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Carson City, Nevada: Nevada State Museum: Scary Teeth, Mummified Cat Team Field Report

Nevada State Museum

600 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV
North side of downtown, on the west side of N. Carson St. between W. Robinson and W. Washington Sts. Four blocks south of the intersection of eastbound US Hwy 50.
Tu-Su 8:30-4:30. Medallion minting last F every month; every F in summer. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $8.
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Nevada State Museum: Scary Teeth, Mummified Cat

Features a replica silver mine in the basement, a dried-up cat found in a desert tree, and a display of bad miner teeth. Report... [12/16/2018]

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Doll exhibit.

Nevada State Museum: Creepy Doll Exhibit

This museum is really great (make sure you check out the replica silver mine in the basement), but the second floor has this excellent and creepy doll exhibit. Two-faced dolls!

[Missy, 01/27/2018]

The museum's mummified cat -- found in a Nevada desert tree -- is another crowd-pleaser.

Mummified Cat.

Mummified Cat

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Head On A LawnBig Head On A Lawn, Carson City, NV - < 1 mi.
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Yard Art - Fort CarsonYard Art - Fort Carson, Carson City, NV - 2 mi.
In the region:
Three Large Dice - Miniature Golf, Kings Beach, CA - 14 mi.

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