Visit the outdoor 20 Mile Museum for a unique look at Truckee’s history. Learn about ice harvesting, skiing, the transcontinental railroad and more!
Truckee’s iconic Rainbow Bridge turns 94 this August! Learn the history of this special structure and discover what makes it so unique.
150 years ago, on May 10, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.