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Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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History Lives At NSRM

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is a place where you can get a taste of what past transportation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cupertino, California
Simply amazing. Thanks Tom, Wendall and Jim!

Your passion and stories made for a very memorable experience. You guys are the type I'd like to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Streamwood, Illinois
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Train buffs will love this museum which features a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts that trace Nevada's railroad history. Highlights include a 19th-century rail equipment exhibit and five steam locomotives.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2180 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-5552
+1 775-687-6953
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is a place where you can get a taste of what past transportation was like. There are rail cars there that will please any age range. A great place to visit for families, couples, alone and/or on a honeymoon.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Your passion and stories made for a very memorable experience. You guys are the type I'd like to have dinner with and just listen to your stories. Keep up the good work.

Thank DaveAndAudrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been taking my kids to Santa Train every year since they were toddlers. They are now 16....why so much? Because this volunteer run museum is just a gem. You will find multiple restored steamers along with beautiful rolling stock inside the main building along...More

Thank Desertguy426
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Carson City, and decided to swing into the museum. This is a great place for real train buffs. I personally didn't go into the museum, but enjoyed watching the variety of trains circle the area. In addition to the museum, you can...More

Thank JoleneMH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop .. I have been to railroad museums in many states from coast to coast, border to border, but have for the first time seen something different in this museum. The traffic light and your GPS may at the entry be somewhat confusing as...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great museum, inside and outside exhibits. Excellent for family and railroad buffs. Great staff. Excellent photo ops for steam engines and operations.

1  Thank Judith M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

They start off with a talk by a docent overlooking the main room with displays then you're on your own. The one room had only a few train cars and a few other displays. There are some outdoor displays. One building that is normally open...More

Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is nice but very small compared to other state railroad museums I have been to like Sacramento California and Strassburg Pennsylvania. That could be due to it mostly being the small local Virginia and Truckee line for...More

1  Thank casinoguymichigan
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Quick tour, large building to house the engines. Understood how the railroads were built and the competition for routes Good, modern displays

1  Thank MAOFW
Reviewed 25 May 2017

if you're a history buff or just like Western kinda stuff...this is the place for you...the place shows a lot of the history of Carson City and the surrounding environment...It gives one a deeper appreciation of what the Pioneers went thru back in the Wild...More

2  Thank joenumbah1
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Adam M | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Young children visit the museum all the time. Children enjoy seeing the cars and locomotives up close because they are so big. Also, we have a small Thomas the... More