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Nevada State Museum

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600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Both A State Museum & Former U.S. Mint

First class museum. Displays organized by theme (mining, geology, home living, ect) and items... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ChicoKen2014
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Chico, California
Great History Of Nevada

The museum is located in the place where they stamped out the coinage and a new addition. Go left... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perkadventures
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Banning, Ca
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ghost town” (57 reviews)
“natural history” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION
600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
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+1 775-687-4810
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"ghost town"
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"carson city mint"
in 43 reviews
"natural history"
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"mine shaft"
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"gold mine"
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"silver coins"
in 6 reviews
"native american history"
in 6 reviews
"coal mine"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 13 reviews
"state museum"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"firearms collection"
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"old west"
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"coin making"
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"gold mining"
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"comstock lode"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First class museum. Displays organized by theme (mining, geology, home living, ect) and items clearly labeled with interpretive captions. The replica of a quartz silver mine, complete with heavy wood shoring, had displays of the various mine equipment "in action," with miners dressed and equipped...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is located in the place where they stamped out the coinage and a new addition. Go left to see 3 three floor of history to in lnclude diaramas, displays, machines, guns and a mining display in the basement. On the right side (new)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history here is rich for anyone that is into coin collecting yet it has a host of other areas of Nevada history too. The coin press is the best feature and hopefully it will get restored the a full working capacity.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum of natural history. Three floors of artifacts and well appointed with an elevator which was wonderful. Learned a lot about the history of Nevada and the old days.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You'll want to spend several hours here. The historic exhibits are fabulous, especially the one in the basement where you walk through a mock up of a mine shaft. I know it sounds hokey, but this is done really well! The museum includes part of...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

There are several parts to this museum which is located at the site of the old Carson City United State Mint. The fee to enter is $8.00 per adult. This will take at least 2 hours, probably more to see.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband loved this museum. It was interesting to learn about all the different things about the state, their wild life and how they used to make coins. You got to see a real earthier quake measuring scale, and see a model of a mine....More

1  Thank Laura J
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

We enjoyed the ghost town and gold mine. These examples of life in in the early years of Nevada are very informative.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I went with a couple of history loving teens who are quite knowledgable about the old west. They loved the historic firearm exhibit. I found learning about the history of the state, especially mining and minting very worthwhile. Admission was only eight dollars for adults...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The State Museum was very nice, took my two kids and they had a nice time. I was more interested in the mint portion of the museum but that was basically 1 room and very little info on how they made the coins other than...More

1  Thank David M
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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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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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Kris S
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.
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