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California Automobile Museum

Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone Number: 916-442-6802
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Ranked #12 of 176 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and...
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Type: Specialty museums, 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 lives. The Museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) and every 3rd Thursday until 9pm.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 attraction reviews
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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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

if you love cars and automobile history, this is the place. What's nice is that not every car is a show winner, yet, there are cars you will be surprised to see, or have maybe never heard of. They even have the Governer's car, Jerry brown that is, from his first term in the seventies. It's a four door land... More 

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Cranston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a very good automobile museum with many significant vehicles and special rotating exhibits. I wasn't expecting much when I arrived but was pleasantly surprised by what as there and the knowledge of the docents. We weren't planning on having a guided tour but I'm so glad we changed our minds and enlisted the help of docent Bob Daloia.... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is HUGE and a must see if you enjoy car show. They have everything from Model T's to modern day. We visited during a special display of exotic cars - Ferrari, Lamborghini and more! Having worked for Bank of America for 30+ years, I was delighted to see the founder, AP Gianini's car right after entering the building.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great museum - well laid out to tell the story chronologically, and the exhibits are plentiful in number, wide ranging and superbly looked after. We took up the offer a free guided tour from one of the several volunteers on site, and it was excellent - informative, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and obviously enjoying his day - so ask for Rick. Highly... More 

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