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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Feels like a real train ride

We took our grandson, I was more entertained then him. The feel the smell of the old rolling stock... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lagden
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Sacramento, California
Great fun for the family!

I have been to this museum with my kids multiple times and it never disappoints. I took my 75 year... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mminnis
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Sacramento, California
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North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“toy trains” (119 reviews)
“dining car” (109 reviews)
“love trains” (81 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our grandson, I was more entertained then him. The feel the smell of the old rolling stock is so nostalgic. The dining car which rolled with the rails and a mannequin waiter. The day was brilliant.

Thank Lagden
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to this museum with my kids multiple times and it never disappoints. I took my 75 year old Dad when he came in town, he was so taken with all the exhibits.

Thank mminnis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent for family together time. Great programs during holidays. A little something for kids of all ages.

1  Thank justtravelin1968
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing for adults and children. Interactive exhibits and knowledgeable docents make this a fun and educational place

1  Thank diane22450
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing attraction for the entire family. I will totally recommend if you are on old Sacramento this is a must.

1  Thank Priscimac85
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sacramento RR Museum is worth it! Up close and personal with the machines that built the West. It is the place where cinema meets up close and personal.

1  Thank boristhespider1069
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love to take our family or friends who visit from out of town to themRailroad Museum. California, especially Sacramento has such a rich history and the museum does a great job of showing these stages-for development.

1  Thank NoCalMina
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the highlights of any visit to the Sacramento area is this museum and the whole Old Sacramento area. Many, many things to see and do, even in the off-season.

1  Thank Scotty4949
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our twin boys love this place, you can’t go wrong in finding a place that kids love and keep parents entertained as well. Who doesn’t love trains. They get hands on experience and learn about trains history at the same time. Every time we visit...More

1  Thank AmericanoO
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family spent about 4 hrs here total. For the price, it is one of my favorite things we did in Sacramento. You can re-enter so fitting a visit between meals isn't a problem. We took it slow and enjoyed the guided tour and chatting...More

1  Thank Steffanie C
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Maria N
27 December 2017|
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Response from texasmccoy | Reviewed this property |
Yes this museum is massive and all indoors. The area where the actual trains are is kind of like a huge garage/warehouse type of structure, but again it is all enclosed. I have visited more than once in the winter and don't... More
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mandyb0xer
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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Pam J
2 May 2017|
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Response from Angelica T | Reviewed this property |
No, this museum is not a working railroad. However, the Amtrak to the bay is located about 1/2 mile from the Museum...and that will get you to/from SF in one day. Uber/Lyft from museum to Amtrak is only $7!
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