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Carson City Museums
Nevada State Capitol 1875
Library of Congress, American Memory
Bowers Mansion Regional Park
The Bowers Mansion has been recently restored.
Visitors to the mansion will get a glimpse into the 1860s life
of Nevadan Sandy Bowers and his psychic wife Eilley Oram.
Making their fortune in a silver mine near Gold Hill, Nevada,
they built the mansion in 1864 and traveled the world to furnish
it. Tours area available on weekends seasonally.
Located at 4005 US Highway 395 North in Carson City, NV.
Carson City Fire Museum on Facebook
Focused on the
collection, preservation and exhibition of the artifacts and
history of the fire companies and departments of Carson City and
Ormsby County. Located at 777 S. Stewart Street in Carson
Foreman-Roberts House Museum
Foreman-Roberts house is a Gothic Revival house built in 1859 in
Washoe City and was moved to it's present location in Carson
City in 1873. Located at 1217 N. Carson Street in Carson
Nevada State Capitol
[History and Photos
Built in 1870, the
Nevada State Capitol was constructed of native sandstone and is
the oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi River.
The Capitol complex includes the
Nevada State Library and Archives.
The Capitol building is open to the public for self-guided
tours. Located at 101 North Carson Street in Carson City,
Nevada State Museum in Carson City
The museum is
focused on the history and natural history of the state of
Nevada through exhibits and historical materials. Located
at 600 N Carson Street in Carson City, NV.
State Railroad Museum
Nevada State Railroad Museum on Facebook
Located at 2180 S.
Carson Street in Carson City, NV.
Churchill County Museums
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. Located at 1050 South
Maine Street in Fallon, NV.
Clark County Museums
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.
Boulder City /
Hoover Dam Museum
The museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon
Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved
the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to built Hoover Dam
and Boulder City. Housed inside the historic Boulder Dam
Hotel located at 1305 Arizona Street in Boulder City, NV.
Burlesque Hall of Fame
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of
burlesque as an art form. Located at 520 Fremont Street
#120 in Las Vegas, NV.
Clark County Heritage Museum
Clark County Museum on Facebook
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.
The International Museum and Library of the
Conjuring Arts features the world's largest collection of magic,
antique books, illusions and ephemera on magic and related arts.
The museum is only open to scholars, not to the public and has a
secret location in Las Vegas, NV.
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Museum
The automobile collection features over 80 of the
world's most distinctive autos including antique autos, classic
autos and some of very special interest. Located in the
Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino on Casino Drive in Laughlin,
Hispanic Museum of Nevada
The focus of the museum is on the Hispanic
culture and traditions and the promotion of understanding among
community members. Located in the Boulevard Mall at 3680
S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, NV.
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.
International Scouting Museum
Dedicated to the demonstration of the history of
Scouting and imparting historical values and principles to
present and future generations. Located at 3025 W. Sahara
Avenue in Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas Historical Society
The Las Vegas Historical Society displays
exhibits that demonstrate the history of Las Vegas.
Located in downtown Las Vegas at 1114 South Main Street, Suite
120 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.
Vegas Springs Preserve
The historic site is being preserved and features
museum and exhibits related to the history of the valley along
with science and nature exhibits, a botanical garden and live
animal shows. The birthplace of Las Vegas, is a great place for
kids to visit. Located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. in Las
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.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Features amazing wax figures of celebrities and
famous folks. Located at 3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite
2001 in Las Vegas, NV.
Visitors to the Mob Museum will learn about the
impact of organized crime on Las Vegas history. Exhibits
tell real stories and actual events of Mob history and the role
of organized crime in the United States. Housed inside the
former Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse located at 300
Stewart Avenue in Las Vegas, 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, Las Vegas
The museum is focused on the history and natural
history of the state of Nevada through exhibits and historical
materials. Located on the campus of the Springs Preserve
at 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Las Vegas, NV.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
The historic site is the first permanent
settlement of non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley.
Settled by a troup of Mormon missionaries, the adobe fort was
built in 1855. Today, this Nevada State Park features the
remnant of the original adobe fort which contains interpretive
displays and historic artifacts. The Park and Visitor
Center is located in downtown Las Vegas at the intersection of
Las Vegas Blvd. and Washington Avenue.
Pierre Fauchard Museum
The museum is focused on the history of
dentistry. Located at 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. in Las
Hall of Fame
A place to play pinball the way pinball was meant
to be played. Located at 1610 E. Tropicana Avenue in Las
Searchlight Historic 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.
