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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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273 reviews 273 reviews
184 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Irvine, California
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36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited the museum when we were in Virginia City in August. Nice little place with a big water wheel out front. The museum has an entrance fee of $3, but its a good place to get a short history lesson on Virginia City. The city thats way out there up in the mountains about 30 mins drive from Reno. Surprising... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent more time in here than we planned. It's not a formal museum, but plenty of interesting facts and pieces of history.

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