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The Way It Was Museum

204 Reviews

The Way It Was Museum

204 Reviews
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Sandi M wrote a review Nov 2020
Rainier, Oregon28 contributions2 helpful votes
There were a lot of artifacts and interesting information. A great quick “movie” at the end that provides a lot of information about the area. Not a must see but I’m glad we went.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mikefrommentor wrote a review Nov 2020
Mentor, Ohio77 contributions40 helpful votes
Visited on recommendation of a local shop owner. Filled with articles from the beginning of Virginia City as a mining town. Explains how mining was done and how it developed. There is a small theater with short movies on various historical topics. Guns, barbed wire, whiskey bottles and mining machines are some of the objects displayed. Check it out.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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klamathkennedys wrote a review Sep 2020
Klamath Falls, Oregon124 contributions29 helpful votes
Had great time here but please allow time to see everything and there is a lot to see but gives you a great glimpse into yesteryear
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carrie B wrote a review Jul 2020
Boise, Idaho122 contributions40 helpful votes
Great way to learn about the mining process, equipmen, medicines and other history of Virginia City. I also liked learning about the worker bee's situation and the fashion of the elite wives!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Shannon H wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington14 contributions25 helpful votes
A lot of things were closed for the season, so this museum was a nice way to get a lot of information about Virginia City in one place. The artifacts were interesting (and some a little weird) and since the actual mining tours were closed, we still felt like we got to see a lot of the important things. If you can actually go down into one of the mines, I’d say you can probably skip this museum, but if you’re there in the off season, it’s a good way to spend an hour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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