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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cyndi L W
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West Hollywood, California
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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Fountain, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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