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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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Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is always interesting to visit a railway museum. This one is nicely organized and offers daily train rides. They also have a nice gift store. Everything is laid out very well.

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Tavares, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The tour before made the trip. The volunteers do a great job explaining the workings of the equipment and the evolution to a museum.

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California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like trains, the Nevada Norther Railway Museum is a must see. It's an entire depot that feels like it's been time warped from the past into the present. The engine house is still in operation. The best part is that visitors are free to explore the engine house and the entire yard. There's no other museum like it.... More

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Monee, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
83 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

While passing through Ely I decided to stop and spend the night. In the morning I rode over to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum to check it out. It opens at 8AM and I actually arrived at the opening time and found it a bit early. I was able to walk around and look at some of the rail cars... More

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All Over The Silver State
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We paid a pittance to walk around and see some vintage railway equipment and buildings. If you pay considerably more you can ride on an operating steam powered train. Not a bad deal, but not a lot to see either.

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Houston, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First the good - we did the "restoration rails" ride. This had a tour and a train ride. The tour went through a few of the buildings, and explained some of the items that had been restored. The items were featured on a TV show called "American Restoration". Then we went on the train ride and the guide explained a... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love trains!! Sheldon (big bang theory) and I have that in common. Nothing excites me like getting to ride on a train (well almost nothing). We ride them whenever we can during our investigations, but not the diesel ones, it has to be that old coal burning locomotive that I can get on the flat bed a couple of... More

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New York City, New York
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466 reviews 466 reviews
199 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are driving on the Loneliest Road in America, you must be an adventurous spirit. It goes by itself that you should visit the Railroad Museum in Ely. "Authentic" is one of the most misused and abused words, especially when we are talking history. But Ely is authentic, indeed. The old trucks and cars you run into, casually parked... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We didn't take the train ride, but went down there to see the depot and trains. We had a lot of fun just walking around. Next time we will plan to take a ride.

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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