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Nevada State Museum

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Address: 600 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone Number: (775) 687-4810
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the...
This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of pre-historic creatures found in the area and the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil.
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Our favorite museum!

We've been to this museum many times over the years and is so much fun every time we come! The exhibits and collections in this place are great; very diverse and well laid out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We've been to this museum many times over the years and is so much fun every time we come! The exhibits and collections in this place are great; very diverse and well laid out. Each area of the museum you visit really draws you into the experience, it's hard to really give the credit due to this place in just... More 

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Henderson, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very informative and interesting. Fascinating mock mine tour. Ori9ginal Carson city mint with fabulous coin collection. Mammoth and pre-historic horse fossils. Highly recommend.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very nice museum in Carson City highlighting the history of this region and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very nice museum housed in the old Nevada Mint. The displays are excellent and you can spend a couple of hours here seeing the history of the area.

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Meridian, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We found the museum disappointing. On the day of our visit, the interactive and video displays were on the fritz. Additionally, many of the exhibits had lights burned out and were, effectively, unviewable.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice selection in history, and learning about coin making was really interesting. Would go there again. Highly recommend.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I would recommend this museum very highly. The staff was very friendly. The displays were first rate, and they were very informative. It does a nice job of bringing the state's history, people, and culture to life.

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Dixon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Nevada State Museum is housed in the old Carson City Mint building. There is an addition that includes the gift store. The mineral displays are beautiful. There is much information about the history of Nevada, the mint and geology of Nevada and its mines.

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Columbus, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Take a map when you sign in. The old mint and the additions are a maze of wonderful surprises. You'll find an old silver dollar coin press, a ghost town, a mine tunnel, lots of animals and minerals. Best of all, kids get free admission!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nevada has much to be proud of its State Museum in Carson City. The museum has something for all ages. The permanent exhibits include an actual mint and the history of the Carson City mint where coins were minted; a room focusing on Native American tribes in Nevada; a perspective on Nevada's geological history including a reconstructed mammoth found in... More 

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