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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
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+1 916-442-6802
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The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain...

The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) and every 3rd Thursday until 9pm.

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Vintage cars as they were.

I enjoy seeing the history of vehicles and seeing them as they were not made into hot rods. Display is interesting they way it is arranged.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Red Bluff, California
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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoy seeing the history of vehicles and seeing them as they were not made into hot rods. Display is interesting they way it is arranged.

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Lawndale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not know this place even existed. I was looking for a place to go with my grandson and his parents on a rainy day in Sacramento. Great selection of cars old and newer. Some classics as well. They were having a whole section devoted to motorcycles, some real old ones there as well. There is a kids play... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big indoor warehouse space of some very cool wheels of the past, see how the trends have changed the look of the way we travel and enjoy some memories of the past.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do you start to try and explain this place to someone who has never been there? Clearly, it is a car lover's heaven!! There are cars from every era and most manufacturers are represented too. This place is for car people whether you are a "Gear Head or Car Nut". You know who you are. Seriously, this place has... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 25 years living here, decided to drive down to the California Automobile Museum and see what was there. A bit out of the way, south of Old Town Sacramento, well worth the drive (or walk along the river), to see it. Situated in an old warehouse, the Museum covers the automobile from it's earliest models up to the most... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Sacramento. The museum has a large parking lit,and admission is only $10.00. The day we visit there were 3 or 4 docents available to tour you through the museum. I highly recommend using them. They have a great deal of knowledge that you will not get from reading placards. The tour goes from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was the best collection of the oldest cars you will ever see. Too much to take in quickly, and the quality of the restorations were impeccable, evenour teenager daughterswere in awe of these cars!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Decent collection of cars but building needs major overhaul as it leaks badly. On rainy day buckets were everywhere and parts of museum were closed because of water hazards. Signs were competent and some interesting cars and motorcycles on display. Not a large museum but worthy.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great exhibits to please any car buff. a lot of cars showing the progression of the engine, body styles and future of the automobile. Highly recommended.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great tour if your tour guide is a good speaker & knowledgeable. Otherwise it is a hundred or so old cars. Comfortable stroll & reasonable cost. If you're interested in museum specimens & vehicle evolution, a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

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