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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 25 attractions in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Gardnerville, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Bit pricey for adults, something to do while visiting the Silver State of Nevada. Their gift shop is readily available for picking up any souvenirs of the Carson City, going back in Time.

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Castle Rock, CO, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We wanted to know about the Carson City Mint- we got that and so much more! The displays were intriguing, thought provoking and thorough. We spent a wonderful afternoon in the mint among Native American artifacts, Fremont's discoveries and geology yielding the most interesting story of our countries romance with silver.

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West Linn
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Lots of silver and gold, in many forms. Plenty of history in the form of papers, artifacts, clothing, and more. There was once a mint in Carson City so there's equipment and machinery from that. But I loved the mine exhibit. You get the feel, sort of, of walking through a silver mine 150 years ago. It's worth a stop.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

this is an interesting place to spend a couple of hours. the old mint history is the most interesting to me. along with the old ghost town and artificial mine tour.

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Fullerton, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
62 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is an average museum. It was easy to find, right in the center of town. The exhibits were ok. We didn't stay for the paintings, we were more interested in the coins, currency and mining exhibits. I thought these were the highlight of the museum. We stayed and watched a video on the history of the town, the museum... More

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Redding, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Just in town on a whim and decided to get some culture, great historical museum of the area with some really cool exhibits!! The mint and the mines were the hi-lites 4 me!! a neat little excursion!!

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Carson City, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a great place for a visit that is steeped in the flavors of Nevada. It's a small museum but definitely worth a visit. It's a place we take many of our visitors.

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Dayton,NV USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum is one of the best museums that I have been to. I have been to a lot of state museums and county museums but the charm of this museum just sticks with you. It is great for people of all ages and has something for every museum person. I love the underground mine and all the coins in... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum has several permanent exhibits, but also changes some exhibits through the year. It is very informative and gives a great history of the area. The gold mine was very good and seeing the old mint was interesting, too especially since it still mints special coins.

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Carson City, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum itself is very informative of Nevada History but what I really enjoy is walking through the mine in the basement of the museum. It's a very interesting replica of an old mine.

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