Nevada City, Montana
Just 1.5 miles (2.4km) from Virginia City lies another Gold Rush town turned museum. The town was brought by the Bovey family, who restored the original buildings and their interiors between 1945 and 1978. The whole town is now a living museum.
Together with Virginia City, both towns were a major center of commerce. Both were known as the Richest Gold Strikes in the Rocky Mountain West. Before gold mining came to an end in 1922 it’s estimated that about $2.5 billion of gold was extracted in today’s market value.
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Today, a train connects both towns while live re-enactments every weekend offer a glimpse into the life in the Wild West in the 1800s. Check travel and safety information before planning a visit.