Lyon County Museum

(775) 463-6576
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Big Blend Radio interview with Mike Hagen, docent of Lyon County Museum in historic downtown Yerington, Nevada. 


From local Native American culture to the pioneers, miners, farmers and ranchers who developed the land, the Lyon County Museum in downtown Yerington features eight buildings of artifacts and exhibits that preserve and showcases the region’s diverse history and heritage. You’ll see artifacts that range from a human hair embroidered picture to a nickel slot machine, dental tools and a gomphothere mandible.

Yerington is a charming historic ranching, agricultural and mining community in Lyon County, western Nevada. The area also incorporates Mason Valley and Smith Valley, and is a popular destination for history buffs researching the area’s Pony Express and California National Historic Trails, along with its rich mining and railroad past. Yerington is also a fun casino gaming destination, and an outdoor and nature enthusiast’s paradise.

Read the ‘Relics and Legends’ article in the July 2015 issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, that outlines some of the artifacts and legendary stories of the people represented in the museum.
Lyon County Museum is open to the public for tours Thursday through Sunday, with special group tours arranged by appointment. Call (775) 463-6576 or visit


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