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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
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+1 916-442-6802
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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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Who doesn;t like to see some nice classics

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Decent collection of cars but building needs major overhaul as it leaks badly. On rainy day buckets were everywhere and parts of museum were closed because of water hazards. Signs were competent and some interesting cars and motorcycles on display. Not a large museum but worthy.

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Thank Julian E
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great exhibits to please any car buff. a lot of cars showing the progression of the engine, body styles and future of the automobile. Highly recommended.

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Thank Kelly V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great tour if your tour guide is a good speaker & knowledgeable. Otherwise it is a hundred or so old cars. Comfortable stroll & reasonable cost. If you're interested in museum specimens & vehicle evolution, a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

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Sacramento,CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I visited the California Automobile Museum today.It is called the Automobile Musuem but please know they have a great collection of motorcycles. I like the pickup's and flatbeds. Still, one of the best in my view was the Lincoln that A. P. Gianni, the founder of B of A used in the 1930's what beautiful automobile.

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Goderich, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went on the guided tour, with Don....a wealth of information about the cars, the industry and the players. I liked hearing which cars ran, which didn't, and how the museum came to acquire them! Don was really good at explaining the different parts and how they operated - I'm no auto mechanic but he explained the different technologies very... More 

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