What it is: Sacramento train museum
Age Good For: Any
Location: in Old Sacramento, 125 I St. Sacramento, CA 95814
Birthday Parties Offered? Yes. Several spaces and rooms in the train museum are available for rent. You can rent the yellow railroad caboose outside as a kids party place.
Highlights: The main museum floor has several trains you can view from the outside and a few you can walk through. Upstairs holds the toy train collection, model railroad, and Thomas the Train play area, a favorite spot for toddler and young train fans. In the spring through fall months, you can take a 45-minute ride on an old train that runs along the river.
Food: Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum or on the train ride. However, the California Railroad Museum is location in old town Sacramento, so there are plenty of restaurants and specialty hot dog shops to choose from nearby.
Restrooms: Yes, restrooms are located on the main floor and upstairs.
Tips: If you have a train enthusiast in your family, buy the family pass. With it you can get in the museum for free and take the train ride for free as many times as you like for a year. The candy store across the street validates parking.