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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone Number: 916-442-6802
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The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain...

The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) and every 3rd Thursday until 9pm.

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Great for children and novices

We stopped by on a hot afternoon, and we were amazed at this cute little museum. It's not super fancy, but if you are into old cars, you'll enjoy it! We were disappointed that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santa Maria, California, Usa
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Santa Maria, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a hot afternoon, and we were amazed at this cute little museum. It's not super fancy, but if you are into old cars, you'll enjoy it! We were disappointed that some of the cars "advertised" were not there (they are all "on loan" and sometimes are moved to other places for a time), but there were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Museum Free Day and had a great time. The location is a LARGE industrial building, so the floors are concrete. There is room for strollers and wheelchairs. You follow the line on the ground and it takes you through the museum. There are old cars, famous cars, and cars for sale. I really liked how the cars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It was a fun place to visit. Fathers had free entrance. Lots to see inside and outside. Free parking.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A word of warning: tourist maps suggest this museum is not too far from Old Sacramento – it looks like walking distance along the riverside promenade. In fact, it is a long way, too long in fact in the heat. That said, we were given a royal welcome (perhaps we looked exhausted – we obviously were not the first to... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This place is amazing. It has so much cool stuff. I love the custom camper they have on display. I have been here for fundraising events and just to tour with the family. This is a real history lesson on wheels.

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Milnor, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

this was a pleasant rainy day visit that lasted a couple hours. I'm kind of a car guy but the vintage camper special show was as interesting as the cars.

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Georgetown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had a reception after a business meeting at the California Automobile Museum. It was wonderful! There were all kinds of vehicles on display and plenty of interesting information. The workers there were very knowledgable. We even got to sit in a Ford Model T and get our picture made. I would definitely go back!

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Pasadena, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum is a hidden gem. You will learn about the first cars and car makers (beyond the typical ones), the reason behind the windshield wipers, steering wheel placement, tire coloring, etc. There is also a show room to purchase vintage automobiles. Truly enjoyable.

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Loyalton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed the cars and all the history. Lots of funny photo opps.California Automobile Museum is an automobile museum located in Sacramento, California. It has a collection of over 150 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars and early models displayed throughout 72,000 square feet of museum space.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Enjoyed seeing all the different cars especially the temporary old trailer exhibit. Wouldn't advise going on a rainy day, the place leaked terrible. Was cold in the winter.

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