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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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Love that old time stuff that shows how our parents had to make do in their lifetime.

Just about more fun than you should be able to have at a Museum, what with the old mining setup down below the museum basement floor. Shows you the ins and outs of how the miners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Just about more fun than you should be able to have at a Museum, what with the old mining setup down below the museum basement floor. Shows you the ins and outs of how the miners had to work to make a living for themselves and families. Also so much more like Gold coins, silver ware, and lots of fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The mine replica was very interesting as was the info about the Carson City Mint. The replica is appropriately in the basement of the building and it is dark and narrow. There are signs explaining various things about the mine. It tied in well with the things we saw in Virginia City. I also enjoyed the firearms section of this... More 

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Genoa, Nevada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a museum that can entertain just about anybody. Geology, history, anthropology, cool western recreations, Mammoth bones, cars, native history and local history all done well. 2 hours will fly by. Of course the coolest thing is an actual silver mine, recreated for you to walk through. It was great.

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We came to see the old Carson City mint, and were pleased with the rest of the museum. The mine and ghost town exhibits are very neat, and there were also prehistoric fossils, a large gun exhibit, and of course, Carson City coins. It's $8 a person to enter, but parking behind the museum is free and easy to access.

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Irvine, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice little museum. My dad went in. Tickets are $8. I asked the guy at the register how long he would be in there. He said there is a lot of stuff to see so it depends on his interests. He was in there for about an hour. He said there was some stuff but not a lot. Worth a... More 

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Vacaville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great tour of a realistic gold mine while knowing you are safe due to it being a reproduction. Very interesting display of the Carson City mint, wonderful long gun and pistol collection and ghost town reproduction. A thoughtful exibition of the artifacts that made up the history of the Carson City area.

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Santa Clara, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Nevada State Museum was one of the highlights of our trip to Carson City. They had a great diversity of exhibits that featured various Nevada traditions of the past and present. Each area was extremely well executed. The gardens were beautiful and immaculately done. My favorite exhibits includes a mine tour, a ghost town, a gun display, a coin... More 

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Caldwell Idaho
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very nice and so clean and informative. An old ghost town is recreated, the old mine is very well done. there are videos to watch, and indian information with displays. The old mint building is where it is at with the new museum added on.

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Simi Valley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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