Featured Museums

Nevada Northern Railway

Our historic passenger railroad features train rides pulled by century-old steam engines, with original rolling stock, track, passenger depot, repair shops and other buildings that served the copper mining region of Central Nevada for over a century. Visit our website for hundreds of Hands-On-History events year around for railfans, explorers, historians, and adventurers. When you […]

Western Folklife Center

Our nonprofit Cultural Center embraces an exhibition gallery, 300-seat theater, 20-seat blackbox theater, historic saloon and gift shop. Our Vision: Explore and give voice to traditional and dynamic cultures of the American West. Our Mission: Use story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.

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 […]

Ely Renaissance Village

The Geraghty property was six small antiquated houses overgrown and untended when the Ely Renaissance Society bought it and began its transformation into the intriguing and inviting Renaissance Village in northwestern Ely. These small houses have been restored to showcase the ethnic cultures of the people who settled here, nine unique museums depicting the turn […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum

The 19th century locomotives, tenders and cars on display are so enormous, so painstakingly restored and so immaculate that they loom like huge sculptures, idealized forms rather than working machines. That’s not a criticism, quite the opposite: the effect is powerful. And besides, the museum maintains a busy Operating Schedule for motorcar and steam trains […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oats Park Art Center

Fallon is a pleasant little city, the Churchill County seat, a grown up farm town with a Navy Base next door and this sparkling jewel within. The Churchill Arts Council brings arts events to Fallon, Churchill County and Northern Nevada. For more than two decades, it has enriched the cultural and social life of Northern […]

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