IMPORTANT UPDATE: There will be no trains running the weekends of 11/14 and 11/21. Rail Explorers will continue to operate. The Railroad Museum Pavilion is open regular hours, but no display cars will be open. Face covering must be worn at all times; respect social distancing. The train rides are available for the Rail Explorers only.

As of November 13, 2020, the Open Air Pavilion of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City is open to the public daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. However, tours inside the caboose, Railway Post Office (RPO) car, and the Ellsmere are not available at this time. The gift shop also remains closed at this time. When visiting the Museum, please maintain 6 feet of distance from other visitors; staff, volunteers and visitors are to wear masks at all times when in the Museum facility. Rail Explorers are in operation. December weekends days Santa Train will be made available pending the content of the Governor's upcoming announcement, expected November 24th. The Boulder City Santa Express is selling tickets now - please see the Upcoming Events page for information. When visiting the Museum, please maintain 6 feet of distance from other visitors; staff, volunteers and visitors are to wear masks, at all times, inside the museum facility.


2020 (January to November)

Museum regular hours are 9:00am to 3:30pm, 7 Days a Week. The Museum is closed on Nevada Holidays.

The Outdoor Pavilion Exhibits includes a vintage caboose and Railway Post Office car are open during these hours.

On weekends, visit the Depot Store, Model Railroad car, and Live Steamer trains. All are subject to staffing availability. Steamers normally operate on the second and fourth Saturdays. For more information, visit our Events page HERE.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions click HERE.

Train Ride Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays - Departure Times:

10:00 am & 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm.

ADVANCE PURCHASE NOT REQUIRED for regular weekend rides.

(Summer Schedules change due to heat)

Note: December Schedules are different.

(Train ride is approximately 35 min.)

Rail Explorers operations schedules vary. Check their schedule HERE.

Train Ride Fares

Regular Weekend Rides ONLY:

Adults (12 yrs and up) - $10.00

Child (4-11 yrs) - $5.00

Children (3 yrs and under) - Free

Special Event Pricing Separate

Groups: 12 or more ADULT tickets may be purchased in a block at least 15 minutes before departure time. Cost is $7 per adult.

Cab Rides - $35.00 per person

Caboose Rides - $15.00 per person

Story Time Train

Third Saturday of each month
No extra charge
Regular fare applies
Members ride free!


Live Steamers

Ride on 7 & 1/2" Gauge Park Trains

Click here for more info

Model Railroad

Open most Saturdays and Sundays

Click here for more info


Museum Pavilion

Open daily 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
(Some Holidays excepted)


Visit the Museum and see first hand the importance of this historic railway.


Our memberships provide wonderful benefits and supports our goal to preserve and conserve our local railway history.


Create a special experience by chartering the train for your wedding or special event.

Special Events at the Nevada State Railroad Museum