Shelby Museum, Las Vegas
The museum features a lot of beautiful cars to
look at and history of the Shelby Cobra and other Mustangs.
Learn about the company founded by Carroll Shelby, one of
America's greatest race car drivers. Free tours are
offered. Located at 6402 Ensworth St. in Las Vegas, NV.
Railroad Museum & The Nevada Southern Railway
Visitors may ride on the Nevada Southern Railway
excursion train and experience history dating back to the 1930s
when the Union Pacific Railroad serviced the Boulder Dam
project. Located at 601 Yucca Street in Boulder City,
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 sed 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)
Grand Canyon Tour Company (ATV, not guided).
The Thunderbirds Museum features over 60 years of
the United States Air Force Thunderbirds history. The
museum features a Thunderbirds aircraft static display.
Located inside the Thunderbirds hangar at 4445 Tyndall Avenue on
Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Walker African-American Museum
The museum is dedicated to the preservation and
promotion of the history of the people of African descent in Las
Vegas. The museum features over 10,000 items consisting of
ethnic dolls, art, artifacts, figurines, posters, prints, books,
magazines, records and personal items of renown
African-Americans. The museum publishes an annual
publication "Black Pioneers of Nevada". Located at 705 W.
Van Buren in Las Vegas, NV.
Douglas County Museums
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 Washoe 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.
Housed inside the former Douglas County High School building located at 1477 US Hwy 395 N in Gardnerville, NV.
Genoa Courthouse Museum
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. Operated by the
Historical Society, the museum is 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
Mormon Station is
the site of Nevada's first permanent settlement of non-natives.
The site today, features a replica of the original 1851 trading
post with a museum of pioneer-era artifacts. Located at
2295 Main Street in downtown Genoa, NV.
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.
Elko County Museums
The Northeastern Nevada Museum features exhibits
related to the local history, natural history local cultures,
wildlife from around the world, and art collections. The
museum provides a research facility as well. Located at
1515 Idaho Street in Elko, NV.
Western Folklife Center
The museum is
focused on the everyday traditions of people who live and work
in the American West. Exhibits include Native American
history, arts and crafts, cowboying history, western art and
more. Located at 501 Railroad Street in Elko, NV.
Esmeralda County Museums
Goldfield - Historic gold mining town
of Goldfield] [Goldfield
Walking Tour Booklet Download]
The historic town
features many active businesses in historic structures. Learn
more about this at the
Goldfield Historical Society. Located on US
Highway 95 in Goldfield, NV.
Firehouse was built in 1906 during the Goldfield mining boom.
The historic firehouse has been fully restored today and
features antique fire equipment and memorabilia, an original
Goldfield Fire Truck, a 1941 ambulance and Goldfield historical
memorabilia. Operated by the Historical Society of
Goldfield, the museum is located at the corner of Crook and
Franklins Avenues in Goldfield, NV.
Eureka County Museums
Eureka Sentinel Museum
Housed inside the
1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building, the museum features
historic artifacts and items related to the history of Eureka.
The lower floor of the museum features a complete newspaper
press room from the 1800s with original press equipment.
Located at 10 N. Monroe Street in Eureka, NV.
Humboldt County Museums
Buckaroo Hall of Fame & Heritage Museum
Hall of Fame Inductees]
Focused on the history of the original history
behind the Buckaroo and Vaquero lifestyles and traditions,
visitors will learn about the history of the Old West and the
people who lived there. Located at the Winnemucca
Convention Center at 30 West Winnemucca Boulevard in 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. Operated
by the North Central Nevada Historical Society, the museum is located
at 175 W. Jungo Rd. in Winnemucca, NV.
Lander County Museums
Austin Historical Museum
Austin Historical Museum on Facebook
Historical Museum features displays of artifacts related to the
history of the Lander County area of Nevada. Exhibits
include historic artifacts from mining, ranching, the railroad,
Native Americans, the old school and information on the USS
Lander. Housed inside the former U.S. Forest Service
building located at 180 Main Street in Austin, Nevada.
Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum
The museum features
historical items and artifacts related to the past of Lander
County. Located at 905 Burns Street in Battle Mountain,
Lincoln County Museums
Lincoln County Museum
features historical items related to the past history of Lincoln
County including relics from the mining history of Pioche.
Located at 716 Main Street in Pioche, NV.
