Nevada Attractions, Museums January 25, 2019
by Emerson This 20,000-Square-Foot Museum In Nevada Is Home To The Wackiest Artifacts You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
Who said museums were boring? That person clearly had never visited the epic museum hiding out in northeastern Nevada. First of all, this museum is absolutely humongous. Second of all, entering this place is like walking into a living, breathing history book. This place truly encompasses our state’s history and culture, and visiting it is a must for any Nevadan. Boasting all sorts of fascinating artifacts and displays, this place is far from your average museum and we think you’ll agree.
Every Nevadan should make it their mission to learn about our state's incredibly rich heritage. Boasting 20,000-square-feet of artifacts and history, the Northeastern Nevada Museum is the perfect place to do just that.
Located in Elko, this museum is a must for everyone—not just history enthusiasts. This wonderful place has been preserving the region's heritage for more than 50 years through a variety of both permanent and rotating exhibits.
First of all, there's an actual Pony Express Station located just out front. This old cabin was erected roughly 60 miles southwest of Elko and it was here that Pony Express riders would rest and exchange mounts before continuing on.
Walking into this place is really like stumbling into a real life history book. Several of the museum's permanent exhibits will have you mesmerized with their century-old artifacts.
However, the museum's most unique feature is The Wanamaker Wildlife Exhibit. Featuring hundreds of animals from all across the globe, there's something strangely bizarre yet utterly fascinating about this large portion of the museum.
Elko residents will be fascinated by the history gallery that exhibits the story of northeast Nevada's earliest residents. It's here that you'll find awesome artifacts like the original printing press from the Elko Daily Free Press, along with other items pertaining to mining, ranching, and daily life.
A visit to the Northeastern Nevada Museum almost feels like entering a time capsule. A lot has changed in this corner of Nevada over the years, but with the help of this museum, its roots will never be forgotten. Be sure to check it out at 1515 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801.
Have you visited this museum in northeastern Nevada? Some of these artifacts, like the Pony Express Station, are truly fascinating. For more of our state’s most underrated destinations, check out our list of
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Address: 1515 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801