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“Wonderful Museum”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 184 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 9, 2014

This was a museum the kids wanted to check out. It was surprisingly big with many old trains. The facility was very clean and the staff are very helpful. Saw some trains, mail train, dinning train, etc, that never seen before. Very educational for the kids.

Thank Terry P
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Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

If you like trains this will be a dream place for you. If you like museums this one is awesome. The displays are incredible. They are life like. I had to look twice at some because the looked so real. I visited with my convention group and they had docents dressed in period costumes. They stayed in character and it was a lit of fun.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

It was big, bring comfy shoes as there are not a lot of places to sit and rest. I loved the hands-on displays and the organization of information. It is a must-see for RR aficionados and history-buffs alike.

Thank Lee B
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

My young boys love this museum and we go whenever we are passing through Sacramento. But the California State Railroad Museum is certainly not just for kids. Wonderfully kept real train cars here to explore and learn about rail history.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The previous reviews on this museum made me a little skeptical before I visited. It couldn't be THAT great. Well, I'm a believer now. I visited for about 1 1/2 hours one AM and had to come back that PM for an additional couple of hours. There is a LOT to see. The docents and tour were very informative and really got into the details of California history as well as the Trans-Continental railroad. I learned a lot and enjoyed climbing all over the various engines and cars. Definitely worth the $10 admission.

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