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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, Museums
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English first
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268 reviews 268 reviews
184 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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