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The Way It Was Museum

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113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-0766
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Smoky

I have just returned from visiting this museum with my grandsons. As soon as we opened the door we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cfsnow
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South Florida
Nice museum

Cute little museum in town to see just the way it was !! Also have a video you can watch of how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
caron5948
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Aloha, Oregon
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  • Excellent35%
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  • Average16%
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“short video” (3 reviews)
“packed full” (5 reviews)
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113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
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+1 775-847-0766
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"short video"
in 3 reviews
"packed full"
in 5 reviews
"household items"
in 2 reviews
"bit dated"
in 2 reviews
"doll collection"
in 2 reviews
"comstock lode"
in 8 reviews
"interesting items"
in 4 reviews
"mining history"
in 6 reviews
"early days"
in 3 reviews
"neat things"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"gold rush"
in 2 reviews
"great history"
in 2 reviews
"old west"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
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"mark twain"
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"movie"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have just returned from visiting this museum with my grandsons. As soon as we opened the door we could smell cigarette smoke. We ignored it as best as we could and watched the video which seemed have to the quality of an old VHS...More

Thank cfsnow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little museum in town to see just the way it was !! Also have a video you can watch of how Virginia City started out.

Thank caron5948
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum tells a comprehensive story of the history of Virginia City. If you go to Virginia City, you need to make it a point to visit this museum. Take your time and read everything!

Thank xzytt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very dated, haven;t been updated for a long time. The items were not organized in a way that is easy to follow and enjoy. It was like a low grade antique store much less a museum. Very narrow walkways inside the museum...More

Thank Eddie L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting Museum that shows equipment and settings from the Virginia City era. Great movies be shown that discusses this history, worth the extra time to stay, see and hear. Good exhibits also to see, read and understand worth a stop

Thank Perkadventures
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great information about the Comstock Lode and history in the area. The movies were a bit dated, but had great information. Artifacts went through the entire Silver and Gold Rush time in the area - having real documents from the time and some machinery. Would...More

Thank TravelingAnn91
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Didn't pay much and saw plenty. Mostly antiques with a short series of films. Good to stop one time and see the place.

Thank Chuck W
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Nice collection of artifacts from Virginia city history. The movie is well worth it and runs continually only 29 min long

Thank mistergLongIsland
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Small museum but packed full of artifacts from the gold and silver hey day in Virginia City. Displayed very well. Have a 16 minute video describing the mining industry. Well worth the $3 admission fee.

Thank suecarr1111
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Truly enjoyed the museum. Truly explained the history of virginia city and the comstock lode. I really enjoyed it

Thank Dominic B
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tecamom
December 29, 2017|
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Response from BurienTraveler2014 | Reviewed this property |
113 C St, Virginia City, NV 89440 way it was museum Map of way it was museum Open today 10:30AM–4:30PM New Year's Day might affect these hours
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