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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
Phone Number: 916-442-6802

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 trip down memory lane

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bethpage, Tennessee
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Bethpage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank David T
Red Bluff, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Brenna L
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Chris L
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been here, but found it very interesting. Lots of beautiful old cars.. I had fun trying to guess what kind they were.. I actually got a few right! It's not very big, just big enough. If you like old cars , I say , Go! 😀

Thank Cshillings
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful automotive museum for young and old. The docents are excellent and a nice array of autos, trucks, and motorcycles in a great display setting.

Thank Rick S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowledgeable docents give free individual tours. Many must see cars: GM EV1, AJ Foyt 1932 Ford, Mrs Henry Ford's personal 1940 Lincoln, 1940 Lincoln Zephyr from SF '39 World Fair, Malcolm Forbes Lamborghini, Gov Jerry Brown's '74 Plymouth,"CHiPs" motorcycle, rare 1904 Model B Ford, Ricky Nelson's last car, and replicas of 1886 Benz and 1896 Ford Quadricycle. Hot in summer... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to photograph old cars, so I like going here because there are a lot of them in one place. It's fun to just walk around, look at and read about the different cars that span decades of car making history. Keep in mind that this is a warehouse, I tend to go in the winter and it's a... More 

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Santa Maria, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 June 25, 2016

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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