Mother’s Day Train

Celebrate Mom on the V&T!

Make this Mother’s Day weekend a time to remember by taking Mom out on a fun-filled day on the V&T Railway – Carson City to Virginia City 24 mile round trip. Experience something as unique as she is with our pre-season diesel train rides. Escape to Virginia City and enjoy spectacular scenery and authentic Wild West history as you treat mom to the great brunch and shopping offerings in Virginia City. 

Complementary coffee, mimosas and pastries for everyone. Moms receives a special gift!

Tickets now on sale. 

Schedule & Fares

Join us May 7 and 8, 2022!


  • Depart Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 10:00 am – Arrive Virginia City (F Street Depot) 11:30 am
  • Depart Virginia City (F Street Depot) 3:00 pm – Arrive Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 4:15 pm


  • Adults (Ages 16-64): $60
  • Children (Ages 2-15): $35
    Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap.
  • Seniors (65+): $52
  • Veterans: $52

Route Highlights

  • 24-mile 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
  • Every Mom receives a long-stem rose! Enjoy free coffee, mimosas and decadent cookies.

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Trip Details

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and scooters will be transported to and from Virginia City.
  • Please arrive 1/2 hour before your train departure time. Schedule and equipment subject to change. We reserve the right to sell your ticket if you have not checked in twenty minutes prior to scheduled train departure.
  • No dogs allowed except service dogs
  • Bench seating with 2 passengers per bench. Passengers requiring a full bench please call (775) 291-0208 for a special rates.