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Wish museum had been open when we were there

But that being said, I'm still glad we stopped here. Lovely old mansion, grounds are beautiful... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Cindy W
Happy Valley, United States
Beautiful home

We came across this museum when we were looking for haunted houses, although it isn't haunted it... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

But that being said, I'm still glad we stopped here. Lovely old mansion, grounds are beautiful, huge picnic area and pool which closes on Labor day. Interesting reading about the mansion and it's occupants. Would definitely love to see the inside

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy W
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We came across this museum when we were looking for haunted houses, although it isn't haunted it has quite a history for Nevada. Very beautiful and somewhat restored. Worth the tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank busymom3too
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I finally got to do the tour of the mansion! Our tour guide, Tammy, was very knowledgeable and animated. Almost all of the items in the house are period pieces that have been donated by locals. There are a few things that are original to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katherine M
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We missed the tour and they only do tours on weekends. Beautiful grounds and a county park besides. I wish we could have seen more.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Nestled at the base of the Sierras just south of Reno as the landscape turns from high desert to forest, we came here on a Saturday for a large group picnic. Our group had rented out the pavilion which includes tables, two charcoal grills and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

I wasn't able to tour the inside of Bowers Mansion, but our family had a reunion in the park area next to it, and family members enjoyed the pool. It is a wonderful location, and the mansion is worth seeing, even if you don't go...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

A interesting place with alot of history about the area and the gold mining times. The park area is great for the kids to burn energy.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dannet W
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We toured this mansion that has been fitted with furniture related to the period of that day. It was very interesting with the layout of the house, many bedrooms, and a root cellar. The guide was very informative and quite animated about the history. It...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 4cents-worth
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We took our three grand daughters ,there is a nice sized play area,nice grounds to walk around,the house was closed when we visited but i believe you can tour the house as well.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank James P
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Weekend tour of an extremely-well-preserved mansion with both a joyous and tragic, storied past, beginning in the 1850s. Silver riches built the mansion and when the mine played out, Sandy and Eilley Bowers became poor as quickly as they became rich. Subsequent owners wanted to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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September 3, 2018|
Response from busymom3too | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. When we were there, there were only 2 others besides me and my husband. The park was full of people and parties but the house tour was just us 4. I don't know what their tour capacity is but I think you would... More