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Nevada State Museum

600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Interesting and varied exhibits--but not the videos

We enjoyed seeing the Indian baskets, antique toys, mining exhibits!, mint exhibit, etc. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon G
Santa Ana, California
Very Nice Museum

I went to this museum with my wife and friends and was greatly surprised at how good it is. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:30
600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing the Indian baskets, antique toys, mining exhibits!, mint exhibit, etc. Well worth our time!

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this museum with my wife and friends and was greatly surprised at how good it is. There is a mock up of a real gold/silver mine, with a tunnel system and displays for about 300 feet. Very well done. There is also...More

Thank Steve063
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wasn't overly excited about the minting section of this museum but my partner who is a coin collector LOVED it! I basically tagged along with my traveling companion on this leg of our adventure but I was so pleasantly surprised by the mine exhibition...More

Thank vahillbilly
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice small museum. Has a below ground exhibit of a silver mine and an extensive mineral display. If you go during Nevada Days at the end of October you can get in free.

Thank Letitia C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The exhibits are varied and well presented: Nevada history, Carson City Mint, mining, Native American heritage, geology, natural history. There is much to see, allow several hours.

Thank cuppajava
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I arrived early to Reno for a business trip on Sunday and decided to drive over to Carson City for the day. Looked on trip advisor of course for suggestions first. The museum is only 8$ for adults and has something for all ages. Start...More

Thank MandJ82
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nevada history from start to now, is a great place to learn about Nevada. We were planning to walk through it fast and we end up staying for 8 hours. It as fun and interesting, I will go back gain.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I went with my 12 year old daughter. We spent about an hour. Some interesting exhibits but don't plan on spending too much time. It was interesting to see the history regarding the mint and WW1. Also, a great weapons history room.

Thank k7333
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very good place to learn about all that is Nevada. Family friendly. I go to the museum at least once a year and it never gets old.

Thank 409joshuao
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place has all you need to know about the state the people the history. Laid out very well I go to many museums and this one is a must visit . Easy to get to clean Very clean.Went with my wife and would come...More

Thank cyclebobr
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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.