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Address: Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
Phone Number: (775) 849-0201
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A county park with history

On the way back to Reno we stopped at the Bowers Mansion which is part of a county park. In addition to the mansion you have access to a pool, playground, picnic pavilion and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul T
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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747 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way back to Reno we stopped at the Bowers Mansion which is part of a county park. In addition to the mansion you have access to a pool, playground, picnic pavilion and a large grassy area. The history of the Bowers mansion is another rags to riches and back to rags story. Tours of the mansion are given... More 

Thank Paul T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of Sandy (Lemuel) and Eilley Bowers and there mansion is another fascinating piece of Virginia City history. Make sure you take the mansion tour and hike up to the grave site where you'll get a nice view of the Washoe valley. You will get more out of you visit if you read about the Bowers before you go.... More 

Thank Bigredmachine
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I decided to stop by to see what this was about on a rainy day. Tours leave every hour on the dot so plan accordingly. My guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the history of the house and the role it played in the mining days in the area. Gorgeous view of the mountains. A short tour of less than... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Bowers Mansion is a fun and interesting attraction. The tour guide, Tammy, was enthusiastic and entertaining. She was able to relate the history of the mansion and the family who had lived there so well that it felt like we knew them and their tragic lives. The mansion is completely furnished in period antiques donated by the citizens of... More 

Thank GrandmaWen
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was our first time to go swimming at the pool. For being late July the pool was very cold. There are only a few chairs and lounges, you can bring your own in though. The grandsons were to cold to swim long and enjoyed the playgrounds after they warmed up. This is a nice, clean, well run facility. Just... More 

Thank Gay B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Since we were kids, we were brought here every year for swimming lessons. After the lessons, we spent the day playing on the playgrounds, hiking the trails, reading under the trees, rolling down the grassy slope, playing silly games, touring the historic mansion, and swimming some more. We would eat the lunch that Mom packed, and wait until Dad arrived... More 

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

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 

Thank Dakotascout
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

1 Thank BVCTx
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.

Thank Johnny J

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