Choo Choo! All aboard, not only is it history time but it's TRAIN journey time for the whole family!
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad lets the whole family enjoy a fun historic journey from Virginia City in Nevada, all the way to Carson City.
It's been called one of the Great Scenic Railway Journeys!
The 35 minute round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill operates from May to October, and you don't have to reserve - just hop on board!
The journey will take you back to the bonanza days as you enjoy the historic and very scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad route...and it's original too!
Along the way, the very informative V&T conductor will tell the story of the state's late 19th century mining boom. At that time, Virginia City was one of the richest cities on the entire planet - how amazing is that!
Kids can learn all about how the V&T was build, and why there were so many millionaires in the area!
Your journey will start from the ORIGINAL 1870 V&T passenger depot and museum, so before you even climb aboard you will be learning.
Then, you will journey through tunnels, past mining sites, and then get to explore Gold Hill, rich in American history!
Kids will get a kick out of experiencing all of that history, as well as riding the very cool locomotive!
Don't forget your camera - you will need it! All aboard!
$10 Diesel and $12.50 Steam trains.
$5 / $6 Ages 5 to 12
They have another historic trip from Carson City to Virginia City, which is 1.5 one way, but part of a round trip if you want
Occasionally they have theme trains and events in Virginia City so keep an eye out!
Grab something to eat before you jump on board - there are plenty of options in Virginia City!
Healthy Eating There are healthy eating options in the city, but why not bring your own healthy bars and bottled water
If you want to take the students, why not give them a call to see how they can help you with your group trip!
Give them a call to see what accessibility the trains have
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Departs 7 times a day
May 24 to October 31st
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Virginia and Truckee Railroad