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Western Railway Museum

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Address: 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
Phone Number: (707) 374-2978
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Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys...
Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other remnants of our railway system.
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A treat for rail fans and train lovers

This is a small museum dedicated to inter urban rail travel. There are some great cars to look at, climb on, and explore. The old advertisements are very fun and interesting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a small museum dedicated to inter urban rail travel. There are some great cars to look at, climb on, and explore. The old advertisements are very fun and interesting to look at. We were treated to a 40 minute ride on a restored trolley car through beautiful farmland and a really interesting up close view of a working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are a fan of railway cars you will love this place. They have all electric cars and a wide variety of them to check out.

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Lodi, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went here to escape the big game on TV. It was a good choice. The Museum is located on California Highway 12 half way between Rio Vista and Fairfield and next to a giant wind farm. Which is appropriate since all the trollies run on electricity. The Visitors Center contains the mandatory gift shop and a wonderful display about... More 

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Suisun City, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great hands on RR museum with excursion rides through the Jepsen Prairie. The ride is scenic and fun for kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Took my grandchildren there and had a wonderful time. I also took them to the annual pumpkin patch last year and they didn't want to go home.

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Vacaville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For a final Summer Fling we went to the Railway Museum and had a great day. The weather was unusually cool, and we made a day of it by riding the train twice, with a picnic lunch in between trips. We had not been here for about 20 years, and it is VERY nice now. The Museum has special events... More 

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Silicon Valley
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum has a nice variety of old trolley and interurban rolling stock. It will bring back memories for old timers and educate the younger generation about historical rail passenger transportation. The one hour interurban ride through a landscape that could be 100 years old (except for the large windmills) is peaceful and educational. The gift shop has rail oriented... More 

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San Francisco, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a really fun place to visit if you are in the area. It is off the beaten path but well worth the drive. Take the hour long train ride. It is informative and you really get a sense of history going through the yellow fields of grain. Please leave a donation. It is the right thing to do!

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Suisun City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Western Railway Museum is our favorite place around Halloween with the grandkids. We take the train to the pumpkin patch where the kids can have fun in around a pyramid made of hay. There is a hay ride, pumpkin tossing, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Bring your own food or enjoy what different organizations have to offer. It has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Enjoyable afternoon, reasonably priced for a step back in time. Well done to the volunteers for keeping the interest going. Nice relaxing car ride is well worth it.

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