2014 Nevada Visitor's Guide
Adventure awaits you in the Nevada. A world within. A state apart.
TR AVEL NEVADA | NEVADA’S OFFIC IAL TR AVEL & LEISURE GUIDE TRAVEL NEVADA NEVADA’S OFFICIAL TRAVEL & LEISURE GUIDE Explore NEVADA with us In print and online, we highlight urban and rural travel, dining, people, history, events, shows, and more. Subscribe to Nevada Magazine at nevadamagazine.com, or call 775-687-0610 or toll free 855-729-7117. facebook.com/NevadaMagazine @Nevada_Magazine 202 YouTravelNevada.com Tube GOVERNOR’S LETTER TRAVELNEVADA.COM 1 2 TravelNevada.com GOVERNOR’S LETTER N E VA D A C O M M I S S I O N O N TO U R I S M 401 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 Toll Free: 800-NEVADA-8 Phone: 775-687-4322 Fax: 775-687-6779 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: TravelNevada.com GOVERNOR WELCOME TO NEVADA: A WORLD WITHIN. A STATE APART. There is no other state quite like Nevada. In our great state, a world of beauty and wonder waits to be discovered. Nevadans take pride in our unique events, breathtaking landscapes, groundbreaking ideas, and our living history. Without a doubt, we are truly a state apart. This year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial – our 150th anniversary of statehood – and I promise you, this year is an exciting time to explore Nevada’s history and celebrate our future. In honor of our 150th anniversary, I invite you to discover Nevada anew this year. Take time to seek out parts of the state that you haven’t seen before, and see ﬁrsthand how vital Nevada was in settling the “wild west.” Come visit a Pony Express station, or tour a preserved Army Cavalry fort. See where gold was ﬁrst discovered in Nevada, and walk into a real silver mine deep beneath the surface of Virginia City. The opportunities and possibilities are endless. Maybe this is the year to ﬁnally take that road trip along “The Loneliest Road in America” and see living examples of boom-and-bust mining towns. Visit Great Basin National Park and see 3,000-year-old bristlecone pines – the oldest living beings on Earth – for yourself. Stand under the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign or visit the impressive Reno Arch, welcoming you to the Biggest Little City. This is the year for making memories in Nevada. This is the year to stand atop a mountain and say, “I made it!” While Nevada marks 150 years of statehood, we invite you to come and explore new destinations and create new memories. Inside the pages of this guide, you will ﬁnd endless travel ideas and resources. Use them – or if you would like, call our tourism ofﬁce – and prepare to enjoy your visit to Nevada: A World Within. A State Apart. We are looking forward to seeing you. Sincerely, BRIAN SANDOVAL LT. G O V E R N O R & C O M M I S S I O N C H A I R BRIAN K. KROLICKI D E PA RT M E N T O F TO U R I S M & C U LT U R A L A F FA I R S D I R E C TO R CLAUDIA VECCHIO COMMISSIONERS JULIA ARGER RICHARD ARNOLD BRIAN AYALA CHRISTOPHER BAUM CINDY L. CARANO LORRAINE HUNT-BONO DON NEWMAN BOB OSTROVSKY ROSSI RALENKOTTER HERB SANTOS JR. BOB STOLDAL RYAN SHELTRA MIKE (MANOHAR) VASWANI JOHN WAGNON Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information contained in this guide, please contact the businesses, services, and event coordinators to verify speciﬁc details and obtain the most up-to-date information. 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Dame Nevada There’s a basin, wrought of reason, tortoise dry and clean of air Where rivers hike to meet their fate, get lost and disappear Where Grand Adventure had a say and different would prevail And where only hardy life hangs on to all that it entails Where hidden hints of Eden are revealed to those who seek And where Bristlecone stand sentinel from high atop her peaks Where the Shoshone and the Paiute and the Washo stories tell; ‘ If we but live within Her wishes, we will prosper and live well ‘ Deemed and destined Dame Nevada, cloaked in sage and sunset crowned Making sense and friends and legends, turning prudence upside down She alludes to and may prove to be enigma in disguise Dealing wisdom and compassion, still, refusing compromise She’s the rugged scent of essence and immense in scope and feel Mountainous and rightly stubborn, cold and sensuous and real Open minded and closed ﬁsted and diverse in all she’s of And, as tight with her resources as she’s liberal with her love And She settled hardy settlers, and She dished prospectors ore And She was booming as the U. S. fought its most un-Civil War And when there’s have and needed ‘ bureaucratic tape gets cleared So, She’s ﬂown the ﬂag of statehood now, one hundred ﬁfty years And as stewards of Her masterpiece, the standards been set high, Be protective and responsive to Her needs and feed Her pride And as Nevadans, we should not forget what native stories tell; ‘If we but live within her wishes, we will prosper and live well’ …Waddie Mitchell Honorary Sesquicentennial Poet Waddie’s Word Publishing 2014 All Rights Reserved. Photo by: Jessica Brandi Liﬂand TravelNevada.com; Nevada150.org CONTENTS 14 18 30 26 CONTENTS 3 Governor’s Welcome 3 Connect with Us 8 Photo Opportunities 9 Discover Your Nevada 10 Distance/Temperature Information 12 What’s New 14 Cowboy Culture 18 Off The Beaten Path 22 Railroads 26 Urban Highlights 30 Food and Drink Special thanks to Matthew B. Brown who contributed photographs to this publication. 