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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
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The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain...

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.

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A museum of automotive history that will appeal to young and old

Automobile museums are museums I can visit over and over without becoming bored of them, a good thing since I visited a few on my most recent road trip across the US, and the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Automobile museums are museums I can visit over and over without becoming bored of them, a good thing since I visited a few on my most recent road trip across the US, and the California Automobile Museum was in many ways my favourite. The Museum has a great collection of cars (and on my visit motorbikes), ranging from the beginning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A space full of beautiful cars. The sales section has plenty of classic cars for sale. The big tire near the rest rooms is a great workout.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was only accidentally here, but was excited to see some unusual cars. Instead I saw a series of expected autos and bikes. Its not terribly boring, but also not terribly exciting. If it had been raining out, this would have been a better use of time. But... probably worth a trip with kids who like cars, or maybe dad... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy seeing the history of vehicles and seeing them as they were not made into hot rods. Display is interesting they way it is arranged.

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Lawndale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not know this place even existed. I was looking for a place to go with my grandson and his parents on a rainy day in Sacramento. Great selection of cars old and newer. Some classics as well. They were having a whole section devoted to motorcycles, some real old ones there as well. There is a kids play... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Big indoor warehouse space of some very cool wheels of the past, see how the trends have changed the look of the way we travel and enjoy some memories of the past.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Where do you start to try and explain this place to someone who has never been there? Clearly, it is a car lover's heaven!! There are cars from every era and most manufacturers are represented too. This place is for car people whether you are a "Gear Head or Car Nut". You know who you are. Seriously, this place has... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

After 25 years living here, decided to drive down to the California Automobile Museum and see what was there. A bit out of the way, south of Old Town Sacramento, well worth the drive (or walk along the river), to see it. Situated in an old warehouse, the Museum covers the automobile from it's earliest models up to the most... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Sacramento. The museum has a large parking lit,and admission is only $10.00. The day we visit there were 3 or 4 docents available to tour you through the museum. I highly recommend using them. They have a great deal of knowledge that you will not get from reading placards. The tour goes from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was the best collection of the oldest cars you will ever see. Too much to take in quickly, and the quality of the restorations were impeccable, evenour teenager daughterswere in awe of these cars!

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