Virginia City Visitor Center

Virginia City Visitor Center

Virginia City Visitor Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • SpaChick2
    Lima, Ohio727 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visitor Center not great but the town is awesome
    We give the tow 5 stars but the Visitor Center only 3. The gentleman working there was mildly nice but not friendly and not overly helpful. We ended up buying ticket bundles to 3 activities after asking about the notice on the wall about discounted rates if you buy tickets to 3 items. We spent $150+ on tickets purchased at the visitor center and turns out the price was exactly the same ticket fee we would have paid at each lilacs individually. Turns out, no discount or benefit to buying at visitor center. But the center does take credit/debit and some attrActions only take cash. They also have maps available but don’t put them out or ask if you need on. Very strange experience for a visitor center. However, the town is awesome and there are so many cool things to do!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Kimberly P
    Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun little city, but...
    It is so fun going to Virginia City! There are cute little shops that take you back to the good old days when things were simple, fun, and not so expensive. However, politics are woven in to just about everything there, and if you aren't a Donald Trump lover, and would love nothing more than getting away from all of that, it could rub you wrong to visit there (like when you walk in and see Biden toilet paper for sale, and also, the guy at the door points it out 🙄). It is also a city with not much diversity, which is kind of weird.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Susan M
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    We are on an 8 month cross country trip seeing so many things along the way. Our day in Virginia City will surely stand out as one of the best on our trip. We went the Saturday before Memorial Day not realizing their parade was that day. We arrived early (9:30 am) and paid $10 for all day parking right in the center of town. Much of the street parking was blocked due to the parade but there was still plenty of parking at that hour on street a bit further from the center. Shops were fun, people were very friendly and the parade was incredible. Such an all American patriotic feeling to be there for that. We had a great lunch at a dog friendly cafe. Hated to leave. I’d recommend Virginia City for everyone.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 May 2024
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Hoach
USA469 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Skip this place if you can. The drive from Reno to VC is the only thing worth the time. The city itself is just a tourist trap that really doesn't provide much unless you like being considered a walking wallet. The old western architecture is nice but they have turned it into a Disney-like theme park including locals dressed up as old west characters. Not worth the time.
Written 17 April 2021
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Gigi
Chicago, IL18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
As people who love ghost towns and old western towns, we were so excited to spend the day in Virginia City. Such a disappointment. It was so off putting and unwelcoming that we left after about an hour of strolling around, without spending a dime there. Avoid this place. It’s rundown in so many unpleasant ways.
Written 15 June 2022
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Steve R
Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Avoid this town at all costs. The cops are all over the place giving out hundreds of parking tickets in areas not marked well. These are not cheap tickets!!! $195!! The lady at the court agreed it was a racket and that they were getting hundreds of complaints. She said they just recently raised the cost of parking tickets to $195 which is absolute ridiculous! There were a dozen cars with parking tickets one road over from the main road. They were also pulling over every car coming into town who didn't see the speed limit had dropped to 20mph long before you entered the town. We clearly got the sense this was purely a money making thing for the town. Praying on tourists from other states who don't know the area that well. I won't ever go back to Virginia City unless I hear this BS has stopped.
Written 3 July 2023
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maureenc553
Titusville, FL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
The knowledgeable person at the historic counter will give you a helpful map and will let you know what is open on that particular day and what attractions are free. He/she will advise you on choices based on the size of your group and interests. They also have public restrooms.
Written 29 June 2020
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Janene1955
Petaluma, CA106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Want to take some tours or ride the train in Virginia City? This is the place to start. You can get a package deal or set up your own must-see tours. Take some Cemetery Gin home and a bottle of Virginia City Cab or Chardonnay. Everyone here is super knowledgeable too.
Written 11 March 2022
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Kimberly P
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
It is so fun going to Virginia City! There are cute little shops that take you back to the good old days when things were simple, fun, and not so expensive. However, politics are woven in to just about everything there, and if you aren't a Donald Trump lover, and would love nothing more than getting away from all of that, it could rub you wrong to visit there (like when you walk in and see Biden toilet paper for sale, and also, the guy at the door points it out 🙄). It is also a city with not much diversity, which is kind of weird.
Written 24 November 2023
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Sheryl P
Aubrey, TX379 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very helpful...when they're open. They're not always open during their posted hours. But when someone was there, we got excellent help and advice along with an excellent town map showing which attractions would be open/closed each day.
Written 4 August 2021
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Ivan H
CANOGA PARK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
It costs to see almost everything in Virginia City, but it is possible to knock 50 cents off every individual fee by purchasing a ticket ahead of time at the Visitor Center. There are packaged deals, but we preferred to choose our own itinerary, which was also possible. We told the clerk each place we wanted to visit & received a ticket/receipt listing them all, which we presented at each location, at which time that particular attraction was crossed off.

We only selected 3 and were dismayed that we nearly ran out of time to visit them all, since most of these attractions are not open after 4 or 5 pm and we only had 1 afternoon to spend in Virginia City.

The Visitor Center itself is in a beautiful room. The silver worked ceiling & the rich red wallpaper were amazing. The building used to be something else, maybe a saloon, but we forget now what the clerk said.
Written 23 June 2014
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Betty M
Oro Valley, AZ495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
PROS: bathrooms located here! Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Sells GIN made in town, wow! A few tourist items too.
Written 29 August 2019
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Paul G
Tucson, AZ3,802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Located in an actual saloon and staffed by very friendly and knowledgeable staff, this is the place to begin.

Plenty of information, a free sip of Gin, add in the fact that it is located in the centre of town and you have the perfect receipe for your visit.
Written 10 June 2019
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