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Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris

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3.9/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • I enjoyed my visit to Orange Empire. It was almost 100 degrees but we still walked most of the property. Lots of Trolleys and a few rail cars. We rode the PCC and it circled the museum. A nice collect...  read more »
  • This is an out of the way place to find. Once there it is very expansive with operating locomotives and trolley cars. Numerous car-barns located on the property house different cars and locomotives. I...  read more »
  • We stumbled on this place exploring shortcuts around the area. It's quite large and obviously well stocked. Unfortunately, we arrived near the end of the day and it was packed up tighter than a drum (...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Great place to bring your kids if they enjoy big machines with plenty to discover. This is also a great play for adults and teenagers that are interested in history and how the train came into the picture. They hold the Thomas The Train Event which is a great time to bring your younger ones and there is plenty to be seen. There's a lot more to be said but the overview of the museum is that its a great community attraction. They are also a member of the Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce, which shows their dedication to the community as a whole. As a director of the Chamber and a local attorney, I've seen the positive impact the museum has made. Joshua D. Naggar, Esq. CA Real Estate Broker- BRE # 01742537 Fmr. Sgt. U.S.M.C., VFW Post 888 Dir. PVCC (Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce) Dir. TICUP (Time Is Creeping Up Productions) Volunteer Professor and Advisor NBECHS Business Advisory Committee- Perris Union HS
  • 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.
  • I go there all the time. you can be a member, fun rides, on the trolley loop you can learn more about the museum, and you can look in barn sheds. But you cannot go in barn 7.
  • We had a great time at this museum. We walked all over the grounds at our own pace exploring and taking pictures. I could not find any locomotives so I went back and asked someone near the front. He said they had all been put away in a barn. He then escorted us to the barn and gave us a guided tour. He took time to explain the history of each machine. I was very impressed.
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