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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bethlehem
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207 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 August 14, 2016 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 August 10, 2016

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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