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Bowers Mansion Museum

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Address: Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
Phone Number: (775) 849-0201

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More than a historic site

This was the home of the man who hit the mother load in the Comstock.It is a wonder piece of history but if you come bring your bathing suit because it is a state park with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was the home of the man who hit the mother load in the Comstock.It is a wonder piece of history but if you come bring your bathing suit because it is a state park with a pool and a play ground which makes it a great place to cool of on those summer days.

Thank Surrfred
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

So interesting, very well preserved home the story and background are well presented by the tour guide. Nice little hiking trail to view the graves. Picnic area and public pool near by.

Thank S2387WEmariel
Minden Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This place holds a lot of history and it is a great lace to spend the day with family and have a picnic go for a hike,swim, tour and just have a great time we will always come back to this place.

1 Thank Susan B
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

On the way back to Reno we stopped at the Bowers Mansion which is part of a county park. In addition to the mansion you have access to a pool, playground, picnic pavilion and a large grassy area. The history of the Bowers mansion is another rags to riches and back to rags story. Tours of the mansion are given... More 

1 Thank Paul T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

The story of Sandy (Lemuel) and Eilley Bowers and there mansion is another fascinating piece of Virginia City history. Make sure you take the mansion tour and hike up to the grave site where you'll get a nice view of the Washoe valley. You will get more out of you visit if you read about the Bowers before you go.... More 

2 Thank Bigredmachine
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I decided to stop by to see what this was about on a rainy day. Tours leave every hour on the dot so plan accordingly. My guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the history of the house and the role it played in the mining days in the area. Gorgeous view of the mountains. A short tour of less than... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Bowers Mansion is a fun and interesting attraction. The tour guide, Tammy, was enthusiastic and entertaining. She was able to relate the history of the mansion and the family who had lived there so well that it felt like we knew them and their tragic lives. The mansion is completely furnished in period antiques donated by the citizens of... More 

1 Thank GrandmaWen
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was our first time to go swimming at the pool. For being late July the pool was very cold. There are only a few chairs and lounges, you can bring your own in though. The grandsons were to cold to swim long and enjoyed the playgrounds after they warmed up. This is a nice, clean, well run facility. Just... More 

Thank Gay B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Since we were kids, we were brought here every year for swimming lessons. After the lessons, we spent the day playing on the playgrounds, hiking the trails, reading under the trees, rolling down the grassy slope, playing silly games, touring the historic mansion, and swimming some more. We would eat the lunch that Mom packed, and wait until Dad arrived... More 

1 Thank Rhonda A
Little Torch Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

had visited site several years ago but it was closed for renovations. tours are only available on weekends. there are large picnic areas and a swimming pool(which also seems to be only open on weekends). very interesting account of the bowers family along with history of the area. hike to cemetery is a bit strenuous but there are benches along... More 

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