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Western Railway Museum

5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
+1 707-374-2978
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Very Unique. Worth the visit.

The museum was very well done and fun. You got to get up close to the old trains in the barn... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Jerry and Pam U
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Sebastopol, California
Train ride memories

The Railway museum offers a nostalgic tour of trains, including a 30 minute train ride to view... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
catalyste
,
santa rosa, CA
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Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other remnants of our railway system.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
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+1 707-374-2978
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The museum was very well done and fun. You got to get up close to the old trains in the barn. Plus, you got a great ride on an old electric train.

Thank Jerry and Pam U
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Railway museum offers a nostalgic tour of trains, including a 30 minute train ride to view wildflowers. The train yard houses numerous train cars, including some Muni railway cars & train cars from other countries in various stages of renovation. They have a good...More

Thank catalyste
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Nowhere on the event website was it mentioned that the wine train was a Breast Cancer benefit event. There was one or two sentences uttered about the history of the train (which was the purpose of our visit) and the rest of the ENTIRE trip...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Take an hour train ride into the middle of rolling green hills to view the wildflowers. Best time to go is the beginning of April as the flowers disappear when it gets warm. You ride in a very old train car with a conductor who...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to bring the kids, including adults who love trains. Actually able to ride the rails on an antique train.

Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our mother to the museum for their wildflower ride. The train goes out the tracks towards the bay for about 30 minutes, then reverses course and returns to the museum. There were not many wildflowers, but that did not diminish...More

2  Thank pfefmeister
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Although in seems to be "in the middle of nowhere", a visit to the Western Railway Museum is a must, especially for any railway fans in the area. They have a mix of railway and tram (streetcar) exhibits, some restored, some being restored. The museum...More

1  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited this museum the day after their "members day" and it was very quiet and peaceful. Our ride on the 1913 electric train was delightful since we were the only passengers. Our conductor and lineman gave us personal attention and lots of historical information....More

1  Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

There are many old trains and street cars under-roof outside the museum building -- very historical experience. Inside the museum there are exhibits of transportation and energy. Children can enjoy 2 or 3 tables of wooden train sets and move the cars around. Outside ...Take...More

1  Thank marshmello4
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

All the people involved in this museum were so friendly and very informative. A great way to spend a few hours. The ride on the railcar is not too long, so the kids wont get bored. The scenery is nice. Wasn't crowded. The museum is...More

1  Thank Mary E
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Response from Jo W | Reviewed this property |
$10 ($9 for 65+) buys all day. It's primarily open week-ends. Summer it's open 5 days/week, I think. Go early in the day, and enjoy! Take a picnic lunch, or purchase something from the snack bar. They have a grove and tables... More
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