored rail cars and engines. Historical pictures were great. Roundtabecool. A real valuable attraction of our great city. Taken numerous out of state family members, and in state family there also.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We read the reviews and thought we must go see this museum even though we aren't necessarily interested in trains. This museum was fabulous!!! We got there sort of late, only about an hour until close. Wish we had gotten there earlier, since we had to sort of rush through with only an hour. We did find out that you... More

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Niceville, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This has got to be one of the best things to do in Sacramento. Never imagined I would find trains and the history of the railraods so interenting,you must take the tour. Earl did a fantastic job and is a great speaker. Very educational and entertaining at the same time. When going through the mail car we were lucky to... More

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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is great for kids and adults. Let's kids see the glamor days of train travel. Check out the dinning car and mail car.

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Placerville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A must-see for kids of ALL ages, old and young alike! Many actual rail cars, very well-thought out displays. Wonderful play area for small children. My favorite is the dining car with all the different sets of china from many different rail companies. Fun to visit year after year.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped over in Sacramento for a night on our Northern California tour and, since we got there early, decided to visit Old Sacramento to look around and grab something to eat. Since I have been interested in the history of the wild west and the gold rush since school, and my partner loves anything mechanical we thought the Railroad... More

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Visalia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This museum has history for the parents and fun for the kids. The real railroad engines and cars are impressive, and give a look into the era when a personal rail coach was the most impressive toy a tycoon could own. Whether a railroad buff or a passer-by, this is a fun stop. This admission price of $10 per person... More

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have lived in Sacramento for 35 years, and finally visited the RR museum this summer! Now I know what people have been impressed about! It was a total surprise and terrific adventure. Not only were there actual train cars from several eras- in mint condition - but you could hop on a dining car from the Hollywood glamour days... More

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Almada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was our main reason for visiting Sacramento. It tells you the story of Californian Railways and displays many locomotives from different times. A must see for all ages.

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