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California State Railroad Museum
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A place I live to go to that never gets old. I am a train buff that loves.old steamers. I would... read more

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Unique, educational, interesting and fun

There is something for everyone here, well worth the price of admission. So many trains, and not... read more

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This place is a must see for all those who have a love for rail travel, and the history of railroading in the West. It's a vast collection of locomotives, passenger cars, luxury cars (including Lucius Beebe's!) and historical displays, occupying several acres. Informative guides are available to conduct tours, but you can do well on your own due to an abundance of posted information. Remember, the linkage of rail lines connecting California to the East started right here in Sacramento. The "Big Four", who initiated the rail connection, are rightly commemorated here. Plan at least two hours to cover it all.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Even if you don't love trains, this is a museum worth seeing. Our guide, whose name I can't remember used to work w/ the railroad and it was a joy listening to him talk.
The museum was very clean and easy to get around. After the guided tour, we took a self-tour in order to take more pics. We spent about 3hrs in the museum. We loved it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Railroad buff? You won't want to miss out on visiting this superb Railroad Museum. I favorite exhibits are the rolling stock and the 1800 mid-century paintings.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

California State Railroad Museum is an excellent way to learn about USA railroads and also about a piece of USA history. Settled in the heart of Sacramento city, the museum offers important resources for learning and enjoying. If you are a train fan, this museum is a must!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A great place to learn about some of our California history... actual old trains to walk through and wonderful stories... and afterwards see old town or take a ride on and old train

Date of experience: March 2018
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