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Address: 1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89503
Phone Number: 775 688 1190
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Description: The Nevada Historical Society is focused on preserving and presenting the...
The Nevada Historical Society is focused on preserving and presenting the history of Nevada.
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This is a small museum with good exhibits and photos and, of course, a great gift shop. They host community events, like the Art Show I attended, but good for a tourist visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Upon recently visiting the museum and research library, I found both to be clearly second rate, at the best. The museum is small and contains few if any ground-breaking or new exhibits. The explanations of the exhibits are lacking in substance and poorly done. The research library is also third rate, at best. The staff seems to suffer from ADHD... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a small but nice museum chronicling both the history of the state as well as Reno in particular. Unfortunately, some display cases had been placed in front of wall exhibits so that the information was covered. Additionally, whoever wrote up the exhibit descriptives did not wordsmith them. There were misspellings, poor grammar, incorrect punctuation and capitalization, and hanging... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a small museum with good exhibits and photos and, of course, a great gift shop. They host community events, like the Art Show I attended, but good for a tourist visit anytime.

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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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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California
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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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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
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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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Seattle
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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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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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