We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
Review Highlights
Train Lovers Dream Come True

This is an excellent and massive museum. It has a huge impressive collection of old train engines... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Had No Idea I'd Love It!

Never thought of myself as a train person or, especially, a train museum person. But... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Aimee B
Tracy, California
Read all 2,261 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dining car” (107 reviews)
“love trains” (81 reviews)
“railroad museum” (300 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204
+1 916-323-9280
Write a ReviewReviews (2,261)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,145 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent and massive museum. It has a huge impressive collection of old train engines and cars, some of which you can even go inside. There is incredibly detailed history of railroading and everything you could ever want to know about it, and...More

Thank texasmccoy
Reviewed yesterday

Never thought of myself as a train person or, especially, a train museum person. But surprise! I took my kids (8 & 10) to the Railroad Museum on Summer Vacation this past summer. They have the museum set up chronologically. And there's just so much...More

1  Thank Aimee B
Reviewed yesterday

The displays are real and authentic pieces. The décor is very high quality, and the docents are a wealth of information. Even if you're not a train buff, this museum is wonderful to see. Everything from the movie to full size trains to the history...More

1  Thank dparis
Reviewed 2 days ago

We started on the third floor and worked our way down. This floors has scores of model trains and tells you everything you’d want to know about their history. There were many we had never heard of like a Z-class that fits in a briefcase!...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been coming to the Railroad museum for the past 15 years. First by myself and them eventually all three of my children. Boy or girl, they are amazed by all the different models of trains from different eras. They get to board certain...More

1  Thank johncastillo72
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the California Railroad Museum with family, friends, kids and adults. This museum has a little bit of something for all. Small kids enjoy the interactive trains and other play activities, and adults like the fact you can go through the railcars and...More

1  Thank AngelK916
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone in our group -- from age 18 months to over 60 years. Hands on play for young ones and trip down memory lane for experienced train riders.

1  Thank s s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids of all ages, my now 10 and 7 year old still like to go check things out. The Thomas play area was always great on a rainy day for us! If you are local, I recommend a membership! Don't skip the train...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into trains or have kids that are interested. It's a must see. Lots of cool things to do for most ages. We come every other year when we're in area.

1  Thank 7sHeaven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandson dependencies here. We have been going since he was two, he is now four. He never gets tired. He loves the toy trains and seeing the big trains, but mostly the toy trains.

1  Thank Dana J
Nearby Restaurants
Ten 22
452 reviews
.26 km away
Fat City Bar & Cafe
351 reviews
.20 km away
Fanny Ann's Saloon
159 reviews
.27 km away
Danny's Mini Donuts
45 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Sacramento
2,549 reviews
.31 km away
River Walk Park
12 reviews
.53 km away
Sacramento History Museum
122 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Pam J
3 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
There is a train called the Capitol Corridor that runs several times during the day. A great ride to a great destination.
29 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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