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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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Address: 2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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+1 775-687-6953
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 16:30
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Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of...

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.

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Good for kids too

I always take visitors here especially if they have never ridden on a train, or if they like history. I have taken my grandchildren there and they loved to ride the steam... read more

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GeekyGranny
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Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always take visitors here especially if they have never ridden on a train, or if they like history. I have taken my grandchildren there and they loved to ride the steam locomotive.There is a small gift shop and friendly people. Not very expensive.

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Thank GeekyGranny
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of train collection, friendly staff takes you back to the train history. Many actual train displays in both indoor and outdoor.

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Carson City, Nevada
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Carson City is small version of the Washington Mall - within about the same distance as the length of the Mall, there are three wonderful museums - the Nevada State Museum, the Capitol Museum, and the State Railroad Museum. The Railroad Museum is, for guys who like trains, heaven on the half shell. There are other Railroad Museums not far... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Terrific docents and fun for the entire family. Great trains and a fun ride. The ride is on the property, but nonetheless it is more than worthwhile.

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2 Thank ttribble
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We loving riding on the historical trains and the lovely museum. Not to go without mentioning rolling down the grass hill! The museum store has always been filled with great items and everyone is friendly and informative.

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3 Thank Phavorite
Carson City, Nevada
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very well put together. Very informative. A must for train enthusiasts. Occasionally have a little train running for short rides around the train yard. Some very unique train cars.

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2 Thank sheryl5753
Wroughton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A small railway museum. Number of exhibits is small. But well presented. Well supported by volunteers. Unfortunately no trains were running when we visited. But were made warmly welcome and personally shown round by a volunteer. Small shop and low admittance charge.

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2 Thank Jeremy W
West Hollywood, California
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121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We actually went there for a memorial service for one of the volunteers. I would never have put this on my map of places to visit but it turned out to be fascinating. Very inexpensive to tour the museum and you actually get to go in and sit in some of these beauties.

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1 Thank Cyndi L W
Alamo, California
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here on our way out of town and got to see the Old Train actually chug by ! Very Neat ! I highly recommend !

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1 Thank SoberMike
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We found that this is just perfect size for family visit, it's not too big of a museum but has most of all of the trains and even a train ride too. Ample parking with little snack stand.And it's easy to find.

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