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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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Not a model train - a real train to ride!

This museum is a bit out of the way but if anyone in your family is a train fan, you need to go. The museum building was beautiful but there really isn't anything to see inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Sugar Land
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This museum is a bit out of the way but if anyone in your family is a train fan, you need to go. The museum building was beautiful but there really isn't anything to see inside (their Traction Lab exhibit wasn't working and no one seemed to know what to do to fix it). There is a very nice gift... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The conductors were awesome! They really made the train ride something. There wasn't much scenery, but it was nice. My kids are 6y & 3y, but they still were not really into it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Decided to make a detour on the way to San Francisco to visit the museum. Only cost $10 per adult and this includes a 10-mile round trip on one of the cars. Spend about 90mins there and made a nice break from my journey.

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Rio Vista
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A little dusty and it was HOT that day. However, the boys loved the ride on the train and the information the "conductor" told the passengers about. All ages can enjoy this trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Address: 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
Phone Number: (707) 374-2978
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Suisun City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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