The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City

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  • This is a must see for history and old west buffs. The museum isn't large, but packed with artifacts of the old Virginia City. Be sure to watch the video presentation. Tickets are only three bucks a p...  more »
  • A very good offering of the old west and especially the mining period of the Comstock lode. A good insight into all the early days of mining and how tough this was.  more »
  • This is a small, but interesting, museum and I recommend a visit. After reviewing the various mining displays and information, I'm amazed that the town is still standing. There are also displays relat...  more »
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  • A good first stop for tourist visiting Virginia City for the first time. The $3 entrance fee is reasonable. For history buffs who like to reimagine life during the gold rush years.
  • Very cool place. There was one area I would have like to see, but we couldn't go in.
  • This self-guided museum was a good way to explore the phenomenon of Virginia City. It had a continuous loop of films about the area in the back room, a large collection of hardware and memorabilia from the City and its heyday, and some massive machinery out in the yard. The labeling and interpretation left a bit to be desired, and the collection was cramped, but the admission (3$ in 2016) was reasonable and it proved the most informative place we visited in Virginia City. The scope of mining operations was well documented and pretty amazing.
  • When in the area, do not miss this attraction. Lots of history and great presentation. Great staff! Loved the ladies behind the reception counter.
  • Some really cool exhibits here. Was not disappointed.

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