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The Way It Was Museum

Address: 113 North C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775.847.0766
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Rodeo, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A must to learn about how it all started and ended. Very cool old artifacts and a movie that plays non stop telling about the history of the past. A very cool replica of the galleries under the city shows how people would work and how theres a whole place under there. Very interesting to know how it was!

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Nederland, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lots of artifacts from the area's mine history. Memorabilia such as washing machines that date from the late 1800s, ornate pucke dishes, and mustache coffee cups. The latter was the most interesting. Whoever heard of cups that were designed to protect mustaches?

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287 reviews 287 reviews
194 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is a wide collection of artifacts from the early days of Virginia City residents. Three different videos talk about the settlers' lives. Various tools and displays are arrayed outside the museum. There is an interesting picture of all the mine shafts underneath Virginia City.

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Fremont, California
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1,901 reviews 1,901 reviews
1,170 attraction reviews
1,133 helpful votes 1,133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Way It Was Museum has been in Virginia City for years. The $3.00 cost is fun to see how people lived during the silver rush to Virginia City. We enjoyed visiting the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Rather old fashioned and a bit dull. The films, 3 short clips, are almost worn out with very poor audio and visual connectivity.

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Fremont, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lots of history behind this museum. You can spend hours looking at everything in this museum. You get a good history on the early Nevada days.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

they had a few neat things, but doesn't take too long to go through everything. Its a one time thing, wont need to go to it again.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife was the person that wanted to turn over to Virginia City and I was glad we did because this town turned into one of my favourite stops of the vacation. we started in the visitors centre on at the end of the city and walked up the one side, had lunch in the City Cafe and then handmade... More 

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Virginia City, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of our favorites in Virginia City. Something for everyone and a great value! Covers all the history of the Comstock Lode an area.

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Yucca Valley, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went here while in virginia city with my wife, cousin, and his wife. It was a cool little look into the history of the area.

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