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California State Railroad Museum

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Address: 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-9280
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train...
North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
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Very nice place to visit.

This is excellent for all ages and very inexpensive. The museum offers an optional guided tours for the first part at no extra charge. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is excellent for all ages and very inexpensive. The museum offers an optional guided tours for the first part at no extra charge. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and since I am not one who likes to stop and read each posting, I enjoyed his stories about the early railroad days. Afterward, there is a lot to see on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

They had lots of engines and different types of carriages inside, nicely restored and well-documented. At least a 3-4 hour excursion for me.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Fab museum for train lovers, really well set up and totally enjoyable experience, staff were very imformative and happy to answer any questions we had about the history of the rail way and its part in US history.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

we took our train obsessed 2 year old here . he is now 21 and still talks about it, so we revisited it this year. it was as good as we remembered..

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Calif
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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Take your time plan for 2 to 3 hours at least , is very interesting make sure you get to all the displays including the real passenger railcar is a very interesting experience . Is a well laid out museum with the ability to hold your attention with so many different displays. Well worth the time.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you love trains (and who doesn't!)... this is a great family friendly place to go anytime! Lots of public parking nearby as well as restaurants and shopping. There are special events happening at the Railroad Museum all the time! Don't miss this venue when you are traveling through California!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wonderful for all ages. Everyone loves it, even parents and grandparents stayed interested and there were lots of chances for kids of all ages to get involved in the exhibits.

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very excited as a adult, myy son enjoyed all there collection of trains and playing area. $10 entry is a steeler for this place

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of the largest Railroad Museums in the USA. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. Good for adults of kids of all ages. You could try to do it in about one to two hours, but 2 hrs+ would be much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have now visited the museum numerous times, it is so worth the visit. I have taken children and my elderly mother who was visiting from the UK, everyone who goes, young and old, have a wonderful time. The exhibits are fabulous and realistic, they give you a great insight as to what life was like during the building of... More 

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