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Address: 12 North B Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 7758470433
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This restored playhouse is back in operation.

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Very interesting and historical

What a great tour and a beautiful building! Was able to visit this great old building and take a neat tour from some really knowledgeable guides.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
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563 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

What a great tour and a beautiful building! Was able to visit this great old building and take a neat tour from some really knowledgeable guides.

Thank Chiefly1
Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I attended an annual event that was held here. The ambiance was perfect. What a great place to hold an event. Huge stage and it was great that the bar was down stairs. It was cool and kind of spooky when the lights flickered. I would recommend having an event here again. We had the Virginia City Gun Fighters there... More 

1 Thank Lori K
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I really liked the tour we took of this opera house. Our volunteer guide was fantastic. He had lot's of great stories share. It was probably one of my favourite things we did in Virginia City.

1 Thank Leelasmom
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very informative guide. Tours are $3 per person. The building has a neat history but has been remodeled a fair bit. It is still an active theater and can be booked for private events like weddings. Interestingly, the school district owns the building and all the tour money and other profit goes to support the local schools.

3 Thank 1GlobeTrotter85
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We wanted to visit a true historic venue in Virginia City and decided on the Piper opera house. The place is truly a step back in time and we were surprised by the artists that had performed there such as Caruso and Houdini. It was nice to get a little off the beaten path and enjoy, in private, a really... More 

3 Thank Bill O
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a thrill to actually be transported back in time to the era of the gold rush! The city is exceptionally well maintained and vibrant, with many people still inhabiting the upper apartments Of the storefronts and nearby homes. The saloons are still pouring drinks and live music is wafting out of the open doors. There are horse drawn carriage... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Rocklin, California
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is the 3rd rebuilt Pipers Opera House since the other two were destroyed, so it is still historic, but I would have loved to have seen the original. It is slowly being renovated back to it's glory days and hopefully will one day be fully restored. It was fascinating to hear about all the many famous people in history... More 

1 Thank ambrulio
Reno, Nevada
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237 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have been to plays and weddings here. I love this place. It really takes you back to the old west at it's best!

1 Thank deb m
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

You say you want to see a place from the Old West, I mean the Old West of the Comstock silver and gold mining era of the 1860s! It’s not Knotts-Berry-Farm or Universal-City “real”. VIRGINIA CITY is the real deal. There, in the mountains about 45 minutes away from RENO, are authentic streets with wooden buildings, saloons, (particularly fun with... More 

3 Thank sensiblesal_1
Sparks, Nevada
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This was the place I got married at almost two weeks ago. I'll tell you this was the most perfect place And I was honored to be able to to use this venue. Toni was the person we had to contact to get things rolling and she was awesome! The building provided Elegance to my photos. Best building in Virginia... More 

1 Thank Maegen A

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