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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Fun to ride the train!

My kids always have fun on the train! The inside is educational for adults! Sometimes they have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sara v
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Carson City, Nevada
Small but very interesting

We spent a nice morning here viewing the exhibits which were mainly indoor. The museum is small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
redhand
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“hand car” (13 reviews)
“santa train” (9 reviews)
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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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+1 775-687-6953
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids always have fun on the train! The inside is educational for adults! Sometimes they have hands on activities too!

Thank sara v
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a nice morning here viewing the exhibits which were mainly indoor. The museum is small but had some interesting engines including one which was used in a Clint Eastwood movie. The volunteer staff were lovely and had some interesting facts and stories to...More

Thank redhand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum not only has some wonderfully restored trains but has people on-site that actually do the restoration and ensure historic accuracy. The docents are very knowledgeable about the different cars and their history. The price is very reasonable and it's easy to spend a...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We had a nice visit to the Railroad museum. Good information on the transcontinental railroad. The highlight was the knowledge of the many hard-working volunteers.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Great value with lots to do and see for all members of the family. The volunteers are fantastic and Jack is so knowledgeable bringing the whole museum to life with his stories

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you like old trains this is the place to go. Engines as well as old cars are there to see, and rides are available at certain times of the year !

Thank catchamcd
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is not a big place, but has very nice displays and ability to learn some facts from the history of Nevada railroad. We've visited this museum during the winter. Because of that, some activities like train rides were not available. It took us about...More

Thank Roman P
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the old trains, and hearing about them and railroad history in Nevada. The gift shop is good, too. We would definitely recommend it. I don't remember if we had to pay a nominal fee or not. We have...More

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Nevada State Railroad Museum has several old steam locomotives and rail cars on display as well as many other railroad items of interest.

Thank Lawman57
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

It is not a big museum but they have a lot of old train cars. Very clean grounds. The kids will love it here. They have a train ride that goes around the property for a small fee. Easy to find.

Thank F976XZalexd
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Becky25
24 June 2017|
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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
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