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Nevada State Museum

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Wonderful Way To Spend An Afternoon

We stopped in not quite sure what we would find. Boy, the history goes on and on! I learned quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marietta GA
Best Museum Ever Visited

This museum was a gem. We visited because we wanted to know more about the early history of Nevada... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Janis G
Surprise, Arizona
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This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of pre-historic creatures found in the area and the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil.
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600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in not quite sure what we would find. Boy, the history goes on and on! I learned quite a bit about Nevada and was sure pleased, can't wait for a return visit The exhibits were wonderful and the people we talked to were...More

Thank Mark333
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This museum was a gem. We visited because we wanted to know more about the early history of Nevada and the importance of the mines in the history of the state. We were blown away. There is a must visit recreation of an early mine...More

Thank Janis G
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

If exploring historical sites are your”thing “, then you will enjoy this self guided tour of the areas mining history and silver coin minting demonstration. Lots of historical information here and a replication of an underground mine too! Plan to spend about 2 hours here...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We spent probably three hours here. It is a wonderful museum and a nice blend of the old and the new. Lots of history of the area of course, including a mine tour that while not real, seems pretty real. Not like Disney scale, but...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The mammoth skeleton was the highlight for our youngster 3 yr old who is really into dinosaurs, but the mine was a little too scary for him.

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent small museum simply filled with an extensive display of artifacts, natural history, and mining lore. The mine shaft replica is outstanding. The display of silver tea/coffee serving sets is not something one sees every day, and is magnificent. As is the...More

Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed 12 September 2018

it is a place you can take the whole family to, it gives you alot of information on the history of nevada

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Even if you know Nevada history you will definitely learn something new here. Enjoyed all the exhibits and was even lucky enough to be able to tag on with a docent led tour. The mint is a gem by itself. In fact I liked the...More

Thank akamaiblonde
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We spent three hours in the museum! Great way to spend a hot day! All ages would enjoy! Very informative about the history, mining industry, and wildlife of Nevada. A must see if you have the time.

Thank Salmondeschutes
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Got their mid-afternoon about 1 1/2 hours before closing. Made it through the museum, but was rushed. Could have taken longer to read about the exhibits. So I suggest you allow at least two hours, even more if you want to watch any of the...More

Thank Larry R
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4 May 2017|
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Response from Soberduud1 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your interest in what they present. 1-2 hours.
19 September 2016|
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Response from LV2KNOW | Reviewed this property |
I purchased an annual pass to Nevada museums but I do not remember the price. With this pass, your entrance fees to a number of railroad museums and some museums in the Las Vegas area are included. If you visit a Nevada... More
Kris S
29 September 2015|
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.