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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 25 attractions in Carson City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ipswich, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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South Lake Tahoe, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Took the kids to ride the Santa Train on an average Winter day. Unfortunately, the train was not operating, someone that worked there said that it was too cold and the steam engine would freeze. Maybe, but I don't think it was that cold and I've been there in years past and never a problem. Had to deal with disappointed... More

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Fullerton, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
62 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We came here to see the train museum. But we found out you can actually ride the train on the lot. The museum was ok. They have nothing but volunteers there to answer questions, walk you around and educate you all about the era and the train stats. Once outside you can buy a ticket and hop aboard the train... More

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Pioneer, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great history lesson and experiencing the actual trains was awesome! The location was easy to get to with handicap access.

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Carson City, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It was really fun to see and board some of the restored railroad cars and engines. Good photo ops. The volunteer staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to ride on the steam engine train. This is a short unless you choose to bring a picnic lunsh.

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Dayton,NV USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great train exhibit and worth the visit with small children to ride the different trains. Reasonable fee.

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Placentia, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The volunteer-run museum is really nice. Lots of stuff to see, and a steam engine that you can take the kids on runs around the property. Don't miss the narrow-gauge train to Virginia City! It doesn't go all the way to the Museum, yet - you have to drive to the depot - but it's a really nice way to... More

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