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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride
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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.
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“steam train” (18 reviews)
165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our visit to Virginia City. The train is a great throwback to those old days of train travel. It's a smooth ride past some fascinating sights and unbelievable mountain and desert scenery. Could do it over and over again but...More

Thank fawn3620
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you do anything in Virginia City you must do this Railroad excursion. You have a narrator who tells you the local history and you got to see Wild Mustang horses. Do not leave Virginia City until you go on this Railroad.

Thank Johnny V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter (13) and I took the train from Carson City to Virginia City. We arrived way too early at the depot - 15-20 min is plenty. They had complimentary coffee and "Wanted Photos". It is a comfortable train - steam engine - travels at...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this little train ride, it is only about 1/2 hour, but it gave us a good deal of the history of the Virginia City and the mining industry. The Comstock claims which produced more gold and silver than most mines. Love this little...More

Thank AZwonder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 7 mile trip and it was filled with fun facts along the way. Very authentic and my children enjoyed it. Got to see lots of neat stuff. If its warm make sure you bring sun screen and a hat. It gets a...More

Thank twinsmom070
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riding the steam locomotive from Carson City to Virginia City was a great experience. The scenery was awesome and the engineer gave great info on the history of all the places we passed through. All the staff was very friendly and helpful and made us...More

Thank janete276
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Now I love trains especially the old school steam ones. So I had great expectations about this effort. ( I was on this trip a few years ago) The Bottom line on this adventure. Frankly I have not had this fun with my clothes on...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We booked our seats on line some weeks in advance, arrived 15 mins before departure picked up the tickets and we were on the train. The journey took around 1 hr 25 mins and with a shuttle waiting for us we were soon in VirginiaCity....More

Thank oddbod1808
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nice slice of history preserved here. The employees were are super friendly and helpful. The ride is a great way to see the historical sites and countryside. A fun trip that we all enjoyed.

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Something different. Hard to see some of the points of interest mentioned by the narrator since you need to be seated.

1  Thank Richard B
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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
16 July 2016|
Response from Drevik | Reviewed this property |
I have never been offered any assistance to get on or off the train in my wheelchair. So, I do not believe that it is currently handicap accessible. I am guessing that the stairs are 3-4 feet high, as it is a bit of a... More

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