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The Way It Was Museum

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Address: 113 North C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775.847.0766
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The $3 fee was a bargain

We spent about an hour checking out the various items, mostly about mining. They also have a small theater that shows a continuous movie loop with three segments.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Marysville, CA
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

makes you wonder how they survived in the old days, life was tough, makes you appreciate the comforts of home

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The museum is full of historical artifacts of mining and development of Virginia City. Inside the museum is a collection of products, documents, tools, equipment and many other items that will take time for anyone interested in history and seeing items rarely seen, especially in an area where they were actually used. Outside of the museum are many pieces of... More 

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Marysville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We spent about an hour checking out the various items, mostly about mining. They also have a small theater that shows a continuous movie loop with three segments.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

for $3 you get a potpourri of "the way it was"... the place touches on just about everything- well worth the 30-45 minutes it takes to peruse it!

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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decades ago, Virginia City was becoming a ghost town, & the owner of this museum collected hundreds of valuable artifacts from the mining boom days of the Comstock. You'll see them there & they are so interesting! While you're there, get the DVD "Virginia City and the Comstock Lode, Yesterday & Today." This 2 1/2 hour program tells the entire... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Way It Was Museum has packed a lot of history into a fairly small museum. It's definitely the best museum in Virginia City.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I liked seeing the authentic old-fashioned mechanisms. The conceptual model of the mining tunnels was fascinating to me, even though a little simplistic. Well worth the small admission price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were mildly interested in this museum. A few things that caught our attention especially the display that showed all the mine system under the city. We went to Virginia City on flashback Friday. The first Friday of the month gives some museums for free. I wouldn't have paid for this one.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Interesting little museum with TONS of stuff to look at. It really takes you back in time to see how people lived in the 1800's. Only $2.00 to get in, take your time and don't rush so you can see all of the gambling, dentistry, medical, toys, dishes, guns etc used back in the day.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Colorful characters, homespun, like Knott's Berry Farm, but more the real thing. Mining history. You learn the origin of mining terms such as "fire in the hole" or "he got the shaft". If you like smaller, mom & pop style, fact & artifact filled museums, as well as the big commercialized ones, then check this out.

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Address: 113 North C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775.847.0766
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City

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