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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Fun and Interesting

The staff and volunteers are so knowledgeable and seem to truly enjoy trains! We learned so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise D
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Spokane, Washington
Nice Museum to spend an hour or two

There are a lot of interesting displays and rolling stock to look at. We were not able to take a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GenePP
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Henderson, Nevada
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Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights include a 19th-century rail equipment exhibit and five steam locomotives.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“motor car” (13 reviews)
“santa train” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
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+1 775-687-6953
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff and volunteers are so knowledgeable and seem to truly enjoy trains! We learned so much during our visit to the museum. The restoration work on the trains shows how they looked (and operated) over 100 years ago. We enjoyed being able to go...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of interesting displays and rolling stock to look at. We were not able to take a train ride and the displays focused on the history of the northern Nevada Rail Road history, Plan on returning to take a ride or two....More

Thank GenePP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you don't like trains this is worth the stop to look around. It is just a wonderful display of our railroading past. The engines and cars are lovingly restored...the beauty of them is wonderful. The people there are just amazing founts of information...More

Thank SusanO1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a Saturday morning in July - it was not crowded. It has a fine display of rolling stock and other items. The entrance fee is reasonable and there is plenty of parking. We tried out the handcar - it was...More

Thank vroecker
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum on a Monday morning. The entrance is very reasonable, and by the time you have finished I will be surprised if many fail to donate an extra amount to support the upkeep by these dedicated volunteers. The displays...More

Thank 2Sweeties
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is a place where you can get a taste of what past transportation was like. There are rail cars there that will please any age range. A great place to visit for families, couples, alone and/or on a honeymoon.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Your passion and stories made for a very memorable experience. You guys are the type I'd like to have dinner with and just listen to your stories. Keep up the good work.

Thank DaveAndAudrey
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've been taking my kids to Santa Train every year since they were toddlers. They are now 16....why so much? Because this volunteer run museum is just a gem. You will find multiple restored steamers along with beautiful rolling stock inside the main building along...More

Thank Desertguy426
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were in Carson City, and decided to swing into the museum. This is a great place for real train buffs. I personally didn't go into the museum, but enjoyed watching the variety of trains circle the area. In addition to the museum, you can...More

Thank JoleneMH
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Great stop .. I have been to railroad museums in many states from coast to coast, border to border, but have for the first time seen something different in this museum. The traffic light and your GPS may at the entry be somewhat confusing as...More

Thank Bill M
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Becky25
24 June 2017|
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Response from Adam M | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Young children visit the museum all the time. Children enjoy seeing the cars and locomotives up close because they are so big. Also, we have a small Thomas the... More
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