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Northeastern Nevada Museum

Address: 1515 Idaho Street, Elko, NV
Phone Number: 702-738-3418
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Elko
Type: Museums
Owner description: Visitors interested in the local and natural history of Nevada will enjoy this attraction, which...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Visitors interested in the local and natural history of Nevada will enjoy this attraction, which also offers an art gallery, museum store and free admission.

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Murray, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you are spending anytime in Elko, the Northeastern Nevada Museum is worth a stop. For $5 admission fee (less for seniors and children) you get a chance to see a lot of historical information about Nevada and the area. One section is dedicated to wild animals, not necessarily part of the Nevada culture, however. You get to see zebras,... More 

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Lodi, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Amazing collection of stuffed wildlife. Get up an really close to a full size bear or mountain lion and get someone to take the photos.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was a nice learning center and a lot of nice displays inside really liked the view worth the visit

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Pacific Grove, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Everything else good about this museum is overshadowed by the homage to a local man and his collection of slaughtered animals. They were killed not a century ago, but merely a few decades ago--when we all knew better.

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Durango, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped here in the morning before heading on to Salt Lake City. Great gun collection, wild animals are very impressive, western paintings upstairs but the 'old' history of the area was fascinating. Everyone in the family will find something they will like.

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Piedmont, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

They have a surprisingly extensive and interesting history section. We also enjoyed learning about author Will James and seeing examples of his books, letters, and drawings.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

History of Northern Nevada done well. Many aspects of life in the West represented here. Local artists also represented. Well worth the time to see!

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This gem of a museum is a must see. Even worth taking a stop off route 80 just to visit it. The wildlife wing is very impressive as is the mineral and gun exhibits. Only a few dollars admission fee this is a huge bargain.

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Worth a good hour or two for the exhibits and art. Everyone says pioneering was a hard life, but you get a better feel for what was so hard, and some of what was rewarding, in the early era of westward expansion by U.S. I wish it had more on the local Indian life before it was settled, but so... More 

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Elko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a great museum for northern Nevada history. It covers pretty much everything and wasn't just thrown together. The wildlife wing is impressive too!

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