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Nevada State Museum

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Address: 600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
Phone Number: (775) 687-4810
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the...

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.

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Lots of History

Nice museum in Carson City, NV.. Lots of history. Great Gold and Silver mining history. Can view in a couple of hours. Worth the time if you can spare it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Glenette H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice museum in Carson City, NV.. Lots of history. Great Gold and Silver mining history. Can view in a couple of hours. Worth the time if you can spare it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is a real gem. Wonderfully located on the main drag just down from the State Capitol in an historic building, it beautifully tells the story of the history of the Silver State. There is even a recreated mine in the basement!

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Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept museum, but what I consider the main attraction--artifacts and coins from the Carson City Mint, have been scaled back to the point where they cannot be enjoyed. In the recent past, there was a demonstration of coin minting, which was discontinued. There seem to be two significant collections of Carson City minted coins: both are presented in dim... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had the Carson City mint and an underground mining exhibit. A place to go if these things interest you. I thought it was well done but I'm a history guy.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the diversity of this museum.The coin display is especially well organized. Love the old mining history also

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good size museum with many exhibits. Educational exhibits with so much history on local Washoe,Tribe and beautiful artifacts and native baskets. Great exhibits on birds, the mint, geology and even an hour ne'er ground replica of a mine that you can walk through.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a great museum! Lots to see. We learned all about the history of Nevada - from how the area was formed geologically to the first settlers and beyond. There is also beautiful photography on display and a coal mine. It's also a beautiful building! So worth a visit.

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Arrived early and parked right out front. Spent about 3 hours covering all the floors and variety of exhibits. The $8.00 entry fee is good for the full day - you may come and go (perhaps out to lunch) as often as you like. We were very impressed with the whole museum, but especially the Mining area. You really get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Lots of rooms to explore with a wide variety of different subjects. We spent about 3 hours there. They let our veteran friends in for free! Don't miss the mine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I have been to the Reno/Tahoe area a lot during my 60+ years and had no idea this museum existed. My husband and I visited the museum for the first time and were very impressed with the exhibits which nicely tell the story of Nevada's history and do the state justice. This museum is both educational and entertaining for all... More 

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