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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
+1 530-470-0902
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A special place, even if you're not a train buff

There are many restored cars, cabooses, engines and other rail equipment. The docent explained each... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Royal Oaks
Hours of dedication

I have always enjoyed trains, starting from putting pennies on the rails blocks away from where I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ken K
Patzcuaro, Mexico
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5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
+1 530-470-0902
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many restored cars, cabooses, engines and other rail equipment. The docent explained each one to us, and we didn't even ask for a tour. We rarely take tours because they usually take longer than we'd like and are filled with a lot of...More

Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed trains, starting from putting pennies on the rails blocks away from where I grew up in the country. The history of narrow gauge railroads is shown in excellent exhibits here. You can see that the people that volunteer there time are...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We are really impressed with what an exceptional job the all-volunteer staff is doing! Everything is clean, organized and interesting! And the staff is very friendly and informed!

Thank butterflyd2017
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stopped in during the week after Christmas. The museum proper was not open. We walked around the grounds looking at rolling stock and tracks. We were approached by a volunteer who took us to the work shed. Inside were several volunteers working hard on...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We went to the Railroad Museum with the Kids, and we had a great time. Lots of local history, well presented exhibits, hands on stuff for the kids, and a train ride too... We had a great time. Well worth a visit. They have an...More

Thank Rob341
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Small and quaint railroad museum that I found to be very interesting and informative. The staff were very knowledgable about the local railroad and its operations back in the day of the steam engines. There's a gift shop for the kids and one of the...More

Thank stevenv40
Reviewed 29 November 2016

In November we visited the Narrow Guage Rail Road in Nevada City, Ca. We got caught in a very cold rainstorm, but that didn't stop the very dedicated docent from giving us the grand tour of the RR museum including the very impressive workshop (love...More

Thank christine s
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We enjoyed the dedicated staff that showed us around, though no wondering around on a tour! We were given a tour of all the marvelous railroad equipment intertwined with the history of the area. The only low point is a ridiculously (required viewing per our...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Specifically had this place as the one thing to do while visiting this area for the weekend. Smaller than expected but appreciated the displays they had. An unexpected train ride was nice.

Thank dmariey
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A great place to take children. See how people traveled in the days of the Wild West! Live history.The gift shop has many educational items for your children.

Thank N8716GUpatriciaa
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