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California State Railroad Museum

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Address: 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number:
+1 916-323-9280
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Brought family visiting from Atlanta to the Museum. Wonderful way to show off Sacramento. Great time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brought family visiting from Atlanta to the Museum. Wonderful way to show off Sacramento. Great time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst in the ‘Old Sacramento’ area of town I decided to check out the Railroad Museum. Admittedly I wouldn’t consider myself a train enthusiast but there certainly is something quite spectacular and majestic about seeing the trains of old on display, which there are several examples of classic steam power. What I enjoyed about my visit was getting the opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to this museum twice. It is wonderful for its coverage of trains, California history, and the history of the American west (with an emphasis on trains of course). There are a lot of real trains here all beautifully protected. It is a great museum. I only wish that the gift shop had a selection of replicas of the... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a Western Dental dinner meeting and it was an excellent venue. The staff was very imformative and the setting was nice and the history fantastic.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful & always fun. Kids really love to play with the wooden model trains that are upstairs. If you see a guy using a broom around the turntable behind the museum, stick around because he will move that to get access to all that he needs to sweep. It's cool for kids to see that move & envision a train... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a history, train or old west "buff", this is a NOT to miss museum! It has something for everyone and is especially a great place to get children and teens interested in the Old West. Be sure to view the film presented prior to entering the museum; it is a great introduction to what you will see.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been a while since visiting but went there for a private wedding reception; it's available for private affairs after regular hours. The train collection is very impressive and fun for people of all ages. There are also other great displays of the 'old days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The railroad museum is a must see if you are visiting in Old Town Sacramento Kids loved it and so did we. We will definitely go back. The docents are all very knowledgeable. Had a blast

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like old trains, you'll love this place. The premier spot in California to see the old trains of days gone by. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Even if you don't like trains, you'll love this place. You won't be sorry, I guarantee it. You have to see this place when you're in Sacramento.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has full size trains. Some you can get on and walk through. There is a section for the little kids to play with some of the small trains and interactive things. The museum store has lots of wonderful train memorabilia, and other items.

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