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California Automobile Museum

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Address: 2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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sacramento, USA
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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 are 2 antique cars that they allow you to get in and take pictures. Also... More 

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Sacramento, California
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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 and save a life). Packed with iconic cars and special events (such as the Motorcycle... More 

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Sacramento, California
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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 just about anyone's taste. Neat set-up and decor, and other automobile memorabilia are on display.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 through 1950s scooters and today's track bikes. The Auto Museum does a great job pulling... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Automobile museums are museums I can visit over and over without becoming bored of them, a good thing since I visited a few on my most recent road trip across the US, and the California Automobile Museum was in many ways my favourite. The Museum has a great collection of cars (and on my visit motorbikes), ranging from the beginning... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A space full of beautiful cars. The sales section has plenty of classic cars for sale. The big tire near the rest rooms is a great workout.

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Thank Brett C
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was only accidentally here, but was excited to see some unusual cars. Instead I saw a series of expected autos and bikes. Its not terribly boring, but also not terribly exciting. If it had been raining out, this would have been a better use of time. But... probably worth a trip with kids who like cars, or maybe dad... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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