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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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I've been here before - I try to hit at least the gift shop every time I get to Sacramento - and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Custer WA
If you Like Trains this is a Must Visit

The Museum is at one end of Old Town Sacramento and from the outside looks like any other big... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lake Forest, California
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here before - I try to hit at least the gift shop every time I get to Sacramento - and every visit is like the first. WOW! There's so much to see, and every time I visit, there's more to see. You'll need...More

1  Thank oldretiredguy22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Museum is at one end of Old Town Sacramento and from the outside looks like any other big building, but inside you are in a world of trains and the history of trains in California. The first thing I found a blessing was that...More

Thank StevanF
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is both about trains and about the building of railways. A fair number of locomotives and wagons. You can walk through some wagons and see how the were "at the time", We would have liked som more informations on the locos, but the...More

1  Thank Sitta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit on a hot sunny day. Tons of refurbished rail cars....realistic displays of gold mining styles and gear....model trains and pleasent staff.

1  Thank LookingforGold
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum really took you back to the wonderful days of all kinds of trains... They have them furnished with the things they would had used in those days... Many ways children can learn and enjoy being a part... The restored trains are so beautiful.....More

1  Thank Nylah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sacramento Railroad Museum is aboutthe best thing in old Sacramento. They have lots of restored locomotives and cars, and life-size mock-ups of various places, including construction of the first transcontinental railroad, which began in Sacramento. This museum will give you a real sense of...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit frequently and are patrons. Young children love it. Parents are friendly and polite. Very educational.

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you will discover the dramatic story of the transcontinental railroad, complete with original artifacts including the first steam locomotive purchased by the Central Pacific. The museum has large and lofty galleries displaying the iron and steel locomotives and railroad cars that helped conquer the...More

1  Thank E814DWheatherb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip to the Railroad Museum was top notch. Some of those old trains are so huge. The history is well represented.

1  Thank Ron L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to drag my two year old grandson out of the Railroad Museum screaming, he loved the train sets on low tables upstairs so much. I bought him a set to take home to the East Coast at the museum gift store to placate him....More

1  Thank creubensacramento
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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 David R | Reviewed this property |
There is a train called the Capitol Corridor that runs several times during the day. A great ride to a great destination.
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