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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Great exhibits--interesting tour

My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the old trains, and hearing about them and railroad history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon G
Santa Ana, California
As a rail buff, I found the museum very interesting and worth while.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum has several old steam locomotives and rail cars on display as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuba City, California
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Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights include a 19th-century rail equipment exhibit and five steam locomotives.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the old trains, and hearing about them and railroad history in Nevada. The gift shop is good, too. We would definitely recommend it. I don't remember if we had to pay a nominal fee or not. We have...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nevada State Railroad Museum has several old steam locomotives and rail cars on display as well as many other railroad items of interest.

Thank Lawman57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not a big museum but they have a lot of old train cars. Very clean grounds. The kids will love it here. They have a train ride that goes around the property for a small fee. Easy to find.

Thank F976XZalexd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to visit if you love trains. It gives you a look of details about the early construction of the rr. Plan to spend at least an hour here.

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A day in Carson City - So was told to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, so we did! Easy to find as is off Carson St. And only a few buck to enter... Happy Days! Nice layout and some good information is available to...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited when they were preparing the steam engine train for a fall celebration. We watched them move the train to the depot to load the passengers. Some people were dressed in victorian clothes. A first class operation that would make a good movie set.

Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The staff and volunteers at the museum are very kind and helpful. The museum itself is fairly small, only a few rail cars and old steam engines. The ones they have are interesting and well maintained. There are pictures of how the railroads were constructed...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A great "something to do" when you are in Reno and get tired of stuff there. It is an easy drive of about 30 miles, mostly 4 lane expressway. Although the focus is on the actual locomotives and cars in the museum's collection, there is...More

Thank UTtraveler84121
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The staff and volunteers are so knowledgeable and seem to truly enjoy trains! We learned so much during our visit to the museum. The restoration work on the trains shows how they looked (and operated) over 100 years ago. We enjoyed being able to go...More

1  Thank Denise D
Reviewed 30 August 2017

There are a lot of interesting displays and rolling stock to look at. We were not able to take a train ride and the displays focused on the history of the northern Nevada Rail Road history, Plan on returning to take a ride or two....More

Thank GenePP
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Adam M | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Young children visit the museum all the time. Children enjoy seeing the cars and locomotives up close because they are so big. Also, we have a small Thomas the... More