Featured Museums

White Pine Public Museum

Ely has become known as the “City of Murals”.  Thanks to the efforts of the Ely Renaissance Society, the Museum received the first mural in Ely, painted in the year 2000.  The $20,000 mural titled the “4th of July” was painted on the outside of the main museum building by Colin Williams. Step Back in […]

Churchill County Museum

The Churchill County Museum has a series of long term exhibitions that reflect key themes in the history and prehistory of the community.  A series of period rooms show changes in the material culture of Churchill County over time. A major exhibition interprets for visitors an authentically recreated tule home, constructed with reeds.  The travails of pioneers through […]

Nevada State Museum

The immense production of gold and silver from the Comstock mines prompted the establishment of a branch U.S. Mint at Carson City in 1866. The handsome structure on the northeast corner of Carson Street and Robinson was built of prison-quarried sandstone and produced nearly $50 million in coin of the realm until it closed down […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum

To build Boulder Dam, the Union Pacific Boulder City branch went into service in February 1931. The Union Pacific hauled freight until 1985 when the right of way was given to the State of Nevada to preserve it. The Nevada State Railroad Museum is at the end of the line.

Humboldt Museum

Just above the site where thousands of wagons forded the Humboldt River on the long trek to California, sits the Humboldt Museum, overlooking Winnemucca, a town of about 7,500 people these days. The campus and main building command striking views of town, the Humboldt River, and the Sonoma Mountains. The modern brick building mirrors its […]

Thunderbird Lodge, Lake Tahoe

More than 10,000 visitors experience the George Whittell Estate each year, Nevada’s only National Historic District at Lake Tahoe. The Estate’s public tours and educational programs offer a window into the region’s past: Native American, westward expansion, Anglo settlement, lumbering, mining, railroading, maritime transit, rusticating, tourism, casino gaming, conservation, real estate development, environmental activism and […]

Central Nevada Museum

The Central Nevada Museum occupies a unique place in the retelling of the annals of the West. The famous, not so famous, and infamous, all left their mark in central Nevada: film mogul and industrial magnate, Howard Hughes; prizefighting promoter, George “Tex” Rickard (who built Madison Square Garden); the founder of United Parcel Service (UPS), […]

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad offers 7 daily historic narrated steam or diesel train rides through the steep and scenic mountains of Virginia City to Gold Hill and back. Virginia City was “The Richest Place on Earth”, a metropolis built on top of one of the largest deposits of silver and gold ever found, forever […]

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