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Nevada State Railroad Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 16:30
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Fantastic Exhibits

I was very lucky to stop here, got to view some wonderful steam engines and rolling stock that has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark333
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Marietta GA
The train cars are amazing!

I’m so glad they thought to preserve these engines and cars! It is simply amazing to see! The... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sharon C
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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 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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

Thank Kimberly S
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

Thank beachangelNevadaCity
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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 26 August 2018

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
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Becky25
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
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