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“Good for car lovers”

California Automobile Museum
Ranked #9 of 168 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sacramento
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good for car lovers”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The docents at the Museum really know their cars. There's something for every car lover....vintage Americana, European sports cars, prototype green energy vehicles. I was in recently and they had some new items....several Porsche 356's and a Spyder, plus Henry Ford's wife's car. Spacious, well laid out.

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cars!”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Both the permanent and temporary auto exhibits are always alluring. Plus, a couple of times a year, the Theater Organ Society shows silent movies here, accompanied by live music on an old theater organ!

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“BRRRRRR”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

The car collection was nice.. Just couldn't stay in there long enough (I like to read the histories of the cars and the eras those cars were a part of) unless I had 3 layers on. (I didn't) It was like a tomb in there. I think I was in there for about 30 minutes tops.
With the high cost of heating for a warehouse building such as that, I don't blame them for doing so. On the way out, I warned another group about it being cold in there, because they were asking aloud before they went in. It was the least I could do.

Visited December 2011
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Shawsville, Virginia
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“Great nostalgia for an old timer”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Constant changes, as 75% of the vehicles were new to me from my visit 2 years ago. Only the oldest Ford antiques were the same. John was a great docent. Very eager to help.

Visited December 2011
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting Old Cars”
Reviewed 30 November 2011

The museum is set up so that it's easy to see the different eras of cars. Lots of interesting tidbits given by the docents who have a lot of knowledge and can answer your questions. It is huge so wear comfortable shoes.

Visited July 2011
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