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California Automobile Museum
Ranked #9 of 168 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) and every 3rd Thursday until 9pm.
Idabel, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This was an amazing museum!!
Beautiful cars and lots of history!

We were a family with a 7month old. There is no ac, but there are fans and benches throughout the place. The restrooms are nice and they have a changing table for babies.

Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeble about the cars, a nice gentleman by the name of Rick.

We got there right before 5, and sell the last tickets at 5, but are open till 6. Wish we could stay longer!!!! We suggest if you go, dress for the weather outside, and take at least 2 hours.

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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The Docent Knows Cars and the Cars are Awesome”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I really like all types of cars and what is great about this collection (besides the sheer size of it) is that according to our docent, they are all operational. We saw a wide variety of mostly domestics, but not the typicals (beyond the Model Ts and As). I really liked seeing the Nash Metropolitan, DeSotos, a nice Edsel, and a very rare GM EV1. This is an easy museum to get to and although I don't remember the admission, it was low.
By the way, there are even 2 old cars that they let you climb into!!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank DanCohen55
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Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Impressive collection”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

From vintage through to modern hybrid and electric cars - this museum has it all! Super friendly docents keen to talk cars, and plenty to keep all car enthusiasts happy... Highly recommend!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Gotigers80
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Sacramento, California
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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“I took my 80 year old mother there and she loved it”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a lot of free parking right across the street. It would be good if there were more benches or places to sit. The snack bar is small and it was hard to tell if it was even open when we were there. There is a small gift shop that is fun to browse. The collection is a bit small but there are some very nice vintage cars there. In addition to all the old cars there are some old trucks and Fords and Chevys there was a Lamborghini.

Visited March 2014
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524 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Enjoyable hour”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a nice collection of vintage vehicles. It's not huge but there are enough great old cars and a few trucks to make it worthwhile. It's just down the street from Old Sacramento. The $8 admission is reasonable. There are several set up for photo ops, you can sit in them. Worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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