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Virginia and Truckee Railway

65 reviews
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.
Carson City, NV
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All reviews gold hill steam train wild horses virginia city train ride mining town fun ride great trip three hours all ages local history few hours old west conductor depot journey returns
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took this train ride in Sept 2018. It was great to learn a little about the mining history. The staff was very friendly. There also was a nice gift shop at the depot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzie623
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had purchased 6 VIP tickets and we excited as my family from Germany was visiting. We were seated and getting ready to leave the Depot when a girl came in and told us we would have to sit two to a seat even though...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in this beautiful state for over 40 years. I love old Nevada, historical Nevada, small town Nevada, big city thrills and everything in between. This train ride has been on my bucket list for a long time. My friend and I decided we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maryloua777
Candy D, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia and Truckee Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your ride and we hope you come and join us again. Thank you so much for the great review, we all appreciate you!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Six of us traveled to Carson City to take the steam train to Virginia City. We were really looking forward to the 3+ hours we'd have to enjoy a nice lunch and explore Virginia City. Unfortunately, the Street Vibrations Motorcycle rally was being held the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adventure598518
Candy D, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia and Truckee Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We have contacted you privately and we hope you are happy with the resolution. We look forward to seeing you on board next year.

Reviewed September 18, 2018

$150.00 a couple for a 2 mile train ride, then a dinner that you get a better meal a McDonalds served in a warehouse packed with so many people that you cant even turn your chair around to watch the show.....save your money take the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael C
Candy D, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia and Truckee Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Michael, we are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Thank you for sharing your point of view, we are always trying to improve our special event trains and I will be sure to pass this along to our crew. We...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We rode on the train while on vacation in South Lake Tahoe. It was an easy 50 minute drive to the station. We bought our tickets well in advance because it's only 2 cars so seating is limited. It was a warm day and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kimberley F
Candy D, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia and Truckee Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you so much, Kimberley, we are glad you enjoyed your day and we hope we will see you on board again!

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I took my three children (ages 5, 3 and 6 months) on the shorter round trip ride from Virginia City. We were a little disappointed to get the diesel train instead of the steam, bit still enjoyed riding the 107 year old diesel. I was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank thefayray
Reviewed June 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank digger2007
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ehubbard
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Douglas M
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macy m
April 4, 2015|
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.
Penny H
February 23, 2015|
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