Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located in Carson City, Nevada, preserves the railroad heritage of Nevada, including locomotives and cars of the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Much of the museum equipment was obtained from Hollywood studios, where they were often featured in movies and television. The museum is operated by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.Museum activities consist of operation of historic and narrow gauge railroad equipment, including train rides, handcar rides, lectures, an annual railroad history symposium, changing exhibits, and a variety of special events. The Museum also has an ongoing research and restoration program. The Museum's most recent event is the rebuilding of the interpretation center and possibly the HO scale model railroad operated by the Carson Model Railroaders who operate the Mills Park Railroad.The Wabuska Railroad Station, a historic station from Wabuska, Nevada was relocated to the museum grounds. The building is, in essence, still used as a working railroad station where tickets for the museum train rides are purchased.
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  • If you like old trains this is the place to go. Engines as well as old cars are there to see, and rides are available at certain times of the year !  more »
  • This is not a big place, but has very nice displays and ability to learn some facts from the history of Nevada railroad. We've visited this museum during the winter. Because of that, some activities l...  more »
  • My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the old trains, and hearing about them and railroad history in Nevada. The gift shop is good, too. We would definitely recommend it. I don't remember if we had t...  more »
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  • The limited public collection is amazing but it is limited. Takes about ten minutes to walk through (unless you're a model train nut). The lady at the front desk said there was a second building but nothing in the rear of the property was open. Just adult men playing with their trains.
  • Great place to take kids on Christmas. The ride on the train was great and we got to see Santa. A must do
  • Smallish museum but still nice. they have events throughout the year depending on the holiday or season. easy to find, it's right off of the road, very visible.
  • Really fun, family friendly place. We went in October and they had a harvest train. With a pumpkin patch, food trucks, train rides, even a fire truck showed up for the kids! Everyone was really friendly. The train tickets were affordable. The ride was fun and informative!
  • Great historical insights for what helped put this area on the map logistacaly. Staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable! A quick but thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating museum.

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