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The Way It Was Museum

113 North C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
775.847.0766
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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las vegas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Somewhat small and cramped for the large amount of things to see and read but the low price admission makes it a great value!

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I'm not much for history but this museum was rather interesting. There's lots of artifacts to look at, a video to watch and some souvenirs too! I'm glad we paid the few bucks to tour this museum.

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