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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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+1 775-687-6953
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Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of...

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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stop by and visit! it's worth it

if you're a history buff or just like Western kinda stuff...this is the place for you...the place shows a lot of the history of Carson City and the surrounding environment...It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you're a history buff or just like Western kinda stuff...this is the place for you...the place shows a lot of the history of Carson City and the surrounding environment...It gives one a deeper appreciation of what the Pioneers went thru back in the Wild West days...stop by...it's worth the visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very pleased with the overall layout of the museum and the good job they did fixing up the area after the early spring flooding of the area. Much to see, all in excellent condition

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Carson City, Nevada
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always take visitors here especially if they have never ridden on a train, or if they like history. I have taken my grandchildren there and they loved to ride the steam locomotive.There is a small gift shop and friendly people. Not very expensive.

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Thank GeekyGranny
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of train collection, friendly staff takes you back to the train history. Many actual train displays in both indoor and outdoor.

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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Carson City is small version of the Washington Mall - within about the same distance as the length of the Mall, there are three wonderful museums - the Nevada State Museum, the Capitol Museum, and the State Railroad Museum. The Railroad Museum is, for guys who like trains, heaven on the half shell. There are other Railroad Museums not far... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Terrific docents and fun for the entire family. Great trains and a fun ride. The ride is on the property, but nonetheless it is more than worthwhile.

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2 Thank ttribble
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We loving riding on the historical trains and the lovely museum. Not to go without mentioning rolling down the grass hill! The museum store has always been filled with great items and everyone is friendly and informative.

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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very well put together. Very informative. A must for train enthusiasts. Occasionally have a little train running for short rides around the train yard. Some very unique train cars.

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

A small railway museum. Number of exhibits is small. But well presented. Well supported by volunteers. Unfortunately no trains were running when we visited. But were made warmly welcome and personally shown round by a volunteer. Small shop and low admittance charge.

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West Hollywood, California
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We actually went there for a memorial service for one of the volunteers. I would never have put this on my map of places to visit but it turned out to be fascinating. Very inexpensive to tour the museum and you actually get to go in and sit in some of these beauties.

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