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Bowers Mansion Museum

Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
+1 775-849-0201
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Great park!

Nestled at the base of the Sierras just south of Reno as the landscape turns from high desert to... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
magnoliaeleven
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Reno, Nevada
Historic, Great for reunions

I wasn't able to tour the inside of Bowers Mansion, but our family had a reunion in the park area... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
GlennFrancoSimmons
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Cupertino, California
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Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Nestled at the base of the Sierras just south of Reno as the landscape turns from high desert to forest, we came here on a Saturday for a large group picnic. Our group had rented out the pavilion which includes tables, two charcoal grills and...More

Thank magnoliaeleven
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I wasn't able to tour the inside of Bowers Mansion, but our family had a reunion in the park area next to it, and family members enjoyed the pool. It is a wonderful location, and the mansion is worth seeing, even if you don't go...More

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A interesting place with alot of history about the area and the gold mining times. The park area is great for the kids to burn energy.

Thank Dannet W
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We toured this mansion that has been fitted with furniture related to the period of that day. It was very interesting with the layout of the house, many bedrooms, and a root cellar. The guide was very informative and quite animated about the history. It...More

Thank 4cents-worth
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took our three grand daughters ,there is a nice sized play area,nice grounds to walk around,the house was closed when we visited but i believe you can tour the house as well.

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Weekend tour of an extremely-well-preserved mansion with both a joyous and tragic, storied past, beginning in the 1850s. Silver riches built the mansion and when the mine played out, Sandy and Eilley Bowers became poor as quickly as they became rich. Subsequent owners wanted to...More

4  Thank Diane640
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was the home of the man who hit the mother load in the Comstock.It is a wonder piece of history but if you come bring your bathing suit because it is a state park with a pool and a play ground which makes it...More

1  Thank Surrfred
Reviewed 28 June 2016

So interesting, very well preserved home the story and background are well presented by the tour guide. Nice little hiking trail to view the graves. Picnic area and public pool near by.

Thank S2387WEmariel
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This place holds a lot of history and it is a great lace to spend the day with family and have a picnic go for a hike,swim, tour and just have a great time we will always come back to this place.

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

On the way back to Reno we stopped at the Bowers Mansion which is part of a county park. In addition to the mansion you have access to a pool, playground, picnic pavilion and a large grassy area. The history of the Bowers mansion is...More

2  Thank Paul T
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