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Western Railway Museum

5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 374-2978
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other remnants of our railway system.
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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Suisun City, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum itself is not spectacular, there is a few large electric trins to go through. The photo history of the area is rather interesting. What makes it a fun couple of hours is the restored large Electric train ride out into the countryside and then back. It is an enjoyable few hours that can be spent at the museum.

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Suisun City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great hands on museum of old RR cars, engines and trackage. A few miles from Suisun City on Hwy 12. Beautiful coach cars, velveteen seats, beautiful lamps, a fabulous reminder of what was.

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Oakland, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I think this is a great place for someone who is really into trains/trams or into the history of the places in that part of CA (the extended Bay Area, if you will) that had trams at one point. We were in the second category and loved seeing the old Key Line cars (we live in Oakland), and we found... More

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Suisun City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

this is great way to spend the day for R/R history buffs as well as families. see the histories of the sacramento delta and the san francisco bay area R/R history. as well as take some rides on vintage R/R cars and trains.

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Napa, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We visited the Western Railway Museum for the first time. We have lived nearby for over fifteen years and are glad we finally made it out there. The book store is a must for any train lover. I have never seen so many books about trains from past to present. The museum is small, but full of interesting pictures of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Run by informed volunteers and fellow train-lovers, the ride down the track in the electric rail cars was great fun. We passed through fields and farms with steer, sheep and wind turbines, reminiscing about a more leisurely form of travel. The collection of light rail cars is amazing; the Pullman cars are soooo long. Gift shop has all things train,... More

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Green Valley
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great for kids, intesting exhibts, Ride at Halloween to the pumpkkin patch at old shiloh church. Old trolley, especially the Key system which I rode as a kid.

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