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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380
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Description: The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute...
The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours taking visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region to historic Gold Hill and return.From the Carson City area: A 6 hour adventure to and in Virginia City, including a round trip on the V&T behind diesel on Friday and steam on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 90 minutes on the train and the remainder of the time in historic Virginia City.See our website for full details.
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A ride back in time

Our family has taken this tour a few times over the years and enjoyed it very much each time. The train moves at a relaxed pace and is a 35 minute round trip from Virginia City... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Salem OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fun ride and very interesting commentaries by conductor. Enjoyed the ride and scenery. Fairly comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our family has taken this tour a few times over the years and enjoyed it very much each time. The train moves at a relaxed pace and is a 35 minute round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back; definitely bring a camera for some great historical and panoramic shots. Conductor is very informative and tells the history... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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282 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Regardless of your age, everyone has fun on a train. Leaving the original 1870 train depot, the train takes you for a 35 minutes ride to the town of Gold Hill and back. We stayed on the train for the ride back to Virginia City. There is narration of the history of the mining towns but sometimes it was hard... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Having done both the short trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and the longer trip from Carson City to Virginia City on different visits to Virginia City we can recommend the short diesel hauled trip but if you have the time and are there at the weekend go on the longer steam hauled train if you can. Short trips... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Top experience! The ride was at a very easy pace and very relaxing. We were able to get the photos we wanted to while the train was in motion. Enjoyed the humorous historical repertoire of our tour guide, David. The experience kind of takes you back in time. Enjoyed our time in Virginia City, visiting the Fourth Ward School Museum... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What great views of Virgina City and how much history the town has. Our guide was very fun! Would recommend to anyone!

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Plant City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Im not sure what I was expecting but its a 35min ride were they back the train up, then they go back to the station foreword. The engineer and the conductor were dressed in period dress and added to the experience. But it was very informative and the highlight of the ride was a herd of wild mustangs that live... More 

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Moore, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Took the train ride. The fellas on the train, kept things fun and informative. I came with a party of eight. Everyone loved the history and the wonderful views. We even spotted some wild horses on the hills. The conductor took the time to take a picture with my baby nephew. This train ride completed our trip to Virginia City!... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A fun way to spend the day. V&T staff are very folksy and friendly. Everyone dresses for the time period, and while you're waiting for the train in Carson City they provide skits for entertainment. You can also have a "Wanted" poster picture taken before you board. (You can see the results from their website and purchase copies if you... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just can not say enough about how much fun it was to ride on the steam engine train. Absolutely the right amount of time for the family to have on the train and the views and commentary by the conductor was terrific.

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