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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-6953
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights... more » Owner description: Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights include a 19th-century rail equipment exhibit and five steam locomotives. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is easy to find and to access and relatively inexpensive. The displays are clear and extensive. I don't think we spent more than an hour - there really isn't a whole lot here.

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Vacaville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Several old restored train cars and a steam locomotive are on exhibit in the big barn. If you come on the right day, they do take some of the stuff out and run it! Be sure to check ahead of time for the schedule. There are also a few more cars and a couple more old locomotives inside, as well... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing museum in a great part of town, great prices for train rides. Amazing equipment on display, if your in Carson city, come here Immediately.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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302 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I'm not a museum person, not-at-all, except say, natural history and outdoor, and when I do go to one I want them to be 'manageable', i.e., you haven't trudged yourself off your feet before you've finished the first hall ... Anyhow, I'd been to this museum before, a long time ago, so was happy to go again. Our whole group... More

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Fremont, California
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702 helpful votes 702 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stopped here to see the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Cost is $6 for adults and well worth it. They do a good job of highlighting not only the classic railroad cars and engines that are part of the museum, but also do a good job of telling you about the history of how the railroads were... More

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our group of 11 (including 5 kids that are under 8) have such a fun time at the museum!! We got a personal guided tour by Jeff, one of the many friendly volunteers!! And Jeff was a very interesting and kept all our kids entertain!! We stayed at Reno and this place was only 30 minutes from there...definitely a place... More

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After staying overnight in Carson City, we decided we would visit some of the history of Carson City. This attraction was well worth the visit. A gentleman named John gave us a guided tour which proved very interesting and he had a wealth of information. All the staff of volunteers were very friendly and helpful. I fully recommend a visit... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'm not a big train buff, but this was interesting place to visit. A little bit of history and some big iron. The most interesting part was out back where they have working trains and are doing the restoration. The volunteer back there was very friendly and very knowledgeable.

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CRACOVIE
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Lear about the history of the Rail ..Very easy to find ..Interesting place and this place should be visited

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Haan, Germany
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25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Not just for railroad enthusiast, this is a great museum for everybody interested in the history of American railroad and the history of the region. With a price of $6 per adult (kinds below 18 go free) this museum offers you a lot to see and learn. The volunteering staff is always trying to give you information on anything you... More

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