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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 445 6645
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Ranked #1 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are arailroad buff or love railroads this is a very eorth while tour. In addition the location is where you can visit Old Town Sacramento

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I would recommend all the sites listed below depending on individual interest. However, this road construction is going to be a major hindrance..it's being nicknamed carmageddon, freeway lanes will be reduced and construction will be 24/7. therefore, freeways around routes 50, 80 and 5 ( to and from airport) will potentially be a nightmare. Check it out online at www.fix50.com.... More

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Sacramento, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The name is a misnomer – this museum is about much more than the railroad in California: it's about how the West was settled. See life-sized exhibits, walk through rail cars, and see for yourself what The Big Four looked like as they mapped and charted the growth of our nation's western territories. It's spectacular. Anyone who visits our family visits... More

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Save a little of your Sacramento spending cash for admission to the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. The place will amaze visitors of all ages. You get to walk through some of the trains, hear whistles blow, watch a video when you need to rest your tired toes. The gift shop is great. Christmas is especially nice when... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The museum is full of beautifully restored trains from the early train era to modern. You can step inside some of the cars and vividly imagine what long distance travel was like 100 years ago. Upstairs there is a vast collection of train models, along with a few tables with Thomas and Friends where the little ones can play. While... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The California State Railroad Museum is a great place to visit for train buffs and other interested people as well.For most of us who go to the museum should plan for a whole day at the Museum. Most people, even those among us not especially interested in trains, will find that this museum so interesting you will want to see... More

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Carmichael, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The volunteer docents are knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is contagious. Even if you're not a "train freak" you'll be able to find something to hold your interest. The whole set up, inside and outside, is very well done. And when you're finished, you can visit Old Sac!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I haven't been here for a while but it is definitely not to be missed. Family members visited at Christmas and enjoyed it.

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sacramento
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Even being a local, it is a really good museum on the california rail system. Beautiful locamotives and enjoy ogoing thru the dining and sleeping cars. Worth a vist.

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Fresno, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a top notch museum. Even if you don't particularly get jazzed by trains, this place will have you reconsidering your position. I, of course, am a "foamer." A foamer means, every time I see a train, I foam at the mouth! The whole operation is presented extremely well and is a kid's delight, not to mention older kids... More

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