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California State Railroad Museum

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Address: 111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
Phone Number: 916-323-9280
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train...

North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.

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Fabulous Museum for Train Aficionados

Went with a group of 1st graders on Amtrak to train Museum! What a great trip! Like stepping back in time! I wish I could ride on one of those dining cars now-a-day!. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oakland, CA
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Patterson, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I have a love for trains dating back to when my parents to my brother & I to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. So when we first moved to Cali in 2004, we heard about the CA State Railroad Museum. After our first visit, we were hooked. If you want to know how... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with a group of 1st graders on Amtrak to train Museum! What a great trip! Like stepping back in time! I wish I could ride on one of those dining cars now-a-day!. A great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the CA State Railroad Museum twice and i love it. It you ever liked trains as a child, this is the place to go for a trip down memory lane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Much larger place than appears from the outside. Take your time, do not rush, tours are wonderful but can be enjoyed just by wandering. It really does make your see,feel, imagine your are back when trains were these massive entities who could take you to another world seemingly. Whether on a brutally hot Sacramento summer day or a cold drizzly... More 

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Orangevale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with my family to the museum while in old Sacramento on vacation. Was nice and cool to be in while it was 100 outside. The docents do a great job of explaining the history and importance of the railroad to the growth of the West and the delivery of food nationwide. Plus the old travel train displays are amazing

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is Awesome. It's very well done in my opinion. It's a place one cN go more than once a year. We bought a membership to her in line for Polar express Tix. A d now it's our go to place. Especially when you have guests from out of town really enjoy the railroad museum.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited quite a few railroad museums all over the country over the years. Being originally from Pennsylvania, which has more railroad museums than you can count, we thought that we couldn't possible see anything to top what we have seen in Pennsylvania. Wrong! It was great to hear railroad history from the western part of the US. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The train Musuem was very interesting. So many to see. They have guides to explain about different all the trains. Plus a wonderful gift shop.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My grandson and I spent 3 hrs there---super experience and well worth a trip, not just a visit if you happen to be in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very educational for kids and a must-see for rail buffs. Model trains, huge locomotives, dinning cars, sleeper cars, movie about the effect of trains on US development. etc. volunteer docents eager to answer questions and explain exhibits.

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