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Northeastern Nevada Museum

1515 Idaho Street, Elko, NV
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Elko
Traveler Description: The Northeasten Nevada Museum lucked out. the collection was provided by an outsdoorsman from la who was into spending time in Elko and so he gave... more »
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Spring Creek, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Coraopolis, PA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wonderful historical displays of the area as well as a wildlife exhibit. Price very reasonable. The staff was very courteous and helpful with any questions,

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Northeast Nevada Museum is a modern facility with a diversified set of exhibits. One section of the museum examines geology and history, including a large display of antique firearms. Another section is devoted to wildlife with stuffed animals from both Nevada and worldwide. The third section includes both permanent and rotating art exhibits. During our visit, there were photos... More

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Elko, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum is a nice and easy stop from I-80. The museum is on Idaho Street, the main route through town, and is situated next to a park, with an excellent Basque restaurant across the street. The museum itself is worth a visit, with exhibits running from prehistoric times through the wild west and modern day gold mining. The shop... More

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