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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Beat the Heat

The temperature in Sacramento was going to be over 108 degrees and I had the day free so I decided... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sacramento, California
via mobile
Very Unique and Interesting Museum!

We enjoyed all the rolling stock on display at this site as well as the history surrounding the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sacramento, California
via mobile
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dining car” (100 reviews)
“model trains” (89 reviews)
“love trains” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temperature in Sacramento was going to be over 108 degrees and I had the day free so I decided I would go check out the California Railroad Museum since I haven't been there in over 20 years. I was really impressed with what they...More

1  Thank Dennis-in-Sac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed all the rolling stock on display at this site as well as the history surrounding the TransContinental train service. Anyone facinated with trains would love to visit this museum.

1  Thank JRFord
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice visit, interesting stuff to look at. Lots of locomotives plus toy trains too, ideal for children with a train play area upstairs. Pretty reasonably priced.

1  Thank HelenT64
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My grandson is five and I am 72. We were both thrilled with this museum. It is fascinating and staffed by train lovers. We began with a guided tour and I surely recommend it. We also watched a movie that explained the American trans-continental connection...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Museum, Beautiful trains, very fun. Much better than anticipated. Good value. Allow about 3 hrs.

1  Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I happen to like trains. I like the history of them, the romance of them, the design... I don't think I would enjoy an extended trip on them, however. This museum is amazing, in that it has full sized cars. And the volunteers working there...More

2  Thank zeldamark52
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't seen this outstanding Museum you have missed a real treat!! It not only has all kinds of trains (antiques to the latest prototypes) but you can climb right in many of them to see the engine or dining car or whatever you...More

2  Thank nowels1941
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting place, particulary for families. Trains are fantastice to view and learn about, volunteers are delightfully informative.Alot of fun and impressive in a friendly and welcoming way.

2  Thank Cathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was tremendous...so informative with plenty to explore. There is so much history in the railroads of the West. A must see...

1  Thank Password3rd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn the history of the area and the railroad connection, this is a great museum. Love the fact you can actually get on and climb through so many different kinds of railroad exhibits. So much history here. We spent 3 hours...More

1  Thank emtp435
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
About how long does it typically take to walk through the museum? How many hours do people budget for this excursion? Thanks!
24 June 2017|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
I walked through it with my 5 year old grandson. He went through parts of it twice. We also watched the short movie and shopped in the gift store. It took about 2 hours, but you might not love it as much as we did! But, you... More
Pam J
Is there a train from the museum that will take you to San Franscisco and back for the day?
3 May 2017|
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Response from jocks19 | Reviewed this property |
Sacramento Amtrak station is a 5 min walk from the Museum where you can get a train to San Francisco it takes around 2hr 20 min each way.
Any discounts for admission available?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Alohabv | Reviewed this property |
I try to find out for you the only thing I could find is coach is $12 for adults first class is $20 and there is a membership starting at $30 for adults.916 445 5995 is the number you can call for more questions. Ok good... More