Carson City, Nevada: Mummified Cat, Mine, Slot MachinesThe Nevada State Museum features a replica silver mine in the basement, a mammoth skeleton, and a dried-up cat found in a desert tree. And lots of gambling artifacts.
Nevada State Museum
- 600 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV
- Nevada State Museum. Downtown, on the northwest corner of US 395/Carson St. and Robinson St. Kitty-corner to the Nugget Casino, and four blocks south of the intersection of eastbound US 50.
- W-Sa 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Su-Tu. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Mummified Cat, Mine, Slot Machines
I ran across this last weekend at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nevada. Amongst the displays of Indian artifacts, button collections, and stuffed birds and animals, there is a display about the effects of the dry desert air. Included in the display is this mummified cat. The placard explained that the cat was probably one of the earliest settlers of Nevada but died when it got its foot caught in a bird's nest. The cat was found in a tree in 1946.[Curt Elsbernd, 07/18/1998]