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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, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: A nostalgic train ride is offered through the countryside.

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

What great fun to spend 3 days on all types of steam gear. Great photo opportunities and people that love what they do. Mark and his crew couldn't be any more hospitable. It was a little cold do dress accordingly however. A good time!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

for the time we were there, this museum was closed. But we meandered around the train station which is very picturesque. Trains still run with tourists.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Toured the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, took the afternoon ride to the copper mining area and were greeted by a light snow during the trip. The upstairs museum is filled with amazing pictures and history of the NNRM. Wander the grounds and check out the engine house, peek into the window of the RIP building to see the steam locomotive... More

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Pocatello, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is truly a step back in time! The deposit and the rail yard are great! They even allow you to freely wander around in the old locomotive shop while there are repairs being done on the old trains!.....then you can go on a old steam locomotive ride down the tracks! Around haloween there is a ghost train you... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Take the included tour as well as riding the trains. Our timing was off and the steam train tickets were sold out. However a really knowledgeable guide walked us through the building where they made the massive components like wheel bearings one piece at a time. He discussed how expensive and the years involved to restore these old steam trains.... More

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tonyglv
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The family and I had a great time! We were well taken care of, the weather was great, the train was made up with all the decorations, the cast of characters were great and the ride with all the Halloween feel was the best.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been traveling through Ely, never stopping for several years. This time we stopped and looked around. This Railway ride and museum is similar to the train ride experience we had in Sedona, Arizona several years ago with many differences. There are many volunteer around, willing to give you historical, mechanical or just plain directions. The rides power source... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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