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California Automobile Museum

2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
916-442-6802
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Ranked #7 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sacramento
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It can be hard to find. Located in the forgotten patch of Sacramento isolated from the larger downtown by the I5 freeway, The CA Automobile Museum is an unassuming warehouse building but what is inside is incredible. There are hundreds of cars representing each step in the development of the vehicle from the first horseless carriages to modern Lamborghini's with... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First time to the Auto Museum. It is larger than it looks! Wow! Large Cars, Small Cars. Cars all over the place!

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Carmichael
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We brought our children here for a classic car show...the theme was 40's to today type of theme. WE HAD A BLAST and can't wait for another show!!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The automobile museum is a large warehouse, they double as a consignment seller for used cars. They have some interesting displays and the exhibit comparing the evolution of the automotive frames was interesting. The focus is on Ford vehicles. The docent was friendly -- maybe overly so. We finally relented and allowed him to give us a guided tour. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots and lots of very interesting old cars set in authentic areas. Great to have a couple of cars you can get in an take photos of each other. No aircon and pretty dark in places so photography is difficult.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

So, I thought this would be some old, drab museum.. HARDLY!! A GREAT collection of a WIDE diversity of cars!! This is awesome even for people who don't get into cars much (like ME)!! Everyone should hit the CA Auto Museum sometime!!

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Germany
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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm not much of an auto buff but this museum has an excellent collection of vintage autos. Yes, it's quite warm but the huge fans do a passable job of keeping you cool. We didn't take a tour but wandered through the exhibit, which is quite large, reading the details about the cars that caught our eye. An interesting way... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We walked over here and spent a couple of hours looking at the cars and exhibits. Really well laid out, plenty of information if you don't want a tour. So many cars spanning the years, and lots of American classics, even a pink Cadillac! Also a lot of extra car related memorabilia too.

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Midpines, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lots of classic cars. Well cared for, beautiful. A must see for all auto enthusiasts. You have a "photo opportunity" inside, which I took.

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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was an amazing museum!! Beautiful cars and lots of history! We were a family with a 7month old. There is no ac, but there are fans and benches throughout the place. The restrooms are nice and they have a changing table for babies. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeble about the cars, a nice gentleman by the name... More

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