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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
Phone Number: +1 775-687-6953
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Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of...

Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights include a 19th-century rail equipment exhibit and five steam locomotives.

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum is a wonderful place to take the kids and yourself to linger over the lovingly restored and preserved pieces of railroadabilia. Train rides (not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael A
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Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is a wonderful place to take the kids and yourself to linger over the lovingly restored and preserved pieces of railroadabilia. Train rides (not very long), interactive displays, up close and in-person rolling stock and the ability (most days) to operate a hand-truck! What isn't to like? Special emphasis on local trains (V&T RR) and... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large collection of rolling stock including trains which started their life in Virginia City, moved to Hollywood, then back to Carson City. Train rides every day they are open.

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Fountain, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a Saturday in Mid-July. The McKeen Motor Car was running on the loop that day. A very unique design for a self-propelled passenger car. The interior displays are excellent. The Engines in the shops out back are not well lit, so photos can be iffy. The gift shop was OK, but souvenir steam engine shirts were in... More 

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Thank JayzeeQA1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like old trains or machinery this a great museum. If you recall the old TV series "The Wild, Wild West" you'll recognize one of the steam locomotives in the collection. Docents are very helpful. You can also see the engines and cars awaiting restoration.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit , we were able to go on the train ride as a special today. Those Guys were really friendly and informative. Inside the museum there are some more trains, really well restored. Nice Thomas the tank engine set for kids to play on. On our previous visit the outside shed staff were more willing to share... More 

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Woodland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visitor center was very warm on the 100+ degree day that we came. Nonetheless, we took in all the exhibits inside then went out to the annex where they work on the old train cars. We talked with the docent around a water cooler in the shade. I was filling out a scavenger hunt for train facts which kept... More 

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be especially interested in trains to find this venue fascinating: a slice of old time USA is here, a look at tough days and the determined men who built railroads in one of the world's most difficult locations. Railroads opened up the west and the whole USA, from east to west. Here are stories of endurance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect place for railroad enthusiasts, history buffs, or families with young kids. There are several buildings that hold locomotives and rail cars from the 1800s and 1900s, including the Glenbrook Locomotive. This museum describes and preserves the history of Northern Nevada, and allows visitors to enter some of the refurbished trains. You must check the schedule online... More 

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. Great for kids of all ages. Grandpas' too! There is a real working training up by Virginia City, was a blast to rde.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had some time to kill before we needed to be at the airport. We have a 2 year old grandson that loves trains. TRAIN MUSEUM!!! The little guy loved it (adults too). The nicest guy - JOHN - a volunteer at the museum didn't s lot of time with us and told us stories. He was very sweet and... More 

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