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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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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 Museum!

This is a great museum! Lots to see. We learned all about the history of Nevada - from how the area was formed geologically to the first settlers and beyond. There is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great museum! Lots to see. We learned all about the history of Nevada - from how the area was formed geologically to the first settlers and beyond. There is also beautiful photography on display and a coal mine. It's also a beautiful building! So worth a visit.

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early and parked right out front. Spent about 3 hours covering all the floors and variety of exhibits. The $8.00 entry fee is good for the full day - you may come and go (perhaps out to lunch) as often as you like. We were very impressed with the whole museum, but especially the Mining area. You really get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of rooms to explore with a wide variety of different subjects. We spent about 3 hours there. They let our veteran friends in for free! Don't miss the mine.

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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Reno/Tahoe area a lot during my 60+ years and had no idea this museum existed. My husband and I visited the museum for the first time and were very impressed with the exhibits which nicely tell the story of Nevada's history and do the state justice. This museum is both educational and entertaining for all... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me, as a non-resident of Nevade, I quite enjoyed the museum and learning more about the state. When I was there, they had an exquisite display of photos taken by a local artist. Those were great. Plus, the normal/regular exhibits were informative for me.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit the state museums and were not disappointed with this one. Cool mine exhibit.I would recommend the visit.

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Thank janicebilly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has excellent exhibits, does Nevada history some justice, and is entertaining for all ages. My children never get tired of visiting. Check out the free parking in the back and the cute gift shop.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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