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Genoa Courthouse Museum

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Address: 2304 Main Street, Genoa, NV
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Fantastic display of historic memorabilia

If you're visiting Genoa, you absolutely should stop in! Genoa is of course the oldest settlement in Nevada, but it is a small town and what a treasure for it to have such an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lois W
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Genoa, you absolutely should stop in! Genoa is of course the oldest settlement in Nevada, but it is a small town and what a treasure for it to have such an extensive museum! My favorite part is the recreated courtroom upstairs.

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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must go to this museum to learn about the history of the area (and learn about Snowshoe Thompson). I found the exhibits at this museum very interesting. The person working that day was very informative and helpful in answering our questions. Don't miss going here if you are in the area !

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great taste of Local history from the early 1900's. Like taking a walk back in time to the outlaw days when horses and buggies were the mood of transportation. Nice tour guide and friendly staff. Small fee

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Nicolaus, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A gentil staff, that lovingly shares the history of the area. There are some historical nuggets inside for visitors to the area.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wonderful collection from the Gold Rush days. The volunteer that day was very knowledgable. If you like history its a must visit! Genoa was the 1st settlement in Nevada, small but worth seeing.

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Salem, OR, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This museum had a nice selection of items depicting the area's history and other exhibits of interest. Unique to me was a description of the first ferris wheel (named after its inventor). It was gargantuan in size, especially for its time period. It amazed and entertained the public at the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.

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Thank Lambert W
Towson, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in Genoa, don't miss this museum located in historic courthouse. Earnest and enthusiastic docent. Beautiful Washoe baskets. Original courthouse and jail and reconstructed school room would make it interesting for kids. Great place to spend an hour.

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DeLand, Florida
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Great little museum with loads of interesting photos, artifacts, and stories. Genoa is the oldest town in Nevada, movies were filmed in the area. Great place to spend a weekend.

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Thank MAGGI H
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was an interesting place but I would not make a special trip here. The Genoa Bar is way more interesting and you can get a cold beverage as well. Stay at the bar.

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Genoa, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Genoa is Nevada's oldest settlement and played a key role in the California Gold Rush as a supply depot and Pony Express stop. The Courthouse Museum, run by local volunteers, is a great source for that early history.

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