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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Great Train Museum

This is a great place to visit for kids as well as adults, when in Carson City. Very well laid out. So much good history of how the Railroad played a vital role in development of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for kids as well as adults, when in Carson City. Very well laid out. So much good history of how the Railroad played a vital role in development of the West and Nevada's role in that. Best of all is the McKeen Motor Car (rail) car, originally built in 1910 with a gas... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was my families first destination on our trip to Carson City. We stopped at the main museum then proceeded to the annex because it closed before the main building. We were greeted at the annex by a nice tour guide who told us all about the various trains in their collection. The museum has an extensive collection of beautiful... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fun Place to Visit I like learning the history of all the trains and railroads. I recommended it for all ages. Train rides are also fun too.

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wonderful place. Lots of railroad history and the volunteers really know their stuff. Very informative and fun to talk with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

unfortunately the museum was closed at our visit. But the lady who cleaned the sourroundings found us with the camera. As she found out that we are from Europe she could not let us in the museum itself, but she showed us the trains and told us about the renovation of the old trains. Wonderful. Thank you very much.

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california
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am not a railroad buff, but thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The displays inside the museum were very interesting and informative; however, the trains, cars, and docents outside were over-the-top. I believe they are closed either Tuesday or Wednesday, so check their website before planning our day. The restoration they are doing on many of the old cars is amazing.... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

and very friendly staff/volunteers! We took a nice drive out from Reno to see some countryside and check out Carson City. The rail museum provided a good destination. For $6 it's good value! They have some really nice well preserved locos and carriages. The history is worth finding out about as well particularly the early days of rail.

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California
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My sisters and I spent three hours in the museum yesterday, and learned a lot about the local railroad (The Virginia & Truckee), and the building of the transcontinental railroad. The displays in the museum building are really great, with flat screen displays that you can touch for videos and explanations. The Inyo, one of the locomotives used by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is easy to get to (just off main street/US 395) in Carson City, it is immaculately clean and is staffed by the friendliest group of State worker and volunteers you will ever find. Whoever trains these state workers should come to my state and train our DMV workers! The museum has beautifully restored train and... More 

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Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A great place for kids. Ride the train to Virginia city for a real treat! Lots of great train history too.

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