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Orange Empire Railway Museum

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Address: 2201 S a St, Perris, CA 92570-9318
Phone Number: 951-943-3020
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Nice experience.

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
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Perris, California
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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an out of the way place to find. Once there it is very expansive with operating locomotives and trolley cars. Numerous car-barns located on the property house different cars and locomotives. Interesting to walk around and see rail-history. It is not the Sacramento Railway Museum but enjoyable nonetheless. For the elderly, it involves a lot of walking over... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place exploring shortcuts around the area. It's quite large and obviously well stocked. Unfortunately, we arrived near the end of the day and it was packed up tighter than a drum (before closing). So, I guess if they're having a slow day they wrap up early. It was still fun to look at everything visible from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We popped in on our way from Palm Springs to Anaheim. We purchased tickets in the shop ($40 for a family) The large ALCO diesel train was running on the hour so we had time for a trip on the new San Diego Siemes tram. On a hot day this air conditioned tram made for a very pleasant ride up... More 

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Thank Stuart C
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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 

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Hyde Park, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

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Beaumont
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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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