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Bloodlines and Traditions Live On

After breaking a bottle of whiskey and not wanting it to go to waste, James “Old Virginny” Finney christened the town of Virginia City by naming it after his homeland – Virginia. It wasn’t long after the California gold rush in 1849 that miners headed east towards Virginia City.

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Everyone loves a discount

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A Comstock Adventure Pass is your access pass to embrace the history that fills our museums, go on a mine tour, explore our historic buildings, take a ride on the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad and so much more all at a discounted price.

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Mines

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Our mines and Comstock history form the foundation of who we are.

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Museums

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More than 15 museums paint the picture of our town, county, state and U.S. history.

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Cemeteries

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A walk through the past shows exactly how hard life on the Comstock was.

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Trains

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The famous V&T Railroad line runs again in all its restored glory.

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Shopping

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From authentic Nevada turquoise to antiques, you’ll surely find that special memento.

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Itineraries and Tours

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Several custom tours, focused by topic, take you on journey through the Comstock of yesterday and today.

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