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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone Number: +1 775-687-6953
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of...
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.
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Nevada Silver State Tour

Enjoyed our visit to the RR Museum as part of Mining History Conference in Virginia City. Plenty of steam locomotives, many of them wood-burning. Also interesting variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Enjoyed our visit to the RR Museum as part of Mining History Conference in Virginia City. Plenty of steam locomotives, many of them wood-burning. Also interesting variety of rolling stock and appurtenances. Lots of V & T train artifacts. Well kept grounds. You can also go on a short ride.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a small museum with mostly retired staff. they are very nice and helpful and all seem to love what they do. The exibits are nice but the museum is small and left me wishing the was more to see. It is nice if they have a train running as they have a track around the property and do... More 

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Martinez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The steam train ride/tor was informative and filled with humor. Scenic views of the area. Great value for the money.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This again is an ongoing educational trip you should take time for the whole family or train lovers. To go back in time when you could actually ride the train and hear the whistle blow around each bend in the tracks. Just so eventful even the school children had fun from as far away as Las Vegas NV. to visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Train engines and neat unusual train cars. Nicely restored. Most of the best train stuff from here is at the California state RR museum, but there is a lot of train history here, nice gift shop.

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Carson City, NV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a must for RR fans , the history of the VT&T go without saying but there is so much more for a small facility including train rides on certain weekends . This is an ongoing restoration area and just off the line 1800's narrow gauge .

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fantastic Docent tour of the railroad artifacts that were use during the 1800's gold/silver period of the Carson/Virginia City area.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a great place to visit for kids as well as adults, when in Carson City. Very well laid out. So much good history of how the Railroad played a vital role in development of the West and Nevada's role in that. Best of all is the McKeen Motor Car (rail) car, originally built in 1910 with a gas... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was my families first destination on our trip to Carson City. We stopped at the main museum then proceeded to the annex because it closed before the main building. We were greeted at the annex by a nice tour guide who told us all about the various trains in their collection. The museum has an extensive collection of beautiful... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fun Place to Visit I like learning the history of all the trains and railroads. I recommended it for all ages. Train rides are also fun too.

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Additional Information about Nevada State Railroad Museum

Address: Address: 2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone Number: +1 775-687-6953
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 6

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