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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 museum more than once and you have young children, this may be the best way to go. Once you are at the museum, you can ask about the various cost options before you pay your admission fee.