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Northeastern Nevada Museum

1515 Idaho Street, Elko, NV
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Elko
Type: Museums
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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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Pacific Grove, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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Elko, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Some narcissist (or his family) donated his game collection to this museum. People should bring a copy of IUCN redlist and see how many of these animals in the collection are now threatened with extinction. In theory, if you wanted to teach your children about how humans are threatening species you could use this as a teachable moment. Personally...if you... More

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Eastvale, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Family of 4 Adults and 2 Children (3 generations on a Road Trip) really enjoyed this museum. We were on our way to Salt Lake City from Tahoe and had to stop by Elko. The reviews did not indicate how Awesome this museum is. we spent over 2 hours enjoying all that was on display. Taking a million pictures of... More

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Boulder City, NV
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Lots of exhibits, including the Wanamaker animals. We liked the art work upstairs (Gary Butler) & the Will James exhibit, plus all the history exhibits. Don't miss the cattle rustler who left no human prints!

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