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California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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Classic cars

Lot of nice classic cars, nice clean museum. Not very large, but a lot of cars, old fashioned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pnitake
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Los Angeles, California
Great display set out in a large warehouse

Well worth a visit as there's something for everyone. It can be a little cold in winter on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MAK2123
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Sydney, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old cars” (38 reviews)
“classic cars” (17 reviews)
“for sale” (21 reviews)
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2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot of nice classic cars, nice clean museum. Not very large, but a lot of cars, old fashioned wagon-like vehicles, Back to the Future DeLorean, etc.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit as there's something for everyone. It can be a little cold in winter on the concrete floors but it's worth it. A variety of display cars from the 1900s through to the present day. Good photo ops where you can sit...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had fun seeing all the historic cool cars from all time periods. Our boys love cars of any era so it was well worth a visit here.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This musuem is very large and has a collection that ranges from historic to near modern, cars to trucks and motorcycles and engines. Not really much for small kids; but adults and even teens should find this interesting for an hour or more.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very close to Old Town Sacramento, the CA Automobile Museum features an extensive array of small cars, including BMW Isettas, tiny English cars, Crosleys and many more you were never aware existed, including tiny trailers to tow behind your tiny car. Also crazy futuristic motor...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The California Automobile Museum has a great collection of both classic American muscle cars, sports cars, and pre WWII cars. Not all of the cars are old, many are modern classics, and exotic European cars. There is an area of cars for sale if you...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I enjoyed seeing some older as well and advanced concept cars. You could easily spend 3-4 hrs here if you like cars

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The museum formally known as Towe Ford Museum is a wonderful way to spend the day. There is a nice variety of vintage cars. There is no air conditioning or heating in this warehouse style structure, so dress accordingly. This offers great photo opportunities and...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

What a great museum! Mostly American cars with a great guide that took us through the history of auto manufacturing in America. Rare samples and displays of technical demo pieces. If you go make sure to give it good two hours and stay with your...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Under the freeway, in old Quonset huts, this museum is a surprise for its extensive and interesting collection of classic cars. It's wasn't busy when I visited and docents were available to explain the cars in the collection. I loved the fitted-out VW camper van...More

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Koko396
15 January 2018|
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Response from IWJwinefrog | Reviewed this property |
You would need to contact the museum directly to find out what is in their inventory.
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deb4182016
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
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BeckyB399
29 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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