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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

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Address: 165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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+1 775-847-0380

The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily...

The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours taking visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region to historic Gold Hill and return.From the Carson City area: A 6 hour adventure to and in Virginia City, including a round trip on the V&T behind diesel on Friday and steam on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 90 minutes on the train and the remainder of the time in historic Virginia City.See our website for full details.

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Wonderful historic opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds while hearing about the history of this unique town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful historic opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds while hearing about the history of this unique town.

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Just a fun 35 minute diversion in the small town of Virginia City. The announcer was fun and told lots of stories of the area and mining. Glad we did this!

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Salem OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Fun ride and very interesting commentaries by conductor. Enjoyed the ride and scenery. Fairly comfortable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Our family has taken this tour a few times over the years and enjoyed it very much each time. The train moves at a relaxed pace and is a 35 minute round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back; definitely bring a camera for some great historical and panoramic shots. Conductor is very informative and tells the history... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Regardless of your age, everyone has fun on a train. Leaving the original 1870 train depot, the train takes you for a 35 minutes ride to the town of Gold Hill and back. We stayed on the train for the ride back to Virginia City. There is narration of the history of the mining towns but sometimes it was hard... More 

Thank Dianne W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Having done both the short trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and the longer trip from Carson City to Virginia City on different visits to Virginia City we can recommend the short diesel hauled trip but if you have the time and are there at the weekend go on the longer steam hauled train if you can. Short trips... More 

Thank Highlander022
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Top experience! The ride was at a very easy pace and very relaxing. We were able to get the photos we wanted to while the train was in motion. Enjoyed the humorous historical repertoire of our tour guide, David. The experience kind of takes you back in time. Enjoyed our time in Virginia City, visiting the Fourth Ward School Museum... More 

Thank GaylynM
Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

What great views of Virgina City and how much history the town has. Our guide was very fun! Would recommend to anyone!

Thank akron86
Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Im not sure what I was expecting but its a 35min ride were they back the train up, then they go back to the station foreword. The engineer and the conductor were dressed in period dress and added to the experience. But it was very informative and the highlight of the ride was a herd of wild mustangs that live... More 

Thank Lisa J
Moore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Took the train ride. The fellas on the train, kept things fun and informative. I came with a party of eight. Everyone loved the history and the wonderful views. We even spotted some wild horses on the hills. The conductor took the time to take a picture with my baby nephew. This train ride completed our trip to Virginia City!... More 

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