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“Excellent visit!”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 144 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum! Children aged 4 & 8 loved the train exhibits and the bullet train simulator. Friendly, knowledgable volunteers.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you like railroads, this is a must. Sacramento was an important point in the building of the transcontinental railroad. This museum chronicles that plus much more. They have great exhibits of railroads throughout both the 19th and 20th centuries. Fascinating for young and old. A must see if you are in Sacramento.

1  Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

If you are a avid Rail Road fan, this is your place! Very extensive displays and setups. More trains than anywhere I have ever been and all inside. The only drawback was it was sat; and way too many kids!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Whether you have taken a half day off at work and want to spend some time with your toddler or preschooler, or you have your parents coming into town for a visit, I highly recommend this museum as a stopping point in Old Town Sacramento. I spent countless hours here with my preschoolers. I would stop in once a year once they were in elementary school. But, dropping in every five years from that point wasn't too often. The history abounds but it's more than that. The museum feels alive. Trust me when I say it won't disappoint. You can also take a little train ride up the river a few miles on weekends which is fun as well.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit and it delivered more than we expected. The exhibits are outstanding and the attention to detail was amazing. Staff were very helpful and we learnt so much about the Railroad history. A must for visitors.

1  Thank ColCogs
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