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Nevada State Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Mine, ghost down, and a woolly mammoth.

This is such a great museum. The bottom floor houses a replica mine. There are many great exibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Enjoyable and interesting museum

My family and I planned a visit to this museum the day before Thanksgiving. It was the 1st time... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
San Jose, California
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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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All reviews ghost town carson city mint natural history mine shaft gold mine last friday silver coins couple of hours old west all ages state museum coin making gun collection on display gold mining the lower level two hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank MikeRock10
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
Thank ajrenca
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
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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
Thank Cindy W
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The mammoth skeleton was the highlight for our youngster 3 yr old who is really into dinosaurs, but the mine was a little too scary for him.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 413kimberlys
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent small museum simply filled with an extensive display of artifacts, natural history, and mining lore. The mine shaft replica is outstanding. The display of silver tea/coffee serving sets is not something one sees every day, and is magnificent. As is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed September 12, 2018

it is a place you can take the whole family to, it gives you alot of information on the history of nevada

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Response from GEORGE R | Reviewed this property |
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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Adults are $8, and children are free.
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