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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
+1 530-470-0902
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Wonderful docents

Docents went out of their way to accommodate us. We had a wonderful tour of the museum and workshop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
heidisG2829AL
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CALIF, United States
My grand-kids loved this place!

well managed narrow gauge museum. Part of the year they offer free rides which my grand-kids love... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
I6028QIjanices
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Nevada City, California
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5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Docents went out of their way to accommodate us. We had a wonderful tour of the museum and workshop and even an unexpected ride on the railbus. We all had a great time!

1  Thank heidisG2829AL
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

well managed narrow gauge museum. Part of the year they offer free rides which my grand-kids love and a place they want to return to each visit. parking easy, docents knowledgeable.

Thank I6028QIjanices
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

As I was getting ready to go back home , It was suggested that I visit the NCNGRR museum . I was not in a hurry to get home, so I decided to go check it out. I'm so Glad I did. The Docent that...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Such a neat museum! It was so clean and well laid out. The staff was so friendly and our tour guide had so much knowledge!

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

All the docents are volunteers and incredibly knowledgeable about the narrow gauge railroad and the area’s history. They take you on a ride in a restored car/bus. Take the kids and your friends. Admission is a contribution.

Thank Gus B
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Spent a good part of an afternoon here at the museum. Had a guided tour with a very well informed Docent who took us everywhere and explained all that there was to see. We rode on the tour trolley afterwards and the guides on the...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were camping at the InnTown Campground next door to this museum so went over on a Saturday to ride the "rail bus." There is a nice gift shop and a very informative museum. Lots of information about the area, the mining, and the railroads....More

1  Thank LabMAK
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Since moving to Lincoln Ca. , I have made a point to visit the local surrounding cities. I recently attended their 2017 annual rummage sale fund raiser in the Nevada city area. What a place. All the restored vintage trains, caboose and other special projects...More

Thank Albert J
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

There are many restored cars, cabooses, engines and other rail equipment. The docent explained each one to us, and we didn't even ask for a tour. We rarely take tours because they usually take longer than we'd like and are filled with a lot of...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I have always enjoyed trains, starting from putting pennies on the rails blocks away from where I grew up in the country. The history of narrow gauge railroads is shown in excellent exhibits here. You can see that the people that volunteer there time are...More

Thank Ken K
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Leland C
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Response from Gus B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a ride for ~ 20 minutes.
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