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Virginia and Truckee Railway

Carson City, NV, USA
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About Virginia and Truckee Railway
Back in the days of the Comstock load, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was making history hauling gold and silver. Now more than 70 years later, the V&T is once again traveling along the original route between Carson City and Virginia City, NV. On our fully-narrated, 24-mile roundtrip Sisters in History Route, see old mines, historic cemeteries, travel through tunnels, maybe even see some wild mustangs, then experience the Wild West in Virginia City's shops, restaurants, and saloons. Or join us for an hour-long ride on one of our popular theme trains, like THE POLAR EXPRESS(TM) Train Ride or our relaxing Wine Train into the Carson Canyon. Our regular season opens Memorial Weekend and runs through mid-October, followed by THE POLAR EXPRESS(TM), which runs mid-November to mid-December.
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SunbirdUSA wrote a review Oct 12
Seattle USA6 contributions
AVOID THIS COMANY . A huge disappointment ! Due to fires (Fall 2021) we cancelled 7 days in advance with V&T. This company has a financial 3rd party billing associate Fair Harbor) who charged our credit card for the full amount. PERHAPS ..V&T has a nice travel adventures but they and their 3rd party billing party operate under false pretense. NOTE: The website instructions to cancel says call 855 724 5102. We did. We were promised confirmation in writing (email?) but even calling 2 more times we received no confirmation. V&T has a billing relationship with Fair Haven 877 724 5007. Fair Haven referred us back to V&T who does NOT return calls. Shameful.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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donnamarieg64 wrote a review Jul 2021
Gardiner, Montana13 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved the railway ride. Staff very friendly, ride lots of fun. Signed up for the 8:30 tour which was great to do it early because the day turned extremely hot and it was already hot by 8:30. I would do it again.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Lexie N wrote a review Dec 2020
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We were so excited to take our almost 2 year old to the drive thought Santa’s village.... the description says it was a 20 minute experience. So we waited an hour and a half only to spend literally less than 3 minutes in a small round about little drive by. The elves did great, then there were two kids dressed as reindeer and they were clearly exhausted and did nothing but stand there. Our daughter was exhausted, bored, hungry and over it by the time we were done and all for nothing. Will never do this again in the future!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Beave8920 wrote a review Dec 2020
Minden, Nevada249 contributions148 helpful votes
We were looking for some fun ideas for the grand kids during the lead up to Christmas in light of the covid shutdowns. While I'm happy that the V and T came up with a creative way to celebrate the holiday, like the rest, I was extremely disappointed after waiting over an hour in line. It was advertised as a 20 minute experience. The entire "Christmas village" was 20 yards long, and lasted less than 5 minutes. I'm all for supporting the locals, but you could have done a lot more for the $20 fee. I will say the dancing snowman and elves exhibited lots of energy, and Mrs. Claus was engaging, but "santa" never got out of his chair and barely acknowledged the grand kids. I understand the social distancing requirements, but the kids expected a little more. While I understand the event was for the kids, I will say my grand kids enjoyed the encounter, brief as it was. So that's all that matters. But c'mon V and T - I know you need some fund raisers but this could have been better presented. We've supported the Polar Express in the past, so we know what you can do.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Diane Councilman wrote a review Dec 2020
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We waited in line for nearly 2 hours... this was not what I expected! Less than 2 min to drive thru a very lack luster display. I have more decorations in my yard. Complete waste of money and I paid for 2 cars!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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