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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 frie...  more »
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  • Really small but had cool big trains. Save your money and just pay for one trip on the train ride otherwise it's not worth paying 15 perperson for unlimited rides. It's a small track but goes around several times and you even get to see them reverse the train.
  • Had less trains than expected, but it was still fun. My two year old son had fun riding the Choo-Choo!
  • The trains are beautiful and the people friendly and interesting.
  • $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.
  • 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.