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(775) 687-4810

LOCATION 600 N. Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 Located in downtown Carson City, catty-corner from the Carson Nugget. Enter through the Dema Guinn Concourse (glass structure).

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS STOMPING GROUNDS Meet one of Black Rock City’s biggest and eldest residents: a Columbian mammoth skeleton found in the Black Rock Desert.

NEVADA’S CHANGING EARTH Explore geologic chapters spanning nearly 3 billion years of fossils, rocks and minerals.

UNDER ONE SKY An American Indian perspective on life among Nevada’s first human settlers—from natural foods collected to survival skills—featuring a reconstructed Great Basin cave.

A PEOPLE & PLACE THROUGH TIME This walk through state history includes a tour through the famous underground mine and a glorious eyeful of the USS Nevada’s gleaming silver service, fashioned from 5,000 ounces of Nevada silver and gold.


MINT CONDITION NSMCC occupies the historic U.S. Branch Mint completed in 1870 to transform silver and gold from the Comstock Lode mines into coins. In addition to the Mint’s rich history, view the venerable Coin Press No. 1 and the world class collection of “CC” minted coins — including a rare twenty-cent piece that fetches a pretty penny among collectors.

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LOCATION 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 Located on the Springs Preserve at US-95 and Valley View, across from Meadows Mall.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS MEGAFAUNA Get face-to-snout with an ichthyosaur—Nevada’s state fossil—which once swam the seas that covered Nevada. Examine a Columbian mammoth and ground sloth— Ice Age mammals that once grazed the Las Vegas Valley.

SEQUINED SENSATION Visit the spectacular “Showgirl Wall” exhibit featuring a unique display of dazzling performance costumes once worn by the iconic showgirls and showboys of Las Vegas, including the world-famous Folies Bergere.


CHARACTERS OF NEVADA Meet Howard Hughes, the Rat Pack, Comstock Lode tycoons and miners, and other larger-thanlife personalities who helped define Nevada’s own.

USS NEVADA Military history comes alive with the ship’s bell and wheel of this famous Pearl Harbor survivor.

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(775) 687-6953

LOCATION 2180 S. Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS THE INYO The granddaddy of them all, Virginia & Truckee Locomotive No. 22 was built in 1875, making it one of the oldest working steamers in the country. After a long career on the V&T, the Inyo took a star-studded retirement gig, appearing in 20 Hollywood films. See it in action every Independence Day Weekend!

THE GLENBROOK Built in 1875, this “Mogul� type, narrow gauge Baldwin steam locomotive is a local hero. One of its stints included hauling lumber from the Lake Tahoe Basin up to Spooner Summit to help build Virginia City, before the Bliss family donated it to NSRMCC.


1910 MCKEEN MOTOR CAR #22 This impeccably restored and unusual self-propelled motor car is among the last of its kind, and the only one still in operation. It is one of few moving National Historic Landmarks, designated in 2012.

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MORE INFORMATION BoulderRailroadMuseum.org

(702) 486-5933

LOCATION 600 Yucca Street Boulder City, NV 89005 Located along the Nevada Southern Railway line on the eastern edge of Boulder City (look for the Display Pavilion).

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS RIDE THE BOULDER BRANCH LINE Take in the gorgeous El Dorado Valley and the Mojave Desert in the historic comfort of refurbished and air-conditioned Pullman coaches. Call or visit us online for current schedule and fares.

OPEN AIR EXHIBITS Walk among authentic railroad equipment, including Union Pacific Railroad car No. 2314—a rare glimpse of how an official railway post office car delivered mail across the country. Free.

OL’ 97 TOUR TO THE BONEYARD This 10-minute tour, offered after each regularly scheduled run, features equipment you won’t find at the Display Pavilion. Free.


MODEL RAILROADERS* Step into a Union Pacific Harriman Chair Car from the Oregon Short Line and behold a model of the old Boulder City yard and Las Vegas strip during the 1930s, modeled in HO scale, along with a dynamic model of various scenery in O-scale. Free.

LIVE STEAMERS** Ten-minute rides on the 7.5� scale, 1.5� gauge miniature railroad are available to the public during open hours. Free. *Depending on staff availability **Depending on staff availability and summer heat

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MORE INFORMATION ElyRailroadMuseum.org

(775) 289-1663

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS AUTHENTICITY, PERIOD. See period rooms from different eras featuring original office furnishings, decorations, and business machines, some dating back to 1908.

FROZEN IN TIME Virtually untouched since the railroad’s professional retirement in 1983, the Stock Room remains as it was left over three decades ago.


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(702) 397-2193

LOCATION 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 Located 70 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, just south of the town Overton, a stone’s throw from Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. S. Moapa Valley Blvd.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS MUSEUM GROUNDS Stroll through time to discover petroglyphs, replica pueblos, a reconstructed pit house, historic farm equipment, and desert gardens.

1935 GALLERY Discover ancient rhythms with Daily Life of the Ancestral Puebloans.

1973 GALLERY Explore natural and human innovation with three exhibits: Minerals and Fossils, Southern Nevada Landscapes of Change, and Southern Paiute Baskets.

1981 GALLERY Experience this site’s incredible journey and the work that brought it to life in the exhibits Uncovering the Past —Archaeology of the Lost City and The Excavation of an Ancestral Pueblo House.


MUSEUM THEATER Enjoy two twenty-minute films chronicling history of this Ancestral Puebloan locale (Lost City—Ancient Pueblo Outpost) and of the museum itself (Preserving the Past) in our on-site theater.

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(775) 688-1190

LOCATION 1650 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89503 On the University of Nevada–Reno campus, across the parking lot from the Fleischmann Planetarium.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS NEVADA: PRISMS & PERSPECTIVES True “jewels” of the collection come to life to illustrate five crucial stories about life in Nevada. Living on Land presents the endurance of American Indian lifestyles, starting 10,000 years ago. Riches from the Earth chronicles Nevada’s mineral exploits. Passing Through tracks human movement through time, from migration routes and pioneer trails to modern highways. Neon Nights basks in the glowing confluence of our one-of-akind cultural, commercial, and entertainment history. While Federal Presence examines the unique impacts of policies and actions of our state’s biggest landlord.

DAT-SO-LA-LEE COLLECTION Marvel at the priceless collection of woven baskets, painstakingly crafted by this worldfamous Washoe artist from the Carson Valley.


RENO GALLERY Witness the community’s more colorful moments, from legalizing gambling and boxing to becoming the Divorce Capital of the World, and some of the bombastic characters who called it home.

AMERICAN GAMING ARCHIVES Uncover the real, roots-up story of gaming culture— legitimate and… otherwise—where cheating was an art and winning was a science, in one of the world’s best collections of gambling manufacturers’ material.

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NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY • (775) 688-1190 1650 N. Virginia Street • Reno, NV 89503

STATE MUSEUM—CARSON CITY • (775) 687-4810 600 N. Carson Street • Carson City, NV 89701 STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM—CARSON CITY • (775) 687-6953 2180 S. Carson Street • Carson City, NV 89701

RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM—EAST ELY • (775) 289-1663

1100 Avenue A • Ely, Nevada 89301

LOST CITY MUSEUM • (702) 397-2193

721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. • Overton, NV 89040

STATE MUSEUM—LAS VEGAS • (702) 486-5205 309 S. Valley View Blvd. • Las Vegas, NV 89107 STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM—BOULDER CITY • (702) 486-5933 600 Yucca Street • Boulder City, NV 89005

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