Nevada Northern Railway Museum

1100 Avenue A
Ely, NV 89315- Map It
(775) 289-2085

AAA Editor Notes

Nevada Northern Railway Museum, e. of town at 1100 Ave. A at jct. 11th St. E., includes a restored depot, a dispatcher's office, a roundhouse and a machine shop in addition to restored cars, steam locomotives and artifacts from various eras. One-hour, 45-minute steam and diesel train rides to Keystone or Lavon Junction are offered. Guided tours, cab rides, and sunset and holiday-themed excursions in fall and winter also are available. And, although the Be the Engineer fee is hefty ($745-$970), the engineer-supervised program provides qualified participants with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the throttle of a steam or diesel locomotive; reservations are required. Guided tours are available.
Museum $8; $4 (ages 4-12). Train ride $31; $15 (ages 4-12); free (ages 4-12 Mon.-Thurs. with a paying adult, in summer). Guided tour $14; $7 (ages 4-12).
Hours: Museum open Mon. and Wed.-Sat. 8-5 (also Tues. 8-5, July-Aug.), Sun. 8-4. Trains depart Wed.-Mon., Memorial Day-Sept. 30 (also Tues., July-Aug.); Sat.-Sun., mid-Apr. through day before Memorial Day and Oct.-Dec. Departure times vary throughout the year; phone ahead. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31.