Things to Do in Virginia City

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Things to Do in Virginia City


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  • Joseph Rudelle
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Catholic church in a fun but touristy town. The church sits down a hill below the main strip. The church offers parking for visitors. There is a small museum in the basement with religious artifacts from the area.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • 63impala
    Stoneham, MA1,226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If yo uare going to visit a Wild West town, you are going to have to attend a gunfight! These folks put on a great show and involve the crowd. Well worth the admission for sure.
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • Leila C
    Fremont, CA62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Artifacts, tools, photos, minerals, diagrams of the Comstock mines, and 3 short videos to watch. You could spend 30min or more than an hour in here.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • Louise M
    Castle Rock, CO3,713 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a side trip to Virginia City from Reno to Lake Tahoe just to see this place. The reviews did not deceive, it was really cool. The story of the mansion is fascinating and our guide spent plenty of time telling us about it and answering questions. After going through the first couple of rooms we were turned loose for individual exploring. The grounds were also quite lovely.
    Written June 4, 2023
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  • SSTSeattle
    Seattle32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We wandered around the cemetery which is laid out on a large hillside. It's huge and the majority of the graves are in poor condition, but we enjoyed reading the headstones still standing. So many men died young in the mines - mid 20s to early 30s. It was sad to think about.
    The walk is mostly uphill and over uneven ground; wear comfortable shoes.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • 63impala
    Stoneham, MA1,226 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So you want to tour a haunted saloon/hotel? Well you can tour this one! It is a guided tour and you are taken all through the building upstairs. Your ghost sighting will vary. We didnt see any but we did have a few nice drinks in the saloon. Worth the price of admission just to tour the hitoric building!
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • SSTSeattle
    Seattle32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Piper's Opera House hosted famous stars from the United States and Europe in the 1880s. In wealthy Virginia City, it was the place to be seen.
    Still in use today this old building, which is filled with historical photos, art work, and furniture, hosts a variety of performances, including concerts and plays. It can be rented for weddings and private parties, too.
    My husband and I were lucky enough to tour the Opera House while visiting Virginia CIty. Although we were the only two on the tour, our guide Renee gave us a through rundown on the building's history. It was fascinating to consider the bawdy behavior that occurred within those walls (especially among the rich miner owners and the prostitutes who dallied behind closed curtains in the box seats overlooking the stage).
    At the end of the tour, I asked if the building was haunted. Renee's eyes lit up and the stories unfolded. Yes, that building has it's share of spirits! And many people who tour it have experienced them. Fortunately, the spirits steered clear of us! But we left with a a newfound knowledge about Virginia City.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Julie C
    Falls Church, VA32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not only does the museum give the history of the school itself. You can also learn all about the history of the mining boom here.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • AlaskaVans
    Anchorage, AK205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was definitely worth the drive to Virginia Ciyy. Tammy was awesome. I’m a large person and she was very tactful and nice offering alternatives in costumes.Highly recommend a stop
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Kimberly P
    Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is so fun going to Virginia City! There are cute little shops that take you back to the good old days when things were simple, fun, and not so expensive. However, politics are woven in to just about everything there, and if you aren't a Donald Trump lover, and would love nothing more than getting away from all of that, it could rub you wrong to visit there (like when you walk in and see Biden toilet paper for sale, and also, the guy at the door points it out 🙄). It is also a city with not much diversity, which is kind of weird.
    Written November 24, 2023
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  • Cindy W
    Happy Valley, United States22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place to visit with old jail cells still in existence as well as several displays of local memorabilia to look at. Worth a half an hour or so of your time.
    Written September 28, 2018
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  • Marco V
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was extremely surprised by the Beauty of all items for sale. To buy a souvenir from this place is the best souvenir You can get based from the Comstock Lode and the history offre the Town. I strongly recommend to visit the Marshall Mint Museum.
    Written November 29, 2018
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