California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

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Dedicated to the "iron horse" that connected the Golden State to the rest of the country, California State Railroad Museum holds over 20 locomotives and railroad cars. Watch for the large-scale model of the Donner Pass that allowed trains to pass through the Sierra Nevada mountains--it prompts photos from many visitors. Other locomotives outside have been restored to gleaming chrome and dark iron. Book a tour through the railcars, given by costumed train enthusiasts, who explain the mechanics and the lifestyle on the tracks. PutCalifornia State Railroad Museum into our Sacramento tour planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A bit of a line to get in which surprised us but was well worth the $12 admission. The museum has a ton of trains and the staff was excellent at providing history and information. Third floor is... 
    A bit of a line to get in which surprised us but was well worth the $12 admission. The museum has a ton of trains and the staff was excellent at providing history and information. Third floor is...  more »
  • I love this museum! I have gone since I was a child and now still do with my family.Very fun and educational!Plus they have very kind and friendly staff.Would definitely recommended! 
    I love this museum! I have gone since I was a child and now still do with my family.Very fun and educational!Plus they have very kind and friendly staff.Would definitely recommended!  more »
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  • Best train museum I’ve ever visited. Extraordinary museum for train aficionados. Extremely well maintained, huge - with some of the most epic classic trains maintained as If brand new. Great for school kids and school excursions. I’m in awe at this museum. We spent more than half a day here.
  • Beautiful facility, great exhibits, and fantastic preservation/restoration work done on the "main" collection in the big galleries. I first saw the Cab Forward when I was about 10 years old and it still impresses just as much. Great museum for a wide range of ages, as the written material in particular is suited to reading some, all, or none. The docents are great, too - dedicated volunteers who have a real enthusiasm for their subjects.

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