Nevada Northern Railway
National Historic Landmark      Ely, NV



National Park Service ragners setting up for the Star gazing
Star Train leaves from Ely on selected Summer evenings to view the amazing night sky
See the Milky Way guided by the Dark Rangers of Great Basin National Park

Great Basin Star Train

Featuring the National Park Service's Dark Rangers


Fast Facts

WHAT: Come see the heavens through special telescopes for viewing the night sky. NPS rangers will guide us to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey.

WHEN: Select Friday evenings in the Summer

WHERE: Ely, NV, with one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states.  245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles West / Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno.

DON'T FORGET: Bring something warm. It gets cool in the evening up here (over a mile high in elevation). Also, these trains often sell-out in advance. Make your reservation today.

For those of you who aren't fortunate enough to live up here in the Rural Inter-Mountain West, you are missing our breathtakingly beautiful night sky.   For those of you who live in these parts, you may not have taken the time lately to stop and gaze at the Heavens.  Either way, plan a special night out with those beautiful stars of ours.  This area has one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states which provides the setting for our wonderful night skies.

Nevada Northern Railway's Star Train pulls out of Ely on selected Summer evenings with the Dark Rangers of Great Basin National Park aboard.  These rangers love the night sky as much as we all do, but they probably know a whole lot more about stars than all of us put together.  They will guide us on our journey to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey. 

All Star Train dates have been selected to either be on, or within a few days of a new moon to maximize star viewing. We will stop the train away from town to take full advantage of the dark night skies.  The National Park Service Rangers will have  special telescopes set up for viewing the night sky, and will be there to tell us all about it. 

What to expect:

Prices and Discounts

Prices:   Adult: $39    Child (4-12): $20    Infant (not yet 4): Free

Dates and Tickets for Star Train

Fri, Aug 10th 7:00pm
Fri, Sep 14th 7:00pm

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Jo says...
Glad we went. Skies beautiful as you know and it was a great experience. Thanks so much!!
23rd May 2018 4:35pm
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Jo says...
Glad we went. Skies beautiful as you know and it was a great experience. Thanks so much!!
23rd May 2018 4:33pm
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