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Virginia & Truckee Railroad

165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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“train ride” (41 reviews)
“gold hill” (46 reviews)
“steam train” (18 reviews)
165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0380
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was a short, but fun and entertaining ride. The conductor was friendly and the announcer was funny and knew his history well. The ride was a bit uncomfortable and bumpy, but I guess that’s part of the experience. Make sure you have cash at...More

Thank Marchake
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Grand Haven, MI
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful historic opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds while hearing about the history of this unique town.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Just a fun 35 minute diversion in the small town of Virginia City. The announcer was fun and told lots of stories of the area and mining. Glad we did this!

Thank Rocket42585
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Fun ride and very interesting commentaries by conductor. Enjoyed the ride and scenery. Fairly comfortable.

Thank Miriam D
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Our family has taken this tour a few times over the years and enjoyed it very much each time. The train moves at a relaxed pace and is a 35 minute round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back; definitely bring a camera...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Regardless of your age, everyone has fun on a train. Leaving the original 1870 train depot, the train takes you for a 35 minutes ride to the town of Gold Hill and back. We stayed on the train for the ride back to Virginia City....More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Having done both the short trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and the longer trip from Carson City to Virginia City on different visits to Virginia City we can recommend the short diesel hauled trip but if you have the time and are there...More

Thank Highlander022
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Top experience! The ride was at a very easy pace and very relaxing. We were able to get the photos we wanted to while the train was in motion. Enjoyed the humorous historical repertoire of our tour guide, David. The experience kind of takes you...More

Thank GaylynM
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

What great views of Virgina City and how much history the town has. Our guide was very fun! Would recommend to anyone!

Thank akron86
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Im not sure what I was expecting but its a 35min ride were they back the train up, then they go back to the station foreword. The engineer and the conductor were dressed in period dress and added to the experience. But it was very...More

Thank Lisa J
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Laura S
Hello. My husband is crazy about steam engines. He is the guy who will walk around the train, look at all the nuts and bolts and be in pure unadulterated heaven. That being said I have a couple of questions. 1. Is it possible for him to sit up front with the engineer during a part or all of the ride? Just so he can experience that? 2. What is the longest trip you have? We do adventures for my niece and her young son. He has no dad in his life and my husband is his favorite person in the world outside of his mom. So Virginia City sounds like an amazing adventure for us to take them on. Thanks SO much!
25 September 2016|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
Nor sure about riding in the cab, though it sounds like it is a possibility. The longest option is the ride from Carson City (Eastgate) roundtrip to Virginia city. The ride is approximately 1.5 hours each way with a three... More
Is the train handicap accessible? if not, how high is the tallest step?
16 July 2016|
Response from Drevik | Reviewed this property |
I have never been offered any assistance to get on or off the train in my wheelchair. So, I do not believe that it is currently handicap accessible. I am guessing that the stairs are 3-4 feet high, as it is a bit of a... More
macy m
how much is the train ride and can we stay over and ride back the next day
5 April 2015|
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Response from James L | Property representative |
I apologize I did answer this and also send a private message to the person asking the question, i can't post links here. The long run is more expensive and runs from Carson City to Virginia City. Macy M, if you didn't get... More