Sights & landmarks in Virginia City

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Virginia City Landmarks

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  • sandymcdaniel99
    Ariton, AL52 contributions
    Took lots of pics of this place from the outside waiting to go on the train ride. It stands out when you're driving in. Drive by and enjoy the view
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • zuni P
    Lagunitas, CA679 contributions
    I loved it
    Great history and a nice diversion
    The guide was worth a $5 tip in a jar
    My biggest problem in this town is the F..K Biden signs - we left early as we found that offensive
    It’s a tourist town and one’s personal political opinion should not be hugely displayed on a Business
    It’s hard enough to see trump for president all over but that was over the top for us
    I think town is adorable but not that
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN860 contributions
    Really enjoyed our visit here. Spent about 45 minutes walking and reading the headstones. Beautiful spot and full of history!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Stormie
    Chester, CA8 contributions
    Pictures turned out great. Very happy we stopped it was poring outside and it was the end of the day . Staff were ver
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Bret W
    Santa Cruz, CA48 contributions
    This marker pays tribute to the many mines of the Comstock Lode. The unimaginable wealth that poured out of the Comstock financed the Union army in the Civil war, built the opulence of San Francisco, affected world markets, and financed institutions that still affect the way we live today.

    The Comstock sparked numerous innovations in mine engineering as well as timber harvesting and railroad and milling technology. It built Virginia City into the most important city between Denver and SF. The marker features ore stone from every county in Nevada. When you stand on the streets of Virginia City, there are over 600 miles of tunnels and shafts beaneath your feet. They looked for a pay off everywhere but the bonanza finds were over by 1880.

    You are in the midst of real wild west history when you are there.
    Written December 4, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,761 contributions
    This is probably the most impressive building in this wild west town. Very large architecture, gives you a flavor of the past. You will see it.
    Written April 27, 2021
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  • Janene1955
    Petaluma, CA114 contributions
    This abandoned cemetery was a bit hard to find, and we had to drive across some rough roads to get there. However, there is an eerie beauty about this place, and if you stop to read the gravestones, you'll get a sense of how hard life was in Virginia City 150 years ago. Worth the trip!
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • Paul G
    Tucson, AZ3,911 contributions
    This is a wonderful monument to the firemen of days gone by,

    All those who have served and especially those who have given their lives are honoured here.

    When in Gold Hill, Stop and honour them as well
    Written June 20, 2019
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  • John G
    6 contributions
    History and stories made it gun! You should do this and enjoyed!
    We would recommend. Just spend time as tour person very nice and informative.
    Written October 19, 2020
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  • Larry G
    Auburn, CA207 contributions
    I looked up the location of this place in an article on the internet. They said it was on the corner of B and Taylor... not quite. It is a few houses south of that intersection on B street.
    The house itself is privately owned and does not give tours, but the outside is impressive. There is an old, delapidated sign that reads "Millionaires row 1870" next to the house.
    Written August 21, 2017
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  • Steve O
    San Jose, CA3 contributions
    This beautiful historic building is a must see. It has a rich history and has been beautifully cared for and mostly restored, a work still in progress. You should call ahead to make sure someone will be there for tours. We arrived just before noon on a Thursday and it was closed. but it just so happened Paula B was in the building and gave us a thoroughly enjoyable tour. There isn't space here to talk about all of the interesting sights and stories so I'll just say you need to see and hear them for yourself.
    Written August 20, 2021
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  • Dogpilot
    Austin, TX787 contributions
    When I entered the owner was very warm and friendly; he asked if I would like a cup of tea as he was having one so I accepted and he brought me a little stool and his son brought me the tea. We sat and talked for about 30mins. as I gazed around the store. He has some really nice handmade rugs and some nice women's clothes, scarfs, dresses etc. He also has some collectable items that might make a nice gift for someone. A nice store packed full of imported rugs and other interesting things and a very hospitable owner.
    Written June 13, 2016
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,761 contributions
    You look out where the silver mines were and the incredible mountains are in the distance. It is a landscape with stark beauty. And you learn about the silver business.
    Written November 3, 2021
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