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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

5th Ave & Reservoir Rd., Jamestown, CA
+1 209-984-3953
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Cool train park

We went here and were very impressed with the train cras and what good condition they were in. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Healdsburg, California
A great site for California and Railroad History

Having been there a few times and now retired I've been volunteering at Railtown. Go there and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manteca, California
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A working railroad since the 1890's, this park is now run by the California State Railroad Museum. It offers visitors self-guided tours.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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5th Ave & Reservoir Rd., Jamestown, CA
+1 209-984-3953
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here and were very impressed with the train cras and what good condition they were in. The station is cool also. What a bonus when we came home and watching the classic western film High Noon we discovered that some of the train...More

Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been there a few times and now retired I've been volunteering at Railtown. Go there and you can see the insides of steam locomotives and how they're maintained. You can see a real turntable and a museum of all the hundreds of movies and...More

Thank stevej2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Railtown 1897 with my children and grandchildren. It was well worth the drive from Modesto. First ride is at 1030, but com earlier, there is a lot to see and do. Prices are reasonable 15 for adults 10 for teens and free for...More

Thank ebur104075
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived, the tour guide was at lunch, so we started following the self-guided tour route. He found us and asked if we would like to hear the tour. We said yes, and I'm glad we did. I honestly thought this place would be...More

Thank Troy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is a must for Western movie fans, California history buffs, and trainspotters. We are Big Valley fans and Clint Eastwood fans. We wanted to see the steam engine number 3 train used in so many films and television programs....More

Thank nancyandbrian2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any railfan should make this a stop! And, be sure to take advantage of the tour of the roundhouse, its included in the very inexpensive cost to tour. Our tour guide, Paul, was excellent. What a wealth of knowledge and history of engines, rolling stock,...More

Thank cheetahfan9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok place to visit. Up the hill from Main Street. Although not very far, this area is very hot in the summer so driving is advisable.

Thank familytraveler455
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great train ride!!! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the history Can't go wrong with the train for a great family activity

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

There are lots of old steam locomotives at this museum/railway depot. There's a little bit of historical information in the old train station and a roundhouse storing some old steamers as well. They don't really force you to pay the five dollars that they are...More

Thank ouilv2travel
Reviewed 28 May 2017

What an amazing park with alot of vintage trains and wonderful grounds to walk on!! Enjoyed seeing trains that were in movies and television shows that I remember!! Highly recommend this park if you are in the area.Trains run on weekends only,so I recommend going...More

Thank Lainers60
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13 April 2016|
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Response from TracyH566 | Reviewed this property |
Call them as the schedule changes from time to time. Either way, its a fun visit you need to see.
25 June 2015|
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Response from travelmuch2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely buy online because it will be busy on the Holiday weekend. Also very hot. Bring a hat and water.
Dave E
25 January 2015|
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Response from krishna292 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that I cannot answer to that question because I live in Hyderabad, India and I was visiting Railtown with my daughter and her family, who live in San Francisco. returning from Yosemite.