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Genoa Courthouse Museum

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2304 Main Street, Genoa, NV
+1 775-782-4325
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Suprisingly nice museum with many informative displays . Ferris wheel history and the old jail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ssjr
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Sacramento, California
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A really great museum of history about Genoa. Lots of artifacts and excellent descriptions of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jerry Z
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Camillus, New York
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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“ferris wheel” (4 reviews)
“pony express” (10 reviews)
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2304 Main Street, Genoa, NV
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suprisingly nice museum with many informative displays . Ferris wheel history and the old jail were really interesting. General store across the street has nice ice cream too.

Thank ssjr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really great museum of history about Genoa. Lots of artifacts and excellent descriptions of life back in the day. Two floors and well worth the price of admission.

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed August 3, 2017

FEE: Nominal PARKING: On the street TIMES/HOURS OF OPERATION: May-October open daily 10-4:30 HIGH POINTS: 1.) An exhibit about Mr. Ferris, who was from Genoa, and invented the Ferris wheel, more specifically, the giant one at the Chicago World's Fair. Quite a feat of engineering...More

Thank dleewilloughby
Reviewed June 11, 2017

I didn't have a lot of time to really peruse the museum, as I arrived close to closing, but I was very impressed with what I saw. The Pony Express exhibit, the Native American basketry, Snowshoe Thompson exhibits were very interesting. This small museum is...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed April 17, 2017

If you're visiting Genoa, you absolutely should stop in! Genoa is of course the oldest settlement in Nevada, but it is a small town and what a treasure for it to have such an extensive museum! My favorite part is the recreated courtroom upstairs.

Thank Lois W
Reviewed April 10, 2017

You must go to this museum to learn about the history of the area (and learn about Snowshoe Thompson). I found the exhibits at this museum very interesting. The person working that day was very informative and helpful in answering our questions. Don't miss going...More

Thank Catgirl_12
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Great taste of Local history from the early 1900's. Like taking a walk back in time to the outlaw days when horses and buggies were the mood of transportation. Nice tour guide and friendly staff. Small fee

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A gentil staff, that lovingly shares the history of the area. There are some historical nuggets inside for visitors to the area.

Thank Nareau
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Wonderful collection from the Gold Rush days. The volunteer that day was very knowledgable. If you like history its a must visit! Genoa was the 1st settlement in Nevada, small but worth seeing.

Thank Elenita D
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This museum had a nice selection of items depicting the area's history and other exhibits of interest. Unique to me was a description of the first ferris wheel (named after its inventor). It was gargantuan in size, especially for its time period. It amazed and...More

Thank Lambert W
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