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Address: Train Station, Nevada City, MT 59755
Phone Number: 800-829-2969

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Fun ride between Virginia City and Nevada City. Note - the train whistle gets a bit loud after a while. The conductors give an enjoyable history talk all along the ride. Since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Guy D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun ride between Virginia City and Nevada City. Note - the train whistle gets a bit loud after a while. The conductors give an enjoyable history talk all along the ride. Since there is no round house, for the train to turn around in, the conductors have to hop off the train to turn the switches which gives you a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As stated by others, the train leaves Virginia City and travels to Nevada City. WARNING: If you like moderate sounds but NOT really loud, sit in the rear of the train. Whistle blowing and diesel smells are not as bad in the last car of the train. We heard history from the guide both to and from Nevada City. Yep,... More 

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Thank Bill C
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This train takes you about 10-15 minutes between Virginia City and Nevada City with a narrator giving some brief history and fun facts about the area. The workers are very friendly and great with children. It seems to fill up fast and since there is only one train, you might be stuck waiting for an hour if you don't catch... More 

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

. This was a nice way to get between these two ghost towns. As seniors we paid $8 each for the ride. You can ride ad many times as you want. Trains (there's only one) leave every half hour. The ride itself doesn't offer lots to see but the narration by one of the train personnel is informative. . We... More 

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Thank Tom V
Gwynn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Decent enough trip between Nevada City and Montana City. We were lucky to have the switch man answering questions for us about the area. I think children would really enjoy this. We were given the wrong time for our return train and just missed it, so rather than making us stay in Va. City for another hour (in the rain... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was such a wonderful experience for us. Virginia City and Nevada City (where the train takes you) were lovely authentic cowboy towns full of buildings, stores, shops, and eateries from the "olden" days. The 1 mile, round-trip rail ride was reasonably priced and historic in itself. Nothing in either of these 2 towns came across to me as many... More 

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Petersburg, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

While staying in Virginia City, we took the Alder Gulch Railway to Nevada City to check things out there. It's a short ride, only 1.5 miles or so, and it takes about 25 minutes. As of this writing the steam locomotive is inoperative while the railway raises money to complete government required safety inspections, and so a small gasoline engined... More 

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Thank Lee C
Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This was our last stop before enduring the torture of Yellowstone. We enjoyed every minute we spent in both Nevada City and Virginia City. Unlike the Neanderthals in Yellowstone, the travelers in Wyoming were very civilized and friendly. Check out the 2 story outhouse.

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Virginia City, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

You wouldn't think a little 2 mile (approx) train ride would be so fun, but it is. Getting a different view, relaxing, cool on a hot day, visiting with others.... It's just sweet. Can't wait to go again before summer is over!

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Thank HappytobeaVCResident
Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

It’s a tiny open air train that runs between Virginia City and Nevada City. We learned a little history of the area on the ride but were disappointed that the stories were the same both coming and going. It isn’t very scenic but it is fun and I am sure kids will enjoy it greatly. We purchased tickets that included... More 

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