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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 43 things to do 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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Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Lemoore, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 attraction 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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