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Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Open Now: 08:00 - 18:00
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Nevada Northern Railway Museum
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“steam engine”(48 reviews)
“engine house”(31 reviews)
“machine shop”(26 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1100 Avenue a, Ely, NV 89301-2486
+1 775-289-2085
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is definitely the place to go to in Ely Nevada! The rail yard is like a step back in time. All the staff is wonderful and ready to answer any questions you have. Make sure you take a ride on the train while you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boys enjoyed for the most part. Workers were very friendly and was into the spirit. Ride is pretty loud with music and screaming kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of history. The entry fee is $8 per person and it was well worth it. The museum is amazing and the artifacts are in great condition. The lady working in the museum was amazing. Her knowledge was great and we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank penahill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so excited to find a steam engine that was still in operation! We drove to Ely which wasn't as far away as we thought it sounded. The whole depot and all the trains are being lovingly cared for and restored. This is quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Nova90, docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for those kind words. We were glad that you made the trip to visit the Nevada Northern Railway, and had a great time while you were here. We will pass your note on to the volunteers and staff here. Your visits are why...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We travelled 4 hours in not so nice weather to ride the Polar Express with our grandchildren ages not quite 2 and 4 years old and I am so glad we did. The grandchildren just loved it and squealed with delight! I think the songs,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

From the bottom of our heart, we thank you for your very kind comments about the Christmas Train Ride here. We enjoy doing this each year. It makes it all worthwhile to see how much it is enjoyed by families. We appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

this was a stop on our way from CA to CO we got there at 4, but you should know parts of the museum close early. We walked the quarter mile down to the machine shop and engine house. The crew was friendly and allowed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This was a blast! Kinda hokey with so much fun tied in, lots to see on a great ride. They even turn the train around so no matter which side you sit on, you see it all. After it was over and they were ready...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nova90, Docent at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you! We are always happy to show this place off, especially to those who appreciate it so much as you did.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Visited this tourist railroad on October 14, 2018 and had a great time! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Had good heat on train (30 degrees outside). Got to ride in open car behind steam engine. Shop tour is an absolute must if you enjoy trains,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

We took the Sunday morning train with the steam engine and it was fun. Not too long and we learned about the surrounding area as we went along. After the ride, we got to go into the maintenance building and then our guide let us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ilene B
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The group that runs the Nevada Northern Railway Museum have figured it out. Easily the main attraction in town. One can see up close the steam engines, how they are maintained, the life of an engineer, or ride in one of the cars. The fee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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22 October 2018|
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Response from capndrake | Reviewed this property |
The museum for $8 could easily be avoided; the docent led tour of the operating railroad is a wonderful experience, a lot neater than it sounds and as I recall it knocked a couple of bucks off for my being a senior.
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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
11 September 2017|
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