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Virginia and Truckee Railway

4650 Eastgate Siding Rd, Carson City, NV 89701-2951
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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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  • Average8%
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“steam train” (7 reviews)
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4650 Eastgate Siding Rd, Carson City, NV 89701-2951
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Carson to Virginia city tour which takes 90 minutes, plus a 3 hour stay in Virginia city before returning back to Carson city. We were staying just outside of Reno and it took exactly 30 minutes to drive to the train depot....More

Thank digger2007
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice cool day for a slow and I mean slow train ride. Beautiful scenic views. Ride on the right side going to Virginia City to see everything. Conductor very informative and funny. A few hours in the city then will return to Carson City.

Thank ehubbard
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Great trip back in time on a hosted ride through a historic area. Guides provide descriptions of the history and folklore as you take it all in on your way to Virginia City and the surrounding mines. Well work the time and cost. Good value...More

Thank Douglas M
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We where able to get on the last regular day trip before they stopped running the tour for the season. We booked online with no issues and trip took about 1 1/2hrs to go up the hill to Virginia City. We had about 3 hours...More

Thank socal586
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is one of the highlights of our holiday in South Lake Tahoe. We booked the ride online and had no issue. There was no issue in getting into the train station also. It is a little bit in the middle of nowhere but we...More

Thank satya s
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

A fun time, educational in some As you take the path of the the trains from the 1800's Can't wait to do it again!

Thank mlouisiana71
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Our Conductor was erudite, informative, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. What a lovely way to spend 40 mins. Well worth doing and well done. Not to be missed.

Thank Wallis F
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My husband and I have taken the train twice with out-of-town guests. It's a fun ride for families with younger children, but I wouldn't recommend it for teens. The conductors were fun, but a bit hokey... The second time we took the train, we were...More

Thank Patricia E
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are so glad we went on this train ride! The conductors were knowledgeable and humorous. Everyone did an outstanding job including the people in Virginia City. We saw herds of wild horses and deer. I wish I could have taken my...More

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

My son wanted to experience a train ride and I came across this adventure. A round trip from Carson City to Virginia City. About one hour and twenty minutes each direction on an old time steam train! The staff dress in period costumes of the...More

Thank Larry G
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macy m
April 4, 2015|
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Response from Candy D | Property representative |
Yes, you can ride from Carson City to Virginia City on either a Friday or Saturday and return on Sunday. Just call our ticket office at 877 724 5007 and we will be happy to assist you.
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Penny H
February 23, 2015|
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Response from Candy D | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the V&T Railway. The Carson City-Virginia City round trip excursions run on Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 23 through the end of October. Adult round trip tickets are $52, Seniors and... More
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