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Nevada State Museum

600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Well done museum displays. History of Nevada from the rocks and rivers through the settlement... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
george b
Bradford, New York
Great history lesson

If you are interested in history, then you do not want to miss this museum, it offers so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This museum focuses on the rich natural and cultural heritage of the "Silver State." Visit to learn about local wildlife, see the bones of pre-historic creatures found in the area and the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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600 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4004
+1 775-687-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done museum displays. History of Nevada from the rocks and rivers through the settlement. Mine display in basement dark and gives you a sense of how these men worked. Nice native American hall gives their view on the digging on what was once their...More

Thank george b
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history, then you do not want to miss this museum, it offers so much information on Nevada, and the history behind Carson City and the mint, which was built over the mine.

Thank AZwonder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this museum since the late 1970s as a child. Last time I visited I believe was in the late 1980s. I now live in France and was in Carson City July 2017 and visited the museum with my husband at...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice verify of history. Covered rocks, gold, animals and the odds and ends that blend s it all together.

Thank Dannet W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cool place with a lot of historical content; I especially liked the coin part from when a mint was in Carson City, and the railroad history. Blew through the sizeable displays on war and guns. Seen enough of that for one lifetime. If that's...More

Thank Warren T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an eclectic museum with a section on WW I that seems oddly out of place. It truly sings when it details Nevada's history-siver mines(a very neat walk in replica of a mine that even claustrophobic me could enjoy)-casino history-small wildlife museum. Overall a...More

Thank AugieD0ggie
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We stopped here to get a pic of the liberty bell since there is one in every capital city. Most are located at the capital building, but this one was located at the museum. The guides and security detail were all very nice and helpful....More

Thank kdeniker
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great for a few hours. Price is good, kids 17 and under are free what a deal. The museum is in an old coin mint. The main attraction is the old west town, mine tour and weapons display. There are a few hidden spots that...More

3  Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We learned so much about the the State of Nevada. There is tremendous history that has contributed to the growth of our country. Easy to stroll through, and set up very well! A must see for visitors and natives alike!

Thank harmonymary
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This museum is well worth your time. It has a little bit for everyone. I was surprised at the variety of Nevada history found at the museum. I expected only information about Nevada Silver and the building's previous history as a mint. They had so...More

2  Thank Melody R
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Response from Soberduud1 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your interest in what they present. 1-2 hours.
20 September 2016|
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Response from LV2KNOW | Reviewed this property |
I purchased an annual pass to Nevada museums but I do not remember the price. With this pass, your entrance fees to a number of railroad museums and some museums in the Las Vegas area are included. If you visit a Nevada... More
Kris S
30 September 2015|
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Response from Lorin G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $8, and children are free.