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Nevada State Museum

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Address: 600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
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+1 775-687-4810
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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Great place to visit

All Nevada's history is fantastic. Seeing a mine in the basement is really neat for the kids. The coin and gun collections is great!

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Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All Nevada's history is fantastic. Seeing a mine in the basement is really neat for the kids. The coin and gun collections is great!

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well planned and arranged museum covering all aspects of Nevada history and lore. Includes pre-history to the present. Something for everyone - history, mining/geology, natural history, minting money, Native Americans etc. Nothing left out and can be covered in a few hours.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found ourselves in Carson city with a few hours to kill and thought we'd check out this museum. What a fantastic payoff! There were a lot of great exhibits packed into that space. We learned quite a bit about Nevada's history, there was a little something for a variety of interests, we can't recommend it enough!

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Morongo Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting friends in Carson City we visited this museum that is in the old Carson City mint. I make it a point to visit the local museum where ever and when ever I can. That this one is in the old mint made it even more interesting to me. Of paticular note is the mining display in the basement.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I love history. I love historical museums. This place is amazing. An informative place to wile away the hours. Exhibits, artifacts, photographs. Unfortunately, we only had two hours. Given the constraints that tight funds can have on a museum, this place provides a fascinating look back at Nevada's history. What this place really needs is people! Somebody with information to... More 

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Brentwood California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We spent about an hour or so visiting the Museum, a lot to look at. Super cool to see the mint press and hear about the coins minted on sight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were in town for Nevada Day so the museum was free to the public. Great information on mining, Indians, and Nevada history. Well worth your time to visit.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Great coverage of Nevada's history of native Americans, mining, early settlers, and minting of gold and silver coins. Extensive rock and mineral exhibits showing raw gold and silver ore. Plus exhibits of pioneer life style and hardships they faced settling in the area. You are able to walk through the original mint and view a working coin press, and an... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I called to find out about tours at the Nevada State Museum as we had a limited amount of time in Carson City and also wanted to see the Capitol. The woman I spoke with was incredibly friendly and arranged a tour for my husband and I for both the Museum and the Capitol. Our guide was Dan and he... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Enjoyed this museum as it gave an overview of Nevada history in a well organized way. We had a guide, but that was not neccesary to get the picture. The best part was the silver mine in the basement-very realistic of what it was like.

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