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Nevada State Museum

600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Learn to Relax

I arrived early to Reno for a business trip on Sunday and decided to drive over to Carson City for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kannapolis, North Carolina
via mobile
Nevada from start to now

Nevada history from start to now, is a great place to learn about Nevada. We were planning to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie B
RAK, United Arab Emirates
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This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of pre-historic creatures found in the area and the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (22 reviews)
“mine shaft” (11 reviews)
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600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived early to Reno for a business trip on Sunday and decided to drive over to Carson City for the day. Looked on trip advisor of course for suggestions first. The museum is only 8$ for adults and has something for all ages. Start...More

Thank MandJ82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nevada history from start to now, is a great place to learn about Nevada. We were planning to walk through it fast and we end up staying for 8 hours. It as fun and interesting, I will go back gain.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went with my 12 year old daughter. We spent about an hour. Some interesting exhibits but don't plan on spending too much time. It was interesting to see the history regarding the mint and WW1. Also, a great weapons history room.

Thank k7333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good place to learn about all that is Nevada. Family friendly. I go to the museum at least once a year and it never gets old.

Thank 409joshuao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has all you need to know about the state the people the history. Laid out very well I go to many museums and this one is a must visit . Easy to get to clean Very clean.Went with my wife and would come...More

Thank cyclebobr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main portion of the Museum is in the building which once housed the Carson City Mint, and they have one of the original coin presses there along with a (nearly) complete collection of all coins ever made at CC. In addition, other exhibit areas...More

Thank UTtraveler84121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to this museum at least twice a year. The Nevada State museum, also known as The Carson City mint is truly a fabulous attraction. Underneath the building is a faux mine that runs the entire length of the building - very cool! The...More

Thank garyandn
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The museum is small enough for visitors to see everything in half of a day (even less if you don't watch the videos) but there is a good variety of exhibits. Everyone in our family is short, so the mine exhibit posed no problems for...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Cheap enough to get in and well worth the effort. We spent over 2 hours minimum time here. Loved the combination of items and exhibits which bought everything to life. Going into a replicated unground mine was neat and unexpected.

Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We did a repeat visit to Nevada State Museum in Carson City. This is one of my favorite museums. Staff is nice. The museum is located which was one a Silver Coin Mint. As such, its an interesting building to visit. There is a nice...More

Thank mini
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4 May 2017|
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Response from Soberduud1 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your interest in what they present. 1-2 hours.
20 September 2016|
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Response from LV2KNOW | Reviewed this property |
I purchased an annual pass to Nevada museums but I do not remember the price. With this pass, your entrance fees to a number of railroad museums and some museums in the Las Vegas area are included. If you visit a Nevada... More
Kris S
30 September 2015|
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.