The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City

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#3 of 6 in Museums in Virginia City
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  • July 19, 2017
    Now the Boss & I are always going to the smaller Museums. The theory being that the are nicer, friendlier and the staff usually are more informative and motivated than the Big Fellows. I can safely sa...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    This museum had a little for everyone- from old tools to Victorian fashion to some of the most intriguing maps of the area -  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Lots of old mining history and equipment. The old movie was really interesting and gave background to the mining history of the town. For $3, it's a great deal to see some of the rich history of the t...  more »
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  • March 7, 2017
    A good first stop for tourist visiting Virginia City for the first time. The $3 entrance fee is reasonable. For history buffs who like to reimagine life during the gold rush years.
  • May 9, 2017
    Very cool place. There was one area I would have like to see, but we couldn't go in.
  • December 15, 2016
    This self-guided museum was a good way to explore the phenomenon of Virginia City. It had a continuous loop of films about the area in the back room, a large collection of hardware and memorabilia from the City and its heyday, and some massive machinery out in the yard. The labeling and interpretation left a bit to be desired, and the collection was cramped, but the admission (3$ 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.
  • September 28, 2016
    When in the area, do not miss this attraction. Lots of history and great presentation. Great staff! Loved the ladies behind the reception counter.
  • January 10, 2017
    Some really cool exhibits here. Was not disappointed.

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