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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 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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13 attraction reviews
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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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When I read my husband a list of Sacramento attractions, his number one pick was the California Automobile Museum; he was not disappointed. The museum is located at 2200 Front Street, not very far from our hotel on Capitol Mall in Downtown Sacramento. There was adequate parking and a ramp for wheelchair and stroller access. The entry fee for seniors... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice place to go to see a wide variety of automobiles. It is a bit on the small side and the selection is somewhat limited. Still, to see a range of automobiles, it is worth a visit.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This great collection is extremely diverse and gives you s sense of what was available to the average Joe all the way to the extravagant. A great picture of car design and ownership since the Model A!

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The CAM not only houses some excellent examples of automotive history, but the docents who lead the narrated tours are outstanding in their knowledge and interpretation of the stories behind the autos advancement in our society. A guided tour is not to be missed!

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place for nostalgia . Immaculately kept cars of all vintages and styles . Large warehouse building with hundreds of drool worthy prime vehicles . A small selection even for sale ! Great gift shop too . Hard not to like this place .

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you like cars then this the place for you! I truly enjoyed my time here. You can see the development of the automobile from its humble beginning of the Ford Quadricyle to a new exhibit of electric cars.There are too many cars to mention. A few that are worth mentioning include a 49 Volkswagen, a 54 Corvette, a 302... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on a rainy day looking for something to do out of the weather. There are some amazing cars on display but the roof was leaking in no fewer than 20 places and in some cases the water was running down the interior walls. Water was dripping around, on and inside many fantastic old cars and only a few... More 

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We found it quite hard to find, but it was well worth the effort. We took loads of photographs of some beautiful cars. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly - one of them even gave us a lift back to old Sac! I'm not particularly interested in cars, but even I was impressed.

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