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“Great family museum”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 145 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 8 August 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank sima1616
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Barbara_in_FL
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ArryMurphey
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 keeping up on really warm / hot days when there are a lot of visitors inside (beats 97* outdoors though ....) From the earliest days through current times locomotives and cars are on display, many you can climb on and in. One floor houses a vast display of model trains. Restrooms and elevators are available inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Allan G
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place is timeless and always enjoyable. The little ones love it as the old folks. We had a picnic outside and walked around Old town to visit the candy shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank garydianerisley
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