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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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A great $3 museum!

This museum was packed full of unique and varied items from the Comstock time era; really enjoyed the visit. We were in and out of the museum within an hour but you certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was packed full of unique and varied items from the Comstock time era; really enjoyed the visit. We were in and out of the museum within an hour but you certainly could stay longer to read all the literature and watch the video.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum could be amazing if things weren't so disorganized and packed. The historical value and significance of the photos, mining equipment and clothing are wonderful to view. It is worth the $3 per adult just to walk through its history. I just wish it could be moved to a large facility with a professional curator who could tell the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

With the many exhibits spread round the museum you can spend quite a lot of time on your feet and sitting down to watch the videos is not only interesting but quite a pleasant break for the legs. The museum gives an interesting and sometimes quirky view of how people lived and worked in what must have been difficult times... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A magnificent collection covering home life, wider society, business and mining in old Virginia City. Well worth the price of admission. This is a true collection, with the owner of this museum having assembled all these items from abandoned and 'for sale' properties. This, more than any other individual store, gives a complete picture of the old nineteenth century mining... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I thought it was a great museum for the money, $3pp. They had a lot of stuff to look at, and even had a short film to watch.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fun and interesting, small exhibit, lots of historical items, a short video that was pretty interesting. I'd highly recommend this actually. Great price too. Fun to get photos with all the antique mining gear.

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The muesum isn't really big, but they have a wide variety of artifacts and items packed into it. From early mining equipment to household items to medicines and tonics. Lots of Virginia City history to see. There's something in here to satisfy everybody's interest and curiosity. Definitely worth the $3. My favourite thing was the old dentist chair and drill.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There are lots of little tidbits here about life in Virginia City when it wasn't a tourist attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The sign says it will be the best $3.00 dollars you will ever spend. It's true. This is where the history is at, people. Be sure to walk through slowly so you don't miss anything. I love the old carriage out front - heck, I love all the old stuff. They have old gold carts used in mines too. A... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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