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Nevada Southern Railway Excursion
Ranked #18 of 48 things to do in Boulder City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A railroad museum that offers train rides on weekends at 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, and 2:30PM (except July and August); You may also ride in our caboose and in the cab of the locomotive (some restrictions). The ride lasts approximately 40 minutes and runs from Boulder City to Railroad Pass and return. There are other engines and equipment on static display around our pavilion. There is also a model railroad car with Lionel and HO gauge equipment running. There is also a 7.5" gauge (1/8 scale) scale railroad with approximately 2500 ft of track that operates on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. We also have StoryTime trains for kids of all ages on the 3rd Saturday of the month. During December we run Santa Train and Pajama Train, call for more information on all trains.
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We were trying to find some kid friendly activities for my 4 year old grandson on a recent business trip to Vegas. We hit the jackpot with the nevada Southern Railway! It was easy to find, right off the highway. Give yourself enough time to look around the various railroad cars on display. I found the US Mail car very interesting. The train is very clean and run by volunteers. I love it when volunteers are involved because they are there because they truly have an interest, which this group definitely did and it was obvious. You buy your tickets at he ticket booth and wait for them to board the train. The anticipation was half the fun with a 4 year old. Sitting on the benches looking at the train you can't help but feel the nostalgia all around you. They have a small gift shop and lots to look at (full scale) while you wait to depart. Once aboard, the ticket taker narrates the entire trip. You travel just past the Railway Pass Casino. It was very interesting to hear the history of this train and the important role it had with the building of the Hoover Dam. Anyway, the train goes in reverse and returns you to your starting point. You can walk car to car while the train is moving. One car being an open air car. Also, they clean all the windows in the cars between trips. This thing is spotless! All in all, it was a great value. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children but there are also coupons at their website for a buck off...http://www.nevadasouthern.com

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