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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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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Very interesting, well done.

There is a recreation of a mine that is amazing. It gives you some sense of how difficult and dangerous mining can be. The rocks and minerals exhibits should many interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Simi Valley
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There is a recreation of a mine that is amazing. It gives you some sense of how difficult and dangerous mining can be. The rocks and minerals exhibits should many interesting examples of gemstones and precious metals in their natural form. A relatively small but it's a great museum for both kids and adults of all ages.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I visited this museum on a pre-arranged tour with MENSA. The tour guide took us to most of the important exhibits, but he omitted the Native American exhibit in the basement next to the gift shop. He didn't even mention its existence. I found out about it at the last minute, when I went back into the building to take... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I took my car to get fixed to Carson City and had to wait for two hours. After a coffee I crossed the street to the Nevada State Museum. I had no expectations and honestly I thought it would be boring, but to my surprise, it was fun! I enjoyed the combination of Nevada History, the exhibits, legends and some... More 

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Windsor, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went to the Nevada State Museum while we were on vacation. we had 2 of our grandchildren with us, one age 10 and one age 5. The kids were free. They had as much fun, if not more, than my husband and I did. This is a museum you don't want to miss while in Carson City.

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Carson City, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Nevada State Museum building itself is a classic museum being situated in the old US Mint building. A diverse variety of items are displayed to maintain the old west heritage of Nevada's 150th year of statehood. The unique mine shaft section is exceptionally well done. The staff are very professional and the exit store items are well selected for... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being from out of the area, there's lots to learn about Nevada. They had an interesting collection of artifacts and photographs. There's also a coin mint there that is operated on the last Friday of every month. Would love to see that in operation!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We decided to stop in and check out this museum. It was really interesting. There is a mining town and mine inside. Kids and adults can learn a lot from this place. Worth the time and money.

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Bonita, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

If you have the time when you go through Carson City, don't miss it. It is located in the Old Mint bldg that was used during the Comstock days. Great exhibit about the history of the Valley. From the settlement during the mining boom and the Virginia City "hey day" to the culture of the people. Particularly interesting was the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a worthwhile museum to visit if you are in the area. I recommend it as an educational and fun experience for kids. One of the highlights is the close encounter with a mammoth skeleton.

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Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum is relatively small but well put together and interesting. Some standout highlights include being able to go down into a replica mine (not handicapped accessible FYI) and the history of the Carson City mint including a stunning collection of examples of nearly every coin minted there. I can't even imagine what that is worth. Other exhibits provide a... More 

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