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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301
+1 775-289-2085
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Want to drive a steam engine?

For railway enthusiasts, this has to be the thrill of a lifetime. It is expensive but worth every... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Las Vegas, Nevada
Visit to the NNRM

We visited the museum and had a fabulous experience. We took the rail excursion which is a 14 mile... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waldport, OR, United States
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The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose mission is to maintain and operate what has been acclaimed as the best preserved railroad facility in the United States. Come, enjoy history with us! We offer 90 minute train rides up toward the historic Ruth Copper Mine, as well as a view into the history of what put this mining town on the map. Don't miss the included tour of the Engine House and yard after the train ride. You can see the facility that has been servicing these steam locomotives for over a century now. For the serious rail fan, we offer the opportunity to be at the throttle (and brakes!) Of a real, standard-gauge, steam locomotive on your own private run "up the hill."
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“machine shop” (20 reviews)
“ghost train” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301
+1 775-289-2085
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Reviewed yesterday

For railway enthusiasts, this has to be the thrill of a lifetime. It is expensive but worth every penny for the opportunity to drive a steam engine along an old mining route in Ely. The track runs along highway 50 for a ways so there...More

Thank Serra62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum and had a fabulous experience. We took the rail excursion which is a 14 mile round trip to the Ruth area copper mining operation where you turn around to return and pass through the two tunnels on the route. The narrative...More

Thank timothym931
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an unexpectedly fun part of our weekend trip to Ely. The museum itself, which features a lot of old equipment, is pretty neat to see for kids and adults both. We also went there on a Saturday near Halloween, so we got to...More

Thank carter2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boys and I drove to Ely from Great Basin NP just to visit the NNRM and we were so glad that we did. We were surprised at how much access we had to the entire rail-yard, the maintenance facilities and to the trains &...More

Thank SteveBinkley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed being able to walk around, peek, enter and talk to all in each building that was open. The docent at the museum was eager to share and answer questions. She let us look through pictures and old accounting books. The mechanics working on...More

Thank jbreur1570
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ride. Taking a train through a haunted house with cheesy narration. The children on the train thought it was a hoot. Would go again if not for the fact I am crippled and it is difficulttoclimb those stairs.More

Thank stvandy1
Nevada_Northern_Ry, General Manager at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself on our Haunted Ghost Train. If you do ride again, let us know in advance, we have a portable elevator. We can use it so you can get into the train without climbing the stairs. Mark Bassett President, NN...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't begin to explain what a great place this museum is. Ely NV is a long ride from almost anywhere, but well worth the trip. They offer a 90+ minutes train ride west into the mountains. Some days the trip is powered by a...More

Thank Livefire17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit if you are in Ely. This is a great stop for people of all ages. A visit to this place will take you back in time. We stayed in the Caboose but they were nice enough to offer us a room in...More

Thank uday029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to our B&B just 200 yds from the train station and walked over to it 30 minutes before closing. The ticket agent hustled us with directions to the maintenance building and we did get to tour the working engines. One of the attendants...More

Thank WillandKate_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with friends and family. We did not take the train due to schedule but we did tour the entire museum and grounds. It was informative and interesting. Another time would love to take one of the train rides.

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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Anne N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer.
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Larry A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the name of the train runs. However, in the past, they've gone through the tunnel on the way to Ruth to their turning wye called Keystone.
Marian s
June 20, 2017|
Response from Judith C | Reviewed this property |
Our train trip was during daylight hours. So, I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you. I do hope you enjoy your visit there as much as we did ours.