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We were in Reno for a conference and since I’ve heard a lot about the Donner party we made the drive to the state park. It is only about 30 minutes from Reno.
There is a small museum at the park. The museum covers several...More
I wanted to come her for a while. It was a little disappointing. The museum was small and the exhibits were not that engaging. They showed a “movie” , but it seemed to be from 1970. There was a nice family friendly easy hike we...More
After driving past it repeatedly, we pulled off the Interstate to view Donner Pass state park - it is worth the time - the story - of how a pioneer crew were stuck there over the winter and had to resort to desperate measures is...More
This park is highly recommended and we concur. Easy to find and the vision center has very informative displays. Don’t skip the videos about transportation and history- great information about railway and highways. Nice walk along the river to the lake and picnic spots along...More
They did a great job with this museum. I highly recommend it to history buffs. You'll learn a lot about the tragic story of the Donner Party, the building of the railroad, summit tunnel, and Lincoln Highway. They also have a small theater with a...More
Love this place for camping. The highway is nearby and you will hear it at night. That’s a little annoying but the beauty of the park makes up for that. There are pay showers and flush toilets. The facilities are usually pretty clean but I’ve...More
Opened a few years back, the new museum offers a lot of interpretive displays on the Donner Summit, road, rails, the tragic Donner Party. There are also hiking trails to the lake, and just enjoying the fresh air at this 7000-foot level is refreshing.