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Bowers Mansion Regional Park

Closed Now: 08:00 - 19:00
Open today: 08:00 - 19:00
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Wish museum had been open when we were there

But that being said, I'm still glad we stopped here. Lovely old mansion, grounds are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Cindy W
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Happy Valley, United States
Beautiful home

We came across this museum when we were looking for haunted houses, although it isn't haunted it... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
busymom3too
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sacramento
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Tour back in time to Nevada's heyday and see how Comstock millionaires Eilley and Sandy Bowers lived the posh life in Washoe Valley. Picnic, swim and play on the grounds as every generation of visitors has done since the Victorian era. Bowers...more
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

But that being said, I'm still glad we stopped here. Lovely old mansion, grounds are beautiful, huge picnic area and pool which closes on Labor day. Interesting reading about the mansion and it's occupants. Would definitely love to see the inside

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy W
WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We came across this museum when we were looking for haunted houses, although it isn't haunted it has quite a history for Nevada. Very beautiful and somewhat restored. Worth the tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 26 June 2018

I finally got to do the tour of the mansion! Our tour guide, Tammy, was very knowledgeable and animated. Almost all of the items in the house are period pieces that have been donated by locals. There are a few things that are original to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katherine M
WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review Katherine! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We missed the tour and they only do tours on weekends. Beautiful grounds and a county park besides. I wish we could have seen more.

Date of experience: May 2018
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Nestled at the base of the Sierras just south of Reno as the landscape turns from high desert to forest, we came here on a Saturday for a large group picnic. Our group had rented out the pavilion which includes tables, two charcoal grills and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

I wasn't able to tour the inside of Bowers Mansion, but our family had a reunion in the park area next to it, and family members enjoyed the pool. It is a wonderful location, and the mansion is worth seeing, even if you don't go...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

A interesting place with alot of history about the area and the gold mining times. The park area is great for the kids to burn energy.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dannet W
WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We toured this mansion that has been fitted with furniture related to the period of that day. It was very interesting with the layout of the house, many bedrooms, and a root cellar. The guide was very informative and quite animated about the history. It...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took our three grand daughters ,there is a nice sized play area,nice grounds to walk around,the house was closed when we visited but i believe you can tour the house as well.

Date of experience: September 2016
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Weekend tour of an extremely-well-preserved mansion with both a joyous and tragic, storied past, beginning in the 1850s. Silver riches built the mansion and when the mine played out, Sandy and Eilley Bowers became poor as quickly as they became rich. Subsequent owners wanted to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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WashoeCountyParks, Park Ranger at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! Opening day for the mansion this year will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

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margiemac93950
3 September 2018|
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Response from WashoeCountyParks | Property representative |
Tours are available seasonally (weekends and holidays), usually from Memorial Day through Nevada Day weekend. Tours are every hour, on the hour, from 11:00am-4:00pm. No need for reservations unless you desire a group tour... More
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Acrenename
25 July 2018|
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Response from WashoeCountyParks | Property representative |
Tours are about 30 to 45 minutes in length. Opening day this year for the mansion is Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment that day on the grounds from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there! We... More
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Deborah D
9 June 2018|
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Response from WashoeCountyParks | Property representative |
Tours are available seasonally (weekends and holidays), usually from Memorial Day through Nevada Day weekend. Tours are every hour, on the hour, from 11:00am-4:00pm. Summer group tours are also available by appointment... More
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