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“Great trains”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 168 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great trains”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We enjoyed our visit very much. We had a tour guide who was passionate about trains, and did a great tour. The locomotives on display were amazing. We learned a lot about the history of the railroad in North America.

Visited November 2012
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Trains of Old”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

A great experience. We enjoyed seeing the old trains and modes of travel. The sleeping berths in the Pullmans were quite interesting.

Visited October 2012
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Visalia, CA
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always a fun and interesting time!!!”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

A must stop that still fascinates! We haven't been there in years and our last visit had us there for hours checking out all the newest/updated exhibits. Def an experience for all ages, especially lil ones obssessed with trains!

Visited May 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very worthwhile!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Excellent museum well worth the money. Could stay 3-5 hours easily learning all about the railroad system and trains. Can go inside many of them, the staff is very knowledgable about the trains and the history. The second floor is full of interactive trains for the kids to experiment with. Very educational and entertaining for all ages!

Visited November 2012
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Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“What a great museum!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the railroad museum. Really informative and interesting. Saw that small children just loved it. The whole museum was really thoughtfully resented! And it was a rare opportunity to see THE original gold spike!

Visited November 2012
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