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The Way It Was Museum

Located in Virginia City between Reno and Carson City, this quaint museum boasts a large collection of artifacts that have been preserved from the era of the booming Comstock Lode. The museum’s collection is reputed to be the most comprehensive compilation in the world. In addition to the mining items are lithographs, mineral relics, assaying equipment and a collection of old photographs and maps from the gold and silver frenzy era.


113 N St
Virginia City, NV 89440
United States