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The Way It Was Museum

113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-0766
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Good and Interesting Museum on Virginia City - The Way It Was Museum

We returned to The Way It Was Museum. Its a very well done history museum packed full of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fremont, California
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Was here a few years ago and loved it, so brought my friends to see all the great history. Clerk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arroyo Grande, California
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113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-0766
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We returned to The Way It Was Museum. Its a very well done history museum packed full of exhibits and information about this interesting historical city. Its worth a revisit like we did. Staff is nice.

Thank mini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here a few years ago and loved it, so brought my friends to see all the great history. Clerk at the counter is awesome- helpful and full of great info. They have some good gift items, tool

Thank inthewind65
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting little museum packed full of information about the period. there is a great little movie about the area and the engineering feats that went on in the 1800's. I am glad we stopped.

Thank sduskett
Reviewed 1 week ago

A first rate experience with real items from the historic mining town. lots of displays and exhibits to give a real example of life here in the 1800's

Thank bmfox1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to learn about how life and industry went. What people did to make a life and earn a living.

Thank J M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was heavy to reading and looking at dusty old things - like lots of tools or pill bottles. A video - it was ok for a few minutes. Nothing here to WOW a visitor or make it interesting for a variety of ages....More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Now the Boss & I are always going to the smaller Museums. The theory being that the are nicer, friendlier and the staff usually are more informative and motivated than the Big Fellows. I can safely say that the theory held up nicely here. As...More

Thank David L
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Kennewick, Washington
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This museum had a little for everyone- from old tools to Victorian fashion to some of the most intriguing maps of the area -

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Lots of old mining history and equipment. The old movie was really interesting and gave background to the mining history of the town. For $3, it's a great deal to see some of the rich history of the town.

Thank Karl T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It's a very cute little museum. They even have a nice area outside with some neat things to see. I would go again.

Thank didums30
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