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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
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Amazing Trains

WOW...The best train museum in the west for sure. Add this stop in Old Town Sacramento to your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron S
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Excellent Museum

This is an excellent railroad museum, with great exhibits and beautifully restored engines and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Long Beach, 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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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 yesterday

WOW...The best train museum in the west for sure. Add this stop in Old Town Sacramento to your buck list. The trains are amazing, BIG, amazing history about the railroad connecting the west and the east. Great private collect donated by Tom Sefton (San Diego)...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an excellent railroad museum, with great exhibits and beautifully restored engines and cars. The upstairs has a great collection of model and toy trains. The docents are friendly and informative.

Thank drifterdon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Age of steam comes to life here. If you are a kid at heart or have kids whose eyes go wide in wonderous shock at the mention of anything fire breathing this is a place for you!!! Some of these coal eating monsters are a...More

1  Thank day3tripper
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is situated at old Sacremento We got late to go here so we had only a short time to go through the entire place, it was very well organized and properly explained, wish we had some more time. This place is fully committed to...More

1  Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There was lots of historical information. The movies were excellent and so was the tour. If you are lucky enough to be there when the steam train is running it is well worth the ticket. If it is a hot day, I recommend spending extra...More

1  Thank Juliet G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to this museum twice and each time come away really impressed with the exhibits and staff. There are a ton of train cars, engines, and trolleys that you can walk through while the staff on hand are very informative about each one. Be...More

1  Thank Appysport
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its location at the edge of Old Town Sac with many dining options and shops/buildings that take one a step back in time wonderfully complements this museum. The museum is near an actual train station. Great break from the summer heat. I'd expect kids to...More

1  Thank n0rberttc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unless you hate trains for some reason, this is one of the most fun AND educational museums I have seen in a long time. There is something for everyone at the Train Museum! My 7 year old grandson loved----EVERYTHING.

1  Thank janfab58
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very neat museum with a large variety of trains that you can walk around and through. The facility is large which make it nice when there are a lot of people it doesn't seem like it. Great educational experience.

1  Thank erodrig26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sacramento Train Museum is another one of those something for everyone places. The history of the railroad and the people who made it happen is awe inspiring. The trains in and of themselves show a time and place not to be forgotten. There is...More

1  Thank sandrahN51NL
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24 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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3 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.
29 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