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California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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I have been to lots of car museums over the decades, and this is definitely not one of the better... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
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If you love cars...you will enjoy this museum. Even if you dont, its fun to see cars from various... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
sacramento, USA
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“classic cars” (13 reviews)
“for sale” (18 reviews)
“on display” (21 reviews)
2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to lots of car museums over the decades, and this is definitely not one of the better ones. The building feels like a huge warehouse(which it is), the cars are lined up as if it was a used-cars-for-sale lot (which it partially...More

Thank raggarbil
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you love cars...you will enjoy this museum. Even if you dont, its fun to see cars from various decades. It really could be an awesome museum if it had more funding but it till is worth a visit for the young or old. There...More

1  Thank worldtraveler2
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Who would have thought that SacTown would have hidden treasures, known to few, the California Automobile Museum (formerly the "Towe Auto Museum") is located on Front Street, across from the City of Sacramento Animal Shelter (another place to visit and pick up a lifetime companion...More

1  Thank CEUS69
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Fro all you car aficionados, you have to take time to see the beauties here. From turn of the last century to present day, there are cars of many makes and models -- from Model Ts to Porches -- just about something car-wise here for...More

Thank Gamblr_Heart
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The museum (formerly known as the Towe Auto Museum) recently had a special exhibit on California motorcycle culture and history. Everything from James Dean to ChiPs. There was poignant history about "the fastest Indian" racing in the desert and WW II bikes, all the way...More

Thank SacValleyGirl
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Automobile museums are museums I can visit over and over without becoming bored of them, a good thing since I visited a few on my most recent road trip across the US, and the California Automobile Museum was in many ways my favourite. The Museum...More

Thank dos_worldwide
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A space full of beautiful cars. The sales section has plenty of classic cars for sale. The big tire near the rest rooms is a great workout.

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was only accidentally here, but was excited to see some unusual cars. Instead I saw a series of expected autos and bikes. Its not terribly boring, but also not terribly exciting. If it had been raining out, this would have been a better use...More

Thank Fraser000
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I enjoy seeing the history of vehicles and seeing them as they were not made into hot rods. Display is interesting they way it is arranged.

Thank crapeaux
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I did not know this place even existed. I was looking for a place to go with my grandson and his parents on a rainy day in Sacramento. Great selection of cars old and newer. Some classics as well. They were having a whole section...More

Thank Tim D D
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Do you have rental facilities for organization fundraisers? If so, what is the seating capacity, is there a full kitchen, do you require your own caterer, what is the cost, and is it available on 2/4/17? Thank you!
7 April 2016|
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Response from Georgene C | Reviewed this property |
They do have a large area within the museum that would be appropriate for a fund raiser. The rest of your questions I would suggest that you contact the museum directly at (916) 442-6802. I used to have a car on display... More
How much time should I plan to spend here?
30 March 2015|
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Response from NanGS_10 | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on whether you just walk through on your own or use the service of one of the docents. With a docent that my husband really enjoyed we were probably there over an hour. We were both glad we spent part of our... More
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How much is the admission fee?
2 March 2015|
Response from Wellsdesigned | Reviewed this property |
$8 General, well worth it.