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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Great family field trip for homeschool students. Ages 3-13 yes even the little one's do engage.

Guess I purty much left the information on the title. Fantastic knowledgeable staff. I give 5 stars... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carson City, Nevada
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A private tour

We went and midweek in December. We were the only customers in the late afternoon, and had a... read more

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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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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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guess I purty much left the information on the title. Fantastic knowledgeable staff. I give 5 stars themselves.Enjoy your field trip.The scavenger hunt for both adults and,therw students/children.A perfect history of how we came West.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nv63mike
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went and midweek in December. We were the only customers in the late afternoon, and had a private tour. The displays were nice and very descriptive. The two sections of the Train Museum in you have to see them both. For the price it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 879beths
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I was very lucky to stop here, got to view some wonderful steam engines and rolling stock that has been brought to life. It was quite interesting and the lesson in history was fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark333
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad they thought to preserve these engines and cars! It is simply amazing to see! The steam engine and the Mckeen car are still functioning today for special occasions. If you can, call ahead to see when and where these cars will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Would have loved to try the train ride to Virginia city but that's only offered on the weekends. There weren't that many trains, and only 2 trains ur able to go on. But 1 of the trains you can go on is really interesting, unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 413kimberlys
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It is not a Hugh museum, but it has so much to see. The docents are very knowledgeable. You walk through the inside on your own, but there are docents to answer any questions. Then you go out back and they give you a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beachangelNevadaCity
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This museum contains several old steam locomotives as well as freight and passenger cars. Some (the Inyo) have been used in movies. If you’re around during holidays they’ll operate some of these beauties. Usually it’s a diesel locomotive but on rare special occasions it’s wood...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Craig S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Museum has a wonderful selection of historic RR artifacts including steam locomotives Dayton,Inyo and #25, McKeen and Edwards motorcars and Coach 17 from the “Golden Spike” ceremony at Promontory Summit in Utah as well as several other rolling stock pieces. On selected days kids...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jamescF5515DT
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It's a really neat thing to see. Theres two parts to it and its kid friendly. You can climb up some of the exhibits and look inside. They even let you ride a hand cart on a small part of the track.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank L2027BUjamies
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A smaller museum but it provides a good overview of how railroads shaped this area of Nevada. The staff were very friendly and the gift shop was cute.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mdeighan
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Response from Adam M | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Young children visit the museum all the time. Children enjoy seeing the cars and locomotives up close because they are so big. Also, we have a small Thomas the... More