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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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Restored steam train

The F Street 1870 V&T Depot looks much like a train station would have looked like in the old west with benches on the outside and interior waiting room for winter days and museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Took the 30 minute train - steam and 100 years old. The staff was dressed for the time. It was extremely hot that day. No bathrooms - porta potties outside. Took the train to gold hill. Was very informative. Reasonably priced. There is another train that goes between Carson City and Virginia City. Apparently you can pick it up in... More 

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Fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took the 35-minute short trip out of Virginia City on this historic railroad, with a real steam engine & cars that are 100 years old. Staff is dressed in period attire & are very accommodating. There are other trips available; one that begins at Carson City, NV to Virginia City, stays 3 hours in Virginia City & then heads... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We've visited Virginia City many times but have never done the train ride until our last visit! It is very well worth it! We took it to Gold Hill and back, with an announcer that tells you about history along the ride. If you like history AND trains, then definitely do this! The donations go towards maintenance on this classic-still-operating... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The steam train tour was a lot of fun and gave some history on the town and some of the minds. vary reasonable ($) and a lot of fun

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The F Street 1870 V&T Depot looks much like a train station would have looked like in the old west with benches on the outside and interior waiting room for winter days and museum with historical finds like stock certificates and antique wood burning stove. You can also purchase souvenirs in the shop as well. As 10:30am approached, the sound... More 

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our favorite activity in Virginia City was the ride on the V&T steam train. The station was great to explore while waiting for the train's arrival. From the tin ceiling to the benches made from train parts, the station has many things to hold your interest. Parking is directly across from the station and there are several trips during the... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Virginia & Truckee RR has two varieties of trips. A round trip from Carson City to Virginia City and a short, 35 minute excursion tour between Virginia City and Gold Hill. We had our two small granddaughters visiting and thought they would enjoy the short trip, which we all did. We learned a lot from the very knowledgeable conductor... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not sure why this isn't the #1 activity for Virginia City on Trip Adviser, it should be! The 40 minute train ride only costs $12. A deal! And the train is an actual steam train, not a diesel locomotive. The narrator for the trip doubles as the conductor and has some great stories to tell about the mining area that... More 

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Additional Information about Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
Average Prices: USD 45 - 45

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