Does your child (or inner child) have a need for speed? Put your petal to the metal and get your motor running to one of these great events, museums and more designed for maximum speed.
The Pacific Coast Air Museum., located at the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, features: * Dozens of historic aircraft * Educational exhibits * Knowledgeable aircraft crews * Unique space for parties and events
The Hiller Aviation Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, was opened to the public in 1998 by helicopter designer and inventor Stanley Hiller Jr. and features a collection on display of over 50 aircraft from more than a century of aviation history. Events and activities are featured regularly, allowing you to immerse yourself in aviation dreams, from flying a realistic flight simulator to exploring the science of aviation with hands-on exhibits and unique laboratory experiences.
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of USS Hornet, a national historic landmark, and its role in naval aviation, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program and exploration of space. The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, educating and inspiring them to meet their challenges.
Educate about the role of historic North Field at Oakland International Airport, Oakland and the Bay Area in the development of aviation on the West Coast and in the US by collecting, preserving and interpreting aircraft and aviation artifacts that reflect this proud heritage. Celebrate the history and technological achievements of aviation. Inspire individuals by linking aviation’s past to the future.
The San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum provides unique opportunities for learning about the development of commercial aviation and the role it plays in our everyday lives. Located in the International Terminal, it is an architectural adaptation of the Airport's 1930s passenger lobby. The collection focuses on air transport with an emphasis on the West Coast and the Pacific region. Exhibitions, research services, and educational programs are offered to the public free of charge.
Dedicated to education about and preservation of the heritage of one of Northern California’s most significant historic sites ... Moffett Field.
The historic legacy of the Alameda Naval Air Station will be preserved at the Alameda Naval Air Museum located in the former Air Terminal Building #77 at Alameda Point. Our museum features archival materials, photographs and stories of the war workers of World War II up to the eventual closing of the base in 1997.
More than a pretty waterfront town, Tiburon has a rich railroad and maritime history, which is captured in the Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum rests on Shoreline Park with priceless views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island.
The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is committed to providing a great experience to children and adults alike. Ride aboard a real steam engine as it goes through beautiful Oak Meadow and Vasona Parks. Go round and round on 106 year-old carousel. The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad has rides, food, and most importantly fun!
Located in Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a miniature live steam railroad, to teach, inform & promote model engineering craftsmanship for the benefit of our members and to educate the public on what live steaming & model engineering is all about.
Board the farm’s train. It takes you back more than 100 years to a time when railroads connected the East Bay’s farms to towns and cities. The train is operated by Ardenwood’s Railroad Museum with staff and docents dressed in period costumes.
Serves Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, Larkspur and nearby areas.
Napa Valley Wine Train offers an authentic, memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multiple course meals, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard an exquisitely restored vintage train.
Preserving the local area railroad heritage while running a working museum to benefit the community. Our members are volunteers and work on the renovation and preservation of the Santa Clara Railroad Depot, the Santa Clara Tower and the two maintenance-of-way buildings.
The Museum is located on 37 acres in Plumas County California, 50 miles due north of Truckee CA at the entrance to the beautiful Feather River Canyon in the City of Portola. We have 140 pieces of equipment and are a hands on museum. We also have a "Run-A-Locomotive" program where you can be the engineer for an hour.
Experience the feats of engineering and ingenuity that have kept the Golden State steaming along for nearly 200 years – from immaculately restored engines and cars to exciting events and exhibits that bring the railroad to life.
At Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, California, history comes to life with vintage steam trains, a working roundhouse, and the timeless Sierra Railway Shops, a designated California Historical Landmark.
A living history museum interpreting the importance of our heritage railroads in the development of California and the nation. The purpose of the organization is to preserve the physical aspects and atmosphere of Pacific Coast railroading during the period from 1910 to 1960. Our mission is to develop and operate a working railroad museum for the benefit of the general public.
With over 50 historic cars on display, 22 miles of track and 22 acres the Western Railway Museum is ideal for families and group outings. The Museum features historic railway exhibits, vintage streetcar and interurban train rides, a large shaded picnic grounds, our Museum Store, library archives, and Depot Cafe.
The simulated 1863 C.P. Huntington steam train takes guests on a quarter-mile train ride through the tunnel, down to the pond, across a bridge and into the forest! All riders under 42 inches in height must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age. Children 12 months or younger may ride for free.
The Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (WCMRS) operates the Diablo Valley Lines (DVL) model railroad, one of the most mountainous and one of the largest exclusively HO scale model railroads in the United States. This model railroad features standard gauge, narrow gauge, and interurban (overhead electric) freight and trolley lines.
A visit to our 10,000 square foot Museum of operating model trains provides an inexpensive, fun-filled outing for young and old, with plenty of room for youngsters to stretch their legs and expend energy as they follow trains along the 200+ feet of public walkway.
The model railroad landscape and train exhibits will be open to the public everyday during regular museum hours. These trains are replicas of real Bay Area trains that mobilized our community for decades. We are very grateful for the work completed by the Golden Gate Model Railroad Club members for automating the system and making this amazing train layout more accessible to our visitors.
The museum is a celebration of San Francisco’s rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impacts streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city.
Located in the historic Washington/Mason cable car barn and powerhouse, the museum deck overlooks the huge engines and winding wheels that pull the cables. Downstairs is a viewing area of the large sheaves and cable line entering the building through the channel under the street.
Regarded as one of the best places to stay in northern California for romantic getaways and family vacations. Our caboose motel is also ideal for those looking for lodging near Mt. Shasta and outdoors lovers exploring the Northern California portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the caboose lodging and vintage cabins to the RV park and campground, an enjoyable stay awaits you here.
The Tiburon Classic Car Show is a wonderful community event, held annually on the Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend, in Tiburon near the ferry boat landing, against the beautiful backdrop of the Tiburon Waterfront Park. The show celebrates the beauty of classic automobiles. (produced prior to 1975) Food, ice cream, soft drinks and adult drinks are available. Or, bring a picnic, relax on the lawn by the bay and enjoy the spectacular cars. Cars are not formally judged, although there may be informal “People’s Choice” awards. The show is open to the public, and admission is free.
Half Moon Bay California's Festival of Magnificent Machines Marks 29th Year
There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, maker fairs, music festivals, food festivals, and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay California’s remarkable, one and only Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show—marking its 29th year in 2019 with a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style.
Greg Borrelli's 2019 ``May Madness`` will take place on May 11th, 2019 from noon to 6:00pm in downtown San Rafael. This will be a fun-filled car show and parade! Downtown San Rafael will be rocking to tunes from the 50’s. Join in the fun with our dancing in the street.
The #SVAutoShow is the largest auto show in the Bay Area. From electric cars to exotics and new luxury models to classics — you can see, touch, even test drive the leading-edge of automotive technology.
Year round events on a 1,600 acres and expanded into one of the premier motor sports venues in the country, hosting 340 days of racing activity each year, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing and the Verizon IndyCar® Series.
Volunteer nonprofit founded in 2005 by a group of classic car and American Graffiti enthusiasts to pay tribute to the film and benefit the community.
Step back in time with Novato’s legendary custom car event, Nostalgia Days. Classic car and hot rod get together, and you don’t need to own either to get in on the fun. Just head to Novato and soak up the ambience, at an event that’s a summer highlight for local residents and a must-attend for West Coast auto aficionados.