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“One of the Historical homes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mackay Mansion

Mackay Mansion
129 South D Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
775-826-3934
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Virginia City
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sparks, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“One of the Historical homes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This represents the homes of the day. It was built by John Mackay, although his wife did not like the area and only lived there a short while, John Mackay came up through the ranks from a miner to supervior and then speculator and bacme rich. Nice place for an outside wedding in the yard.

Visited June 2012
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Newark, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tour guide..or visitor...couldn't tell which!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The tour guide wore shorts and sun glasses! I think when you are showing visitors around an historical house, the guide should be in period dress to create an old world feel. In addition, the entrance/foyer was so cluttered it looked as if something/someone had "thrown up" antiques. The one bright spot was the elegant dining room on the lowest floor.

Visited June 2012
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Orem, Utah
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29 attraction reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“nice restored home.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

we did not pay to visit the interior. but the grounds and the exterior are beautiful

Visited June 2012
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Mackay Mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Rich in history, funny little old woman is the curator, mansion filled with original furnishings, you can wonder around the mansion grounds for as long as you like and its only four bucks per person. We took great pics!

Visited May 2012
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Poway, California
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“The guide was the most interesting relic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Just an old 19th century house with interesting artifacts.

Visited April 2012
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