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Nevada Historical Society

1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89503
775 688 1190
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Ranked #16 of 70 Attractions in Reno
Type: Museums, History Museums, Educational Sites
Description: The Nevada Historical Society is focused on preserving and presenting the history of Nevada.
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Medford, Oregon, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

we really enjoyed our trip to the museum. There was a scavenger hunt for the kids to do. We enjoyed the wide variety of exhibits.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Visit the exhibit soon, you will get an appreciation for the Reno, Northern Nevada area and for the contributions of Nevadans to USA. Did you know some 87% of NV land is owned by Federal Govt. & NV is enjoys 150+ years since granted statehood. Why? Visit soon, find out why.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

located on the university of reno campus, right near the planetarium, it is small, but covers a lot of reno's history. friendly staff.

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Reno, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you are interested in Nevada history, then this is the place for you. Located right by the UNR campus and Fleishmann Planetarium you can make a day of it.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Small but very interesting and filled with history. Lots of artifacts from the 1800's. Photo's of Wakoma, the native american who created the 1st ghost dance which later spread as a movement to the Plains. Nice shop, I found an old goldmining share certificate with my nephew's first name on it, a nice gift. Free parking.

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Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a really cool place to spend an afternoon, very informative and the staff is great. The gift shop is worth a stop as well. We love this museum.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wel,this is not the biggest museum in the neighborhood, but it is worth visiting. They try to cover the whole history of Nevade in an interesting way. Even the kids have things to discover. Our son loved the several hands-on activities like vintage dresses, old toys or digging of artefacts. Good location at the UNR campus and reasonable admission fee.

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Sacramento, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This museum is amazing -- covers all aspects of Nevada's history, but showed me things in Nevada's past that I never realized happened. Expertly curated, you can easily visit this museum in a half-day while you are in Reno.

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Homedale, Idaho
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I specifically went to this museum to see the basket collection. For me the collection was worth the visit by itself because the baskets are esquisite! But there were lots of other interesting things like pictures of Reno through history. Mining tools and minerals and gems. Clothing and items from a general store at the turn of the 20th century.... More

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Reno, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Check out the history of casinos and the old west through creatively presented exhibits. Located next to the Planetarium on the University of Nevada Reno Campus, the museum houses some of the most valuable examples of Dat So La Li Washoe Indian baskets in the world. While you are there, you'll work up an appetite to run across the street... More

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