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Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • We spent several hours in the Nevada State Railroad Museum by and enjoyed every minute! Especially the futuristic interior of the McKeen Motor Car No.22 impressed. A great deal of respect for the volunteers who make this museum possible!
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  • The museum is great for those who want to learn about the making of the railroads. My brother is a train fanatic and loved the museum. It's small but they've done a great job with their dis[plays and ...  read more »
  • I've been visiting this museum since I was a kid. So happy to share it with my own children. The train rides on the weekends are fun too.
  • $6 admission. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteer staff. An incredible collection of engines and cars. Many still in working order, a few you can walk through. Definitely worth stopping to check out. You don't have to be into trains or history to enjoy the museum.
  • Great museum! If you're a fan of Old West movies, this is the place to learn about early era transportation. We had an exclusive tour of the facilities.
  • Not bad! It is next to the street. The lot is not big as the other train museums. But, it is very clean.
  • This place is amazing and I'm not a train person. The have one-of-a-kind trains and some that have been in movies! The grounds are nice and out only regret is we didn't bring a lunch to sit, eat and watch as the trains go by. All of the volunteer staff were super friendly and patient with my overly excited 2 1/2 year old. They were full of train knowledge and were very proud to share it. This is a great place for families and to get some legit train history! We will be back!
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