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Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris

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  • Having browsed early morning on TripAdvisor we decided to go although it was not a steam day. We were warmly welcomed and were invited to go on a guided tour. Our tour guide John Pfingsten was charmin...  more »
  • Anyone who likes to see old trains and trolleys, anyone with an interest in history, anyone with a desire to have a picnic in a place that reminds you of America in the past, will enjoy the Orange Emp...  more »
  • This museum is very large. You should wear comfortable shoes and if the morning is cool wear layers so you can be cool in the afternoon. Why? Because you will want to be here for several hours. You ca...  more »
  • This was a fantastic place. If you like trains and trolleys you'll love this place! It is acres of sheds filled with trolleys, coaches and steam and diesel locomotives. It's a working museum so a locomotive might be undergoing a renovation as one was when I visited. You could easily spend a day here. You can even bring food and picnic. There's a gift shop and on weekends you can ride the trains and trolleys.
  • One of many hidden treasures in Perris! I've visited OERM several times for various reasons, ranging from hosting events to attending events. The park-like grounds are amazing to wander and explore! They have every size track there is and fully operational. The volunteers are nice and very knowledgeable. I'm not a "train" person but it's very interesting to see the steam engines up close and personal. If you have a Thomas the Train lover in your family, bring them here in November when Thomas visits the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Added bonus: Those who become members and volunteers of the museum have the opportunity to learn how to be a train conductor!
  • Horrible experience I took my kids on free museum day and the coupon was suppose to be good for 1 adult and 1 child free. My 3 year old was free because he was under the age limit but they made me pay $12 for myself. The lady was also was trying to explain that it was free to look around but if you wanted to ride the trains it cost money. It was so confusing the way she was trying to explain it. They had a group of boys scouts that day and we had already ridden the train and the tram. It was getting hot and my kids really wanted to ride the last street car but the guy said we had to wait for the boys to go on their own first. We waited and waited they kept going around the track letting the boys take turns driving the train. One guy getting on the train said ride the other ones and I said we already did. We ended up leaving my little train lovers were disappointed we drove and hour to get there only to be disappointed with how we were treated. I will not recommend this place to anyone and won't waste my time going back. Also there were no signs only a crappy old map telling us what wherehouses we could go into to look at trains.
  • Great family events with many different volunteer organizations assisting to make it a memorable experience!
  • Great collection of old trains, locomotives and their special focus - streetcars (trolley cars) from Southern California and other cities. Rides and a nice gift shop.