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California State Railroad Museum

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Address: 111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
Phone Number: +1 916-323-9280
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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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Blew me away. I was expecting rinky-dink and the amount of trains they had was astounding. Beautiful exhibits. Loved the sleeper car that made you think it was moving while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve C
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Alameda, California
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Lodi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting train exhibits, with attention to detail, both inside and out. Very clean museum, with a lot to see. Several different kinds of trains that can be explored inside and out.

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blew me away. I was expecting rinky-dink and the amount of trains they had was astounding. Beautiful exhibits. Loved the sleeper car that made you think it was moving while inside.

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2 Thank Steve C
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see at this museum. I loved the displays. We enjoyed the film and felt that it gave some good information. I wish I had taken a tour, as I feel like I missed a lot and wasn't able to follow any particular path that gave me cohesive information. My family took the train ride. Sadly,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trains are beautiful! Our young grandkids were totally intrigued and the adults were led to imagine what life would have been like back in the late 18th century. A fun day.

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2 Thank dsummy
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great exhibit of railroad history, the kids loved it being that it is hands on. The trains were wonderful to see, a must see if you like trains.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous place for all ages, very interactive, and very well maintained. As well not a so big like other museums that one gets bored. The small toy train section is amazing.......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have benn here many times. Tht History of not only the state of CA but also its importance to the USA. Beautifull actual trains and displays from 1800 to present day. Model trains. and yes a Thomas the Tank Engine area that will keep toddlesr busy for hours! Great thing for a hot Scarmento day bc its all airconditioned.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the history and saw a lot of hands on for the younger visitors. Will go again when the babies will appreciate it more and the young ones have not out grown trains.

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1 Thank Patrick T
Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a RR buff, this Museum has it all! From the Chinese contributions to old Steam Locomotives, Dining cars, Caboose, and Pullman cars, many of which you can walk through. Step back in time and see/learn what it was like to ride the rails in the 18/1900's.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many trains to climb on and investigate!! Our group was a class of 4th 5th and 6th graders, everyone loved it!

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