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Address: Virginia City, NV
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This silver lode was discovered in 1859.

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Guided Tour of Historic Virginia City and Carson City from South Lake Tahoe
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Cool structure and great reading material. This is outdoor and easy to take in in about 5 minutes. Cool photo stop!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
Chrystals73
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Cool structure and great reading material. This is outdoor and easy to take in in about 5 minutes. Cool photo stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Being a Clamper and also being my first trip to Virginia City, seeing all the history that has been preserved and put up not only by the State of Nevada but by E Clampus Vitus as well made the trip more than worth it. I will be definitely being going back again.

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Redding
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Easy forty minute drive from Reno. Good for history buffs and those like lots of saloons. Small museum and train ride. Worth an afternoon.

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a marker/memorial downtown Virginia City directly across from the Delta saloon. This marker commemorates the discovery of the "lode" on one side with a plaque and a replica pan/pick and shovel with a nugget in the pan. There is also a National Pony Express Centennial plaque and a plaque about Virginia City.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

It's just so much history here for the area and how this big find of gold and silver changed the lives of so many people and the direction of this city. Definitely worth a stop

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

OK, so Virginia City is unashamedly a tourist town. OK, the locals turn everything into a tourist magnet (including the restaurant/saloons, Mark Twain who lived and did newspaper work here, the t-shirt and souvenir shops - and there are many of them). But for history buffs and people out for an enjoyable day of walking and museum visiting and historic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

As you walk and buy down C Street in Virginia City, look for the Comstock Lode Monument - a relatively small pyramid on a square base between Union and Taylor streets. Read the plaque. Then look up beyond the roof of the Delta and find the big white "V" on the mountainside. That is Mt. Davidson, underneath which almost 7... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Take the V&T stem train to Gold Hill, you used to be able to disembark for a nice lunch at hotel and catch the next train back, sadly there isn't lunch at hotel anymore. Next up is the authentic Chollar mine and stamp mill tour- best narrative of all mine tours- excellent history.

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Big Bear Region, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

they discriminate against veterans with service dogs. i got turned away and told there was nothing i could do about it. the people there are full of s*** and nobody should go there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Along Virginia city’s main street (C Street or Highway 341) you will find an eclectic mix of tourist traps. But, if you will look past these tawdry store fronts, you will find a city drenched in western history and a place that played a significant role in the settlement of the western United States. If you’re interested in the history... More 

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