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“California heritage on display” 5 of 5 stars
Review of California State Railroad Museum

California State Railroad Museum
111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9280
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Ranked #1 of 171 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
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Jackson, California, United States
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“California heritage on display”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you want to learn how California linked to the nation after the gold rush and like trains and railroads, it's hard to beat a visit to Old Sacramento and the State Railroad Museum where the worlds first transcontinental railroad began.

Visited June 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Great as always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Went again Saturday during the UP 150 anniversary celebration, and saw #844 steam engine. We also toured the museum (free that weekend), and remarked at how nice the static displays are, and what a jewel this museum is for Sacramento (we have visited rail museums elsewhere as well, and we have one of the best right here!). And it is great that the museum works to keep great exhibits coming for the public to enjoy out side the doors! This museum is well worth the cost of admission!

Visited September 2012
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“Nice little museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Friendly staff took our money ($10 each) & explained where to go.
Some really nice exhibits on show. All very well looked after. Staff were keen to help with any questions. I was welcomed to California 3 times!
The children both young & old will enjoy the toy trains upstairs!

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“More Than a Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I am not a 'museum' person, but this is worth it. Full size rail cars, Engines, and more. Even a restored Pullman car that gives the effect of riding a moving train. The car 'moves' as if riding the rails, with lights 'passing' the windows of the car. Great!

Visited August 2012
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Olympia, Washington
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“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Many full sized trains and fabulous exhibits. They even have people in costume in a few of the trains. You feel like you are back in the era. The model train exhibit was great also and the movie. I could have stayed there all day!

Visited August 2012
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