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Churchill County Museum and Archives
Collection of artifacts, old newspapers,
documents and over 40,000 photos related to Churchill County
history. Exhibits include the Woodliff Novelty Store which has
been preserved for over 95 years.
Atomic Testing Museum
Focus is on the origin of the Nevada Test Site
and provides information and exhibits depicting and detailing
the events at the test site in Mercury, Nevada.
Located at 755 E. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, NV.
Clark County Heritage Museum
The museum is
actually a complex of historic buildings devoted to the heritage
of Clark County, Nevada. Historic sites include the 1932
Boulder City Depot, Heritage Street, a resurrected ghost town
and many others. Begin your visit at 1830 S. Boulder
Highway in Henderson, NV.
Hoover Dam [History] [Photos]
When the dam was
complete in 1935, it was the tallest dam in the world.
Today, visitors can tour the dam, see the inner workings and be
sure to stop by the visitor center. Located on Highway 93
at the Nevada / Arizona border.
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum
Housed inside McCarran International Airport, observe the
history of commercial and general aviation in southern Nevada,
from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of jets.
The Museum's main exhibit is located baggage claim with
additional exhibits in ticketing, at the A, B, C and D gates,
Terminal 2, North Las Vegas Air Terminal and the general and
corporate aviation terminal operated by Signature Flight
Support. There is also an exhibit displayed at Henderson
Executive Airport. Aviation buffs can park south of the airport
on Sunset Road and tune their FM radios to 88.5 to follow the
conversations between the pilots and flight controllers during
take-offs and landings. Located at 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
in Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas Natural
Devoted to educating the public about the natural
sciences both past and present. Exhibits include
prehistoric life, wildlife, African galleries, a wild Nevada
gallery and much more. Located at 900 North Las Vegas Blvd
in Las Vegas, NV.
Lost City Museum
The Lost City
Museum was built of sun dried adobe by the National Park Service
to hold the artifacts excavated from the Pueblo Grande de Nevada
site. Operated and maintained by the state of Nevada, they
are still conducting archaeological research on the remaining
Anasazi Indian sites. Artifacts and exhibits tell the
story of a people who lived in southern Nevada long long ago.
Located at 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd. in Overton, NV.
Visitors will find many of the missing neon signs
and landmarks which have been vanishing from Fremont Street and
other areas of the Las Vegas landscape over the years.
Everything from wedding chapel signs to Aladdin's Lamp can be
found in the bone yard of signs. The museum is in the
process of restoring the La Concha Motel lobby to use as a
visitors center. Located at 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North in
Las Vegas, NV.
Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Las Vegas
Searchlight Heritage Museum
Focus is on the
fascinating of the community of Searchlight, NV. Founded
in 1898, the community was originally a mining town.
Located in the Searchlight Community Center at 200 Michael
Wendell Way in Searchlight, NV.
Techatticup Historic Mining Camp
Mine tour in a ghost
town of the historic Nelson-Searchlight Mining District /
Nelson's Landing. The mine has been restored and across
from the mine is an 1861 building which serves now as a museum
where you can learn more about this old mining operation.
The site has been used in 2 movies: Breakdown and 3000 Miles to
Graceland, both staring Kurt Russell. This tour is offered
by various vendors such as Colorado River Tours (guided),
Pink Jeep Tours (guided),
Grand Canyon Tour Company (ATV, not guided)
Nevada State Capitol 1875
Library of Congress, American Memory
The Bowers Mansion
Built in 1863, the
mansion was home to Lemuel and Eilley Bowers. Today the
home is filled with period furnishings and sits in a lovely park
setting. at 4005 US Hwy 395 North in Carson City, NV.
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Focused on the
history of Native Americans and early pioneers of the Carson
Valley area, the museum features exhibits of artifacts and art
work of the Washo people who roamed this land in early times.
Other exhibits include a country doctors waiting room, a Basque
exhibit and an 1950-1970 animals hunted exhibit.
Located at 1477 US Hwy 395 N in Gardnerville, NV.
Genoa Courthouse Museum [Genoa Historic Sites]
Built in 1856 when
Genoa was the county seat of Douglas County, it served as a
school from 1916 to 1956. Utilized as a museum for almost
40 years now, the museum features the history of Genoa, the
first permanent town in Nevada. Located at 2304 Main Street in
Kit Carson Trail Talking Houses
These historic homes have their own stories to
tell and visitors can tune them in on AM Radio! This is
one of the most unusual and interesting ways to view historic
homes I have seen. Some of the houses included in this
tour are: the Krebs-Peterson House, located at 500 North
Mountain Street. This is where John Wayne filmed his last
movie "The Shootist"; The Rinckel Mansion; The G. W. G. Ferris
House and several others.
Mormon Station State Park Museum
Nevada State Capitol Building [History and Photos]
looking building was constructed in 1870 and still serves the
purpose it was built for with some additions in 1913.
Located in the heart of Carson City, Nevada.
