I visited the Nevada State Museum while I was in Carson City. This modest museum is a tribute to the history of the city, the surrounding areas, and Nevada itself. I was lucky enough to get in for free since I visited during the Nevada Day weekend.
It was cool to see the old gambling equipment including miniature slot machines and classic table games.
Nevada is well known for its Silver mines. This museum had a very interesting exhibit the showcased the history of the Carson City Mint and included Coin Press No. 1 which was a very heavy looking machine that would be used to produce silver currency.
My favorite part of the museum was Glenn Lucky’s bike that he used to travel from Carson City to Washington D.C. to raise awareness and funding for cerebral palsy research.
Before leaving the museum I stopped at the gift shop and picked up A Short History of Carson City which I wrote about later on this blog.