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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Wow----just wow!

Unless you hate trains for some reason, this is one of the most fun AND educational museums I have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alamo, California
via mobile
A Great Railroad Museum

A very neat museum with a large variety of trains that you can walk around and through. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Parker, Colorado
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dining car” (102 reviews)
“model trains” (90 reviews)
“love trains” (78 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unless you hate trains for some reason, this is one of the most fun AND educational museums I have seen in a long time. There is something for everyone at the Train Museum! My 7 year old grandson loved----EVERYTHING.

1  Thank janfab58
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very neat museum with a large variety of trains that you can walk around and through. The facility is large which make it nice when there are a lot of people it doesn't seem like it. Great educational experience.

1  Thank erodrig26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Sacramento Train Museum is another one of those something for everyone places. The history of the railroad and the people who made it happen is awe inspiring. The trains in and of themselves show a time and place not to be forgotten. There is...More

1  Thank sandrahN51NL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well done Railroad Museum. Huge building housing several old steam locomotives, displayed extremely well and all in great shape! Toy train area for the kids. Lots of "conductors" around to answer questions and take your photo. If you are a train aficionado, this is...More

1  Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

The bulk of the reviews give the museum a 5 star rating and I can not disagree. I had a wonderful morning wandering through the exhibitions and following the story of the railroads as they developed across the country. The staff were wonderful and I...More

1  Thank cdab
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent the day in Old Town Sacramento. First stop was the California State Railroad Museum. We took the guided tour. It was intertaining and full of history facts we enjoyed our tour guide who explained how the railroad was built from coast to coast. The...More

1  Thank AcaSusie
Reviewed 4 days ago

The volunteers do a great job of educating everyone who wants to learn. A great movie is also available for more education opportunity. They also have a simulator to pretend to drive a train.

1  Thank sgtabe9
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I walked into this museum, I was instantly in AWE! I wouldn't say I was A big fan of train before. I was just looking to do something I hadnt done. Walking into the beautiful interiors of this trains, I honestly felt I was...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome museum about the railroad. The story of how the transcontinental railroad began. So many anecdotes of people and places along the way. The museum has old trains that are in wonderful condition that you can walk through. I especially enjoyed the...More

2  Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding display of engines, cars, structure and models. Information on construction and terminus of the Trans-Continental RR.

1  Thank Michael D
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
I walked through it with my 5 year old grandson. He went through parts of it twice. We also watched the short movie and shopped in the gift store. It took about 2 hours, but you might not love it as much as we did! But, you... More
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3 May 2017|
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Response from jocks19 | Reviewed this property |
Sacramento Amtrak station is a 5 min walk from the Museum where you can get a train to San Francisco it takes around 2hr 20 min each way.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Alohabv | Reviewed this property |
I try to find out for you the only thing I could find is coach is $12 for adults first class is $20 and there is a membership starting at $30 for adults.916 445 5995 is the number you can call for more questions. Ok good... More