Nevada State Library and Archives [Archives]
Nevada State Museum in Carson City
[History Exhibits and Photos]
Built in 1866, the Nevada State Museum was the
U.S. Mint for over 20 years. Today you will find some of
the mint equipment used to make all that money along with a
ghost town to visit. among many Nevada history exhibits.
600 North Carson
Street, Carson City, NV.
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Exhibits related to
the railroad history of Nevada. Rides are offered at
various times of the year. 2180 South Carson Street,
Carson City, NV.
Indian Cultural Center
Watson Cabin Living History Museum
Western Historic Radio Museum
Goldfield - Historic gold mining town
Humboldt Museum [Winnemucca
Housed in the former Episcopal Church, the museum
features Native American artifacts, early pioneer relics, an
antique auto collection and an old country store. Located
at 175 W. Jungo Rd. in Winnemucca, NV.
Mineral County History Museum
& Ghost Town Photos]
historical artifacts related to the history of Mineral County,
the museum holds collections of mining, fire and railroad
equipment, historical photos, rocks, fossils and many other
items. Located at the corner of Tenth and D Streets in
Scottys Castle in Death
Beatty Historical Museum
Experience what Beatty, Nevada was like in the
early 1900s. Learn about mining, the Bullfrog Gold Rush,
the Great Beatty Mud Mounds, area ghost towns and more.
Located at 417 Main Street in Beatty, NV.
Central Nevada Museum
Death Valley Free Visitors Guide **
Rhyolite - Ghost Town
A gold rush boom
town, Rhyolite was created and ca 1904 and it's demise began in
less than 5 years. Today it is known as a true ghost town.
The town is located 35 miles from the Furnace Creek Visitor
Center on the way to Beatty, Nevada. A paved road will
take you from Hwy 374 to the heart of Rhyolite.
Scottys Castle in Death Valley
[History] [Virtual Tour]
castle like structure is situated in a most unusual oasis like
canyon in Death Valley. Built in the 1920s by Death Valley
Scotty (Walter Scott) and Albert Johnson, the castle cost over 2
million dollars. The house is a living history museum and
tours are offered daily.
Tonopah Historic Mining Park
Visitors can get an
actual taste of what silver mining was like as they enter the
underground tunnel and see into the richest silver mine from the
Tonopah District. The park offers exhibits of antique
mining equipment and historical artifacts. Located at 102
Burro Avenue in Tonopah, NV.
Fourth Ward School Museum [History
Built in 1876, for Virginia City's school
children and it was used until 1936. Today it is a museum
devoted to telling the history of Virginia City, the mining
district and the Comstock Lode.
Gold Hill Hotel [History and Photos]
Boasted to be
Nevada's oldest hotel, it was erected ca 1860 and was a thriving
business during the gold rush days. Today it is a
available for tours and offers visitors a glimpse into the
grander times of the Comstock Lode and the history of Gold Hill.
The hotel features 15 rooms furnished with period antiques.
Located one mile south of Virginia City on Highway 342.
Mackay Historic Mansion
Also known as the
Gould and Curry Mining Company Office, this 1860 Italianate
style mansion is a private residence at this time.
Mint and Museum
Virginia City National Historical Land Mark
[Museums and Attractions]
Historic Sites in Reno
National Automobile Museum
Features collections of vintage autos and
includes celebrity owned autos such as Elvis Presley, Frank
Sinatra, John Wayne and many more. Located at 10 South
Lake Street in Reno, NV.
Nevada Historical Society Museum
[History and Photos]
The rich history of Nevada is focused on from neon lights to
living off the land, the exhibits take you back in time to the
early days in Nevada. The Nevada Historical Society
Research and Reading Room here, which contains the most
complete repository of Nevada history materials.
1650 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV.
Sparks Heritage Museum
Devoted to the
history and heritage of Sparks, the museum is located at 820
Victorian Avenue in Sparks, NV.
W. M. Keck Earth, Science and Mineral Engineering Museum
|White Pine County
East Ely Railroad Depot Museum
Focused on the history of copper mining and
production, the museum is housed inside the historic Nevada
Northern Railroad Depot. There are 23 other historic
buildings in this complex and vintage steam train rides are
offered. Within a short distance, visitors to the area
will find ghost towns which were once flourishing mining towns
in the early 20th century. Located at 1100 Avenue A in
Fort Ruby and Information
The fort was built
in 1862 with the primary purpose of protecting the Overland Mail
route (famed Pony Express). The fort had a reputation as
the "worst post in the west" and was closed in 1869 when the new
railroad took over the task of moving the mail. There is
very little left of the fort. Visit the web site for more
information and the location of Fort Ruby in the Ruby Valley of
Nevada Northern Railway Museum [History]
White Pine Public Museum
The museum features
exhibits of historical artifacts, images and documents relevant
to the history of Ely, Nevada. Behind the museum is a
steam powered drill, and the 1907
Cherry Creek Train Depot. Located at 2000 Aultman
Street in Ely, NV.
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