The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum
Virgin Valley Heritage Museum on Facebook
The museum is
devoted to deepening the understanding of the community and
visitors about the history of the Virgin Valley, including
Mesquite, Bunkerville and Southern Nevada through collections,
exhibits and special events. Located at 35 West Mesquite
Blvd. in Mesquite, NV.
Lyon County Museums
Housed inside the
1865 Dayton Grammar School, the Dayton Museum is the oldest
school structure in Nevada. Operated by the Historical
Society of Dayton Valley, the museum is devoted to the
preservation of history in the Dayton Valley of Nevada.
Located on Shady Lane at Logan in Old Town Dayton, NV.
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill was
built in 1861 as protection for early settlers. The site
features the ruins of this U.S. Army fort and a Visitor Center
where information and historical artifacts are on display.
Nearby is Buckland Station, a pony express stop and former hotel
built in 1870. Fort Churchill State Historic Park is
located at 10000 US Highway 95A North in Silver Springs, NV.
The mission of the Lyon County Museum is to
provide historical, cultural and educational resources to the
people of Yerington, Mason Valley and Lyon County, Nevada.
The museum features 7 buildings including 3 old county schools,
a general store and a blacksmith shop. Located at 215
South Main Street in Yerington, NV.
Mineral County Museums
Hawthorne Ordnance Museum on Facebook
The museum holds the single largest collection of
inert ordnance, missiles, bombs, rockets and nuclear weapos in
the world. Located at 925 E Street in Hawthorne, NV.
Mineral County 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
Visitors have the chance to explore the rich and
colorful of Central Nevada and the early boomtowns of the west.
Indoor exhibits range from prehistoric to present day including
exhibits about mining boom towns, Native Americans, fossils,
railroads, art, military and a large collection of photos.
Outdoor exhibits include an old west town, miners' cabins, a
saloon, blacksmith shop, railroad yard, early mining equipment,
a 10 stamp mill and ore cars. Located at 1900 Logan Field
Road in Tonopah, NV.
Open Air Museum
Created by a group of prominent Belgian artists
led by the late Albert Szukalski, is a group of seven outdoor
sculptures that are colossal not only in their scale, but in
their placement in the vast upper Mojave desert. Located
just outside of the ghost town of Rhyolite, off the road leading
to Death Valley, California.
Pahrump Valley Museum
The museum features indoor exhibits of Native
American artifacts, items from the first Anglo settlers,
ranching and farming exhibits fossils, war ephemera, area
wildlife, and outdoor exhibits of outbuildings, bronze
sculptures, cactus garden and farming equipment. Located
at 4001 E. Basin Avenue in Pahrump, NV.
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.
Perishing County Museums
Frank Chang Memorial Museum
The museum is a collection of artifacts and junk
collected by the owner of the Cadillac Inn Motel.
Artifacts include items related to the Chinese people who panned
for gold and helped built the railroad. Many of the items
were found in the ruins of Lovelock's old Chinatown.
Located in the garage of the Cadillac Inn at 1395 Cornell Avenue
in Lovelock, NV.
Marzen House Museum
The museum is
housed in a restored 1874 house and features items related to
the local history of Lovelock and the surrounding areas.
Exhibits include antique mining equipment, ancient Native
American artifacts and other items related to the settlement of
the area. Located at 25 Marzen Lane in Lovelock, NV.
Storey County Museums
Comstock Firemen's Museum
Featuring Nevada's finest collection of antique
fire equipment and artifacts, the museum is housed inside the
former Virginia City Fire Department building which occupied the
building from 1930-1962. Located at 125 South C Street in
Virginia City, NV.
Comstock Gold Mill
An 1860s operating Joshua Hendy two stamp Gold
Mill brings the mining history of Virginia City alive.
Visitors will see how gold was processed from ore and browse
historical mining equipment. Located on F Street by
the Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds.
Comstock History Center
Comstock History Center on Facebook
Featuring the original Virginia & Truckee
Railroad steam locomotive "Dayton" and a unique collection of
artifacts, photos and memorabilia from the history Comstock.
Located at 20 N E Street in Virginia City, NV.
Fourth Ward School Museum
Built in 1876, for Virginia City's school
children, it was used until 1936. It is the last school of
it's kind still standing in the United States. Today it is a museum
devoted to telling the history of Virginia City, the mining
district and the Comstock Lode. Located at 57 S C Street
in Virginia City, NV.
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. Located
at 129 South D Street in Virginia City, NV.
The museum holds
more than a half-a-million dollars worth of gaming equipment and
memorabilia, including over 100 antique slot machines, gaming
tables, roulette wheels, cheating devices and weapons of
gamblers. Located at 22 S. C Street in Virginia City, NV.
