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Northeastern Nevada Museum

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Address: 1515 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801-4021
Phone Number: 702-738-3418
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Visitors interested in the local and natural history of Nevada will enjoy...

Visitors interested in the local and natural history of Nevada will enjoy this attraction, which also offers an art gallery, museum store and free admission.

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Wow love this museum

So pleasantly surprised by this museum. Every thing about this place is super. Staff is friendly, exhibits are well done and maintained. Lots of fun western stuff to see. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cari B
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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So pleasantly surprised by this museum. Every thing about this place is super. Staff is friendly, exhibits are well done and maintained. Lots of fun western stuff to see. The animal exhibit is really cool!

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Thank Cari B
Spring Creek, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our museum here in Elko is a great place to visit. They cover the history of our area with great showcases, the gold mining, the displays. They have a huge display of animals from around the world. They hold different events. If in town always check out what may be going on here. Special events plus there is a stage... More 

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San Francisco, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to stop in after reading about a photo exhibit by a Mr. Goins who photographed petroglyphys throughout Nevada. Enjoyed the photos and recall seeing some of these sites in the past. Also toured the art in the upper level. Impressed by the collection Ansel Adams, Weston, James and local Nevada artist. The local history room was also impressive, especially... More 

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Layton, Utah
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Stopped in since there are not a lot of things to do in Elko and was pleasantly surprised. The natural history museum is great with many displays of animals from around the world. They have quite a few art exhibits and a very extensive gun display. It was well worth the visit.

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santa rosa
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254 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Art exhibit i wanted to see so stopped by...well worth my time (and i loved the senior price of $3.00) especually enjoyed the mastodon exhibit and the art. Nice gift shop...find an hour or 2 and stop by!

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San Francisco, CA
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a small museum with an interesting collection of historic artifacts (baskets, minerals, printing press, costumes) plus a mastadon skeleton, some area photographs, and a natural history collection. Good gift shop too. I learned a lot.

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Thank itsWindy
Casper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great exhibits and very clean! We really enjoyed the layout, and how easy it was to walk through the museum.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Seriously!! What a wonderful place! The exhibits of local history and geology are just incredible – everything from minerals to prehistoric animals to relics of the local people. The museum is full of lovely artwork, as well – Ansel Adams, Will James, and some very talented local artists. I particularly enjoyed the wildlife wing. Magnificent specimens from all over the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Has a great animal display that young kids would love. The adults will love the art work and historical displays.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

If you're passing through (as I was) or staying to hike or gamble, an hour at the museum is an investment you won't regret. Yes there is a natural history room full of stuffed animals and an authentic Pony Express cabin. There are also photos by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, along with illustrations by western artist Will James. The... More 

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