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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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A Trip Back in Time

The Railroad museum takes you back to the challenge of putting a railroad across the US, and brings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sacramento, California
Appreciate the history.

Great to learn more about the history of the city. Educational tours are always encouraged... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carquin M
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 4 days ago

The Railroad museum takes you back to the challenge of putting a railroad across the US, and brings you up to the modern day. Lots of hands on exhibits even the most hyper kid can enjoy. Treats the last time included a model railroad as...More

1  Thank Tim95624
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great to learn more about the history of the city. Educational tours are always encouraged within our family and the facility did a great job. Very happy we went through this time after time.

1  Thank Carquin M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been hear for several events both public and private. The collection of railroad equipment is one of the best in the country. It is a must see for every railroad buff.You can step back in time and be on a sleeper car and...More

1  Thank O6281GPjohns
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe its my age, but it is an amazing museum. So much is to be learned from the railroad history. I never get tired of going there when friends visit from out of state.

1  Thank bellahsoto
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a fabulous railroad museum! California State Parks has done a first rate job with this facility. This is a must see for train aficionados! After visiting the museum there are plenty of other attractions nearby in Old Town Sacramento.

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well designed with extremely well trained docents. Mist of the actual trains were inside. Good educational displays thus museum also offers tours. We are glad we went.

1  Thank mauimomma67
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really cool museum, they have trains set up with motion and decorated as they would have been when they were actually in service. There's an exhibit of the proposed high speed train that makes me want to take a ride on it.

1  Thank Tirzah H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whether you're young or young at heart, the California State Railroad Museum is not to be missed. We completed a self-guided tour which was great for us. We were able to view the rail cars, read the historical markers and descriptions and enjoy our own...More

1  Thank lrbishop
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Railroad Museum is one of the best in the nation. The museum is enjoyable for the whole family and can be experienced multiple times. If you are local I recommend getting a membership. It is a great deal! They have member events, give discounts...More

1  Thank Amber D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you and your family/friends like trains, you'll love this museum! Your visit starts with a movie. The trains are wonderful; you can actually climb into some and walk through the various cars. The exhibits are great and there is a children's play area. I...More

1  Thank 13moons
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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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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