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The Way It Was Museum

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Address: 113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
Phone Number: 775.847.0766
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Awesome and affordable!

It's really rare that you get to see anything worthwhile for a few bucks but this place rocks! Lots of neat stuff. I especially liked the mine tunnels diorama. Pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John F
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Vacaville, California
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Smithfield, Virginia
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223 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tour is only $3.00 and is self paced. They have short movies that gives you a full description Mining and all the history of Virginia city.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit tremendously. Affordable and so much to see in a great setting, informative for anyone who wants to know more about Virginia City's history. If you're not so into museums, even just walking through gives you some idea how things used to be.

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Thank vizitor999
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum and well worth the time to visit. My wife and I visited during the week and were able to park right in front of the museum. On a holiday or even a summer weekend parking could be a problem.

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Vacaville, California
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really rare that you get to see anything worthwhile for a few bucks but this place rocks! Lots of neat stuff. I especially liked the mine tunnels diorama. Pretty impressive when you realize how many miles of tunnel there are in this area.

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Thank John F
Porterville, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little messing lots Of history, great for kids to see how things were back then. You can go through at your own pace which is nice.

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Thank Shelby S
Romsey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Tired but interesting little museum. We get the impression that the owner has been running it too long and perhaps it needs someone with a bit more get-up-and-go. But we'd still recommend it for a visit of up to an hour.

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Hollywod, Fl.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Out of everything we did in Virginia City, we liked this place the best. They seemed to have more historical artifacts and more photo opportunities. We spend more than 2 hours at this attraction. Be sure to sit in for the short movie with Merlin Olsen and Charlie Jones.

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

wonderwoman0718 nailed it with her review - "Some hoarders got together and put all their old stuff in one building". A lot of bottles and rusty metal - if you're into artifacts of the old west, it's a bonanza (see what I did there?). Can't argue about the price - very reasonable, and we got what we expected

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Thank daved01040
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

For 3 dollars, it's worth a stop in to see the history of the city , the mining and the people. It's a pretty good. Lots of things to see, and a movie too

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Some hoarders got together and put all their old stuff in one building. Little movie room gives you the history of the city so a good first stop when going to the city.

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