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Nevada State Museum

600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Interesting museum

This museum is well worth your time. It has a little bit for everyone. I was surprised at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melody R

We only did three exhibits: The Native American exhibit with different wares being shown, the... read more

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This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of pre-historic creatures found in the area and the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is well worth your time. It has a little bit for everyone. I was surprised at the variety of Nevada history found at the museum. I expected only information about Nevada Silver and the building's previous history as a mint. They had so...More

Thank Melody R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only did three exhibits: The Native American exhibit with different wares being shown, the World War I exhibit with photos, and a tour of the replica mine. We have done many museums over the years and found this tour guide still learning, while his...More

Thank 4cents-worth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Displays well thought out and presented. Great for family attraction and history lovers. The silver history and presentation very well done. Display of WWI intimate and appreciated.

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of our favorite museums. four floors. a great authentic mine exibit downstairs. it is built like a mine was by retired miners. A must see if you are in the area

Thank robin b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was especially impressed by the Ghost Town, the Mine experience , the Minerals exhibit and the Native American History exhibit. I learned that the Mine was built by miners from Nevada in the 1950s to replicate the environment of the actual mines. It is...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place to bring visitors interested in doing something for the day. Easily spent 4 hours looking at all the exhibits. Be sure to visit the mining exhibit in the basement. It gives you the feeling of being in an actual underground mine. There...More

Thank RenoRod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it reflects the simplicity of Nevada. Mining was and is important, and was reflected in the exhibit and the coal mine. Nice museum shop. Ok, interesting. witth seeing.

Thank desperado265
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the recreated mine shaft. I would recommend watching the video about it prior to going in. Answered a lot of questions. The information about the mint was also good. Overall a nice museum. Children under 17 are free. That's a nice bonus.

Thank 451Disneyland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time at this museum and the real mine underneath is certainly worth a visit to see. Plenty of history about Nevada and very dynamic in its presentation of the information and exhibits.

Thank jenlan23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Carson City and not familiar with NV history. Great way to learn about importance of minerals and railroad. Fascinating learning about the Native American culture and listening to the the first person accounts. Short video described mining and then the walk thru mine was...More

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How much time to allow to see the museum?
5 May 2017|
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Response from daisyduke2891 | Reviewed this property |
Only took 30 minutes but it depends how much time you want to spend reading everything
what did it cost to go inside
20 September 2016|
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Response from LV2KNOW | Reviewed this property |
I purchased an annual pass to Nevada museums but I do not remember the price. With this pass, your entrance fees to a number of railroad museums and some museums in the Las Vegas area are included. If you visit a Nevada... More
Kris S
what is the admission cost and the hours during the week
30 September 2015|
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.