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California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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This is What Heaven Looks Like For A Car Nut or Gear Head

Where do you start to try and explain this place to someone who has never been there? Clearly, it... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
nascarbilly
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Sacramento, California
Hidden Gem in Sacramento

After 25 years living here, decided to drive down to the California Automobile Museum and see what... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Charlie B
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Roseville, California
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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” (13 reviews)
“for sale” (18 reviews)
“on display” (21 reviews)
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2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
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+1 916-442-6802
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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...More

Thank Charlie B
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...More

1  Thank 2became1
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!

Thank joe b
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...More

Thank Julian E
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.

Thank Kelly V
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.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I visited the California Automobile Museum today.It is called the Automobile Musuem but please know they have a great collection of motorcycles. I like the pickup's and flatbeds. Still, one of the best in my view was the Lincoln that A. P. Gianni, the founder...More

1  Thank Consultant_01
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went on the guided tour, with Don....a wealth of information about the cars, the industry and the players. I liked hearing which cars ran, which didn't, and how the museum came to acquire them! Don was really good at explaining the different parts and...More

Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This museum has a changing theme approximately twice a year. Last year was camping trailers, and this year it is motorcycles. Museum is very cold had a sweat shirt and beanie on! Many leaks in the roof and some cars have plastic on them. Docent's...More

Thank 939lawrences
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deb4182016
Do you have rental facilities for organization fundraisers? If so, what is the seating capacity, is there a full kitchen, do you require your own caterer, what is the cost, and is it available on 2/4/17? Thank you!
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
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BeckyB399
How much time should I plan to spend here?
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
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Joanna N
How much is the admission fee?
2 March 2015|
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Response from Wellsdesigned | Reviewed this property |
$8 General, well worth it.
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