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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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The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain...

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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Great collection

Another treasure in Sacramento! I really enjoyed my time at this museum, I was easily able to spend three + hours looking around and taking pictures of the collection. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Billibong64
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Severn, Maryland
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Severn, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another treasure in Sacramento! I really enjoyed my time at this museum, I was easily able to spend three + hours looking around and taking pictures of the collection. The only drawback that I had to the collection is that the cars had their hood ornaments removed. When I asked a docent about this he explained that they were afraid... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the California Automobile Museum as we have a son who is a car buff. We happened to visit during a vintage trailer exhibit which was very cool. There are lots of cars from all eras here and docents are very helpful and full of information. This is a good place to see if you are into history... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice collection of automobiles, and rv trailers. We were told there is no heating or air-conditioning in the building, so dress accordingly (we froze...temperature in the upper 40's to low 50's while we were there).

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Thank steevo52
Sacramento, California, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My friend from Georgia wanted to visit this museum. It was worth it. We saw cars from the past and even models of cars that didn't get manufactured. They have volunteers to guide you, if you choose. There are photo opportunities as well.

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2 Thank Sharon B
Sacramento, CA
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This museum has an excellent selection of vintage vehicles, a gift shop and event center. It is great family entertainment at a very reasonable price.

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2 Thank Georgene C
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is one of my favorite spots in Old Town. A great collection of antique cars. A must see for car enthusiasts and casual visitors alike.

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2 Thank KamranNezami
Sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was bored one day and thought I'd visit this place because I'd never been there in all the years I've lived in this city. I'd also never been to a car museum, so I figured, at least, it was something to do I'd never done before. I've always like cars, and I was impressed with the number and variety... More 

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1 Thank Sevilla1958
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I like cars, but I drive Cal's freeways. I see way too many way too often. Why go to a museum to see more? Because they had a vintage trailer (correct term is towable) display going. If you have a love for 'trailer life' catch this exhibit while you can. Because the HVAC isn't, and it was cold both in... More 

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1 Thank Les J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

If you're any kind of auto buff visiting Sacramento, don't deny yourself the pleasure and put the California Automobile Museum on your list. The museum is chock full of a collection that varies from original and unrestored to beautifully restored of many types and descriptions: Antique, classic, muscle, exotic, sports, racing . . . you get the idea. The museum... More 

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wilton, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Nice collection of cars. Interesting histories, and friendly docents. There were a few cars there I wouldn't mind parking in MY garage!

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