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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Funtime with kids

Became a member and when I visit my Grands I take them on a train ride and into the Museum to look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen W
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Orlando, Florida
AWESOME!!!!!! Don't miss it!!!!

Great and informative museum. There is a huge building that houses many, many locomotives. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
60seattle
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Kent, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“hand car” (13 reviews)
“santa train” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION
2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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+1 775-687-6953
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"small shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Became a member and when I visit my Grands I take them on a train ride and into the Museum to look at the trains...

Thank Kathleen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and informative museum. There is a huge building that houses many, many locomotives. They are beautiful trains with lots of history. We had a private 2 hour tour with our docent Werner; he was the best! Very friendly staff and good gift shop.

Thank 60seattle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I wanted some souvenirs to take back from CC and Nevada. Saw the train running and went in. Found the Gift Shop closed with no sign or reason posted. This was a Saturday so could not understand why. Left before doing anything else...More

Thank Dave B
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Adam M, Curator at Nevada State Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry you missed our museum store. The museum store is located in the Jacobsen Interpretive Center, which is the large yellow and brown building next to the parking lot beyond the railroad tracks. It is open during the weekends. The gift shop you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got here early for the Memorial Day Celebration. Wonderful people and staff. They were taking out "Old 25" from the shed to run this day, we watched and watched the Engine being moved out and through round table to change its direction. Fantastic to see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum was closed the day we were there. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday and we were there on Tuesday. Really would have like to have gone inside to see everything. At least we got to see the steam engine and the round house.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trains runs on the weekends. It is a short ride, not sure it is worth the price. We did have a "volunteer" riding in our car that presented some information while we rode. The museum has several static displays on site, and an exquisite...More

Thank TxWaccamaw
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

My kids always have fun on the train! The inside is educational for adults! Sometimes they have hands on activities too!

Thank sara v
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We spent a nice morning here viewing the exhibits which were mainly indoor. The museum is small but had some interesting engines including one which was used in a Clint Eastwood movie. The volunteer staff were lovely and had some interesting facts and stories to...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

This museum not only has some wonderfully restored trains but has people on-site that actually do the restoration and ensure historic accuracy. The docents are very knowledgeable about the different cars and their history. The price is very reasonable and it's easy to spend a...More

Thank jteble
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice visit to the Railroad museum. Good information on the transcontinental railroad. The highlight was the knowledge of the many hard-working volunteers.

Thank Karen94551
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Becky25
June 23, 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
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