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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-6953
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Ranked #2 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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An excellent and extensive collection of prototypes that operated in Neveda. Some restored and some not, intentionally, including the coach that brought the golden spike to utah to complete the transcontinental railroad. Excellent leaarning experience about the growth of the State of Nevada through a first rate coordinated exhibit.The most comprehensive collection of Virginia & Truckee railroad artifacts. Operating 19th... More

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was disappointed at how small the museum was after all the advertising. Tickets were $6, with no special rate for Senior Citizens.

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Lockeford, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great presentation of railroad history. The train ride is well worth the stop. The upstairs museum of railroad history in the area is well worth the stop.

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California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
90 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place far exceeded my expectations. The indoor area was fine, with lots of displays, signs, and some beautifully restored train cars. But the real fun started when we headed outside to the area in back. The highlight was getting to ride a hand cart. You stand on opposite sides, and push a handle up and down to make it... More

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Rainier, Oregon
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128 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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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
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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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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