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Nevada State Museum

Address: 600 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone Number: (775) 687-4810
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Philadelphia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was a fun moderately sized museum which gave a good overview of Nevada history, including Native American and mining. There is a ghost town to explore.

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Carnation, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a 3 story museum with excellent exhibits that cover every aspect of Nevada's history with a particular emphasis on the mining in the state. The basement area is dedicated to a fine replica of a silver mine for those who would like the experience of actually being down in a mine. It is populated with life sized diaramas... More 

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Hertfordshire
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242 reviews 242 reviews
105 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is quite a small museum but generally well laid out with some interesting displays. The special exhibition on Fremont was especially good. We never managed to find the underground mining museum & didn't have time to make an extra effort. Perhaps if we had I could up the rating to 4 stars.

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Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The history of Nevada began in the Carson City, Nevada's State Capitol and the best way to learn about our uniquely Nevada history is by stopping in to visit the Nevada State Museum. Part of the Museum was once a U.S. Mint. Wander through the ghost town, learn about the topography when this state was once underwater, see the wildlife... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed overnight in Carson City and called in to the musem before moving on to our next stop. It is much bigger than it looks, the mining exhibition is truly amazing - but then so is the rest of the offer.

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Pinon Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As an amateur coin enthusiest, I wanted to see the former Carson City Mint. We went on a Thursday and found free parking in the rear entrance. The fee was quite reasonable and we were handed a map to find our way around the multi-level site. We started first in the bird section. (Sorry, I had no interest so we... More 

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