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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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Loved the cars

Great automobile museum large collection of antique cars and growing collection of 50's as well. We had a great time there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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Northern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great automobile museum large collection of antique cars and growing collection of 50's as well. We had a great time there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very interesting, but was a little difficult to locate. You do need at least an hour and a half to have a good wander around.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First we want to give a shout-out to our docent (think his name was John). My husband has been collecting cars and going to car shows for almost 50 years and the docent still was able to tell him a few things he didn't know already. It made the tour much more interesting. This collection is HUGE. The only reason... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

i have been coming here since 1985 - it is way worth a visit - if you like interesting / historic /rare autos this is your place -just go really you will be grateful to have found this gem

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Mesa, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a trip down memory lane. Wonderful exhibits of the history of the motor car and they even have a section where some classic cars are for sale.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We spent the bulk of a day at the California Auto Museum, which was excellent. They have a historically sequenced format of exhibits, which begins with some of the very first automobiles, transitions through the early days of automobile development, and ultimately takes you to the modern era. They also have some alternate-fuel vehicles, and a big exhibit of motorcycles.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wonderfull kept cars in a nice setting. Enough parking space infront. We enjoyed our visit here. Like to see a nice cafeteria there, even better with Terras outside.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum has cars from 1886 to today. Some of the earliest Fords are models with less than five remaining. They have one of the first Studebakers (a Gold Rush era wheel barrow). A highlight is being able to sit in and have your picture taken in a Model T ford. Have a docent take you on a free personal... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This used to be the Towe Ford Museum...which is probably why there are so many fords. However, the collection is a bit sterile...considering that former Governor Jerry Brown's Plymouth, and a Porsche owned by Linda Ronstadt were in house when I visited. The place is used for many events among the cars, thus, this is a good way to visit... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

On entering the Museum we were offered a personal guided tour by one of the museums docents – Rick. Rick was excellent. Entertaining us with not only the details of the cars but the stories of the people behind them. Like all Americans we have met on our trips Rick was keen for us to get the most out of... More 

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