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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, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 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
20 attraction reviews
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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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I really like all types of cars and what is great about this collection (besides the sheer size of it) is that according to our docent, they are all operational. We saw a wide variety of mostly domestics, but not the typicals (beyond the Model Ts and As). I really liked seeing the Nash Metropolitan, DeSotos, a nice Edsel, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

From vintage through to modern hybrid and electric cars - this museum has it all! Super friendly docents keen to talk cars, and plenty to keep all car enthusiasts happy... Highly recommend!

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a lot of free parking right across the street. It would be good if there were more benches or places to sit. The snack bar is small and it was hard to tell if it was even open when we were there. There is a small gift shop that is fun to browse. The collection is a bit... More

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Sacramento
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169 reviews 169 reviews
69 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a nice collection of vintage vehicles. It's not huge but there are enough great old cars and a few trucks to make it worthwhile. It's just down the street from Old Sacramento. The $8 admission is reasonable. There are several set up for photo ops, you can sit in them. Worth a visit.

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Burlington, NJ
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and son are more interested in cars than I am, but even I enjoyed this museum on what was a very rainy day. Nice layout which takes you through the years of car development and trends of the time. I particularly liked one old car they had where you can sit in it - something I had never... More

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