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Nevada State Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Excellent review of fascinating history, including aspects of mining, Native American heritage and more.

We went on a Saturday when the original coin mint was operating. A silver commemorative coin... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sophiabacini
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Carson City, Nevada
From wooly mammoths to gold & silver dollars

Wonderful - My wife & I spent over 3 hours exploring this US Mint turned museum. All wheelchair... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
JJHeuvel
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Electric City, Washington
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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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600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Saturday when the original coin mint was operating. A silver commemorative coin, pressed on the machine first used in the 1800s, was available for sale...a great memento. The docents operating the mint were informative and the rest of the exhibits were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Wonderful - My wife & I spent over 3 hours exploring this US Mint turned museum. All wheelchair accessible except for the accurately recreated interactive silver mine below the building. Informative video on the history of the mint, a recreated mining town in the museum,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JJHeuvel
Reviewed January 28, 2019

This museum is very worth your time to visit while you are in Carson City!! We didn't realized until a shop keeper told us the Carson City Mint is incorporated into the Nevada State Museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

This is such a great museum. The bottom floor houses a replica mine. There are many great exibits to include a woolly mammoth, old dolls, weapons, and things from the old mint.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

My family and I planned a visit to this museum the day before Thanksgiving. It was the 1st time for all of us - even for my mother-in-law who has been a Nevada resident for over 20 years. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

This is one of the coolest museums I've ever visited, and I've seenr a lot. Not only does it have the original Carson City mint press, but an impressive collection of handguns and rifles, a recreated small western town and many other period items, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Warren S
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We stopped in not quite sure what we would find. Boy, the history goes on and on! I learned quite a bit about Nevada and was sure pleased, can't wait for a return visit The exhibits were wonderful and the people we talked to were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark333
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This museum was a gem. We visited because we wanted to know more about the early history of Nevada and the importance of the mines in the history of the state. We were blown away. There is a must visit recreation of an early mine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janisg328
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

If exploring historical sites are your”thing “, then you will enjoy this self guided tour of the areas mining history and silver coin minting demonstration. Lots of historical information here and a replication of an underground mine too! Plan to spend about 2 hours here...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We spent probably three hours here. It is a wonderful museum and a nice blend of the old and the new. Lots of history of the area of course, including a mine tour that while not real, seems pretty real. Not like Disney scale, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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barr12345
May 4, 2017|
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Response from Soberduud1 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your interest in what they present. 1-2 hours.
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I purchased an annual pass to Nevada museums but I do not remember the price. With this pass, your entrance fees to a number of railroad museums and some museums in the Las Vegas area are included. If you visit a Nevada... More
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.
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