Bowers Mansion Museum, Carson City

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  • Nestled at the base of the Sierras just south of Reno as the landscape turns from high desert to forest, we came here on a Saturday for a large group picnic. Our group had rented out the pavilion whic...  more »
  • I wasn't able to tour the inside of Bowers Mansion, but our family had a reunion in the park area next to it, and family members enjoyed the pool. It is a wonderful location, and the mansion is worth ...  more »
  • A interesting place with alot of history about the area and the gold mining times. The park area is great for the kids to burn energy.  more »
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  • One of our favorite places to visit in the Reno/Carson City area. They're always adding to the property. Be prepared to have cash on you if you're doing the tour. The headstones for the Bower's are up a steep hill so be prepared to get a good workout if you choose to do so (that part is optional). The tour guide is great. Very beautiful property.
  • This is a museum with a fascinating story of one of the 1st rags-to-riches stories from the Comstock Lode in Virginia City. The tour guide we had is fabulous. She described the story of the Bowers including the sad ending to their story. Many of the articles, including bedroom curtains from France, are original. The view of Washoe Valley from the family cemetery is awesome. The tour costs about $7 or $8 per adult and is well worth the cost. The mansion is located in a very nice, large park.
  • Great tour guide, Tammy, who gives a great historical story telling experience. The pine tree stump below has 250 rings and the Mansion is in background. So the tree has been there since 1767, before our revolution. The Mansion and ranch from the mid 1800s.
  • Museum and park located twenty minutes south of Reno. Tours offered, beautifully maintained and area is manicured.
  • Very good tour guide but all of the furniture was donated by locals, it is not original to the mansion. Also the mansion is not original as the upper floor was removed. Interesting history and very beautiful location.

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