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Western Railway Museum

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Address: 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
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+1 707-374-2978
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Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired...

Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other remnants of our railway system.

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Great train museum

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brenda M
Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Petaluma, California
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634 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 the nostalgic trip back in history provided by the train and the eager volunteers. I... More 

1 Thank pfefmeister
Sarre-Union, France
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 is run by volunteers, and there is the opportunity to take a ride on their... More 

1 Thank Peter W
Scottsdale, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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. This is a "must see" for kids and railroad enthusiasts.

1 Thank Margaret B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 a train ride on the line that served Sacramento to Oakland up to the 1950's.

1 Thank marshmello4
Keatchie, Louisiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 interesting too. Lots of restored railcars, some you can walk thru. We had two 10... More 

1 Thank Mary E
Fairfield, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you like trains, and in particular electric trains, you and your family will love this museum. The gift shop is super fun for kids with two Thomas the Train set-ups that the kids can play with for hours. The train ride is very cool, with lots to see and enjoy. The docents are knowledgable and interactive. And the rebuilt... More 

1 Thank Jennifer B
Winters, California
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337 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We lucked out and hit this wonderful museum on a day when they ran a multitude of trains in order for enthusiasts to photograph. They were also having a train garage sale! Good gift shop, good displays and EXCELLENT train rides. Their restoration shops have SO many trains!

1 Thank Lynne S
Sacramento, California
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155 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Western Railway Museum has a lot about it to like. They have a two great sheds full of vintage rail cars and lots of electric locomotives. They have an excellent visitor center and gift shop. And they have train rides! We took advantage of the train ride and had a nice time. Along the tracks there were a lot... More 

1 Thank danielKeiran
Napa Valley, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This spot is fun for all; well priced and the museum is a highlight we'd not expected. The ride was fun but would advise children being 6 and over.

1 Thank Renee' M

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