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Nevada State Railroad Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Great Place to Visit in Carson City

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is an intriguing way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Geo309
via mobile
Don't forget to go to the 2nd building

We were here during the off-season. The train rides weren't yet starting but the staff was so... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Heather K
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Houston, Texas
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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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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is an intriguing way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Lots of history and lots of exhibits. Well worth your time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geo309
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We were here during the off-season. The train rides weren't yet starting but the staff was so friendly. The first building is the main museum--it is neat. But the 2nd building is where the restoration occurs and where all the really old trains are. If...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Heather K
Reviewed 5 January 2019

The front desk volunteer was an inspiration. He not only led us in the right direction but we could tell he truly liked being there. The trains were majestic and well kept. It would have been nice to have a section of the museum that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

Pitiful what they charged us! This is a tiny museum with very unhelpful staff. Insisted that we have our picture taken. The photographer had no personality hence the WTH looks on our faces in the picture. LOL Save your money and time. There are far...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TRIPPY013
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Guess I purty much left the information on the title. Fantastic knowledgeable staff. I give 5 stars themselves.Enjoy your field trip.The scavenger hunt for both adults and,therw students/children.A perfect history of how we came West.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nv63mike
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We went and midweek in December. We were the only customers in the late afternoon, and had a private tour. The displays were nice and very descriptive. The two sections of the Train Museum in you have to see them both. For the price it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 879beths
Reviewed 26 October 2018

I was very lucky to stop here, got to view some wonderful steam engines and rolling stock that has been brought to life. It was quite interesting and the lesson in history was fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark333
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad they thought to preserve these engines and cars! It is simply amazing to see! The steam engine and the Mckeen car are still functioning today for special occasions. If you can, call ahead to see when and where these cars will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Would have loved to try the train ride to Virginia city but that's only offered on the weekends. There weren't that many trains, and only 2 trains ur able to go on. But 1 of the trains you can go on is really interesting, unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 413kimberlys
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It is not a Hugh museum, but it has so much to see. The docents are very knowledgeable. You walk through the inside on your own, but there are docents to answer any questions. Then you go out back and they give you a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Becky25
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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
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