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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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Lots to see

I really like this museum. Entrance fee is a very reasonable $3.00. There is a ton of yesteryear exhibits from mining, pictures, clothinbg attire.... There is a very small gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Unless you are an aficionado of mining culture and history then I would skip this place. It is in desperate need of an upgrade but also super cheap admission. The most interesting thing to me was the model of the mine layout.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The museum was very interesting as to the way of life in the mining days of Virginia City. The facility itself could be modernized and it would be nice to have some type of restroom facility for the guests.

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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Inexpensive for what's inside. There is a complete history of the area, it's mines, how the people lived above and below the ground. Tons of artifacts. IF you're into history this is a must.

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I really like this museum. Entrance fee is a very reasonable $3.00. There is a ton of yesteryear exhibits from mining, pictures, clothinbg attire.... There is a very small gift shop when you enter and purchase your ticket. The lady if very friendly as well as her adorable dog.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is one of the 1st museums that you come to as you enter Virginia City. It is worth the $3.00 admit fee because there is a lot to see and it became a really big learning experience about the area. For instance, there are many mines that make up the Constock Lode and there are over 700 miles of... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

There were a number of exhibits we had not seen before but we're very interesting. Dress, room setups, tools, old city pictures, vocational exhibits, etc. the cost was fairly reasonable and the view over to the mines and cemetery were great.

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Rodeo, California
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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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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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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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