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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 20 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
149 helpful votes 149 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
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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great bargain for a diversified trip through history, including a working mine deep in the ground (actually just in the basement but fun experience) and a ghost town (no ghost, but eerie sounds!). Loved all of it, the story about the Carson City Mint and examples of all the minted coins, the walk through time from ancient mastodons, gold... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Some blowhard kept yapping about everything he knew about the Carson City mint... couldn't ask the staff a single question due to is incessant babbling. Would have been nice for the staff to engage some other people as well.

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