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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Worth it, something here for everyone

This is a very impressive railroad museum for the trains and for the glimpse into California's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sacramento, California
Great place if your kids love trains

This place is awesome, my family really enjoyed themselves here. My son loves trains since he's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John W
Santa Ana, California
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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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“model trains” (89 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

This is a very impressive railroad museum for the trains and for the glimpse into California's history. Open spaces with room to roam. There is something here for everyone. My dad (70) and son (16) both found a common ground! Definitely recommend to anyone visiting....More

1  Thank N4140WNchristinac
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is awesome, my family really enjoyed themselves here. My son loves trains since he's been watching all those Thomas shows. The museum is awesome, they have many different types of vintage trains. There's a third floor with Toys trains for all the kids....More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before our visit to Sacramento I checked Trip Advisor for things to do. After having attended the California State Railroad Museum there is no doubt as to why it is the #1 thing to do in Sacramento. The museum has been very well done and...More

2  Thank rwheeler1977
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second trip to the museum and really enjoyed the historical perspectives and background over the years, including the recent addition of a high speed train. The exhibits are very well done, we especially liked the real trains one is able to walk...More

2  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit for a trip back in time. Hands on exhibits the whole family can enjoy. There's even a place for the little ones to play with toy trains.

1  Thank DW-TravelinMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon eight years ago and enjoyed it. We decided to bring our two kids this year (5 and 1-year-old), hoping that it was as interesting as we remembered. It was! The kids really enjoyed it, and they...More

1  Thank paigepants
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly great museum. I say this a train enthusiast, but my wife enjoys it there and she is NOT a lover of trains. I've been there many times since it opened in 1981. It just keeps getting better

1  Thank stevej2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent.....wonderful place to go for old and new. We were there in 107 degree weather and it was extremely comfortable inside.

1  Thank T J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is amazing and it's for everyone of all ages and whether or not you like trains or not. Don't miss the change to see it.

Thank hottubannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love trains so this was the perfect stop for me, but my family and friends loved it too. The collection of trains and the exhibits are incredible. We especially loved the sleeper and dining cars. This museum is well-tended and there's lots to see....More

1  Thank mauigirl8888
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23 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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2 May 2017|
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Response from jocks19 | Reviewed this property |
Sacramento Amtrak station is a 5 min walk from the Museum where you can get a train to San Francisco it takes around 2hr 20 min each way.
28 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