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California State Railroad Museum

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111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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very educational

If you have children with you, or if you like trains or California history, this museum is a must... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2015
Sacramento, California
A bit better than Scranton PA, but not Durango CO.

RR lovers will enjoy this Sacramento museum. Kudos to truly best docents anywhere (enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2015
New York
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you have children with you, or if you like trains or California history, this museum is a must visit.

Thank Humbert100
Reviewed November 7, 2015

RR lovers will enjoy this Sacramento museum. Kudos to truly best docents anywhere (enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and positioned on the RR cars). Also has a great focus on construction of Transcontinental Rail Road. Indoor, can walk on much of the rolling stock. Mostly steam-era. Don't miss...More

Thank SyracuseNYTraveller
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Of all the various railroad museums that I have seen this is by far the best. Solo outing of family vacation a must see if in Sacramento

Thank kathy19562015
Reviewed November 3, 2015

After the State Capitol Building, you must visit the California State Railroad Museum. Conveniently located across from ample parking and the gateway to historic Old Sacramento, your trip to the CSRM is just the start of a lot of fun. Inside the museum you will...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Let your in-child out to play. A terrific collection of locomotives and period rail-cars to walk through and let you imagination. run free. Many wonderful display's. A great activity to add to an Old Town visit...

Thank prodocjazz
Reviewed October 28, 2015

I had not been to the museum for a number of years, and was so impressed by the improvements. I loved the mannequins in the displays and the docents who explained the history of the various cars--all in historically accurate costume! Kudos to the train...More

Thank Pliney
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Located within walking distance of the Amtrak train station, it is a great museum showing how the trains has evolved in the west. Lots of trains on the first floor and then model trains on the second floor. Definitely worth spending a couple hours here...More

Thank Traveller T
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a great adventure for kids n families!!! It can be planned as an all day event since there is ample train play area for toddlers to allow parents to relax. It is very educational for all ages!!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed October 26, 2015

My in laws came to town and we decided to visit the museum. It was such a surprise. I had no idea it was so huge. The entire family enjoyed it. My nephew is only 11 years old and he was amazed to learn so...More

Thank HeyCarter
Reviewed October 25, 2015

The California State Railroad Museum is a major museum if you are a railroad buff. It takes you back to the time of the "iron horse" and lets you feel what it must have been like in the 1800's. The docents are fantastic and lead...More

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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
I walked through it with my 5 year old grandson. He went through parts of it twice. We also watched the short movie and shopped in the gift store. It took about 2 hours, but you might not love it as much as we did! But, you... More
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
There is a train called the Capitol Corridor that runs several times during the day. A great ride to a great destination.
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Response from Alohabv | Reviewed this property |
I try to find out for you the only thing I could find is coach is $12 for adults first class is $20 and there is a membership starting at $30 for adults.916 445 5995 is the number you can call for more questions. Ok good... More