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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9280
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Ranked #1 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner 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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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We never take the tour, but this was worth it. Historical information not on signs, pithy comments, easy to follow. Questions held to end-thank you.

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Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the whole museum. Make sure that you talk to the guides, they love to interact and they will tel you a lot about the different trains, etc. Also go slow in the museum there is a lot of great information so take your time. If you are pressed on time, skip the 22 minutes, it is not a good... More 

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Mount Ida, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

all old town, walk around, shops of every kind!! train museum has everything from trains from steam engine on up to today!

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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

in the United States. As soon as you walk in and begin the tour, you discover that you are standing in the middle of a train track and a train is bearing down on you.... I have never seen life size dioramas like this in a railroad museum before. They have some magnificently restored cars and locomotives, many are still... More 

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Florida
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Who doesn't love railroads? This museum is incredible! It was great fun talking to all the people inside who are all very knowledgable. Reading about all the history and looking at the exhibits was amazing. Definitely stop by and check this place out if you are in town, you will be glad you did.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Get your Cliff notes on history of Sacramento and railroading in th west at th actual western hub on railroad activity at th turn of th century. This is the River City

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Could walk there along the river and many tourists and cute restaurants. Also many classic dressed up people in old costumes.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My son and I visited the Railroad Museum during our stay in Sacramento. We've learned a lot about their history and also liked all of the exhibition. We had nice chats with the people inside, which explain the different locomtives and waggons and tell stories about their history. Very, very interesting.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Museum is truly unique. Where else can you stroll through history and play with a real train set. I love the short movies as well.

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Sacramento, California
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When I was a kid, I had a train set. I have mad several trips to the State Railroad Museum because it's like a giant train set and brings to life the magic of the little trains I enjoyed as a child. There is just something special about trains, and this place brings it all to life on a grand... More 

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