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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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Rainier, Oregon
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351 reviews 351 reviews
123 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The northern Nevada State Railroad Museum is still operating its rolling stock on a limited basis because of budgetary constraints, but they went all-out over the Independence Day weekend. Baldwin Locomotive Works V&T #22 (“Inyo”), Virginia & Truckee #25 and the McKeen #40 motorized railcar were all up and running for four days. There was an hour-long “Parade of Steam”... More

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Reedley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum is small but impressive. The displays are well thought out and very informative. The best part if you are fortunate, is to have one of the museum's volunteers take you through the huge restoration barn next to the museum. There are many train cars and items in various forms of restoration. One must see the metal sided rail... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 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
436 helpful votes 436 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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626 attraction reviews
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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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