Carson City Tourist Attractions
The Nevada state capital, Carson City, which lies south of Reno, takes its name from the Wild West hero Kit Carson. Features of interest in Carson City are the State Capitol building, with a silver dome, and the Nevada State Museum, which includes a reproduction of a silver-mine.
Bowers Mansion Park
The wonderful Bowers Mansion Park in near Carson City is a testament to the wealth of Lemul "Sandy" Bowers. It was built in 1863 and cost $400,000 to build, a very large sum of money at the time. Following the financial ruin of the Bower's the mansion was operated as a lodge and today is managed by the Washoe County Parks Department. Beside the mansion is a park that features a swimming pool, picnic areas, and a playground.
Childrens Museum of Northern Nevada
The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City is a fun place to take the youngsters. Here they will find a wide array of interactive and interesting exhibits including Stuffy's Playhouse, Jacobs Ladder, and Smith's Grocery store among 17 others. Other interesting displays in the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada include a vintage rocking horse collection, mineral rock collection, and a HO train collection.
Address: 813 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701-4009, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4:30pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Senior $4.00, Child $3.00, Child 1 & under FREE
Useful tips: All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Nevada State Museum
Operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs the Nevada State Museum is located in Carson City. Housed in a wonderfully restored 19th Century building, the Nevada State Museum has permanent displays on practically everything to do with Nevada. The museum hosts traveling national and international exhibits and frequently rotates its current exhibits be sure to call to see what's on display when planning your visit.
Brewery Arts Center
The Brewery Arts Center is the cultural heartbeat of Carson City. This wonderful venue provides a regular roster of 100+ local, national, and international events. The Brewery Arts Center consists of two unlikely buildings, an old brewery building from 1864 and the former St Teresa Church. Gallery space, classrooms, an auditorium, a gift shop, and a beautifully restored ballroom all complete the complex.
Nevada State Capitol
The Nevada State Capital Building is located in Carson City and is one of the city's principle public buildings. Constructed in 1870, the building has a long and storied history including being the 2nd oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi River. The Nevada State Capital Building is located near the Legislative Building, Supreme Court, and the State Library and Archives in downtown Carson City.
Nevada State Railroad Museum
The Nevada State Railroad Museum is located in Carson City and a visit here can be combined with some of the city's other top attractions including the State Capital Building and the Nevada State Museum. At the Nevada State Railroad Museum visitors will find a good selection of restored rolling stock and memorabilia from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company.
Roberts House Museum
The Robert's House Museum in Carson City is a wonderfully restored 19th Century home that is easily located by its yellow exterior. The home was originally constructed in Old Washoe City in 1865 and moved to its present location in 1872. The home is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture and is managed by the Carson City Historical Society.
Warren Engine Company No. 1: Historic Fire Museum
The Warren Engine Company No. 1: Historic Fire Museum is located in Carson City. This interesting museum features all manner of fire fighting equipment and memorabilia. Old photographs, ladders, and clothing are just some of the items on display. The Warren Engine Company No. 1: Historic Fire Museum has a special focus on the history of fire fighters of Carson City.
Nevada State Library and Archives
The Nevada State Library and Archives are located in Carson City near the State Capital Building, Legislative Building, and the Supreme Court. Housed in an architecturally unique building, the Nevada State Library and Archives contain all the records for the state of Nevada. Also within the building is Nevada's finest library.
Stewart Indian Cultural Center
The Stewart Indian Cultural Center is located in Carson City. The center boasts of a collection of Native American items including arrowheads and rare and priceless baskets. A visit to this fine attraction can be combined with other great sights to make for a fun day of touring.