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Nevada State Museum

600 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-4810
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Ranked #1 of 26 attractions in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Prescott, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Not only do you get to walk through a replica of a silver mine you tour the actual mint the coins were produced.in. this museum has everything from Fossils, early tools in the 1800's to the atomic tests in the 50's learn a lot of Nevada's history in a few short pleasant hrs

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Rainier, Oregon
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351 reviews 351 reviews
123 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Nevada State Museum holds a significant number of artifacts from BB-36 (USS Nevada), the only ship to get underway during the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). On July 10, 2014, in conjunction with the Navy League, the Museum held a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the launching of that ship. There were a number of items... More

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you find yourself in Carson, the Nevada State Museum is really worth the trip. There are exhibits there, in particular the coal mine and ghost town, that are right up there with any major museum. My kids love it there, and the exhibits really make history come alive. We love the Washoe and Paiute exhibits as well, and I... More

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Reedley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited this museum when I was a kid, try 40 years ago, and loved it back then. I remember the admission being 25 or 50 cents back then in the stone age. This museum has many nooks and crannies filled to the brim with interesting displays. Make sure you get a floor plan/map of the museum so that nothing... More

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Fremont, California
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1,053 reviews 1,053 reviews
641 attraction reviews
750 helpful votes 750 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a really fun museum to take the entire family. The historical exhibits, the coal mine, Native American displays are all first rate. its a really nice museum to enjoy and one of the best museums in Northern Nevada area. Do note their web site for hours/days they are open as it can vary by season. Parking is nearby.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My son wanted to go to this museum, and at first I hesitated. I've been to many boring museums. This one proved me wrong! We each enjoyed the Nevada State Museum. There was a mock coal mine, geology exhibits, coin, and gun displays. We even received a map from the man at the front desk and went back to the... More

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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a fun little trip to an interesting little museum. The museum was small and we were very glad that the kids were free. It was an interesting overview of the mining and Native American history of Nevada. Not one of the biggest or best of state museums but if you are in the area you might as well... More

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Arlington Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
57 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I arrived on Sunday afternoon and parked on the curb in front of museum. The basement is set as a mine with dark cramped walkways that depict actual conditions of a mine. The upper floors contain history of Nevada the wildlife and artifacts collected. Guns, stuffed animals fossilized dinosaurs and history of the Carson city mint fully complete tis efficient... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Where to start? The Woolly Mammoth, original coin press, unusual Native American artifacts, the underground mine, fossil/crystal/seismograph, U.S. explorer's section, taxidermy, military weapons...... I could go on, but it would be better if you went & experienced this really cool place for yourself.

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Vacaville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Overall, I'm not sure it'd be worth travelling to Carson City just to visit this. But if you're in the area it's worth taking a couple of hours to go through. Note there's an original coin press from the old Carson City Mint on display. I understand that at certain times they actually operate it, so if you are interested... More

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