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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see... more » Owner description: This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of pre-historic creatures found in the area and the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil. « less
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's... more » Owner description: Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights include a 19th-century rail equipment exhibit and five steam locomotives. « less
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Casinos/Gaming
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
This Neoclassical 1909 mansion is located in the heart of Carson City's historic district.
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Government Buildings; Libraries; Parks; Landmarks
Owner description: Tour the lovely grounds of this historic complex which includes: the Nevada State Capitol building, an architecural marvel... more » Owner description: Tour the lovely grounds of this historic complex which includes: the Nevada State Capitol building, an architecural marvel made of native sandstone with marble hallways, the Legislative Building, the Supreme Court and the State Library and Archives. « less
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Casinos/Gaming
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Educational Sites; History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Once a school that taught Native Americans how to get along in "the white man's world," this cultural center now houses a... more » Owner description: Once a school that taught Native Americans how to get along in "the white man's world," this cultural center now houses a fascinating collection of Native American art including the work of photographer E.S. Curtis. « less
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Enjoy a day with the family at this lively, hands-on museum where children discover that learning and fun go together. Kids... more » Owner description: Enjoy a day with the family at this lively, hands-on museum where children discover that learning and fun go together. Kids pull, push, poke and take apart as they make their way through a series of interactive exhibits. « less
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
The place to pick up tourism brochures and maps related to the Carson City area.
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Carson City
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Other; Cultural

If you are in Vegas on a fine clear day, try one of the air tours that takes you over the desert surrounding Vegas and the Hoover Dam. Better still, try the World War 2 Airplane... more »

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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: History Museums; Museums
Learn about the Washoe Indian culture through slide presentations and displays of housing, artifacts and pictures.
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Cross-country Ski Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: For cross-country ski buffs of all ages and ability levels, this area offers more than 45 miles of groomed ski trails spread... more » Owner description: For cross-country ski buffs of all ages and ability levels, this area offers more than 45 miles of groomed ski trails spread over 9,000 acres of scenic wilderness area. « less
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Carson City
Category: Casinos/Gaming
Play some rounds of golf between playing the slots, blackjack, roulette or keno at this popular casino resort complex.
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Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Named after Paul Laxalt, former governor and U.S. senator from Nevada, this beautiful building with its signature clock-tour... more » Owner description: Named after Paul Laxalt, former governor and U.S. senator from Nevada, this beautiful building with its signature clock-tour once served as a post office and library. « less
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Museum that preserves the heritage of firefighting with a wide collection of apparatus, equipment, photographs and other... more » Owner description: Museum that preserves the heritage of firefighting with a wide collection of apparatus, equipment, photographs and other items dating back to 1863. « less
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