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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 hidden gem

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... read more

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

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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6 reviews 6 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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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Went here as my husband loves his cars. He found 3 rare beauties not seen in Australian car museums- Ford GT, 2 Model K Fords. Worth a visit, we spent 2 hrs

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Vernon, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

my husband and I stopped here on our way south and my husband really enjoyed the museum. He had a volunteer who went through the car collection with him and gave him lots of history about the car. The cars are laid out well starting with older to newer as well as unique ones for example racing cars and electric... More 

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Saraland, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We really enjoyed touring this Museum. They had a lot of cars to look at and the people working there were very friendly. They even have a group of cars on display for sale. My husband found one that he fell in love with. All the automobiles on display were absolutely amazing with information written out about each of them.... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was bored on my afternoon off and looked on trip advisor to see what was in the area, California Automobile Museum popped up. Not knowing a whole lot about cars but love to learn-I thought "what the heck". :-) I entered thru the door, it's a big warehouse but I was immediately greeted by volunteer staff. Friendly volunteer staff.... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I'm sure this might be a great place but unfortunateky when I got there it was 4 PM (closes at 6PM) and there was a golden retriever rescue fund raiser going on at 6PM. What this meant was the vendors were already setting up so most of the exhibits were blocked, the ones you could see didn't all have the... More 

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