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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
775-847-0380
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: This 35-minute narrated steam train tour takes visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Pleasant trip through the desert and spotting wild horses + gold/silver mines. Characters of the old West ready for photos - don't forget to tip. Lunched at Bonanza restaurant. Very touristy town.

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Miami, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The train ride made us feel as if we went back in time. It travels backward for about 20 minutes then forward the next 20 so you end where you started. The conductor discusses points of interest along the way and the views are spectacular. Both cars are open air. One is covered and the other isn't. We tried both... More

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El Paso, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'm a retired railroader, so I might be a bit finicky. We've toured Virginia City for many years, but this trip we decided to take the rail tour. When we got our tickets (which are reasonably priced for this tour), we were told "the train is a diesel today". I took it that they offered a steam locomotive on weekends... More

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Sacramento, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went on a Sunday and reserved on-line. It is a easy to find location east of Carson City. The Conductor talked over a PA about all the way to VC and most of the way back, which was informative. Along the way, many opportunities to see deer and even wild range mustangs. Just not the same as traveling in... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took the steam locomotive from Carson City to Virginia City and back on a Sunday because locals get a discount. It was still quite expensive but well worth it. We had a great trip up the hill which took about 90 minutes, as the train only went about ten miles an hour with several stops. The conductor narrated the... More

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Kansas City
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It doesn't matter whether or not you are a history buff - you'll have a terrific time on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad traveling between Carson City and Virginia City, Nevada. The steam locomotive and Pullman cars are over 100 years old and the winding 90-minute trip is fascinating. Our conductor, Neil, was a wealth of knowledge and explained the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Well worth the ride! Our group took the old train from Carson City to Virginia City and rode back later that day. The great scenery included old towns, mines, tunnels, and some wild horses along the way. There was a conductor dressed in a period uniform, who shared the railroad and its history during the ride.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the price wasn't very expensive, very reasonable, the train has open cars and roofed cars with windows...it was gorgeous weather out when we went, we were in the outside car, the train takes you down the grade through a couple tunnels to the nearby mining town of Silver City, NV. (or was it Gold Hill?) The Engineer an ticket taker... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My nephew was back for his annual visit (now 12!). We took the V&T from Carson City to Virginia City - a longer ride - about an hour. We passed old mine shafts, had gorgeous views of the mountains, and on the way back saw two herds of wild horses. The conductor had a lot of great stories and information... More

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South Lake Tahoe, Ca
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed the train ride very much. It was $12 per person, and was about 35 minutes long. We sat outside so we could see better, but there is a car you can sit in as well. It was hot and very sunny, but since the ride was short, we were okay with it. It is out and back, and... More

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