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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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Educational and Entertaining

Located in Old Sacramento the Railroad Museum is easy to get to with easy parking in the ramps. It's a fun place to learn about Sacramento's railway and see lots of train cars!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great place for train enthusiasts and family alike. We went not really expecting anything grand, but we were taken back when we entered. We had a 4 and 7 year with us and enjoyed our afternoon. The sleeper train that rocks is great. My children also enjoyed the play area with Thomas the Train. We definitely recommend this site to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great place to learn about trains with history of the railroads and many kid activities. Kids and the adults all had fun and enjoyed it immensely.

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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located in Old Sacramento the Railroad Museum is easy to get to with easy parking in the ramps. It's a fun place to learn about Sacramento's railway and see lots of train cars!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Train Museum is in Old Town, a great place to visit itself. It costs a few bucks to get in, and discounts are available. With the exception of a train ride along the Sacramento River, the museum is almost entirely inside, a good thing if you visit during the summer. The displays are about what you would expect. Trains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The variety of the trains and the information was exceptional! The facility was staffed with a caring group of volunteers adding to the experience.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

California State Railroad Museum is the best locomotive museum I have visited. It has beautiful displays, a vast array of restored trains. Many you can walk through, with knowledgeable staff. And a large toy train display. Well worth the visit and inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Located conveniently in Old Sacramento, California State Railroad Museum is a nice place to visit. I was impressed with the number of real locomotives that were on display and we were able to step inside many of them. It was remarkable to learn how complex the they are and amazing to be able to touch and see up close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love trains and this place is excellent. There are some excellent exhibits about the railroad in the history of California. There are restored train cars and engines that you can look and walk through. They also do events occasionally at night, such as, Oktoberfest, often for charity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They had a Thomas and Chugginton play area for the little kids upstairs. They were also very accommodating when the little ones started to touch and were glad to see them so excited, as long as they didn't get out of hand and started to break things.

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I loved the history that the Railroad Museum captured ... but then I have always found history fascinating. In my opinion it is a must see for the entire family.

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Additional Information about California State Railroad Museum

Address: 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-9280
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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