Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City

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Nevada State Railroad Museum
2180 South Carson Street
Carson City
Tel: 775 687-6953

Where are we going today?

If you LOVE locomotives, then you will want to choo...choo...choose the Nevada State Railroad Museum for your next day out! 

This Nevada museum is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the states railroad. The collection holds over 65 locomotives and cars which the kids can actually get up close to. 40 of the collection were built before 1900, and 31 pieces actually operated on the V&T Railroad so it really is an incredible trip back through history!

The Nevada State Railroad Museum has an incredible collection. Many were brought from Hollywood Studios, having been made famous in a number of movies and TV shows.

The museum also has a range of fun and fascinating activities for the family, including the operation of historic railroad equipment such as handcar rides, train rides and special events!

The exhibits within the museum cover a range of topics, including one that depicts Nevada railroads through the 20th century. There is a very cool model railroad 1/87th the actual size, and is very cool to see!

Keep an eye out for fun events across the year too, which the museum put on. They are often great for families and still include a great trip through history!

There are also programs, such as the "Your Hand Is On The Throttle" program geared for those over 18 years, where you can actually LEARN how to operate a historic steam engine - how cool is that!? 

If your family love history, or love railroads and trains, then the Nevada State Railroad Museum might just be somewhere that you will want to visit!

Enjoy kids! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6
  • ChildrenFree!
  • Free Under: 18 years

When can we go?

9am - 4pm Thursday to Monday

All year round

Teachers corner

If you want to bring the students, just give them a call to see how they can help you!.

I'm Hungry!

It's best to eat up before you're in Carson City after all there are plenty of choices! .

Doing our bit

They are dedicated to preserving the history of these iconic railroads, and what a history it is! The stories deserve to be told!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just call up before you arrive to see the accessibility .

Can I get one of those?

There is a Museum Store where you can pick up some fun train and history related items!.

More information

If you want to support the museum, why not consider becoming members? .

What people are saying?

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    This place is amazing and I'm not a train person. The have one-of-a-kind trains and some that have been in movies!

    The grounds are nice and out only regret is we didn't bring a lunch to sit, eat and watch as the trains go by.

    All of the volunteer staff were super friendly and patient with my overly excited 2 1/2 year old. They were full of train knowledge and were very proud to share it.

    This is a great place for families and to get some legit train history!

    We will be back!

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    Great place to dee restored cars engines.
    Building was HOT except for museum store.
    Worth $6 admission

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    Worth a stop if you like local history or trains or both. Magnificent restored engines and coaches, toy train tables for kids, rides on the hand car outside. We drove over from Lake Tahoe in January, no snow but chilly outside at the back shed

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