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Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Reno

Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center - Reno, Nevada
Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
814 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431Map
+1 775 355 1144
Neighborhood: Sparks Victorian Square

In 1900, the Central Pacific Railroad decided to move the tracks out of Wadsworth, Nevada, and run them closer to the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The land for the new terminal and the rail yards is where Sparks is located today. It took four years to fill the swamp created by the Truckee River. By 1904, the job was completed and Sparks became the busiest terminal between Utah and California. You can see artifacts and learn the history of Sparks at the museum located three blocks from John Ascuaga's Nugget.

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By dreilingdseawolf | Posted 12/24/10
  Great museum. Only local hiustory museum in the Truckee Meadows. I had never seen a real one-horse open sleigh before! Their train displays are awesome.  
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Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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4 th most recommended thing to do in Reno, NV