Trip Planner:   USA  /  Nevada  /  Ely  /  Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Ely

#1 of 7 in Things to do in Ely
Tour · Scenic Railroad
The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located in Ely, Nevada and operated by a historic foundation dedicated to the preservation of the Nevada Northern Railway.

Museum activities include restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment and various hands on experiences and a variety of special events including seasonal trains for Halloween and Santa-themed trains for Christmas. This is one of the few places in the world where visitors can actually operate a steam locomotive, but this experience requires some advanced planning.

For Nevada Northern Railway Museum and beyond, use our Ely tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Ely vacation.
Create an itinerary including Nevada Northern Railway Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Nevada Northern Railway Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
431 reviews
  • The museum and train ride were great. The staff was nice and helpful. The train ride was pretty cool and the tour of the facilities was pretty cool. We did get to see DJ the younger Engine House cat.....  more »
  • This museum was the best part of visiting Ely! It is a working restoration facility with historic steam engines and other locomotives running daily train rides for guests as well. The engine...  more »
  • Fabulous place to get a sense of history. Well kept up. Beautiful restoration of trains and an opportunity to ride an authentic steam train. People who take care of this place are fabulous . Highly recommend a visit
  • What an excellent place this is. If you go be sure to go to where they keep all the locomotives in the garage by far the best place in the entire exhibit in my opinion. so many cool things in there and it's so authentic and the smell just smells like what you would think a locomotive mechanic shop would smell like just iron. Make sure to stop and see the little kitty cat I think his name is Dusty or dirt can't remember.everyone was extremely friendly though even though we didn't get to take a train ride it was still very much worth the detour.

Plan your trip to Ely

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.