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The Way It Was Museum

113 North C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
775.847.0766
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Type: Specialty Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Kansas City
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Way It Was Museum is an eclectic collection of artifacts from the 1880s housed in an Old Curiosity Shop atmosphere, and is a welcome change from the touristy glitz of the rest of Virginia City. There’s no hoke or glamour to be found here; it’s more like an undiscovered attic in your grandparents’ (or great-grandparents’) home. You get the... More

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Elk Grove, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very informative museum, displays were excellent. Well worth the $3! Not the easiest to navigate with mobility issues.

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