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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 600 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005-1702
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+1 702-486-5933

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Truly a rare museum!

We have been to many historic train museums and this one is the most well maintained and organised. This museum is open all the time and the backdrop of the desert mountains is... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to many historic train museums and this one is the most well maintained and organised. This museum is open all the time and the backdrop of the desert mountains is beautiful. You can go and wonder around even when official hours close. Go at sunset and see the heritage of the NV railroad. Kids of all ages... More 

Thank AllanAve
San Diego
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went while in Vegas, took our 3 year old and 15 year old grandsons. The little one was more excited than his brother, understandable. It's a great little museum, all the volunteers are great and very knowledgeable. We got on the train tracing the ride of the builders of the Hoover Dam.

Thank joeysgirl88
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great for all ages!!! lots of information and relaxing old time fun,culture is a great joy. the staff is very very freindly

1 Thank Doris B
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A small but beautiful collection of historic trains. Shame we couldn't get into most of them apart from the postal one.

1 Thank Daniel M
Henderson, Nevada
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161 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The museum is open weekends for train runs, and the display area is open seven days per week. Please visit website for schedule of departures; the ride is approximately 45 minutes.

1 Thank Frank C
Edison, New Jersey
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166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We came on a Monday so no train rides whch was disappointing. Also their computer was down so we could only buy what we had cash for. Too bad. we would have bought more for our grandchildren. We hope to return when train rides are available especially if they are extending the line to go further.

2 Thank Susan F
Sonoita, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were there on a Monday, and the only part open was the outdoor viewing area. They are open Saturday and Sunday. There were to cars that you could enter, one was a caboose, and the other USPO Railway car, a mail sorting room on train tracks. There was a nice continuous loop video which told about the operation of... More 

2 Thank sonoita07
St. Paul, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a wonderful moment to rest our feet. We had talked about this a few times before, so we finally hopped on board. We sat in the open air car, enjoying the sounds and smell of the desert air and the train engine. This is a very short ride that takes about a 3/4 hour from start to finish.... More 

2 Thank Larry C
Mobile, AL
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

The younger kids seemed to enjoy the museum more. The train ride was nice; I just hated that some people in the back were talking during the history lesson. We rode in the covered car that was heated because it was windy and cold outside and had started drizzling. I'll visit again when they connect the other side of the... More 

1 Thank LSpivey
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well worth the trip to this attraction. The train ride is enjoyable and the museum exhibits are well laid out. There is also a small gift shop selling reasonably priced souvenir

1 Thank Jennifer W

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