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Nevada State Railroad Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great first date

The front desk volunteer was an inspiration. He not only led us in the right direction but we could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian C
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Great family field trip for homeschool students. Ages 3-13 yes even the little one's do engage.

Guess I purty much left the information on the title. Fantastic knowledgeable staff. I give 5 stars... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Carson City, Nevada
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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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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk volunteer was an inspiration. He not only led us in the right direction but we could tell he truly liked being there. The trains were majestic and well kept. It would have been nice to have a section of the museum that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pitiful what they charged us! This is a tiny museum with very unhelpful staff. Insisted that we have our picture taken. The photographer had no personality hence the WTH looks on our faces in the picture. LOL Save your money and time. There are far...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TRIPPY013
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Guess I purty much left the information on the title. Fantastic knowledgeable staff. I give 5 stars themselves.Enjoy your field trip.The scavenger hunt for both adults and,therw students/children.A perfect history of how we came West.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nv63mike
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We went and midweek in December. We were the only customers in the late afternoon, and had a private tour. The displays were nice and very descriptive. The two sections of the Train Museum in you have to see them both. For the price it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 879beths
Reviewed October 26, 2018

I was very lucky to stop here, got to view some wonderful steam engines and rolling stock that has been brought to life. It was quite interesting and the lesson in history was fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark333
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad they thought to preserve these engines and cars! It is simply amazing to see! The steam engine and the Mckeen car are still functioning today for special occasions. If you can, call ahead to see when and where these cars will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Would have loved to try the train ride to Virginia city but that's only offered on the weekends. There weren't that many trains, and only 2 trains ur able to go on. But 1 of the trains you can go on is really interesting, unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 413kimberlys
Reviewed September 1, 2018

It is not a Hugh museum, but it has so much to see. The docents are very knowledgeable. You walk through the inside on your own, but there are docents to answer any questions. Then you go out back and they give you a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beachangelNevadaCity
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This museum contains several old steam locomotives as well as freight and passenger cars. Some (the Inyo) have been used in movies. If you’re around during holidays they’ll operate some of these beauties. Usually it’s a diesel locomotive but on rare special occasions it’s wood...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Craig S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Museum has a wonderful selection of historic RR artifacts including steam locomotives Dayton,Inyo and #25, McKeen and Edwards motorcars and Coach 17 from the “Golden Spike” ceremony at Promontory Summit in Utah as well as several other rolling stock pieces. On selected days kids...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Adam M | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Young children visit the museum all the time. Children enjoy seeing the cars and locomotives up close because they are so big. Also, we have a small Thomas the... More