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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301-2486
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Nice experience

Rever unique museum. You can even drive a steam locomotive if you plan ahead and are willing to Pay... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norm M
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Phoenix, Arizona
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riding the steam train

a great travel destination! Riding the steam train and having access to the facility was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phillip F
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Hesperia, California, United States
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam engine”(38 reviews)
“engine house”(28 reviews)
“machine shop”(21 reviews)
About
The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose mission is to maintain and operate what has been acclaimed as the best preserved railroad facility in the United States. Come, enjoy history with us! We offer 90 minute train...more
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301-2486
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"machine shop"
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"ghost train"
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"the polar express"
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"rolling stock"
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"passenger cars"
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"train buff"
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"executive director"
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"love trains"
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"diesel locomotives"
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"mining industry"
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"great train ride"
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"guided tour"
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"wealth of information"
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"answer questions"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rever unique museum. You can even drive a steam locomotive if you plan ahead and are willing to Pay the price. I liked the fact that you could wander around through the shops where they were rebuilding a locomotive. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a great travel destination! Riding the steam train and having access to the facility was a wonderful experience for steam train enthusiasts.

Thank Phillip F
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad that you came and enjoyed your visit here. Thanks!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

arriving in town on a day the train was not running, we went through the museum and came back the next morning to ride the train. We thought the museum was the little building right (facing the tracks) of the visitor's center (actually it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum and especially the steam engine train ride! It was an unforgettable experience! It is also priced really reasonably. Don’t miss it!

Thank BYUtraveler
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for coming over and visiting the railroad. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. This is one of those best kept secrets, so hopefully you will be able to send over your friends.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience took around three hours between the awesome ride and the machine shop tour. The staff and volunteers are helpful and very knowledgeable. Their excitement and commitment is contagious. Remember it is a steam engine so embers fly when you are in the...More

Thank Rachel_TJ2017
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed it, and that you lingered after the train trip to go on the shop tour and meet "Dirt", the cat. He really is in charge around here, and plays the part very well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable tour explaining the History of the Trains & Mines. We lived in ELY for 13 weeks Feb--April 2018 and visited the Train Depot multiple times and they offer many events & Train Rides and tours of the Steam Locomotives that are still in...More

1  Thank mohmemuir
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum of the Nevada Northern Railway holds a virtual time capsule of historical artifacts of rail travel and commerce at the early part of the last century. Much of their memorabilia is left as it was a century ago. There are a lot of...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We did the WHOLE experience. Stayed the night in the caboose! (much like camping) but fun. Then the next day we did the "be the Engineer" experience. W O W !!! What a great experience! What a beautiful piece of history they are preserving. And...More

Thank Utahgal-Cheryl
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We were so glad to have you here, and that you jumped right in and emersed yourself in the entire experience. Having people like yourself come and enjoy it keeps us going, so thanks for your kind words.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very nice museum fun train ride very historical area nice restored equipment very friendly people and scenic area

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We didn’t research enough before hand to know when the train started running regularly and just missed it but the visit was still a hit! We also were fortunate to have a guided tour by the museum director! He brought the history of Ely, the...More

Thank ltzme
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting. Hopefully, sometime you can return for that train ride. For the complete schedule of train trips and other experiences here check for the details on nnry.com

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George F
16 May 2018|
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Response from Utahgal-Cheryl | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites. It was clean, nice and close to the rail yard. Definitely would recommend. There are more exciting places to stay, like Hotel Nevada looks historical, but when it comes down to it I... More
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Response from Larry A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the name of the train runs. However, in the past, they've gone through the tunnel on the way to Ruth to their turning wye called Keystone.
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