State National Peace Officers Museum
Roll of Officers]
The Silver State
National Peace Officers Museum is dedicated to the remembrance
of the peacekeepers of the past and those who are holding the
line today. Housed inside an historic 1876 county jail and
courthouse in world famous Virginia City, Nevada, it is one of
the largest and finest U. S. law enforcement historical
collections known. Located at 26 South B Street in
Virginia City, NV.
St. Mary's in the Mountains on Facebook
in 1868 by Father Patrick Manogue, the church burned in 1875 and
was rebuilt in 1876. Today, the lovely and still active
church features a museum and gift shop. St. Mary's in the
Mountains is the oldest active Catholic Church in Nevada.
Located at 111 South E Street in Virginia City, NV.
The Territorial Enterprise Museum / Mark Twain Museum
newspaper was the Territorial Enterprise. Founded in the
1850s, the Enterprise also employed Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
for 2 years. The museum is housed inside the final home of
the Territorial Enterprise and has been fully restored.
Today, it features the history of the Territorial Enterprise,
and holds Mark Twain's desk and other newspaper relics from the
past. Located at 53 s. C Street in Virginia City, NV.
The Way It Was
displays the most complete collection of Comstock mining
artifacts in the world. Collections include rare photos,
lithographs and maps of the Bonanza period. Located at 113
North C Street in Virginia City, NV.
Washoe Club Haunted Museum
The Washoe Club is
a three story brick structure in the Historic District of
Virginia City. Built in 1862, the building was the home to
The Millionaires Club of Washoe. Today, the first story is
occupied by commercial shops. The upper floors are
uninhabited and now open for tours. The Washoe Club is
considered to be one of the most haunted locations "The West".
It has been featured on Ghost Adventures as well as Ghost
Hunters. Located at 112 South C Street in Virginia City,
Virginia City National Historical Land Mark
[Museums and Attractions]
Washoe County Museums
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
The rich history of Nevada is the focus. 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 Library here, which contains the most
complete repository of Nevada history materials. Located
at 1650 N. Virginia Street in Reno, NV.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center
Visitors to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum
will learn about the history of Pyramid Lake and the fascinating
history of its native inhabitants, the Paiute Indian Tribe.
Visitors will learn about not only their past but the present
culture of the Tribe as well. Located at 709 State Street
in Nixon, NV.
Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Devoted to the
history and heritage of Sparks, the museum is located at 814
Victorian Avenue in Sparks, NV.
of Thunderbird Lodge]
The historic home of
George Whittell, Jr. is a museum and learning center today.
Open for public guided tours seasonally. Operated by the
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Thunderbird Lodge is
located at 5000 NV-28 in Incline Village, NV.
W. M. Keck Earth, Science and Mineral Engineering Museum
The museum features
collections of minerals, fossils, ore and mining history along
with the Mackay Silver Collection created by Tiffany and Company
in 1878. Located on the campus of the University of Reno
at 1644 N. Virginia Street in Reno, NV.
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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
Great Basin National Park
The park's visitor
centers feature exhibits about the natural and cultural history
of the area. There are caves, mountains and waterways to explore
as well. Winter activities include skiing and snowshoeing.
Located 5 miles west of the town of Baker on Highway 488.
McGill Drugstore Museum
Step back in time
to the days of the local hometown drug stores. McGill
Drugstore is an old small-town drugstore that is frozen in time.
The products of the olden days line the store's shelves and the
working soda fountain beckons to visitors. The store has
been closed since the 1980s. Today, it is operated as a
museum. The old drug store is like a time capsule for
visitors to browse and enjoy. Open by appointment only.
Please call ahead 775-235-7082. Located at #11 Fourth
Street in McGill, NV.
Nevada Northern Railway Museum
passenger railroad features train rides pulled by century-old
steam engines. The museum consists of original railway
locomotives, rolling stock, track, passenger station and
buildings that served the historic copper mining region of
Central Nevada for over a century. The Nevada Northern
Railway has been acclaimed as the best preserved railroad
complex in North America. Located at 1100 Avenue A in East
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.
White River Valley Museum
collections chronicle one of the last Mormon colonization
efforts in the American West in the tiny town of Lund. The
museum features historical and cultural displays related to the
early life and times of the region's settlers. Open by
appointment only. Call ahead 775-289-8877. Located
at 212 N. Main Street in Lund, NV.
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