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Nevada State Museum

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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This is an excellent small museum simply filled with an extensive display of artifacts, natural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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it is a place you can take the whole family to, it gives you alot of information on the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“natural history”(25 reviews)
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
+1 775-687-4810
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you know Nevada history you will definitely learn something new here. Enjoyed all the exhibits and was even lucky enough to be able to tag on with a docent led tour. The mint is a gem by itself. In fact I liked the...More

Thank akamaiblonde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three hours in the museum! Great way to spend a hot day! All ages would enjoy! Very informative about the history, mining industry, and wildlife of Nevada. A must see if you have the time.

Thank Salmondeschutes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got their mid-afternoon about 1 1/2 hours before closing. Made it through the museum, but was rushed. Could have taken longer to read about the exhibits. So I suggest you allow at least two hours, even more if you want to watch any of the...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nevada State Museum is located in the Carson City Mint building. Aside from some great exhibits, including a replica mine, ghost town, and much more, don't miss an opportunity to see the coin stamp in operation. Demonstrations are usually given on the last Friday...More

Thank marklephotos
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I found this museum to be quite interesting and I learned a lot about Nevada. Nevada has so much history that most people will never know about it. I would recommend it.

Thank Nanster59
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The kids , age 5 and 6, loved it here. I also really enjoyed it. Would recommend that everyone stop by. Reasonable prices, $8 for adult and children 17 and younger free.

Thank L2027BUjamies
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and informative! There is a lot of history within those walls that everyone should enjoy! The guns especially were informative! Loved it, came from Colorado to see it.

Thank Jim A
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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.
September 19, 2016|
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Response from LV2KNOW | 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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September 29, 2015|
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.