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

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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I had a great visit to the Nevada State Museum. It was very well done and being the Carson City Mint made it more special. The mining tunnel made you feel it was real and we were part of it. To us it was a great way to spend our time on a Sunday afternoon.

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Modesto, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Incredible exhibits!!!The mineral displays,gun collection,the mint items and mine shaft were top notch.I want to go back the last Friday of the month to watch the coins being produced.AAA+++

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Susanville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent a couple of hours or more here with six children, ages 2-8. It held their interest, especially the mine tunnel and ghost town (the 5 year old was afraid in the ghost town). We had to do the tunnel twice, in fact, to please the enthusiasts. There was something for everyone, from the old Carson City silver mint,... More

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CANOGA PARK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent several hours here at the museum seeing most of the exhibits that were housed in the old Carson City Mint. The current exhibit on John Fremont was quite interesting, incl. the photographs in a separate room taken of places where Fremont had traveled. We esp. enjoyed everything that had to do with silver mining & the Comstock Lode,... More

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Wylie, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Leaving Reno NV, I decided to go to Carson City to see the old Mint, much to my liking it was still there and has been converted to the Nevada State Museum. While there is a lot of history on the Carson City, there is still a lot of items from the old mint, they still have a press from... More

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South Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

They have a little parking lot labeled "museum parking", but if you god forbid stay in the museum 2 hours 15 minutes you WILL get a ticket.. Period. Carson "City" is a tiny little town that, unlike the rest of Nevada, hasn't grown in the past century and I guess the cops have nothing else to do than screw with... More

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