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“A Definite Must See for all ages” 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 127 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Definite Must See for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I am not a museum person and this would be my MUST SEE recommendation to all! The displays are well kept, great painting and history. The greatest part is the volunteers! The retired railway group that are there to entertain, explain,and share their great knowledge and love of the trains is an asset that is more priceless than the golden spike! So glad to be able to witness this love of trains, history and profession.

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Sacramento, California
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“California History Presented at it's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Amazing display of California RR history. Tells the whole story of the building of the RR through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the 1800's. The displays are great. If you like trains, you will go nuts for this place. Very cool building too.

Visited November 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“History on a Platter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Here is a great and unexpected treat. The Rail Road Museum has done an incredible an well thought out job of presenting history. It was a little hard to find (even with a GPS) but the confusion evaporated once we saw the building. The outside does not tell you much about what you will find when you gain entrance. The space is huge and the number of displays and the years covered is perfect, or as near to perfect as one can get. The store is also helpful in bringing the experience to life.

Visited November 2012
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“Riveting, to my surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was just trying to give the kids a cultural experience, but I ended up completely fascinated. What a treasure trove of information and memorabilia from an era that literally opened up the United States in a way that was unprecedented. Lincoln did not live to see the railroad he helped plan, but he was in on the planning sessions. This is a must-see, in my opinion.

Visited November 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This museum was a great surprise for me. I went there only as a company of my son, but I was absolutely amazed. You can feel everywhere the nostalgia of first travellers and fancy trains. Great place for kids, very friendly staff, a lot of interactive activities. Really worth the money!

Visited November 2012
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