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“Worth a stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Genoa Courthouse Museum

Genoa Courthouse Museum
2304 Main Street, Genoa, NV
(775) 782-4325
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Museums
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Cudahy WI
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“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I'm not much of a museum guy, but I thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of historical content to be found here. Partly there were exhibits that gave A sense of scale to living in the 1800's.

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Petaluma, CA
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“Lots of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Couldn't believe how much is in this museum. We only had a short time to visit, but were very impressed with all the exhibits.

Visited July 2014
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Fremont, California
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“Great Museum - Worth Visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to Genoa several times and although the court house museum looked interesting, we gave it a pass. This time we decided to explore it. It is a gem of a museum. There is so many great exhibits here from the court house, to the jail exhibit, post office exhibit, pioneer exhibits. There are exhibits on houses; there are things women and girls will like such as the dresses and doll exhibits. There is the blacksmith shop.

We were delighted with the historical pictures, the bell, and the exhibit on Mr. Ferris from Carson Valley was amazing. He created the Ferris Wheel. Never knew there was a Mr. Ferris before.

This place is a "must see" if in the area. You will also find out about local events such as the Candy Dance.

So much in this museum - cannot cover it all in this review.

The volunteer staff is very nice. It cost $3 adult to go see such an amazing collection.
One of the best small town museums in the West!

Note: There is a steep stair case to the 2nd floor exhibits; its ok - but people who have trouble climbing steep stairs did want to note. There are still exhibits such as the school, etc. to see on the 1st floor.

Visited July 2014
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Elko, Nevada
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“Great museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a great museum. Loved the story about Snowshoe Thompson including the furniture and photos. The wedding dress collection and photos was neat. Done very nicely.

Visited July 2014
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Yuba City, California
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“A must see local attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum is a must see in the town. It has two floors of excellent attractions. One of the more interesting items was the original jail made out of steel plates. I also enjoyed the original post office, court rooms and colonial kitchen. A fun place to visit. Allow a couple of hours to see it thoroughly.

Visited June 2014
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