Opening Weekend Train

Memorial Weekend • Steam Train Rides

The season’s first steam train

Arrive early for live music, mimosas and free face painting for children, then enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride to Virginia City, where dining, shopping and Old West history abound.


  • Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, 2019
  • Depart Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 10:00am – Arrive Virginia City (F Street Depot) 11:30am 
  • Depart Virginia City (F Street Depot) 3:00pm – Arrive Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 4:15pm
  • Complimentary shuttle to C Street in Virginia City

Carson City-Virginia City Route

Sisters in History Route • 24-mile Roundtrip

Route Highlight

  • Scenic route through the Virginia Range
  • Tunnel No. 2 – 566 feet long
  • American Flat – site of a once-bustling mining town
  • Scales/water stop – 260,000 tons of ore valued at billions of dollars were weighed at this location
  • Possible wild mustang sightings
  • Overman Open Mining Pit – 120 feet deep
  • Fully narrated tour