Golden State Model Railroad Museum


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Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

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Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only on Sundays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like skinny ties and a child’s drawing of the Washington Monument, model trains are the smaller, cuter versions of the original. Peek into the past with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for an individual annual pass (a $24 value)
  • $22 for a family annual pass (a $45 value)<p>

Annual passes grant holders unlimited free admission to shows during the April–December operating season and free admission to all January–April events.<p>

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

The Golden State Model Railroad Museum brings the nation’s bygone steam-powered days back to life in miniature form, recreating the trails run by the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads. Trains snake through three huge model layouts, which depict the varied terrain of Northern and Central California lovingly recreated and operated by the East Bay Model Engineers Society. Sundays in April–December from noon to 5 p.m., some of the 70 behind-the-scenes conductors imbue the tracks with energy, transforming the 10,000-square-foot facility into a locomotive wonderland alight with the sounds of bells and whistles not heard since the days when phone numbers only had three digits. The museum is also open on Wednesdays and Saturdays for viewings or on select days for themed events such as Amtrak Day or Steam/Transition Era Day.

Customer Reviews

I admire your collective dedication to making displays historically accurate so interesting to children and adults.
HClarke G. · May 13, 2012
It's awesome, great place to take the kids for a little viewing.
Marcelina M. · July 11, 2017
Great environment, great people!. I recommend this place for all the model train fans as well as families with kids.
Mustafa A. · January 18, 2017

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