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Genoa Courthouse Museum

2304 Main Street, Genoa, NV
+1 775-782-4325
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Fantastic display of historic memorabilia

If you're visiting Genoa, you absolutely should stop in! Genoa is of course the oldest settlement... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Lois W
A must see

You must go to this museum to learn about the history of the area (and learn about Snowshoe... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Peoria, Illinois
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2304 Main Street, Genoa, NV
+1 775-782-4325
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you're visiting Genoa, you absolutely should stop in! Genoa is of course the oldest settlement in Nevada, but it is a small town and what a treasure for it to have such an extensive museum! My favorite part is the recreated courtroom upstairs.

Thank Lois W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You must go to this museum to learn about the history of the area (and learn about Snowshoe Thompson). I found the exhibits at this museum very interesting. The person working that day was very informative and helpful in answering our questions. Don't miss going...More

Thank Catgirl_12
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great taste of Local history from the early 1900's. Like taking a walk back in time to the outlaw days when horses and buggies were the mood of transportation. Nice tour guide and friendly staff. Small fee

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A gentil staff, that lovingly shares the history of the area. There are some historical nuggets inside for visitors to the area.

Thank Nareau
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wonderful collection from the Gold Rush days. The volunteer that day was very knowledgable. If you like history its a must visit! Genoa was the 1st settlement in Nevada, small but worth seeing.

Thank Elenita D
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This museum had a nice selection of items depicting the area's history and other exhibits of interest. Unique to me was a description of the first ferris wheel (named after its inventor). It was gargantuan in size, especially for its time period. It amazed and...More

Thank Lambert W
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in Genoa, don't miss this museum located in historic courthouse. Earnest and enthusiastic docent. Beautiful Washoe baskets. Original courthouse and jail and reconstructed school room would make it interesting for kids. Great place to spend an hour.

1  Thank Carel27
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great little museum with loads of interesting photos, artifacts, and stories. Genoa is the oldest town in Nevada, movies were filmed in the area. Great place to spend a weekend.

Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was an interesting place but I would not make a special trip here. The Genoa Bar is way more interesting and you can get a cold beverage as well. Stay at the bar.

Thank easyrider11
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Genoa is Nevada's oldest settlement and played a key role in the California Gold Rush as a supply depot and Pony Express stop. The Courthouse Museum, run by local volunteers, is a great source for that early history.

Thank Joe B
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