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California State Railroad Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great Place for History/Railroad Buffs

If you have an interest in history and/or railroads this is a must see. Exhibits trace out the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brentwood, California
something for everyone

You could spend a whole day here if you are a real train buff. This place is nationally known as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andy R
Sacramento, California
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
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111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have an interest in history and/or railroads this is a must see. Exhibits trace out the history of the building of the western portion of the transcontinental railroad (which began in Sacramento) and the evolution of passenger rail travel. There is a lot...More

1  Thank rcb1948
Reviewed 6 days ago

You could spend a whole day here if you are a real train buff. This place is nationally known as one of if not the best train museums in the US. Plenty of displays are appealing to children so this is a great place for...More

1  Thank Andy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here so we could show our daughter some old style of trains from years ago. It takes a little time to see everything and it worth it. You can go inside different trains and see how they looked from back then. They do...More

1  Thank GENA2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like trains, this is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. It contains an extensive - even exhaustive - set of exhibits on the building of the transcontinental railroad, including an actual golden spike. This isn't the golden spike that was symbolically used...More

1  Thank darylqu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Sacramento's treasures and a must see for train people. History of trains in Sacramento since the 1850's. Rolling stock and dioramas, information and docents that really know there stuff.

1  Thank Bikevan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here as I have always been very interested in trains and their history. I was captivated by this Museum, the displays are exceptional. I am so glad that people in the past have dedicated so much time and energy in...More

1  Thank JoyH1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First floor has real locomotives on static display. A few you can walk through but mostly you can't climb around in/on them. More suitable for older affectionados who appreciate with their eyes. We spent a long time here but the toddler actually fell asleep for...More

2  Thank Emy014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Califirnia train museum is now than just trains; though it is the best of them. It is also history, exhibits, and fun for children and grandparents, and everything in between. The greatest Thomas the Tank Engine play set, and model trains. A must visit site.

1  Thank winevine03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. It is one of the funnest museums I have ever attended. To be able to see all the old locomotives and railway cars gave you the feeling that you were back in the 1940s. If you have younger kids this is...More

1  Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Train Museum. The volunteers were great and had so much interesting information. Some really unique trains to see and touch!

1  Thank sandyinmexico
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Jan B
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There’s a Thomas the Train play area.
Tiffany H
14 July 2018|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, adults - $12; youth - $6; and, children under 5 - free. It is definitely well worth the price!
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yes - all inside