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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
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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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Fontana, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We had such fun on this short train run. Only 30 minutes. This is the perfect activity while visiting Virginia City.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We really enjoyed this train ride. The ride isn’t very long however for my family that works out great because I have a 5 year old that gets antsy. I thought the conductor did a great job of narrating and he had a great personality. The view was great and the train was clean. Also the man that worked selling... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Of the attractions we saw in Virginia City, this one cost the most even with a discounted ticket from the Visitor Center. The day we visited the train was powered by the diesel engine which was $2 cheaper than the steam engine. The ride is only 35 mins. total, round trip between Virginia City & Gold Hill, where we were... More

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Sacramento, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had ridden the Virginia and Truckee years ago when it ran from Virginia City to Gold Hill. We recently found out that they now have a train that goes all the way from Carson City to Virginia City. The steam train ride was great and left at 10:00 a.m. from their depot near the outskirts of Carson City. The... More

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Reno, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Was hosting out-of-state visitors & the V&T Railroad trip was a highlight of their trip. Our conductor was charming, witty and informative! We stopped at the Gold Hill Hotel for a preplanned lunch (due to size of the group) and was able to grab another train to continue on to Virginia City. Expect a leisurely pace - the train only... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wish ride was longer but the ride was wonderful and very entertaining. Well worth the cost. Our tour guide was very informative and the railroad has about 3 tunnels on the short run. We went on a Friday and had a diesel engine. The steam runs on the weekends and does provide a longer trip to Carson City, only on... More

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I rode the V&T train to Gold Hill from Virginia City. The train was very clean and seating was adequate. The narrator was interesting and provided excellent background information about VC and the Comstock Lode boom, unlike some attractions where a recording is played. I enjoyed the narrator's humor, too. We passed several mines and went through a tunnel. All... More

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Sandy, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a short, but fun ride on the original rails of this railroad. The history given throughout the trip is great and you learn a lot about the area and the mines. This is a fun activity

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Fallon, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A short, but fun, Virginia City tourist must-do. A lot of Nevada's history is being kept alive thru the V&T Railroad and Virginia City itself. (:

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W. Hartford, CT
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117 reviews 117 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The train ride uses a steam engine in peak tourist season. This time of year, the engine was diesel. The ride goes and comes back on the same rail line. You get a good overview of the mining area and what life was like working here in the mid-1800's. If you are a train buff, it's well worth it. If... More

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