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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 is a great place to go if you like old cars. about 150 of them. each month they rotate. When we were there last they had Henry Ford wife's car on show. It was the only one in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Merced, United States
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Merced, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go if you like old cars. about 150 of them. each month they rotate. When we were there last they had Henry Ford wife's car on show. It was the only one in the world. It later became known as the Lincoln. They have corvette' and cars from overseas, Cost $10.00 to get in.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While there is not much that could be described as "interactive" in this museum, the collection of vintage cars is simply extraordinary --- our grandsons loved it and so did we! Not only do they have a huge collection of cars from the earliest decades of car travel but some beauties from the 1950's as well. In addition, there were... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We are not that into cars but found it a fascinating history of the motor car. We had a super guide who clearly enjoyed taking people round. Learned a lot and definitely recommend a visit. It is quite warm in there but there is some water part way round.

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Brit at Large
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This museum has a superb collection of mainly American cars displayed in chronological order and dating back to some of the earliest motor vehicles ever produced (a few of the very early vehicles are replicas.) It is fascinating to see how the design of the motor car evolved from the end of the 19th century through to the 21st. What... More 

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west covina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

$8 for entry and well worth it, staff is friendly and they have a ton of cars and are in order of year produced, ferraris, fords, buicks, caddies, electric cars, you name it. they have a section of cars for sale...i'll just say i almost left with a classic car!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum has a vast display of restored vehicles, including vintage, classic and modern. There were a few original unrestored vintage vehicles as well. Also some early midget, circuit and drag cars. Well priced entry.

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Mission BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were quite impressed by this museum, certainly bigger than we expected. There is lots to see from the late 1800's on up. Everything from Stanley Steamers to race cars and a one of a kind hand built RV (a must see).

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have oil for blood so yes this car collection is a great place, they have revolving shows and displays meant to teach young people about the history of the automobile.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Has an extensive number of vehicles, many of which were unique. the downside was no air conditioning, just a few big fans, and I nearly passed out from the heat. Recommend going on a cool day.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you like cars . . . this is the place to see the history of automobiles from the unique to the posh a very rare treat to see all in one place. If you are out and about with your car guy I suggest a nice stroll through old town for you and ending with the day with the... More 

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