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Washoe County – Includes Reno & Washoe Valley

Website links and photo galleries


The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection)

This museum includes most of the Harrah collection as well as a wide variety of vintage automobiles from other sources.

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

Part of the University of Nevada System and located on the UNR campus. The center includes a domed theater, an exhibit hall, classrooms & a science store

Nevada Historical Society

Located on the UNR campus, the Historical Society includes permanent collections as well as changing exhibits related to the history of Reno and the Truckee Meadows.

Wilbur D May Center and Wilbur D May Arboretum

The center & arboretum are part of San Rafael Park. The museum includes collections from Wilbur May’s world travels. There is also an arboretum

Storey County - Virginia City

The Comstock Firemen's Museum

The museum has a collection of fire equipment and artifacts. Exhibits include horse drawn fire wagons, uniform insignia, & emergency lights and sirens

Western Historic Radio Museum

The collections include vintage radio equipment of all sorts including military & commercial equipment.

The Fourth Ward School Museum

Exhibits of the original school and the history of the Comstock

Mark Twain Museum


The museum in Virginia City no longer exists. It is now a bookstore. Many original artifacts and pieces of its original history are still on display.

395 North – From Reno to Burns, OR includes the Northeast corner of CA.

Ft Crook Museum – Fall River Mills, CA

Photo gallery

The museum was built in 1962 and is run by the Fort Crook Historical Society. It is located near the site of the original fort which was built in 1857, to protect travelers on the Shasta - Yreka Road and the Lockhart Ferries.

Modoc County Historical Museum – Alturas, CA

The museum has collections of pioneer and local Indian tribe artifacts as well as natural history exhibits & paleontological exhibits

395 South - Carson City, the Minden/Genoa/ Gardnerville area & south to Lone Pine

Nevada State Museum

Permanent collections include Coin Press No. 1, an underground mine tour, and the Silver Service from the USS Nevada Battleship.

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

A play based learning experience, the museum includes exhibits and a science workshop. You can hold birthday parties at this museum.

Mammoth Consolidated Mine – Mammoth Lakes, CA

Photo gallery

Mammoth Consolidated mine operated betwen 1927 and 1933. It is located in the mountains above Mammoth Lakes

Manzanar Historic Site – Lone Pine, CA

photo gallery

Located 9 miles North of Lone Pine off Hwy 395 Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II.

U. S. 50 – South Lake Tahoe, CA to Baker, NV

Churchill County Museum, Fallon NV

Artifacts from pioneer crossings of the 40 mile desert and a steam roller used to construct the Lahontan Dam

Northern Nevada Railway, Ely NV

See & ride on historic trains. The Museum provides hands on experiences and you can even spend the night in a caboose or bunkhouse

Tahoe Historical Society Museum – South Lake Tahoe, CA

This museum includes a completely furnished miners cabin as well as all sorts of interesting artifacts and displays from the early days of the Tahoe Basin.

Interstate 80 – Reno to Wendover

Humbolt Museum - Winnemucca, NV

This museum includes a 1880's store, an 1899 Eastlake style home as well as collections of remains from the ice age and Indian artifacts

Trail of the 49er's Interpretive Center – Wells, NV

The Trail of the 49ers consists of artifacts, documents and animal displays along with a period covered wagon

US 89 – Tahoe to Lassen

Western Pacific Railroad Museum - Portola CA

This is a living museum. Many of the trains still run. The building housing the exhibits and gift shop is still a working train repair and maintenance shop.

Plumas County Museum – Quincy CA

Includes a collection of baskets woven by the area's original Mountain Maidu Indians & collections of the mining & timber industries in Plumas County.

Special RV related museums

Baker Heritage Museum – Baker City, OR -|- photo galleries & other information

Baker City was the birthplace of Wally Byam. The museum has a collection of Wally Byam memorabilia donated from the estate of Helen Byam Schwamborn

RV/MH Hall of Fame – Elkhard, IN

Probably the premier RV museum, it includes a Hall of Fame, a museum, events center. & library

Museums . Nv Dept Cultural Affairs Museums Division

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