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“Railroad Museum”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 171 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
Reviewed December 9, 2012

great place to visit the history of the rail yard. Very near attractions. Located close to the convention center, city mall, city zoo. Great places to eat near by

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

I am not a museum person and this would be my MUST SEE recommendation to all! The displays are well kept, great painting and history. The greatest part is the volunteers! The retired railway group that are there to entertain, explain,and share their great knowledge and love of the trains is an asset that is more priceless than the golden spike! So glad to be able to witness this love of trains, history and profession.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Amazing display of California RR history. Tells the whole story of the building of the RR through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the 1800's. The displays are great. If you like trains, you will go nuts for this place. Very cool building too.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Here is a great and unexpected treat. The Rail Road Museum has done an incredible an well thought out job of presenting history. It was a little hard to find (even with a GPS) but the confusion evaporated once we saw the building. The outside does not tell you much about what you will find when you gain entrance. The space is huge and the number of displays and the years covered is perfect, or as near to perfect as one can get. The store is also helpful in bringing the experience to life.

Thank Cleat12
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was just trying to give the kids a cultural experience, but I ended up completely fascinated. What a treasure trove of information and memorabilia from an era that literally opened up the United States in a way that was unprecedented. Lincoln did not live to see the railroad he helped plan, but he was in on the planning sessions. This is a must-see, in my opinion.

Thank bookthyme
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