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“A must for train buffs and children”

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 February 27, 2013

The railroad history of California is displayed with well restored engines and cars from a bygone era. Also, of great interest to the kids is the toy train collection and the hands on area. The gift shop is well stocked but they do not validate parking so stop across the street at the Candy Store and buy $5.00 worth of good candy and get a $5.00 parking coupon.

Thank Snavdog
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Definitely a highlight of any trip to Sacramento. The museum contains a good number of engines from the golden age of the railways, all in immaculate condition. My kids loved seeing these machines up close - as did I. A particular highlight is the walkthrough sleeping and dining cars.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were a big group of 10-15 families with kids. Kids as well as adults had a good time here. It was fun to see so many different types of engines. Loved the spirit of senior volunteers who are more than willing to provide info about the locomotives. They also encourage you to watch the short movie & join the tour.

Thank Lee175
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I'm a railroad buff from when I was a child. I found this to be fun and educational look at the history of railroading.

Thank Greg K
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

A lot of great information! There was information from the early days of California through to modern times, but emphasis placed more on 1850's - 1950's.

Thank Jon T
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