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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

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Address: 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV 89301
Phone Number: +1 775-289-2085
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose...
The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose mission is to maintain and operate what has been acclaimed as the best preserved railroad facility in the United States. Come, enjoy history with us! We offer 90 minute train rides up toward the historic Ruth Copper Mine, as well as a view into the history of what put this mining town on the map. Don't miss the included tour of the Engine House and yard after the train ride. You can see the facility that has been servicing these steam locomotives for over a century now. For the serious rail fan, we offer the opportunity to be at the throttle (and brakes!) Of a real, standard-gauge, steam locomotive on your own private run "up the hill."
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A Fun Visit for Young and Old

If you're in Ely, spend a few hours and visit the museum. Full of history and very interesting, this museum will explain a lot about the historic years of gold and silver in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you're in Ely, spend a few hours and visit the museum. Full of history and very interesting, this museum will explain a lot about the historic years of gold and silver in the state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This June(2015) I attended the Nevada Northern Rail Road Reality Week. (along with four other guys), What a fantastic experience. Mark Bassett the NNRR Executive Director is amazing, he gave historical context to every activity that we participated in. Mark, Joan (Mark's Wife) and the entire staff of the NNRR made us part of the NNRR family for the week... More 

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Ely, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is well run and gives a great look back in history. Between the tour of the rail yard and riding one of the old trains, you really get the whole experience.

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Las Vegas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were given a complete tour of the old station and then an hour and a half ride on a steam engine train. went through a few ghost towns and ended up in a small western village complete a cemetery, gallows and other buildings. It was a very fun ride with interesting commentary about the old train service in the... More 

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Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is arguably the best preserved railroad in the United States. You'll feel like it's 1950 or even 1920 when you step on the property. Visit the engine house and see the locomotives up close. Talk to the volunteers who keep them running. Take a trip up the hill behind steam or out into the desert behind a vintage diesel.... More 

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Murphys, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not much to do here, so this was a good option. Fun to see the old rail road system. you can take a ride as well.

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Las Vegas, NV
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We took the Rockin and Rolling steam train ride. There was a geologist on board who provided info on the geology of the area and the mining industry. Train ride was great - only 90 minutes up to the copper mine and was informative and fun.

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Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

They're open every day except Tues. We were leaving town and had some time before we left. Stopped by and they were closed. Wandered around the railroad cars a bit, but there's not much to see when they're closed.

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NN_Ry, General Manager at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this review

Sorry you missed us on Tuesday, you are correct that is the one day of the week we are closed EXCEPT during July and August. During July and August we are open on Tuesdays and there are trains running. I hope you can visit again when we are open. Mark S. Bassett Executive Director Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark More 

Gladstone, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We rode in the caboose, directly behind the old steam engine, and had a great view. Rode up to a copper mine and back. Train buffs will love it. For an extra charge, you can ride in the cab of the engine. Maybe next trip. Got to tour and wander the train yard and museum afterwards.

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Ely, Nevada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great history behind the railroad especially the old ghost train. Well worth a ride for history and train people. It's relaxing and can be romantic on some of the speciality rides for example the fireworks or dinner trains. They also have kid directed rides like Polar express and Halloween rides.

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Additional Information about Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Address: Address: 1100 Avenue A, Ely, NV 89301
Phone Number: +1 775-289-2085
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 6

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