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“Great museum in Old Town” 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 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great museum in Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are a train buff, be sure to visit this museum. It's an incredible piece of California history, with several beautiful examples of locomotives from the 19th Century, as well as Pullman cars and much more. Volunteers were available, stationed as engineers in some of the locomotives, including a unique cab-forward locomotive that was designed to go through tunnels without the smoke suffocating the crew. That locomotive alone was worth the price of a ticket! The 2nd floor has some hands-on activities and exhibits for children. My toddlers loved it! If I still lived in Sacramento, I would take them every week.

Visited December 2012
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HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
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“worth a repeat visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I've been to this museum 3 or 4 times, and it's always a kick. You'd think it might be boring, but it's TERRIFIC!! I learned a lot about the exploration of the West, and the walk-through train exhibits are fantastic. So realistic!

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Portland, Oregon
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“We learned a lot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum and spent almost two hours there. A lot of information and very well designed. The volunteers were very helpful.

Visited August 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Museum was great - Polar Express ride was a wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Went to the museum - Also took the kids on the Polar Express ride offered every Christmas - a very wonderful experience

Visited December 2012
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“great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Lived here for years, finally took the family. Great time and wonderful history. Had elevator for my parents and the show was informative.

Visited April 2012
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