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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a fun experience! The conductor was VERY knowledgable and a great speaker. He entertained us the entire trip with useful information. We took the round trip from Carson City to Virginia City and back. On the way we saw dozens of wild horses and other wildlife. I would have like to had another hour in Virginia City too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am a tour guide for sf tours and muir woods tours and wine, Monterey and Yosemite kick butt tours. This tour was outstanding! It is so rare for me to approbate and/or approve another tour guide cause I am very egomaniacal about the way I do my tours with music and fact check fun narrations. You will love Virginia... More

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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

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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