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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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The V&T offers two options:From Virginia City: Seven (7) daily 35-minute narrated steam train tours taking visitors through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region to historic Gold Hill and return.From the Carson City area: A 6 hour adventure to and in Virginia City, including a round trip on the V&T behind diesel on Friday and steam on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 90 minutes on the train and the remainder of the time in historic Virginia City.See our website for full details.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gold hill” (48 reviews)
“steam train” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
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+1 775-847-0380
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very glad we took the 45 mins out of our day to support this business! It was a fun ride for the kids and very informative. The speaker was great, and even one of the people that restored the railroad line. The city is great...More

Thank 315garymm
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is well worth the money, you get to see sites you would not see and learn some of Virginia Cities history, kids will love it.

Thank Shelby S
Reviewed 24 July 2016

great ride around old gold mines , also has train robbery by bandits on train very informative information

Thank ryeley
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a very pleasant trip that was incredibly informative about the mining area.The station has some shade and they have separate bathrooms down from the station.The station has a great selection of items for sale.The people who run this railroad are all volunteers.The station...More

Thank Surrfred
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It's a short ride on the old V&T tracks down to Gold Hill then back. Conductor keeps it interesting and the kids liked the ride. No restroom but the ride is only about 35-40 min so you can hold it. Railroad buffs (not me) will...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We took the 35 minute train ride to Gold Hill and back. It was a great way to see the mines that made Virginia City and to learn about the history of the town. The conductor was outstanding. Definitely worth the $10 ticket.

1  Thank Denise K
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I can't wait to bring my children and grand children back....I love supporting a place that thrives on volunteers that keep the American history alive. The train and the entire town of Virginia City should be very proud.

1  Thank freejacque
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Quick trip but entertaining and educational. The conductor knew his stuff and presented it well. Beautiful scenery! Only negative was that it was a bit short!

Thank Claudine G
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Took the 35 minute $10 tour out to Gold Hill and back. Be sure to get a left sided seat- that's where 99% of the sights are. The tour guide was friendly and had some corny jokes but that was all part of his charm!...More

3  Thank Utah-Indy
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Ride the rails between Carson City & Virginia City on this 100 year old steam train and cars. The scenery is just beautiful along the route with many "Kodak Moments". Even if your not a big fan of trains this is something you should do...More

1  Thank Dogpilot
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Rob T
20 July 2017|
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Response from Johnna D | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get off so sorry but you can get some great pictures from the train
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Laura S
26 September 2016|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
Nor sure about riding in the cab, though it sounds like it is a possibility. The longest option is the ride from Carson City (Eastgate) roundtrip to Virginia city. The ride is approximately 1.5 hours each way with a three... More
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ajnet
16 July 2016|
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Response from Drevik | Reviewed this property |
I have never been offered any assistance to get on or off the train in my wheelchair. So, I do not believe that it is currently handicap accessible. I am guessing that the stairs are 3-4 feet high, as it is a bit of a... More
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