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.

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  • $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

46 Ratings

My son and I go to the museum almost every weekend! Everyone there is very kind and willing to share fun facts and info. The detail put into the layouts and trains is amazing and beautiful. Definitely a great place to visit many times!
Jessica B. · August 17, 2016
This is a really interesting visit on Sundays when the model trains are running. Also across the road from a regional park so trails to accompany your family outing.
Simone H. · July 21, 2016
Great place
Viktoriia S. · January 19, 2016
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