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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (47 reviews)
“gold hill” (49 reviews)
“steam train” (19 reviews)
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165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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"train ride"
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"gold hill"
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"steam train"
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"diesel engine"
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"return trip"
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"wild horses"
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"short trip"
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"truckee railroad"
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"mining area"
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"fun ride"
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"short line"
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"open car"
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"great scenery"
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"all ages"
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"points of interest"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An open air ride was a bit chilly today since it was windy and in the 60s, but the history made it an interesting ride. My 2 year old and 5 year Old both had fun on the train. Good views! Sit on the Side...More

Thank wlowthorp
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought our discounted tickets at the Visitor Center on the main boardwalk street then re-parked our car at the V&T Railroad parking lot. Showed the receipt stub to get the boarding tickets. There are the 2 types of seating: outside and inside. There was...More

Thank Laura46v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The V&T was once the reichest railroad in the U.S. This is a labor of love operated by dedicated volunteers. Running commentary by a seasoned conductor about the life and times of mining and train travel in the 19th century. We loved the stories and...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We took the train from Virginia City. My granddaughters were excited and loved the ride but I thought it was hot and extremely boring. The Conductor told off colored jokes until I spoke up and told him that there were children on board and to...More

1  Thank Dianna N
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We took this in the fall slower season. We opted to sit outside for the excursion as it was a lovely day. There was a gentleman providing some historical narration during the trip-I wish there had been more. That is why 4 instead of 5...More

1  Thank snowangel_minnesota
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

During the week, the only run is the short 35 minute RT between Virginia City and Gold Hill (diesel not steam engine). It was a fun way to learn about the mining history and some of the people in VC's past; as well as see...More

Thank vakamalua
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I recommend this attraction for people of all ages. The trip is narrated and it recounts the history of the local mining area. The train passes by some tunnels and mines. It is a short ride of about 35 min.

Thank Mona S
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

It was chilly but it was a great way to see the area and learn a lot about the history. The tour guides are volunteers and so knowledgeable about the history.

Thank kendy73
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

A throw-back to the Old West with a steam locomotive---round trip from Carson City to Virginaia about hour and a half. One can spent 3 hours in Virginia City before heading back to the train. $50.00 per person.A fun experience.

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

This is a short but pleasant ride starting in Virginia City and looping around to Gold Hill. The conductor gives a history of both locations. For the price, this is an excellent introduction to the area and enjoyable for adults and children.

Thank NormanP862
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TinaSueWP
January 3, 2018|
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Response from NormanP862 | Reviewed this property |
It is open May through October. They are open cars so would be very cold now.
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Rob T
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Johnna D | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get off so sorry but you can get some great pictures from the train
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Laura S
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
Nor sure about riding in the cab, though it sounds like it is a possibility. The longest option is the ride from Carson City (Eastgate) roundtrip to Virginia city. The ride is approximately 1.5 hours each way with a three... More
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