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Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City adds sixth day of operations

Guy Clifton
TravelNevada
Visitors check out the Jacobsen Interpretive Center at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The museum has expanded its days of operation from five to six.
Guy Clifton/TravelNevada

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City has expanded its days of operation.

“We are delighted to open six days a week,” said museum Director Dan Thielen. “The State of Nevada has been returning services as the economy improves and we have added two part-time positions that allow us to open Wednesday through Monday year ’round. We have been trying to get back to these hours for quite a few years and in the last legislative session, we were successful.”

Starting Feb. 19, the new hours are Wednesday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The museum hours had been cut back a day in the aftermath of the recession. In addition to the general public, the railroad museum is a popular destination for school field trips, Thielen said.

“This extra day allows more schools to schedule visits and we are excited to have them here,” he said.

The addition of new hours also increases opportunities for volunteers at the railroad museum. Anyone interested can contact Cristol Digangi at cdigangi@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-6953, ext. 233.