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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
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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Nice collection

Wonderfull kept cars in a nice setting. Enough parking space infront. We enjoyed our visit here. Like to see a nice cafeteria there, even better with Terras outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfull kept cars in a nice setting. Enough parking space infront. We enjoyed our visit here. Like to see a nice cafeteria there, even better with Terras outside.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has cars from 1886 to today. Some of the earliest Fords are models with less than five remaining. They have one of the first Studebakers (a Gold Rush era wheel barrow). A highlight is being able to sit in and have your picture taken in a Model T ford. Have a docent take you on a free personal... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be the Towe Ford Museum...which is probably why there are so many fords. However, the collection is a bit sterile...considering that former Governor Jerry Brown's Plymouth, and a Porsche owned by Linda Ronstadt were in house when I visited. The place is used for many events among the cars, thus, this is a good way to visit... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On entering the Museum we were offered a personal guided tour by one of the museums docents – Rick. Rick was excellent. Entertaining us with not only the details of the cars but the stories of the people behind them. Like all Americans we have met on our trips Rick was keen for us to get the most out of... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought the place looked a little simple and in a warehouse so we were hesitant at first. Then we entered and were lost for at least 2 hours in history of old and classic cars. Enjoyed this museum and have bored friends and family with stories of what is there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

shortly after moving to Sacramento, My family went to a car show at the California Automobile Museum. It was Jam packed with so many fine examples of our automotive heritage. knowledgeable docents were available to answer questions. The warehouse building was a little hard to find, but there was ample parking. They have short term exhibits in addition to the... More 

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Bethpage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed the trip down memory lane. If you love old cars this is the place to be. Even though it has no a/c they have fans placed through out. Go early to beat the heat.

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Grass Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Some good displays to highlight the vintage cars, but is not as spectacular as other auto museums I've visited. Heck I grew up in Detroit, so its hard to met the standard of the Henry Ford Museum. Overall - if you love old cars, its still a good showing.

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Family from age 13 to 72 all enjoyed this museum. Be aware, there is no a/c in the building, but water stations and large fans are scattered about. Hands on exhibits for the kids and a couple of vehicles you can sit in for photo ops! Docents were available to give you more info if you wanted it, but were... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We found this museum after accidentally over-zooming Google maps. Decided to go and take a look on our way through Sacramento and I'm glad we did. At the time of writing it cost us $9 each to get in and we nearly had the place to ourselves. They have an eclectic collection of cars ranging from a Model T chassis... More 

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