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The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City

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  • For $3, it was worth the 35 minutes or so to learn the history of the area and some buildings. There are a few short films and lots of pictures and some artifacts  more »
  • This museum is aptly named and well worth the time and small Investment. The history of mining in the area was well represented in old equipment and photos. The character of the town during the boom y...  more »
  • This museum is located down toward the bottom of C street as you enter town from the direction of Reno. There is a slight charge for admission but worth it. Outside around the building are old mining ...  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.