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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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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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Nevada's History

Museum is great - love the ghost town experience reminded me of Frontier Village when I was a child. The mint and the displays of Nevada history are fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kathleen D
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Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum is great - love the ghost town experience reminded me of Frontier Village when I was a child. The mint and the displays of Nevada history are fantastic.

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Thank Kathleen D
Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have done a great job of making this experience entertaining as well as educational. Bravo! The diaramas are so well done that even the adults are captivated. Fun adventure while visiting the Capitol.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very thorough and interesting look at the history of Nevada. You must tour the ghost town and underground mine. Excellent portrayals.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family really enjoyed our visit to this museum. It was a great experience for the price (only adults need to pay the $6 admission -- children are free). The mining exhibit was one of our children's favorite. There is much to see in this little museum, and I would say that we spent about 1.5 hours here exploring the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a silver mine, depiction of the original Carson City mint, superb animal display, excellent art, gambling devices

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fairfield, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have finally been checked in. When we arrived in the room there are previous guests clothing and bedding laying about. When i call the front desk asking to change rooms im told to check back later, when i request to speak with a manager im told to hang out in the room until she can call, as shes busy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love museums always and this one is great. The ghost town exhibit is good but the mining exhibit is great. Later in the trip I went to a real mine tour but in truth the museum exhibit was better

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Thank JSF566
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love local museums, and this is easily the best in Nevada. If you are interested in Nevada history, you must see this place. It's right downtown with free parking, two blocks from the capitol (which is also worth going through). Nevada's mining history plays a prominent role, but there is so much more here: Native American history (really first... More 

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Minden, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a diverse museum! The use of the building that was formerly a United States mint is an excellent example of re-purposing former structures. Until I visited this museum, I had no idea that there was ever a US mint in Carson City, NV. The gallery devoted to the rocks of Nevada was intriguing. To learn of the formation of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here because of all the great reviews I had read about the museum. And they were right. Admission is $8 and parking is free. The first floor has a small section on Native American heritage. At the other end is a wonderful ghost town where you can listen to an old miner retelling its history, and then walk... More 

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