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Nevada Historical Society

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Packs a lot of Northern Nevada history into a small space.

The Nevada Historical Society Museum and Bookstore located on the University of Reno, Nevada... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
claireleefl
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Winter Springs, Florida
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This was a small place but had a lot of information. If you're interested in mint coins, come... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
411Luv2Travel
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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The Nevada Historical Society's mission is to receive, collect, preserve, and conserve objects pertaining to but not exclusively related to the state of Nevada, Washoe County, the Great Basin region, the Lake Tahoe area, and the West as pertaining...more
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1650 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503-1799
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The Nevada Historical Society Museum and Bookstore located on the University of Reno, Nevada campus, is easy to access with open parking spaces not generally found on the University proper for visitors. There are interesting displays in the various rooms which pertain to different aspects...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank claireleefl
Reviewed May 17, 2018

They have a nice collection of state and local historically significant items in their collection, and it's definitely worth the small admission fee if you want to experience a little of the area's history. The old slot machine collection was probably the most unique part...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This was a small place but had a lot of information. If you're interested in mint coins, come here. Also they had a really cool ghost town set up, with a trip into a mine (fake). Really worth the time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We came on a field trip for my sons 4th grade class. How neat to learn about the amazing history. The docent was great, she answered all of the kids questions and then some. The artifacts on display were great!! I had no idea that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Trina B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Wonderful resource for Reno and Northern Nevada. Display is mediocre, but materials available (especially those NOT on display) are incredible. Best place to go if you want to dive into the past.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed March 12, 2018

It's small but there are some unique gems here to see. The gaming exhibits were very good, where else can you see the original "black book" photo of Sam Giaconte and history of playing cards, dice, and cheating mechanisms? The gaming section is even better...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 93108food
Reviewed March 7, 2018

The museum at the Nevada Historical Society is a sideline to their real business of maintaining archival materials related to Nevada history, and it shows. The museum is pretty average, saved only by the fact that Reno history is really interesting. Photo captions are confusing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

I really enjoyed learning about the history of Nevada in general (gambling, mining, Indians, etc.), and a section about Reno in particular. I spent several hours here and enjoyed every moment. And the employees are extremely nice and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sharon G
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A very inexpensive experience for the whole family! The display of Native American baskets and artifacts are well done and the presentation of Reno history and Northern Nevada history is well thought out and laid-out. I recommend this educational experience very highly. The "gift shop"...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank kennethbG794AR
Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is an outstanding museum. It has something for everybody. Nevada state and local history. Indian items. It has a full room for firearms. A full room of stuffed birds and other animals. The old mint. Earth history. Collection of minerals. WW1 history / story....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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