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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

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Address: 5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959-3235
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+1 530-470-0902
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Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Tue 10:00 - 16:00

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Railroad Museum

Small and quaint railroad museum that I found to be very interesting and informative. The staff were very knowledgable about the local railroad and its operations back in the day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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Nevada City, California
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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Small and quaint railroad museum that I found to be very interesting and informative. The staff were very knowledgable about the local railroad and its operations back in the day of the steam engines. There's a gift shop for the kids and one of the original engines on display and some of the cars that were used in the yard.... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

In November we visited the Narrow Guage Rail Road in Nevada City, Ca. We got caught in a very cold rainstorm, but that didn't stop the very dedicated docent from giving us the grand tour of the RR museum including the very impressive workshop (love the smell of wood and whatever else that was-the smell of hard work?) where they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We enjoyed the dedicated staff that showed us around, though no wondering around on a tour! We were given a tour of all the marvelous railroad equipment intertwined with the history of the area. The only low point is a ridiculously (required viewing per our tour guide) terrible and long video of a railroad car on the back of a... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Specifically had this place as the one thing to do while visiting this area for the weekend. Smaller than expected but appreciated the displays they had. An unexpected train ride was nice.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A great place to take children. See how people traveled in the days of the Wild West! Live history.The gift shop has many educational items for your children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Historical place to visit in Nevada City... Don't miss visiting this museum because it's the home of Engine # 5. If you are a fan of old Hollywood western then you must remember John Wayne movies. Engine #5 was feature in those movies. Enjoy the tours and learn more about the historical past with knowledgeable docents.

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Thank Chinangel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I Cho-Cho-Chose you NCNGRR! What a fun place to kill an hour or two for both kids & adults alike. Run by a passionate 50 person all-volunteer staff and entirely on donations, this free new-ish museum near downtown Nevada City offers a detailed walk back in time for all things transportation. I highly recommend going on a Saturday when they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This historic place puts you back to how it was in the California gold rush days. 1830-50's.The volunteers are awesome

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to learn of the local commerce, as well as how the Grass Valley area developed. This train was often the means for visitor's to the Borne Cottage at the Empire Mine,would travel from SAC, to Colfax, and then GV on this train.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped in on a Sunday around 10am. A very nice gentleman, Korean War vet, was about to give a couple a tour and asked us to join. I believe his name is Don. What a delight. He walked the four of us around explaining things we would have never gotten on our own had we just jaunted around solo.... More 

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