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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
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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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If you or your children love trains, this is the place for you. On certain days you can buy a ticket and ride the very short train around a loop. The museum contains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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454 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you or your children love trains, this is the place for you. On certain days you can buy a ticket and ride the very short train around a loop. The museum contains fascinating historical information.

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Carson City, Nevada
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum for a city the size of Carson. During holidays like the Fourth of July and others, they bring out one of the old steam engines, hook it to some period cars and give train rides around their property for a small fee. This is fun, a great photo op and kids love it, even if... More 

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Carson Valley, Nevada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love trains as I do then this should be a stop in you itinerary...The trip is small but I have the photos to prove that watching these trains are fantastic and the staff are equally as good.

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Thank Helen N
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This is so coil for a child and adults, and if you can head to Virginia City so much longer ride seeing the wild Mustangs running or just geazing, take your kids to a part of our West History and enjoy and go back in time.

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1 Thank Susan B
carson city
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

There is beauty in large mechanical objects, these engines and cars are from a time when self taught engineers designed and built things and the sense and beauty of necessity is revealed to the eye on the beholder.

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1 Thank Peter S
Ocean Shores, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My Grandson is a huge train fan. He begs me to take him here as often as possible. When you get tickets for the train rides, the Conductor let my Grandson and Granddaughter sit on his lap, wear his Conductor's cap and blow the train whistle. There are several trains that are fired up. The Christmas train is especially cool.

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Thank Pam R
Sacramento CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The V&T is entwined with the history of Northern Nevada, and the restored cars and locomotives are well worth the time to go through

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Thank jonthethird
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I grew up in a railroad town and this was very nostalgic for me. Great displays, and knowledgeable, friendly curators.

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Thank Ruth C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! The train museum is so full of great information of our area. Went with a friend and her child. Kids loved the train and so did I! A must go if you have little ones.

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Garden Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We have been here a couple of times, took our granddaughter once. It is a very interesting informational setup for early day trains in Nevada, the actual engines, train cars, stories, a nice gift shop too.

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