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Nevada Museums

Nevada’s Museums

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Beatty Museum & Historical Society

The Beatty Museum gives visitors the opportunity to explore and interact with the Museum’s collections. Local history comes to life with Historical Artifacts and Archives taking you back in time.

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam 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 […]

Buckaroo Hall of Fame

Housed in Winnemucca’s downtown Visitor Center this Museum honors 70+ hard riding 19th and 20th century Buckaroos. Displays show traditional working gear like chaps, riatas and saddles, along with paintings, […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an artform and cultural phenomenon.

California Trail Interpretive Center

Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. The California Trail Interpretive Center offers dioramas and interactive exhibits that immerse […]

Carson City Fire Museum – Warren Engine Company #1

The purpose of this museum is to preserve, collect, record and exhibit the artifacts and history of the fire companies and departments of Carson City and Ormsby County.

Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center

The Douglas County Historical Society seeks to enrich lives by preserving and collecting local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors.

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 […]

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, Inc. is a play-based learning environment dedicated to offering unique and innovative hands-on learning adventures in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, providing the joy […]

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 […]

Clark County Museum

The museum’s Exhibit Hall takes visitors from the Ice Age to Age of Entertainment. The Heritage Gallery features art and artifacts in historical context. Enter homes from the 1910s to […]

Comstock Firemen’s Museum

The mission of Liberty Engine Co. No. 1/Comstock Firemen’s Museum is to preserve, display and interpret firefighting apparatus and artifacts, and present the rich history and heritage of firefighting in […]

Comstock History Center

The history center and museum houses Virginia and Truckee Railroad Engine No. 27, the last locomotive acquired new by the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. It pulled the last commercial train […]

Cookhouse Museum & Visitor Center

The Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum celebrates this resilient town, preserving regional history with artifact displays, educational presentations and traveling cultural exhibits. A one-room historical library and center for many events […]

Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum

Guardians of the western tradition – preserving the heritage and craftsmanship of the cowboy of the American West.

Dangberg Home Ranch

The mission of the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch is to protect and share the resources of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park to promote understanding of Carson Valley’s agricultural […]

Dayton Museum

Our historic Museum is located in Dayton’s 1865 schoolhouse. Dayton is where gold was first found in Nevada, and it became a major milling center during the Comstock boom. Pick […]

Discovery Children’s Museum

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a place of exploration – where children and their families can immerse themselves in a vibrant, engaging learning environment with the sole purpose of igniting a […]

East Ely Railroad Depot Museum

The historic Nevada Northern Railway Depot was completed in 1907 and has been restored to its original appearance.  The 2nd floor exhibits include the history of the railroad and the mine it was […]

Ely Art Bank & The Cuchine Collection

When it opened in December 2013 it was welcomed as a gallery in an art-rich community, and two steps through the door demonstrates how well it has succeeded — paintings, […]

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 […]

Erotic Heritage Museum

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of great erotic heritage that is typically undervalued, yet is of tremendous importance. Our sole purpose is to perform educational, scientific, and literary […]

Eureka Sentinel Museum

The Eureka Sentinel Building a block west of Main has been converted to a wonderful museum, with the old newspaper back-shop as it was left when the last tramp printer […]

Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is a part of the University of Nevada, Reno and encourages and increases interest, awareness, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Foreman-Roberts House Museum

The Carson City Historical Society is located at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum.

Genoa Court House Museum

The Douglas County Historical Society seeks to enrich lives by preserving and collecting local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors.

Hawthorne Ordnance Museum

We focus on the Hawthorne Navy / Army Ammunition Depot for its on-going contribution and support of the United States Armed Forces.

Historic Fourth Ward School

Our mission is to connect people to the relevance and importance of the Comstock story through the building’s authentic preservation —it’s the last school standing of its kind today — […]

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum

The main exhibits chronicling the early history of aviation in Southern Nevada are on Level 2 of Terminal 1, above baggage claim, with others here and there throughout the airport […]

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 […]

Las Vegas Haunted Museum

Experience the spine-chilling vibe of the spirit world. Reality star and author Zak Bagans has turned a Las Vegas mansion into an 11,000 sq.ft. haunted Museum exhibiting pieces from haunted […]

Las Vegas International Scouting Museum

We are dedicated to showing the influence Scouting has had on individuals, families, communities, countries and the world, and to communicating Scouting’s continuing significance to present and future generations. Home […]

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s mission is to inspire, through educational exhibits and programs, a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the sciences, and ourselves.

Lost City Museum

The focus of the Lost City Museum is the ancient Anasazi, the Ancestral Puebloan People who lived along the nearby Muddy River. The museum includes three exhibition galleries, a research […]

Lyon County Museum

In 1978 a former church on Main Street was opened as the Museum, and over the years, historic buildings were moved to the Museum grounds and refurbished, including three one-room […]

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Madame Tussaud’s is the World’s most famous attraction. With more than a hundred of your favorite stars awaiting, who do you want to meet?

