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“A must for train buffs and children” 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 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: Specialty Museums, History 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
Nuevo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A must for train buffs and children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The railroad history of California is displayed with well restored engines and cars from a bygone era. Also, of great interest to the kids is the toy train collection and the hands on area. The gift shop is well stocked but they do not validate parking so stop across the street at the Candy Store and buy $5.00 worth of good candy and get a $5.00 parking coupon.

Visited February 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great interactive museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Definitely a highlight of any trip to Sacramento. The museum contains a good number of engines from the golden age of the railways, all in immaculate condition. My kids loved seeing these machines up close - as did I. A particular highlight is the walkthrough sleeping and dining cars.

Visited February 2013
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Union City, California
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Fun place for kids as well as adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were a big group of 10-15 families with kids. Kids as well as adults had a good time here. It was fun to see so many different types of engines. Loved the spirit of senior volunteers who are more than willing to provide info about the locomotives. They also encourage you to watch the short movie & join the tour.

Visited February 2013
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Roseville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A must see when in Old Sacramento”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I'm a railroad buff from when I was a child. I found this to be fun and educational look at the history of railroading.

Visited January 2013
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A lot of great information! There was information from the early days of California through to modern times, but emphasis placed more on 1850's - 1950's.

Visited February 2013
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