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Address: Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
Phone Number: (775) 849-0201

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bower mansion weekend tour

had visited site several years ago but it was closed for renovations. tours are only available on weekends. there are large picnic areas and a swimming pool(which also seems to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Little Torch Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

had visited site several years ago but it was closed for renovations. tours are only available on weekends. there are large picnic areas and a swimming pool(which also seems to be only open on weekends). very interesting account of the bowers family along with history of the area. hike to cemetery is a bit strenuous but there are benches along... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great for walking, bicycling, picnics, family activities. I am speaking for the park, not the museum, as after 14 years of going to the park, I have never been in the museum! But I have walked around the mansion and some of the surrounding historic structures, and it is very interesting. This park is large enough that you can have... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The house is interesting from the outside, and a sign told the history of the house. But we were hoping for a tour. It is several miles out of Carson City

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited as part of mining history conference in Virginia City. Well kept interior and grounds. Director gave an excellent history. Inside Victorian Furnishings fantastic. Ate our box lunch at shaded pavilion.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've been to the bowers mansion park many times over the years. they are not doing tours of the mansion right now, but the grounds are open and free, to walk around and enjoy. the bathrooms are open and clean. walk up the hill to the cemetery for a good view of the valley. even in march the blue grass... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Bower Mansion was once one of the most extravagant homes in the Nevada territories. Its a home of "boom and bust" story and was once the home of Lemuel Sanford Bowers and Alison Oram" Elley Bowers. There is the home to see, some farm equipment, and informational signs. The park itself is very nice with playground area, picnic grounds,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is a very interesting tour of the Bower Mansion. Lovely grounds. Learned a lot about former Nevadans. Worthwhile stop

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went on a Monday, tours are only on the weekends though.....were only able to see from the outside.

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Susanville, California
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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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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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Address: Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
Phone Number: (775) 849-0201
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City

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