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Address: Old Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89511
Phone Number: +1 775-849-0201

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quiet location

We took our three grand daughters ,there is a nice sized play area,nice grounds to walk around,the house was closed when we visited but i believe you can tour the house as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
James P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took our three grand daughters ,there is a nice sized play area,nice grounds to walk around,the house was closed when we visited but i believe you can tour the house as well.

Thank James P
Oakland, California
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Weekend tour of an extremely-well-preserved mansion with both a joyous and tragic, storied past, beginning in the 1850s. Silver riches built the mansion and when the mine played out, Sandy and Eilley Bowers became poor as quickly as they became rich. Subsequent owners wanted to turn its grounds and pools into a public park. With a $1 down payment, civic-minded... More 

Thank Diane640
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was the home of the man who hit the mother load in the Comstock.It is a wonder piece of history but if you come bring your bathing suit because it is a state park with a pool and a play ground which makes it a great place to cool of on those summer days.

Thank Surrfred
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

So interesting, very well preserved home the story and background are well presented by the tour guide. Nice little hiking trail to view the graves. Picnic area and public pool near by.

Thank S2387WEmariel
Minden Nevada
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This place holds a lot of history and it is a great lace to spend the day with family and have a picnic go for a hike,swim, tour and just have a great time we will always come back to this place.

1 Thank Susan B
Boulder, Colorado
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747 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

On the way back to Reno we stopped at the Bowers Mansion which is part of a county park. In addition to the mansion you have access to a pool, playground, picnic pavilion and a large grassy area. The history of the Bowers mansion is another rags to riches and back to rags story. Tours of the mansion are given... More 

1 Thank Paul T
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263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The story of Sandy (Lemuel) and Eilley Bowers and there mansion is another fascinating piece of Virginia City history. Make sure you take the mansion tour and hike up to the grave site where you'll get a nice view of the Washoe valley. You will get more out of you visit if you read about the Bowers before you go.... More 

2 Thank Bigredmachine
Sunnyvale, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I decided to stop by to see what this was about on a rainy day. Tours leave every hour on the dot so plan accordingly. My guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the history of the house and the role it played in the mining days in the area. Gorgeous view of the mountains. A short tour of less than... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The Bowers Mansion is a fun and interesting attraction. The tour guide, Tammy, was enthusiastic and entertaining. She was able to relate the history of the mansion and the family who had lived there so well that it felt like we knew them and their tragic lives. The mansion is completely furnished in period antiques donated by the citizens of... More 

1 Thank GrandmaWen
Reno, Nevada
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This was our first time to go swimming at the pool. For being late July the pool was very cold. There are only a few chairs and lounges, you can bring your own in though. The grandsons were to cold to swim long and enjoyed the playgrounds after they warmed up. This is a nice, clean, well run facility. Just... More 

Thank Gay B

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