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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
+1 530-470-0902
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Narrow gauge, how about that?

Such a neat museum! It was so clean and well laid out. The staff was so friendly and our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Informative and great for families

All the docents are volunteers and incredibly knowledgeable about the narrow gauge railroad and the... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Gus B
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“rolling stock” (4 reviews)
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5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Such a neat museum! It was so clean and well laid out. The staff was so friendly and our tour guide had so much knowledge!

Thank 242vernec
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

All the docents are volunteers and incredibly knowledgeable about the narrow gauge railroad and the area’s history. They take you on a ride in a restored car/bus. Take the kids and your friends. Admission is a contribution.

Thank Gus B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Spent a good part of an afternoon here at the museum. Had a guided tour with a very well informed Docent who took us everywhere and explained all that there was to see. We rode on the tour trolley afterwards and the guides on the...More

1  Thank Duker20
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were camping at the InnTown Campground next door to this museum so went over on a Saturday to ride the "rail bus." There is a nice gift shop and a very informative museum. Lots of information about the area, the mining, and the railroads....More

1  Thank LabMAK
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Since moving to Lincoln Ca. , I have made a point to visit the local surrounding cities. I recently attended their 2017 annual rummage sale fund raiser in the Nevada city area. What a place. All the restored vintage trains, caboose and other special projects...More

Thank Albert J
Reviewed 23 July 2017

There are many restored cars, cabooses, engines and other rail equipment. The docent explained each one to us, and we didn't even ask for a tour. We rarely take tours because they usually take longer than we'd like and are filled with a lot of...More

Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I have always enjoyed trains, starting from putting pennies on the rails blocks away from where I grew up in the country. The history of narrow gauge railroads is shown in excellent exhibits here. You can see that the people that volunteer there time are...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We are really impressed with what an exceptional job the all-volunteer staff is doing! Everything is clean, organized and interesting! And the staff is very friendly and informed!

Thank butterflyd2017
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped in during the week after Christmas. The museum proper was not open. We walked around the grounds looking at rolling stock and tracks. We were approached by a volunteer who took us to the work shed. Inside were several volunteers working hard on...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went to the Railroad Museum with the Kids, and we had a great time. Lots of local history, well presented exhibits, hands on stuff for the kids, and a train ride too... We had a great time. Well worth a visit. They have an...More

Thank Rob341
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Leland C
27 August 2015|
Response from Gus B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a ride for ~ 20 minutes.