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“This is a lovely history of people and animals who are in the Valley now and the settlers.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center

Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center
1477 U.S. Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, NV 89410
(775) 782-2555
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Gardnerville
Type: Museums
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Nevada
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“This is a lovely history of people and animals who are in the Valley now and the settlers.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

A place to visit the animals shown in natural back grounds.

Visited March 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Its' small but packs in alot of fascinating history & displays. Also has a large outdoor component relating to WW11 weapons, mining machinery & building of the time I found it really fascinating

Visited May 2012
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“I was overwhelmed with what this "little" local museum had to offer and at such a reasonable price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This museum displays the history of Carson Valley and the Indians and ranchers who settled here and grew the community. There are fabulous murals that depict covered wagons taking the early trails over the mountains, a room dedicated to the Washo Indians, actual wagons and equipment set up to re-create a scene as if you had just walked into a miner's camp. A tepee is set up as the Indians would have done it. Poster-size photographs depict the various families who first settled in the area and their contributions. Go downstairs and see displays of clothes and equipment used in early years. There's a fabulous library where one can buy a multitude of books covering related topics, like the Pony Express, local birds, people/places/and things. Also at very reasonable prices. The animals and wild animals who played such an important role are not forgotten either. The Center has special events throughout the year, not only to raise funds to support the museum but to entertain and educate visitors about the history of the area. Melodramas, chataquas, guest speakers talking about such famous people as the Earps, women who were influential in the development of the valley, and other persons of interest. Most can be seen in a few hours easily, but you'll want to spend more time to see everything in depth. It's most interesting and fabulously displayed.

Visited June 2011
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