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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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Address: F & Washington Streets, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-0380
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The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily...

The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours taking visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region to historic Gold Hill and return.From the Carson City area: A 6 hour adventure to and in Virginia City, including a round trip on the V&T behind diesel on Friday and steam on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 90 minutes on the train and the remainder of the time in historic Virginia City.See our website for full details.

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Loved it, very informative!

Very glad we took the 45 mins out of our day to support this business! It was a fun ride for the kids and very informative. The speaker was great, and even one of the people that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sumas, Washington
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Sumas, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very glad we took the 45 mins out of our day to support this business! It was a fun ride for the kids and very informative. The speaker was great, and even one of the people that restored the railroad line. The city is great to see, but definitely take this ride! Well worth supporting!!!

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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is well worth the money, you get to see sites you would not see and learn some of Virginia Cities history, kids will love it.

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great ride around old gold mines , also has train robbery by bandits on train very informative information

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very pleasant trip that was incredibly informative about the mining area.The station has some shade and they have separate bathrooms down from the station.The station has a great selection of items for sale.The people who run this railroad are all volunteers.The station is a couple of blocks down hill from the main street..They do have parking at... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a short ride on the old V&T tracks down to Gold Hill then back. Conductor keeps it interesting and the kids liked the ride. No restroom but the ride is only about 35-40 min so you can hold it. Railroad buffs (not me) will be disappointed if looking for tons of RR history, but the stories are pretty good... More 

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the 35 minute train ride to Gold Hill and back. It was a great way to see the mines that made Virginia City and to learn about the history of the town. The conductor was outstanding. Definitely worth the $10 ticket.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't wait to bring my children and grand children back....I love supporting a place that thrives on volunteers that keep the American history alive. The train and the entire town of Virginia City should be very proud.

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick trip but entertaining and educational. The conductor knew his stuff and presented it well. Beautiful scenery! Only negative was that it was a bit short!

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Helotes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Took the 35 minute $10 tour out to Gold Hill and back. Be sure to get a left sided seat- that's where 99% of the sights are. The tour guide was friendly and had some corny jokes but that was all part of his charm! They let you take drinks (soda and water) in the train. Don't ruin it for... More 

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Hillsboro, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Ride the rails between Carson City & Virginia City on this 100 year old steam train and cars. The scenery is just beautiful along the route with many "Kodak Moments". Even if your not a big fan of trains this is something you should do just for the experience and the scenery.

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