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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9280
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Ranked #1 of 96 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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davis CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Awesome for kids with the big engines you can touch and get right next to!

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Somerset, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

If you want a trip back to a time when railway travel was the only way, you won't want to miss this museum. Wear comfortable shoes because you will want to spend time looking at everything!!

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malibu, california
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Our grandson loved the second floor miniature train display. I had to be pried away from the historical materials and a chance to clamber in and out of real train cars, including the fully made-up for dinner dining car. And we all loved the gift shop so much we decided to become members and get the 10% discount. Bring the... More

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Carson City, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

You can tour some of the trains and the staff are wonderful!

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Folsom, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We've been here quite a few times with our grandsons and they love it and so do we

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is the best railroad museum in the country. I've been to several and this is huge, rich in history (especially the film) and a whole lot of fun. Give yourself at least 1/2 a day so see and enjoy all the fun things.

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Paso Robles, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This museum is unique. If you like trains and historoy you're bound to be pleasantly surprised.

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Davis, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Worth a visit for families, kids and old folks. Great information on how the railroad changed the history/future of CA.

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Kansas City, MO
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I came from a railroad family and love to ride trains. This is the best museum of the era I have seen. Lots of rolling stock, engines and well done displays to interest all ages. I was very impressed by the acknowledgement of the labor of Chinese immigrant's to the building of the Central Pacific part of the transcontinental railroad.

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Granite Bay, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Best Raiload museum in the West. Love those old steam engines, and there are many on display

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