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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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We took this in the fall slower season. We opted to sit outside for the excursion as it was a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Must Do in Virginia City

During the week, the only run is the short 35 minute RT between Virginia City and Gold Hill (diesel... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
reston, va
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The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours taking visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region to historic Gold Hill and return.From the Carson City area: A 6 hour adventure to and in Virginia City, including a round trip on the V&T behind diesel on Friday and steam on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 90 minutes on the train and the remainder of the time in historic Virginia City.See our website for full details.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gold hill” (49 reviews)
“steam train” (19 reviews)
165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this in the fall slower season. We opted to sit outside for the excursion as it was a lovely day. There was a gentleman providing some historical narration during the trip-I wish there had been more. That is why 4 instead of 5...More

Thank snowangel_minnesota
Reviewed 16 October 2017

During the week, the only run is the short 35 minute RT between Virginia City and Gold Hill (diesel not steam engine). It was a fun way to learn about the mining history and some of the people in VC's past; as well as see...More

Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I recommend this attraction for people of all ages. The trip is narrated and it recounts the history of the local mining area. The train passes by some tunnels and mines. It is a short ride of about 35 min.

Thank Mona S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It was chilly but it was a great way to see the area and learn a lot about the history. The tour guides are volunteers and so knowledgeable about the history.

Thank kendy73
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A throw-back to the Old West with a steam locomotive---round trip from Carson City to Virginaia about hour and a half. One can spent 3 hours in Virginia City before heading back to the train. $50.00 per person.A fun experience.

Thank bthiel2016
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a short but pleasant ride starting in Virginia City and looping around to Gold Hill. The conductor gives a history of both locations. For the price, this is an excellent introduction to the area and enjoyable for adults and children.

Thank NormanP862
Reviewed 18 September 2017

On our recent summer vacation we ventured up to Virginia City NV. Te Virginia & Truckee Railroad is great for young and old. The conductor/historian was very informative about the workings and history of silver mining in the area.

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Grandchildren and Grandpa wanted to visit Virginia City while we were in Reno, took the day and visited the old city. We decided to try a train ride on the old train, Great Ride, our conductor told us wonderful stories, great scenery lots of...More

Thank GrannyBC
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was on a holiday and was a reenactment of the Confederate, Union war. We rode it on a Saturday close to 11:00 AM. Virginia City has a lot of historic sites and history. We have visited several times but have not taken a ride...More

Thank jbees
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad is a fun way to get to Virginia City. At the train station in Carson City, we liked the museum as well. Virginia City is a fun place to visit. There is a Railroad Information office on the Main Street....More

Thank mini
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3 January 2018|
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Response from NormanP862 | Reviewed this property |
It is open May through October. They are open cars so would be very cold now.
Rob T
19 July 2017|
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Response from Johnna D | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get off so sorry but you can get some great pictures from the train
Laura S
25 September 2016|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
Nor sure about riding in the cab, though it sounds like it is a possibility. The longest option is the ride from Carson City (Eastgate) roundtrip to Virginia city. The ride is approximately 1.5 hours each way with a three... More