Nevada Gambling Museum, Virginia City

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Nevada Gambling Museum

When heading to the many gambling halls and casinos across Nevada, most people think of money, but as they come to realize, the history behind the games and how the state developed such venues is also equally as interesting. The Nevada Gambling Museum provides all this and more. Located in Virginia City, it is a quick stop between Reno and Lake Tahoe based casinos, and well worth a visit. Read More

The Nevada Gambling Museum is located in Virginia City, housing the history of Nevada's connections to the gambling world, which has and still does draw many millions of visitors each year from around the world. In fact, it is just a short drive from Lake Tahoe and Reno casinos, and makes the perfect addition to any casino holiday. Its artifacts range from gaming machines to devices that have been used for cheating, a long with a substantial compilation of information about the area's history.

The museum features over five hundred thousand dollars in gaming machines, memorabilia, slot machines, gambling weapons, photos, devices for cheating and old US dollars displays. Some of the pieces are very rare, dating back as far as the mid-1800's.

As visitors enter the building, it is like stepping back in time. The Old West comes to life, as does the state's deep ties with mining. Two popular displays include a full sized 1870's poker room and gambling hall/saloon, very popular examples of life in the mining settlements of the day.

The museum is open year round, from October to March (10 am to 5 pm) and April to September (10 am to 6 pm). Admission is a mere $1 for all ages, but children below the age of 11 are free.