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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue A, P.O. Box 150040, Ely, NV 89315-0040
775-289-2085
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A nostalgic train ride is offered through the countryside.
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English first
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115 reviews 115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a highlight for my Granddaughter. She has been wanting to ride a train and this was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. It was also fun looking in the museum and of course the gift shop had lots of things to buy.

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Hot Springs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely, Nevada on July 20, 2014. It is located about 4 hours out of Las Vegas. They have a nice museum that shows the history of the railway in Nevada. We took the train ride that lasted about 1 1/2 hours. Narration by a local volunteer train enthusist was quite enlightening. They... More

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Anacortes, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Paid for the run the locomotive and my husband had a great time. For a great expierence that doesnt present itself often take advanage of. Although not cheap to do its not as expensive as i had figured. so glad we did it. the instructor was great to be around

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reno
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Took the Steptoe Flyer ride. Loved being on a real steam train. Learned a lot about the history of the region and development of the mining industry. It's a very fun and worthwhile 90 minutes

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McMinnville, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I may be little bias towards the Nevada Norther Railway Museum, because of my love with old equipment. My wife does not share this same enthusiasm, but was more then grace to let me explore this fantastic place in history. I walked the entire museum, looking at all of the equipment. I would say that 99% of the original trains,cars,... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a blast on the steam engine train ride. The ride lasted about 90 minutes and we took a step back in time into Ely, Nevada and the mining industry. The narrator on the train was fantastic and was very knowledgeable about the area. The train ride was just like a real train ride with the conductor coming through... More

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Cedar City, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ely is a little out of the way, but it is worth the drive for the train ride, museum and engine house tour. The elderly gentleman who took us through the engine room was a wealth of information. He was even explaining how the boilers worked on steam engines. I did not think I would be interested in the inner... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I went to Ely to see the caves and stumbled upon the railroad when we were driving around town. We took a ride on the steam engine, which happened to be a day when they did a recreation shootout and train robbery. It was awesome! The steam engine history was so interesting. We took the tour afterwards... More

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Long Beach, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

wandered into the workshops first but ended up at the museum - great to see these steam relics and to know that they're usable for those that like the ride - wish I'd had both time and $$ to do that! great history lessons here... and good amenities, too!

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Plain City, Utah
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We bought tickets to ride the Old West train and it included access through the rail yard. It was interesting. The train ride was fun with Cowboys and robberies as well as the train stopping for a fun skit.

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