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Orange Empire Railway Museum

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Address: 2201 South "A" Street, Perris, CA 92572-0548
Phone Number: 951-943-3020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice to see the graveyard of LA's old rail system. Kids liked the rail ride around the park. Xxxxxxxx

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2016
Frank M
Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I am not a train enthusiast at all but I love this place! OERM is not "just" a train and trolley museum. It's a working train station! All size tracks run throughout the museum grounds and all are used. The museum is more of a railway park; nice grassy areas with plenty of shade trees, picnic tables, and benches. Many... More 

Thank BoldKiwi27
Hyde Park, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

You have to be a real train/railroad enthusiast to enjoy this museum. We went on Steam Punk weekend. Steam engine and costumes from the era were the theme of the weekend. We took our seven year old grandson who loves trains and railroad signals. The noise from the Steam engine and whistle, hot air balloon and other machines overwhelmed him... More 

Thank nygf1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Run by volunteers, the Orange Empire Railway Museum is a wonderful family place to go. I renewed my membership after a few years and took my grandchildren to the Easter Bunny Train the other weekend. Many examples of operating trains from many years. Safe and clean, weekends are the most active. Definitely a place to visit and support!

Thank Joethesailor2014
Corona, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I like that Orange Empire exists as a working museum, but I would like to see more restored cars. The working trolley car is awesome, and so is the operating steam train, but it was disheartening to see so many dilapidated trains in need of repair, upkeep, and just plain dusting.

Thank George B
Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Have running Steam Train that you can ride around on and enjoy.. or walk around and see all other interested items

Thank airports2016
Perris, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Nice to see the graveyard of LA's old rail system. Kids liked the rail ride around the park. Xxxxxxxx

Thank Frank M
Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

nice place to take the family'' nice train ride'' also the exzibits are really nice '' beautiful trains

Thank Beverly C
Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

High quality visit for all ages. Orange Empire is a sleeper attraction and very popular with locals with an interest in Rail History from all over Southern California. On weekends museum volunteers operate vintage trolley and rail equipment. Unlimited rides available and visits to several of the collection barns, park area and other exhibits. Very inexpensive entry fee and additional... More 

Thank James B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This was a great little day trip for us while we were in the area. The docent was friendly and knowledgeable. Make sure you get the docent guided tour so you can see all the cars in the barns. We will be going back on a weekend so we can do the trolley and train rides.

Thank Iggylizard
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Free tour with a very informative tour guide. Mostly trolley cars, but houses some rare ones. We also rode on the rail cars (for a fee.) Fun to do with the family, although the tour was a little long for younger children.

Thank Sara A

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