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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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I've been to this museum many times. There is so much history packed into what appears to be a medium size building from the outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Saukville, WI
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Saukville, WI
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to this museum many times. There is so much history packed into what appears to be a medium size building from the outside.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Loved the Nevada history of mining town and early minting of coins. They have a breath taking collection of silver. You can tour a simulated mine that takes you down to lower floors and see how mining took place. So much more to see and they may be adding more. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Carson City was in the midst of a record heat wave, so we decided to spend time inside this museum. Not a big museum, but lots of information mostly centered on the history of Carson City, silver mining, and the former US mint there from the 1800s. One of the original coin presses is on display and still makes commemorative... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Don't miss this when you visit Carson City. The museum is housed in the old Mint Building, and a new annex. The museum is very informative without being stuffy, and each exhibit is thoughtfully and professionally presented. Seeing the Mine exhibit is worth the price. Really gives you an understanding of what mining used to be like. A small Ghost... More 

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Allston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Clean modern museum. big but not huge. plenty to read. imitation mine set up in basement that is fun. dinosaurs from the area too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

As part of 25th Silver Anniversary Mining History Association Conference, we visited the Nevada State Museum. I had really wanted to visit the historic Carson City U.S. Mint portion. Saw lots of CC silver & gold coins, and the No. 1 mint press. Silver service from the Battleship USS Nevada was impressive. Underground mine exhibit was very well done. All... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

In my opinion this is the best thing to do in Carson City. To start with I t is over 100° outside so it is definitely the coolest environment in which to enjoy Nevada all summer long. :-). They have everything you ever wanted to know about Nevada within the walls of the museum. From the geology and biology of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great museum, and well worth the admission price. Highlights include the #1 Press coin minting machine, the CC gold and silver coin collection and the firearms collection. We loved it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Loved this stop. Very interesting. Would recommend and was not much dollars to get in. Much to see and they do have an elevator in case you can't do stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place to see some really nice antique engines and a unique Mckeen motor car. Nice gift shop. If you are lucky arrange to be around for a steam up or to work a rail cart. Knowledgeable staff. Allow at least an hour.

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Additional Information about Nevada State Museum

Address: Address: 600 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone Number: (775) 687-4810
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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