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“Must see for train enthusiasts”

Nevada Southern Railway Excursion
Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Boulder City
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This was a trip my dad wanted to go on, and if you are an enthusiast it really is alot of fun.

Only 30 minutes from the Vegas strip by car you pull up to Yucca street and get free parking at the museum lot.

Trains were running weekends only at 10am and 11.30am and again in the afternoon, but definitely check the website to be sure.

The staff are lovely amazing individuals who all volunteer their time at the museum and driving the trains. We bought a $35 dollar ticket to ride upfront so we could speak to the drivers and get some background on the train although the museum says it all so get there at least 30 minutes early so you can wander around unless you want to do that after.

If you ride the carts that the drivers told us each cost a 1/2 million dollars to renovate it's just $10 and there is air con, but you obviously don't see the tracks as if you were driving it and hear all the awesome stories and facts. The train does 15 mph to kill time (20 minutes out and 20 minutes back till the bridge is tracked up for longer journeys) but sometimes the driver cranks the engine to 20 on the way back.... As I say, train enthusiasts will appreciate it!

Thank phoenix_rei
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this train ride, good fun, & cheap.
Staff are really nice.
Great to see people keeping " the old " things working
& being used.

Thank Jeanette G
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The train runs Saturdays and Sundays and is definitely worth the time if you like trains and history. The staff are very friendly and genuinely enjoy being there. Great for kids and adults!

Thank Purplealiene
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Although there was no snow this year for the Santa Train, I saw many children of all ages that really enjoyed this great train ride. From the depot in Boulder City the kids get to ride a train, and have a visit with Santa, do not miss the 2017 season.

Thank Frank C
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

What they don't tell you about their train rides is that they travel only between the depot and the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino which is a distance just over three miles and in full sight of the highway on one side. Consequently it was of no value to me and as I hadn't researched enough I have only myself to blame. At least it was a nice day and I got a chance to see some kids really enjoying themselves and soaking in the awe of the big machines.

So, if you want to take your kids out for an actual train ride with very low risk and a reasonable cost, this is a great opportunity to do so. The crew are all very friendly and helpful and, as volunteers, they are pleased to be able to show off their skills and genuinely seem to be pleased that you are there.

2  Thank MisterBuster
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