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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I can't say enough about this treasure. The volunteers that work here a kind and very knowledgeable. The museum is constantly working to improve the guest experience. My two boys 5 and 2 love coming here.

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been here many times as my kids grew up. It is still fun and the displays are truly well done and interesting. Famous old steam engines. I say famous because although many of these classic trains from the late 1800's were featured in movies from the 1930's - 80's as well as many TV shows. You may recognize... More 

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have a 3 year old who loves trains more than any kid on Earth. This was a great visit. They have a small but nice collection of trains. The McKeen Motor Car is beautiful. What really makes this place are the volunteers who will give you tours of the trains, teach you about their history, let you ride a... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum is informative, entertaining, and provides a simple flashback in time. I always enjoy going there and definitely recommend the experience for others. Enjoy !

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Reno, NV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the museum, for the first time, when we had relatives in town visiting with young children who love trains. For adults who are interested in train history, this would be a good stop. Our experience was the kids were bored and very disappointed by the fact we could only get on two train cars. They would have loved,... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited on July 4th and did not know in advance that it's the day they bring out some old equipment. It was so worth our time and so little $ (entry fee totally reasonable). The staff really makes this place special - they are so passionate about restoring the trains and sharing their knowledge. We even took a ride... More 

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Additional Information about Nevada State Railroad Museum

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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