Mineral County Museum

The Mineral County Museum is a non-profit facility owned by Mineral County Nevada and dedicated to preserving the history and culture of our past.

Mob Museum, National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement

The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories, from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. Housed in the former federal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas, […]

National Atomic Testing Museum

The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site and […]

National Automobile Museum – Reno

For many years the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has captured the interest of men, women and children, from auto enthusiasts and history buffs to the casual visitor. When […]

Neon Museum

The Neon Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs. The campus includes the Neon Boneyard, and the Visitors’ Center inside the uniquely retro La […]

Nevada Historical Society

The Nevada Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in Nevada, dating back to 1904. Our founder, Jeanne Elizabeth Wier was the History professor at the University of Nevada (Reno).

Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art is the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). A private, nonprofit organization founded in 1931, the Reno-based institution […]

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 […]

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

The Nevada State Museum offers an interactive visitor experience that interprets the history of Nevada dating back millions of years to the present. Our mission is to inspire and educate […]

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 […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City

Today’s Nevada Southern Railway was originally built in 1931 as a spur line of the Union Pacific Railroad from Las Vegas via Henderson to Black Canyon on the Colorado, where […]

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. […]

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 […]

Northeastern Nevada Museum

This exceptional museum offers visitors a look into the rich history of northeastern Nevada. It features a large collection of firearms, over 40 exhibit displays on the history of the […]

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 […]

Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society

Step into our very own time machine at the Pahrump Valley Museum. Take a self-guided walking tour of the museum’s outbuildings, bronze sculptures, cactus garden and a myriad of farming […]

Piper’s Opera House

Beginning in the 1860s, Piper’s Opera House showcased famous stars from around the world. The building was condemned in the 1920s and reopened as a museum in 1940 by the […]

Searchlight Museum

Gold was discovered here in 1897 and Searchlight was bigger than Las Vegas until the railroad changed everything. The focus here is on mining history and interesting residents: Academy Award […]

Silver Terrace Cemeteries, Virginia City

Cemeteries, studied, analyzed, and experienced, touch the human senses and convey a sense of place for both the past and the present. For the Silver Terrace cemeteries the evolution from […]

Sparks Museum & Cultural Center

The Sparks Museum has something to appeal to everyone in the family from Railroads to Rockets. The Museum itself boasts 4,000 sq.ft. of indoor exhibit space, the oldest one room […]

St. Mary’s Art Center

Built by the Sisters of Charity in 1876 and dedicated to artists 90 years later, St. Mary’s is a local landmark devoted to art exhibits, art classes, community events, workshops […]

Storey County Courthouse ‘Slammer & County Museum’

If you’ve never been to jail before, this is a good place to start. the Storey County Courthouse was built in 1876, after its predecessor went up in smoke in […]

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

This hands-on museum is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us. We’ve got The Shop, Da Vinci’s Corner, an 80-foot-long river, […]

The Way It Was Museum

An abundant selection of rare photographs, mining and mineral artifacts stemming from the mighty Comstock Lode, vintage maps, lithographs, and many relics that tell the unforgettable story of the richest […]

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 […]

Tonopah Historic Mining Park

This unique attraction gives visitors a good look into the big central Nevada mining boom of the early 20th century. More than a look: you can touch it. You can […]

Trail of the 49ers Interpretive Center

The Trail of the 49ers Interpretive Center and its gift/book store tell the story of the California Trail as it passes through Elko County. The Trail Center also houses the […]

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum

The Marjorie Barrick Museum is a well-known venue on the UNLV campus for engaging exhibitions and events and promotes engagement with the visual arts among a broad community including UNLV […]

Verdi History Preservation Society, Inc.

The Verdi History Center at 740 Second Street opens on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, 1-3 pm; appointments can also be made by telephone. With the support […]

Virgin Valley Heritage Museum

The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum sits as a tribute to the pioneer settlers of the Virgin Valley. Rich with a deep pioneer heritage full of strength, devotion, hardships, sacrifice, and […]

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 […]

Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery

The Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery & Museum at Stewart Indian School Cultural Center displays contemporary art by professional Native American artists, tangible evidence that the American Indian culture continues to be vibrant and […]

Walking Box Ranch

Rex Bell and Clara Bow’s Walking Box Ranch had a Spanish Colonial home complete with swimming pool, tennis courts, and a cactus garden on 400,000 acres of arid land, located […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wilbur D. May Museum

Our museum is dedicated to the life and legacy of Wilbur D. May (1898-1982) — truly a Renaissance man! The Museum highlights Wilbur’s adventurous life with artifacts and animals that […]

Yerington Theatre for the Arts

Yerington Theatre for the Arts (YTA) is a non-profit organization that operates the Jeanne Dini Center and presents performing arts, visual art exhibitions, art education programs, and cultural heritage events […]

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