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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Worth visiting

It is not a Hugh museum, but it has so much to see. The docents are very knowledgeable. You walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
beachangelNevadaCity
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Nevada City
Great gold rush railroad history

This museum contains several old steam locomotives as well as freight and passenger cars. Some (the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig S
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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank beachangelNevadaCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum contains several old steam locomotives as well as freight and passenger cars. Some (the Inyo) have been used in movies. If you’re around during holidays they’ll operate some of these beauties. Usually it’s a diesel locomotive but on rare special occasions it’s wood...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum has a wonderful selection of historic RR artifacts including steam locomotives Dayton,Inyo and #25, McKeen and Edwards motorcars and Coach 17 from the “Golden Spike” ceremony at Promontory Summit in Utah as well as several other rolling stock pieces. On selected days kids...More

Thank jamescF5515DT
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It's a really neat thing to see. Theres two parts to it and its kid friendly. You can climb up some of the exhibits and look inside. They even let you ride a hand cart on a small part of the track.

Thank L2027BUjamies
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A smaller museum but it provides a good overview of how railroads shaped this area of Nevada. The staff were very friendly and the gift shop was cute.

Thank mdeighan
Reviewed 3 August 2018

First, let me thank the volunteers who guided us through this museum. They were friendly and knowledgeable. As for the railroading, the restored locomotives and cars were spectacularly maintained. You can enter some of the cars. Displays describing the history of the railroads in Nevada...More

Thank swj
Reviewed 25 July 2018

There wasn't very much to do if you're not really interested in trains and history. Short train ride looked like fun if you have small children.

Thank lisa154
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Great for railroad or train buffs great staff very knowledgeable! Not really a woman’s type of museum unless you love trains!

Thank Gabriele C
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This was one of the most interesting museums we've had the good fortune to visit. Interesting exhibits of railroad equipment dating back to the mid-1800s. Great information about the history of development of the railroads in Nevada and across several western states. Docent was friendly...More

Thank GMosby
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I find it interesting to learn about the past, and railroad is part of that. This is a small museum, especially when compared to the Sacramento Train Museum, but this is a small town so it is very unique. You can ride on the train...More

Thank Nanster59
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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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