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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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Fremont, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Interesting reading about the railroad era at this museum. It's a small museum but has lots of interesting information.

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Pinon Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While I do not follow RR or train history, this site gave me an excellent history into some of the US railroads and wonderful restored engines and rail cars. I even walked through the large shop area where the real work is in progress. Bring the kids to this one. This will take you back to the 1800s and how... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Could make a Train Fan out of anyone. Makes you appreciate how tough it was to travel at the turn of the century. I could listen to that train whistle all day... and I still love to smoosh pennies on the rails.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great little museum that presents a nice overview of the essential contribution rails made to the development of the area. Very friendly staff that are glad to see you stop in for a visit.

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Moorefield, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I really liked the gift shop. The volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable. My husband really enjoyed seeing the locomotives, etc.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
91 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 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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375 reviews 375 reviews
130 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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