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Western Railway Museum

5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 374-2978
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Suisun City, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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

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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34 reviews 34 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Suisun City, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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