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FEE: Nominal PARKING: On the street TIMES/HOURS OF OPERATION: May-October open daily 10-4:30 HIGH POINTS: 1.) An exhibit about Mr. Ferris, who was from Genoa, and invented the Ferris wheel, more specifically, the giant one at the Chicago World's Fair. Quite a feat of engineering...More
I didn't have a lot of time to really peruse the museum, as I arrived close to closing, but I was very impressed with what I saw. The Pony Express exhibit, the Native American basketry, Snowshoe Thompson exhibits were very interesting. This small museum is...More
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.
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
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
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