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Orange Empire Railway Museum

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Mixed review

My wife and I visited the museum in October and have mixed feelings about the place. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lee G
Lake Elsinore, California
One of the greatest collections and family fun

This long established museum is a little off the beaten track but worth a visit. Their collection... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Campbell, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited the museum in October and have mixed feelings about the place. The exhibits and the trains are great! It is great being able to be so close to the history of railroading and see the trains in action. Be sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lee G
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This long established museum is a little off the beaten track but worth a visit. Their collection of trolleys, locomotives, passenger and freight cars is diverse and huge. Their restoration efforts are outstanding. The museum itself has no admission fee, but you can by tickets...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

It is a lot to see and do there, history, Museum and rides in the train, home of Thomas the train, good for photos and family recreation day.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We ended up going on the weekend before Easter, so the Easter Bunny was on the train giving out treats ( a couple dollars more than regular admission). The train only goes backwards for 15 mins and then forward for a total of 30 minutes....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

This is one of the most underappreciated attractions with best value for money. They have tons of old trolleys and a steam or diesel passenger train plus lots of old equipment and car barns to explore. It run by volunteers who loved this stuff and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is really amazing!! Lots to see and learn about the history of trains and railroads, the kids had a great time anf you can reserve really fun spots for parties! You get to ride real trains around the grounds, Fun for the whole...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We visited here in September & enjoyed our visit SO much that we are coming again in January & this time bringing more family! Docent Randy Doss is an excellent guide & a wealth of information. The new tramway cuts down on the walking between...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank wiiliamh2017
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Visited this museum back in the late 80's while in the Navy. Was very impressed with the improvements made. Completly run by volunteers, check their website for time of trolley rides. Closed the gift shop early and didn't a chance to browse. Wouldn't recommend going...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank BB61-Sailor
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Great experience as engineer of train locomotive. It was a lifetime desirw to be the engineer of a locomotive; had grand children with me fot lookout and horn blowing.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed August 8, 2017

A great place for the family. Lots of train history and friendly people to talk with about trains. You can even ride some of the trains and old street cars to get a real feel of how it use to be.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 547lillianu
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November 22, 2015|
Response from robertlS6174DM | Reviewed this property |
I visit this museum when I can as its only 75 minutes away from my parents. As to your question...you can contact them by calling: 951-943-3020 they can tell you better than i can