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The Way It Was Museum reviews
Visited on recommendation of a local shop owner. Filled with articles from the beginning of Virginia City as a mining town. Explains how mining was done and how it developed. There is a small... more »
Had great time here but please allow time to see everything and there is a lot to see but gives you a great glimpse into yesteryear more »
After all the signs driving into Virginia City, I guess we were expecting....more. Although the museum has a lot of interesting period artifacts, the overall feeling is...dated. The museum could definitely use updating, especially the "theatre" in back. Admission is fair at $4, but would be willing to pay more if there were more to see/do. Note: there is a couple cool photo ops outside.
This museum is worth the small cost to visit and will be of interest even to small children. Both the building and outdoor area is packed full of artifacts, photos, minerals, diagrams, and stories of the mining history of Virginia City. We all imagine a life of unlimited wealth. One hundred years ago, Virginia City was the wealthiest city on earth. So wealthy that the miners were throwing out tons of silver ore! The incredible wealth, however, came at a great personal price to those who earned it and those who used it. This museum (and especially those who operate it) will explain the toll. The old bromide is true: all that glitters is not gold.
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