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California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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Middle of the road

As an auto enthusiast, I always love to seek out Automobile Museums throughout my travels. This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
El Dorado Hills, California
via mobile
Great collection

This museum is a hidden gem with a great small collection. The docents are extremely knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marietta, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“classic cars” (14 reviews)
“for sale” (19 reviews)
“on display” (22 reviews)
2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As an auto enthusiast, I always love to seek out Automobile Museums throughout my travels. This former "Towe Museum" has remained a nice little stop for a couple hours to view a variety of cars from several decades. Located in a warehouse building with no...More

Thank MarinCountyJohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a hidden gem with a great small collection. The docents are extremely knowledgable and friendly. The one down side is it is not air conditioned and we went on a 100* day, I got too warm for us to enjoy fully

Thank 352francesm352
Reviewed 11 July 2017

California Auto Museum has the best old cars and makes. They are all kept in immaculate condition ever.

Thank garyak1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

No this is not a Harrah's Car Collection or a Jay Leno Garage, but for a small town, this is superb. Definitely for car buffs but young or old will enjoy the broad range of vehicles and the quality of vehicles as well. It is...More

Thank tmeebg
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Well laid out collection of old classic cars. Docens were very informative and friendly. Cars range from Model T's to Deloreans. Also a good selection of old camper trailers dating back to the heydays.

Thank climbera5
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to lots of car museums over the decades, and this is definitely not one of the better ones. The building feels like a huge warehouse(which it is), the cars are lined up as if it was a used-cars-for-sale lot (which it partially...More

Thank raggarbil
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you love cars...you will enjoy this museum. Even if you dont, its fun to see cars from various decades. It really could be an awesome museum if it had more funding but it till is worth a visit for the young or old. There...More

1  Thank worldtraveler2
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Who would have thought that SacTown would have hidden treasures, known to few, the California Automobile Museum (formerly the "Towe Auto Museum") is located on Front Street, across from the City of Sacramento Animal Shelter (another place to visit and pick up a lifetime companion...More

1  Thank CEUS69
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Fro all you car aficionados, you have to take time to see the beauties here. From turn of the last century to present day, there are cars of many makes and models -- from Model Ts to Porches -- just about something car-wise here for...More

Thank Gamblr_Heart
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum (formerly known as the Towe Auto Museum) recently had a special exhibit on California motorcycle culture and history. Everything from James Dean to ChiPs. There was poignant history about "the fastest Indian" racing in the desert and WW II bikes, all the way...More

Thank SacValleyGirl
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7 April 2016|
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Response from Georgene C | Reviewed this property |
They do have a large area within the museum that would be appropriate for a fund raiser. The rest of your questions I would suggest that you contact the museum directly at (916) 442-6802. I used to have a car on display... More
29 March 2015|
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Response from NanGS_10 | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on whether you just walk through on your own or use the service of one of the docents. With a docent that my husband really enjoyed we were probably there over an hour. We were both glad we spent part of our... More
Joanna N
2 March 2015|
Response from Wellsdesigned | Reviewed this property |
$8 General, well worth it.