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“Fine Museum in a Great Location”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 170 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 January 6, 2013

The five of us really enjoyed this place with the huge train engines on display and barn filled with railroad cars. The docents were just fine giving us what information we needed and more. Wonderful place to take visitors to Sacramento and kids who will never get this close to a train. It is just located a few blocks away from the main part of Old Sac and parking is a block away under the freeway.

Thank flextravel
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you are a train buff, be sure to visit this museum. It's an incredible piece of California history, with several beautiful examples of locomotives from the 19th Century, as well as Pullman cars and much more. Volunteers were available, stationed as engineers in some of the locomotives, including a unique cab-forward locomotive that was designed to go through tunnels without the smoke suffocating the crew. That locomotive alone was worth the price of a ticket! The 2nd floor has some hands-on activities and exhibits for children. My toddlers loved it! If I still lived in Sacramento, I would take them every week.

Thank NanjingBob
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I've been to this museum 3 or 4 times, and it's always a kick. You'd think it might be boring, but it's TERRIFIC!! I learned a lot about the exploration of the West, and the walk-through train exhibits are fantastic. So realistic!

Thank LemmonHerk
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum and spent almost two hours there. A lot of information and very well designed. The volunteers were very helpful.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Went to the museum - Also took the kids on the Polar Express ride offered every Christmas - a very wonderful experience

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