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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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Great Train Restorations

Outstanding train history, restorations, and related exhibits. The introductory film is very good but only shown on the hour so plan accordingly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding train history, restorations, and related exhibits. The introductory film is very good but only shown on the hour so plan accordingly.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if you are not a huge train fan this is an excellent museum run by the California Parks Dept. Huge trains on display that rotate throughout the year to keep things fresh. Knowledgeable volunteers who know their trains! Spent 4 hours here. Also a large collection of new and antique toy trains of all kinds on display. You can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a road trip and decided to spend a few days in Sacramento. Someone suggested visiting the railroad museum and this turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The admission price is reasonable and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The displays are outstanding and they appeal to all ages, Two of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The CSRM is a nice place to bring kids, with dozens of actual railway engines and many cars. Some of the trains are very old, including one of the originals (Tom Thumb). For small kids, there is a nice play area upstairs, with stuff to keep the kids occupied for some time.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Any child is going to love this museum. Its a wonderful collection of trains and train memorabilia and great for a day trip or part of a weekend getaway. Its in "Old Town" and is a gem and must for families with children

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to begin our Amtrak journey through the mountains. Good look at the history in an interactive way which would appeal to children of every age.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a single lady who enjoys going places some times its hard to find places to go by your self. But when you go to the rail road museum in Sacramento I feel right at home. It has so many interesting things to see and whrn you start talking to other people you forget you are by yourself. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who are rail enthusiasts this must be heaven because it is good for those with only a passing interest. You get to climb aboard some of the exhibits and understand a bit about the past era of travel. What has to be the best bit though is the toy train section in the third floor - so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never fails to please!!We used it as a field trip destination for our Elderhostel/Road Scholar trips for years, and each time we saw something fresh and different!! Great for locals and out-of-area visitors! One of Old Sacramento's and the area's best attractions. You WILL like it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent will definitely come again.very nice place to spend time with your near ones. No words to say

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