Every year, Santa briefly trades in his reindeer for historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad rolling stock.
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A ride with Santa aboard historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment will help get the holiday off on the right track when the Nevada State Railroad Museum hosts its Annual Santa Train in December.
Price: The Santa Train excursion is being offered at a special discounted price of $2.00 per seat.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nevada State Railroad Museum,
2180 South Carson Street, Carson City
Partially sponsored by the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum and local businesses, the Santa Train is a holiday treat for the entire family. Rides feature a visit with Santa and candy canes for all good little boys and girls.
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the exhibits and magnificently restored locomotives and rolling stock in the museum's main interpretative center after riding the Santa Train. While taking part in the holiday celebration at the museum, be sure to shop for that rail fan in your family at the museum store. The store is stocked with railroad books, clothing, toys and many unique Nevada specialty items. The museum store staff is ready to assist in helping find the perfect holiday gift.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, the museum is also a drop-off point for the Marine Corps Reserve's annual "Toys for Tots" campaign, helping to make the holidays a little more enjoyable for those less fortunate.
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Avenue. Look for the yellow train station and red water tank at the entrance to the museum grounds. For more information, please contact John Frink at (775) 687-6953.
The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada's citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives, and Nevada Arts Council.
For more information, visit the department's website at http://www.nevadaculture.org/.