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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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Smoke gets in your eyes

A super step back into the past. I didn't ride the railroad but visited the extensive museum over two days. It a living and working museum. The trains actually are working and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Randy G
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Akron, Ohio
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Pocatello
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nothing new for us. A souvenir shop, and an expensive train ride, which I think was supposed to have a staged "train robbery" along the ride. That's not a novel attraction. We've been to others like it. Been there, done that. We didn't take the train ride.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A super step back into the past. I didn't ride the railroad but visited the extensive museum over two days. It a living and working museum. The trains actually are working and the people the staff the museum are knowledgeable.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If your interest is in trains, this is a must see stop. Go on a ride, visit the shops where they repair the trains. Very good use of your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must, worth the diversion off the main. The train ride is real treat! Authentic old west equipment and scenery. Our 8 yr old grandson really sucked it up; from the visit to the locomotive cab to the ride in the caboose. I don't think he will ever forget it. The crew and support staff were a great... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Tickets to the museum were sold to us and even though we waited one and a half hours, the doors remained locked. When we asked for a refund the lady said they weren't affiliated with the museum and couldn't refund our money although she sold us the tickets.

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

Ruth, The short version is we screwed up. We should have provided you with a refund when you requested it. Please accept my apologies and contact me at director@nnry.com and I will ensure that you receive the refund. Mark Bassett Executive Director More 

Banning, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was like walking back into the past. Very well preserved train depot. The docents are very knowledgeable concerning the history of the depot. There is so much to see. We were unable take one of the train rides offered because of our time schedule, but, we will next time we are through Ely.

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Roanoke, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Truly, a hidden gem, located (almost) in the middle of nowhere. We spent the entire day here in an effort to do it all and it was awesome! Signing up to be an engineer is a bit pricey, but since a big part of the contribution is tax deductible, it makes it a bit less painful. Besides, how often do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When we went to visit the museum, that day they closed earlier (we did not understand exactly why). Too bad!

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

Tony, I apologize that we closed early on the day of your visit. Very, very rarely, because of either operational factors or because or lack of personnel that does infrequently happen. The museum staff and volunteers work very hard to insure that does not happen but on an extraordinary occasions it does happen. When you make it back to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Drove up from Las Vegas to attend the BMX state qualifying races that my son and grandchildren participate in. Had a free day on Sunday and asked everyone what they would like do. "Lets ride the train" was my grandkids response, so we did. Enjoyable ride with pretty scenary and with quality narration. Good introduction into past history of the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A most if you like old trains belching smoke and steam and nice scenery. An enjoyable 90minute ride with the added bonus of a tour around the work sheds which was very interesting. A well spent few hours – Give them all the support you can!

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Additional Information about Nevada Northern Railway Museum

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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