By Nevada Lifestyle Lincoln County Magazine 2024 Edition

The Box Car Museum in Caliente, Nevada holds a rich and captivating history that tells the tale of the evolution of transportation and the significance of the railroad industry. Established in 1985, the museum is housed in a historic train depot and showcases various boxcars that were once vital to the movement of goods and people across the country. The museum’s collection boasts an impressive array of boxcars, each with its own unique story to tell.

From the meticulously restored wooden boxcars of the early 20th century to the sleek and modern steel boxcars of the present day, visitors can witness the remarkable progression of technology and design. The museum’s exhibits not only highlight the physical aspects of boxcars but also delve into the social and economic impact of rail transportation on the development of the region.

Through interactive displays, visitors can learn about the challenges faced by railroad workers, the growth of communities along the rail lines, and the historical significance of the Caliente area within the wider context of the American West. With its immersive exhibits and educational programs, the Box Car Museum truly offers a window into the past, preserving and celebrating a crucial chapter in Nevada’s history.

Box Car Museum
100 Depot Ave.
Caliente, NV 89008
(775) 726-3131

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