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Western Railway Museum

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Address: 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585-9641
Phone Number: (707) 374-2978
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired...

Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other remnants of our railway system.

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Train Fan Heaven

If you like trains, and in particular electric trains, you and your family will love this museum. The gift shop is super fun for kids with two Thomas the Train set-ups that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer B
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Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like trains, and in particular electric trains, you and your family will love this museum. The gift shop is super fun for kids with two Thomas the Train set-ups that the kids can play with for hours. The train ride is very cool, with lots to see and enjoy. The docents are knowledgable and interactive. And the rebuilt... More 

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Winters, California
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328 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lucked out and hit this wonderful museum on a day when they ran a multitude of trains in order for enthusiasts to photograph. They were also having a train garage sale! Good gift shop, good displays and EXCELLENT train rides. Their restoration shops have SO many trains!

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Thank Lynne S
Sacramento, California
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150 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Western Railway Museum has a lot about it to like. They have a two great sheds full of vintage rail cars and lots of electric locomotives. They have an excellent visitor center and gift shop. And they have train rides! We took advantage of the train ride and had a nice time. Along the tracks there were a lot... More 

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Thank danielKeiran
Napa Valley, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This spot is fun for all; well priced and the museum is a highlight we'd not expected. The ride was fun but would advise children being 6 and over.

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Thank Renee' M
Suisun City, California
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The railroad museum is surprisingly complete. It is run by fanatic railroad buffs/hobbyists and has more cars than you expect for small place outside of Fairfield city limits and along Highway 12. Well worth the visit and nominal cost. I visited years ago when my daughter was young and brought my nephew also.

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Thank George D
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

But it is especially fun in the Spring and just before Halloween. A train ride through the fields of spring wild flowers or a pumpkin patch with an amazing maze...and a fun train ride too. Great for the whole family.

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Thank BarbMarty
Florence, Oregon
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Topical museum devoted to everything trains and their influence and impact on the West. Lots of memorabilia, plus railway cars and engines to viewed and entered. Somewhat isolated from any other attraction, it is still worth the time to understand how the West was tamed and the railroads role in that era.

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Thank TopChef7
Kitchener, Canada
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

If you are into early 20th century rail, this is a good stop for you. They have a small display area in the main building, with a nice rail layout that illustrates the use of wind and solar power to provide electricity. Since the museum sits right next to one one of the biggest wind farms in California, with 573... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a museum dedicated to electric trains/trolleys/street cars. We took a trip on one of their Key System train - called the "Fruit Salad" due to its colours - yellow and green. Enjoyed chatting with the volunteers that run both the trains and the facilities. One of the rail cars looked like a boat - called a "boat car"... More 

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Thank Paula S
Rio Vista
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Last weekend and this weekend the WRM has a great Pumpkin Patch with hayrides, a hay fortress, petting zoo, pony rides and a pumpkin launcher. There is live music, hotdogs and hamburgers. Soroptimist Rio Vista had a wide variety of delicious homemade baked goods. Took the train to Gum Grove and had a fun day. Great for all ages.

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