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Bowers Mansion Museum

Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
(775) 849-0201
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Ranked #10 of 26 attractions in Carson City
Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Susanville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have driven by the exit to Bowers Mansion many, many times, for 25+ years. We had always meant to stop here, and never had. Yesterday we had a family birthday party for a granddaughter who turned 6 years old. This location is about halfway between family members homes, who all live about 1-1/2 hours drive from Washoe Valley in... More

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Sacramento
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135 reviews 135 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stopped here for a picnic lunch. Nice park with shaded tables, a swimming pool, plenty of green grass and some playground equipment. The house is worth a tour and the history is interesting. Not a must see but if you are not hurried or need a pleasant outing, go.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

A worthwhile visit. I couldn't get into the mansion to do a full tour, as it opens at 10am. The items nearby and the building itself is a great piece of architecture. There's a small room at the back with some amount of information about the history around, what's the socio economic during the past and how it changes when... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Another Virginia City historical place to visit even though it is in the valley, a must see and learn about Ellie Orim and her husband Sandy Bowers and the millions they aquired from the mine.

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Carson City, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

This place has a great past and a place in my heart. When we were kids it was a huge treat to go to Bowers and swim in the pool. If your adventurous hike up to the grave sites after you tour the house!

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Reno, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Very pretty place - off the main road, at the bottom of the mountains, next to natural hotsprings. Has a playground and grassy area for kids, or you can hike to the natural springs, or swim in the natural water pool.

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