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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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A great local gem

This is a wonderful museum. Cars displayed nicely. Cars kept in good condition. Openly on display. Brought back many fond memories of days gone by. A nice way to spend couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sacramento, California, United States
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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum. Cars displayed nicely. Cars kept in good condition. Openly on display. Brought back many fond memories of days gone by. A nice way to spend couple of hours. Ample parking.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The museum has a wonderful collection of lovingly restored cars. The exhibition hall was well laid and the a group of very helpful volunteers on hand to answer questions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

To manage your expectations, “The California Automotive Museum” in Sacramento [is not] like the “Petersen Automotive Museum” in Los Angeles. Nonetheless, if you like cars, it is a very nice. They have (volunteer) docents to take you on a tour and answer questions, or you can walk about on your own. The history of how the museum came to be... More 

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Yuma Az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small museum. Museum displays were nice but not what I was expecting(quantity small). Had a hard time finding it but thank you Garmin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great collection of cars. Entry price was reasonable. The staff were friendly. While my husband chatted to one of them about cars I got travel tips from some lovely gentleman. Definitely worth a visit.

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Safford, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There are many auto museums across the country and this one has significant and well restored or maintained autos. The loving care and attitude of the docents and other workers is amazing. One of the jewels of the exhibit is the limosine owned by the Bank of America and built for its founder A.P. Giannini. the real life inspiration for... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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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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Address: Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone Number: 916-442-6802
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento

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