The Real Deal: State Museums offer real Nevada stories and adventures for Nevada Day

Both Nevada State Museums in Carson City will celebrate Nevada Day with free admission on Friday, Oct. 30, the observed holiday and Saturday, the day of the parade in the capital city.

The state museums offer plenty of history for the birthday party. At the railroad museum, the historic McKeen motor car will operate both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade ends at the museum’s doorstep at the corner of Fairview Drive and U.S. 395 and access to the museum will be open all day.  Rides are $8 for adults, and $4 for ages 4-11 and museum members, free for those age 3 and younger.

Just down the street, the Nevada State Museum is brimming with exhibits and artifacts that tell how Nevada became a state, who shaped its past and how it grew. The museum’s famous mine draws children of all ages, offering memories of a lifetime. Coins, fossils, guns, toys, wildlife, prehistoric baskets and clothing are among the displays. 

For more information, contact the Railroad Museum at 687-6953 or the State Museum at 687-4810.

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