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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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Very informative and interesting museum visit

This was one of the most interesting museums we've had the good fortune to visit. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GMosby
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Redding, California
Railroad Museum is interesting, and they have Santa rides at Christmas.

I find it interesting to learn about the past, and railroad is part of that. This is a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nanster59
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Carson City, Nevada
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rolling stock” (16 reviews)
“hand car” (13 reviews)
“train ride” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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+1 775-687-6953
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"love trains"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simple exhibit of local railroad history. Small display of wagons. Air conditioned and clean. it is free for under 18. The store is more expensive than other meusum stores we visited. altogether it is a good short stop on your way.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carriages, cars and locomotives here are in a wonderful state of restoration- close to works of art if you enjoy steam trains. We arrived in the heat of the afternoon, so all of the rolling stock was under cover, but three of the locos...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Became a member and when I visit my Grands I take them on a train ride and into the Museum to look at the trains...

Thank Kathleen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great and informative museum. There is a huge building that houses many, many locomotives. They are beautiful trains with lots of history. We had a private 2 hour tour with our docent Werner; he was the best! Very friendly staff and good gift shop.

Thank 60seattle
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Wife and I wanted some souvenirs to take back from CC and Nevada. Saw the train running and went in. Found the Gift Shop closed with no sign or reason posted. This was a Saturday so could not understand why. Left before doing anything else...More

Thank Dave B
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Adam M, Curator at Nevada State Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

We are sorry you missed our museum store. The museum store is located in the Jacobsen Interpretive Center, which is the large yellow and brown building next to the parking lot beyond the railroad tracks. It is open during the weekends. The gift shop you...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Got here early for the Memorial Day Celebration. Wonderful people and staff. They were taking out "Old 25" from the shed to run this day, we watched and watched the Engine being moved out and through round table to change its direction. Fantastic to see...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Museum was closed the day we were there. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday and we were there on Tuesday. Really would have like to have gone inside to see everything. At least we got to see the steam engine and the round house.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The trains runs on the weekends. It is a short ride, not sure it is worth the price. We did have a "volunteer" riding in our car that presented some information while we rode. The museum has several static displays on site, and an exquisite...More

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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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