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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone Number: 916-442-6802
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Description: The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and...
The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) and every 3rd Thursday until 9pm.
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Love The Cars

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Cars and more old cars. Lots of history. It is easy to find and the parking is right there. It is a small version of Harrah's auto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Tacoma, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

More of a storage than like an actual museum. There are a lot of cars in here that are privately owned and covered with dust! There are several very nice cars in here but it's not The Peterson or the "Historic Auto Museum" in Roscoe IL. but if your in Sacramento and like cars it's worth checking out.

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Cars and more old cars. Lots of history. It is easy to find and the parking is right there. It is a small version of Harrah's auto collection. If you are going to visit Old Sac. then take a stroll on the path down to CA. Auto Museum you will be happy... More 

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I brought my wife and although she isn't an automobile aficionado she was impressed by the card and the information on the placards about the cars

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I came here by myself while passing through Sacramento and was really was really impressed with what they offered. I'm not really a big car buff, but had a great time here seeing all of these automobiles. And I highly recommend this museum when passing through the area.

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East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent collection of automobiles spanning entire history of automobiles since it's evolution Need at least 3-4 hours Well maintained Knowledgeable Staff eager to share information

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West Hollywood, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wide variety of cars from Model As to contemporary cars. Knowledgeable docents who are eager to share their knowledge with you one-on-one.

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Bolton, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento has the best collection of cars from the 1950s that I have ever seen. The cars are beautiful and in top condition. It's a baby boomers' paradise. If you love cars, you must visit when you are in the Sacramento area. Staff advise that the displays change regularly. This museum is well worth the... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited this past Sunday again. Pure Americana. Had our own guide, Kenn.. he was great. You can wander by yourself or have the guide share their knowledge and love of automobiles. If you are a car guy, you have to go. Exhibits change over time so it will be different each time. Fun for all. Top 10 of Sacramento things... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This museum was awesome! The ticket price really wasn't that bad and we had a free tour guide! Not only were the cars beautiful and amazing but the displays were great too. Make sure that you have plenty of space on your camera or phone because there are some really great photo ops where you are sitting in the old... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and I both enjoyed a visit to the California Automobile Museum. We had a very knowledgeable docent. His knowledge of the collection and personal stories added to our enjoyment of the collection.

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