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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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History done well!

This is a must see, took us 2 visits to see it all! The highlight for my Uncle was a fire engine that was 'new' when he was 10, He remembers it new! Great staff, will visit again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Lihue, Hawaii
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a must see, took us 2 visits to see it all! The highlight for my Uncle was a fire engine that was 'new' when he was 10, He remembers it new! Great staff, will visit again when in the area.

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Utah
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I picked this museum, based on reviews, as part of our stay in Carson City. My nine year-old son was thrilled with everything there, especially the little trip on the hand car. We were there for a little over an hour, which was plenty of time for him to explore all of the trains inside and outside. The volunteers were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This museum has grown tiresome for me after at least 20 visits but my little boys still love it. This museum is small but well run and affordable (if you can escape the gift shop, which is pretty good). During the summer you can count on train rides on most weekends. They offer a Santa Train ride as well in... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A wonderful learning experience with a fun and knowledgeable staff who are more than willing to share the history they've studied. This is a great place to spend the afternoon with loved ones/friends. The history is fascinating! The trains are amazing! The gift shop is welcoming. Enjoy!!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a very nice museum with a lot of refurbished old trains with a history. Great information inside the museum and a lot of viewing trains outside in a satellite building. It is a place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spend and enjoy learning about railroads of the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very interesting. The kids loved the train ride, although it was a short ride. They could do more with what they have.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Covers Nevada railroads and features a good historical timeline of the transcontinental railroad, plus explanations of the work involved. Several nicely restored engines and cars inside, more in progress in the building out back. On some days you can ride motorcars or trains; check the museum schedule if you're interested to be sure they'll be operating when you visit. I... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not only a great exhibit hall, but a fun opportunity to climb aboard the trains. Children loved it and you can go at your pace.

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Oakley, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

See some rare and one of a kind railroad equipment. Great for kids, and close to other museums and historic sites in down town Carson city. Not as big as the California state railroad museum but still worthy of a visit. Just watch your speed, its only 25 mph on parts of the road in and out of the city,... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is an excellent train museum. The trains they had on display were beautifully restored. And the trains they had outside on display were just as beautiful. We road the little railcar that goes around the musem grounds. If you like the AMC TV Show "Hell On Wheels" come check out this train musem and it brings the whole show... More 

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