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Bowers Mansion Museum

Address: Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
Phone Number: (775) 849-0201
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Carson City
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
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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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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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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