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California State Railroad Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Awesome museum

Great museum in not just for railroad lovers on. Very clean and spacious throughout. So many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bruce p
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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One of the best things to visit in Sacramento

I went here a couple of years ago and I loved it. With some vacation time, I wanted to use, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanus S
Stevenson Ranch, 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 yesterday

Best selection of Southern Pacific steam locomotives that I've ever seen. They have a couple very rare " Giants of the Past" items. WELL worth the time and energy to look it over.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great museum in not just for railroad lovers on. Very clean and spacious throughout. So many awesome displays with live trains to model trains. Staff is very friendly. It's amazing how big this place is. Great price as well. And the fact that it's located...More

1  Thank bruce p
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was particularly taken by the display of the actual golden spike used to complete the transcontinental railway. A number of the signal devices did not appear to be working. The actual trains were very impressive; I would have loved to ride them. The exhibits...More

1  Thank Scanner_Lewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here a couple of years ago and I loved it. With some vacation time, I wanted to use, I decided to make the trek back to Sacramento to visit the California State Railroad Museum. It was just as great as I remembered it....More

1  Thank Stephanus S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in Sacramento CA. and is the most informative and realistic display of full scale trains to be found anywhere. Steamers and Pullman’s available to sit in and walk through, modern Bullet train technology also for your pleasure, toy train room and operating...More

2  Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is great. The displays are cool, and the trains (both real and model) are huge and impressive. But seriously -- the intro movie is brutal in every respect (yes, it is so bad, so old, so out of touch, and misses the opportunity...More

Thank samdogNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place with interest for both adults and children. I would advise going and then eating in one of the local restaurants

1  Thank sima1616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 14-year-old son and I greatly enjoyed this museum. Helpful staff, informative displays, and a variety of exhibits for all ages make it well worth a stop.

1  Thank Barbara_in_FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RR museum is always a good place to take guests and its location in Old Sacramento makes it a good destination to do a lot of things in one visit. the old trains are fun to see

1  Thank ArryMurphey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The California State Railroad Museum is a large, indoor exhibition of CA's rail history, occasionally there are exhibits outside as well. Covering three interior levels it's also a great escape from the sun outside - though being a very large space, the a/c has difficulty...More

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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!
Maria N
28 December 2017|
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Response from texasmccoy | Reviewed this property |
Yes this museum is massive and all indoors. The area where the actual trains are is kind of like a huge garage/warehouse type of structure, but again it is all enclosed. I have visited more than once in the winter and don't... More
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