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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
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+1 775-687-6953
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Fun for kids and adults alike

Very well put together. Very informative. A must for train enthusiasts. Occasionally have a little train running for short rides around the train yard. Some very unique train cars.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well put together. Very informative. A must for train enthusiasts. Occasionally have a little train running for short rides around the train yard. Some very unique train cars.

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small railway museum. Number of exhibits is small. But well presented. Well supported by volunteers. Unfortunately no trains were running when we visited. But were made warmly welcome and personally shown round by a volunteer. Small shop and low admittance charge.

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We actually went there for a memorial service for one of the volunteers. I would never have put this on my map of places to visit but it turned out to be fascinating. Very inexpensive to tour the museum and you actually get to go in and sit in some of these beauties.

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped here on our way out of town and got to see the Old Train actually chug by ! Very Neat ! I highly recommend !

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We found that this is just perfect size for family visit, it's not too big of a museum but has most of all of the trains and even a train ride too. Ample parking with little snack stand.And it's easy to find.

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Bethlehem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The museum is great for those who want to learn about the making of the railroads. My brother is a train fanatic and loved the museum. It's small but they've done a great job with their dis[plays and the entrance fee is a mere $6. Great for family and kids and those train buffs.

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The volunteers were very helpful knowledge of history of the railroad in this area of Nevada. Going aboard the various exhibits and taking a ride on the train is so much better then just looking. Enjoyable time with family.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This museum packs some punch on what they have. I give them credit for always improving it, with their staff and volunteers giving all they can. The museum is worth a visit and one can learn much on not only railroads but what went on around them. You can also take a ride around the complex on one of the... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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