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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 26 Attractions in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been visiting the CC/Tahoe area for 20 years. This was my 4th time at this museum, and the second time bringing my kids. It is a great bargain for families (kids are free!) and the quality of the exhibits is amazing. The "mine" exhibit is always a favorite, as is the mint. This time around, I personally enjoyed... More

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New York City, New York
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I often travel in the Old West and visit ghost towns and areas of historical interest. As such, I have seen my fair share of historical museums. Every once in a while, I'd run into one that is truly wonderful and worth your time: Nevada State Museum in Carson City is such a place. Located partially in the old Mint... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The nearly complete collectiion[2 missing] of Carson City minted coins in the old mint itself. Watch new medals made on press #1 on select Saturdays.Walk through a simulated silver mine. Artifacts from Battleship Nevada. Excellent Nevada history artifacts.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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18 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What sets this museum apart are two special collections: 1) Coins and the coining process from the US Mint in Carson City, and 2) the mine tour. Be sure to spend time at each.

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Sanger, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You can ride a handcar......blow a train whistle.....have interactive screens about the history of trains......have some of the oldest railroad items I have ever seen.

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Lockeford, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the best representation of railroad history of the US in one location. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The exhibits were well preserved and presented. The area is easy to access and walk through.

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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great displays, interesting variety and friendly personnel. Really enjoyed the displays and the mint.

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Naples, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our second time to visit the museum, we were there 10 years ago. I remembered it as being good but forgot how good. It's not expensive as tourist attractions go. It isn't just a group of glass cases, they make it very interesting. The ghost town and the mine are exceptional. The silver from the USS Nevada is... More

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California
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357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an unusual museum in the sense that it seemed to have a little bit of everything. While other museums have a particular focus, this one had everything from natural history to guns. We enjoyed the coin mint exhibit and the mock mine the best. Some of the other areas we just skipped completely. If you are interested in... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not only do you get to walk through a replica of a silver mine you tour the actual mint the coins were produced.in. this museum has everything from Fossils, early tools in the 1800's to the atomic tests in the 50's learn a lot of Nevada's history in a few short pleasant hrs

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