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"We can help you with all your problems, have your fortune told!"
Unique Suggestions: I have nothing against fortune-tellers. This isn't the only place that you'll find in Virginia City these days whose goal is to part visitors from the contents of their wallet. I'd be willing to bet that is what life was like in the 1860's in Virginia City too. Virginia City was one of the richest finds in the Old West, the Big Bonanza! There were plenty of people in Virginia City 140 years ago wanting to part miners with their wealth!
Fun Alternatives: St. Mary in the Mountains offers a wonderful place for contemplation of your problems. If your Catholic, there is a priest who can take confession.
Written Jan 20, 2004
Since it only cost a quarter, it isn't a bad "tourist trap". It's just one of those things that seems kind of touristy. This piano is at the Mark Twain Bookstore.
The signs says, "Grandpa played ME while guzzling his brew; This box was the forerunner of the 'JUKE BOX'".
Unique Suggestions: It actually doesn't sound all that bad, but the songs were as out of date as the piano... meaning whatever played I'd never heard before.
Fun Alternatives: The only alternatives that cost a quarter in Nevada are nickle machines at the casino across the street from the bookstore...
It only costs a quarter, got to do some tourist stuff while you're visiting Virginia City, that might as well be one of them!
Updated Jan 19, 2004