34 34 Outdoor Recreation 42 Itineraries 50 State Map 52 Statewide — Indian Territory 56 Southern Nevada — Las Vegas Territory 74 Northwestern Nevada — Reno-Tahoe Territory 86 Northern Nevada — Cowboy Country 98 North Central Nevada — Pony Express Territory 108 Central Nevada — Nevada Silver Trails 118 Index TRAVELNEVADA.COM 5 TRAVEL NEVADA O h give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above… Don’t Fence Me In!* The “Don’t Fence Me In” spirit of Nevada has been part of the state’s DNA for 150 years. Nevada embraces the true spirit and the indisputable promise of the West — offering the freedom and sheer space to do what you want, where you want, when you want. This is where you can clear the fences and shatter the boundaries of everyday life and discover the wonder and sheer delight that comes with exploring the many facets of the surprisingly diverse Silver State. Nevada is where forward-thinking entrepreneurs created some of the world’s most exciting and fascinating cities. Behind the dazzling lights pulses a creative energy that energizes a thriving community of artists, global trendsetters and intellectuals. From the ﬁrst moment you arrive, you’ll feel a surge in energy and desire to enjoy life to the fullest. And, Nevada is where Mother Nature paused for a moment to shower the landscape with incredible riches. Here, tucked within the mountains of snow and valleys of ﬁre, are some of the most breathtaking and exhilarating outdoor adventure experiences found on the planet. And, it’s here, where relaxing under the stars, you can breathe. In this awe-inspiring juxtaposition of the world’s most exciting cities with the immensely wide open, serene landscapes, Nevada offers visitors (and residents) a truly unique World Within and State Apart. The dualities that comprise the Nevada experience create a destination unlike any other. Share your Nevada adventures at TravelNevada.com or tell your favorite Nevada stories on the Travel Nevada Facebook page. I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences, gaze at the moon ‘til I lose my senses, I cannot look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences… Don’t Fence Me In!* Don’t Fence Me In, Cole Porter, Used by permission from the Cole Porter Estate. 6 TRAVELNEVADA.COM TRAVEL NEVADA TRAVELNEVADA.COM 7 DISCOVER YOUR NEVADA Photo Opportunities Grab your phone, ﬁnd your favorite ﬁlter, and prepare for the ultimate photo ops in Nevada. WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS – You’ve seen it on ﬁlm, T-shirts, belt buckles, and novelty shot glasses – the iconic sign at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South is among the most photographed on Earth. No trip to Las Vegas is complete without striking a pose beneath the Sin City symbol. RENO ARCH – The Biggest Little City in the World has sported its iconic downtown arch since 1926, getting brighter and bolder over the years, just like the town itself. Grab a shot of the neon, glittering arch, and score bonus points if you can frame it with downtown Reno’s towering casinos in the background. RHYOLITE – Ghost towns are as representative of Nevada as sagebrush, and Rhyolite is one of the most photogenic with its crumbling buildings, unusual Bottle House, and outdoor art looming over the barren landscape. Late afternoon is the best time of day to capture the nuances in color and shadow. WENDOVER WILL – It’s hard to miss the bright lights of West Wendover when traveling Interstate 80 in northeastern Nevada, but in case you do, a friendly 63-foot-tall neon cowboy is waiting to show you the way. Wendover Will watches over the town and welcomes visitors to Nevada’s last hurrah before crossing into Utah. (Make it a matched set by visiting Vegas Vic and Vegas Vickie in downtown Las Vegas!) 8 TRAVELNEVADA.COM DISCOVER YOUR NEVADA TREASURE WINNERS Discover Your Nevada Treasure COWBOY COUNTRY: THE STAR HOTEL AND BASQUE RESTAURANT The Star in Elko is one of Nevada’s most famous Basque restaurants, and serves up meals meant to keep you full for days! Get there early for a Picon Punch at the bar, then get chummy with your neighbor at the family-style dining tables. This stalwart of Basque cuisine is the undefeated Nevada Treasure representing Cowboy Country. RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY: DANGBERG HOME RANCH HISTORIC PARK Four generations of German ranchers lived in this home, which is now a museum dedicated to telling the story of ranching life in the Carson Valley. Browse kids’ toys, family photos, and clothing worn by the Dangberg family over the last century. This two-time Nevada Treasure is a locals’ favorite gem in the Reno-Tahoe Territory. PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY: NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY A “Ghost Train,” the “Polar Express” and daily excursions through the rugged mountains in eastern Nevada are just part of what makes the Nevada Northern Railway a recurring winner in the Nevada Treasures contest. Visitors can explore the working rail yard and ride historic diesel and steam engines that served the nearby mines when the railway started in 1905. NEVADA SILVER TRAILS: PAHRUMP VALLEY WINERY One of only four wineries in Nevada, the Pahrump Valley winery an hour from Las Vegas has received more than 375 national awards since 2005, and produced Nevada’s ﬁrst commercial red wine. It is undeniably a Nevada Treasure with an impressive tasting room and upscale restaurant overlooking vineyards. LAS VEGAS TERRITORY: NEVADA STATE MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS A Columbian Mammoth greets visitors young and old to the Nevada State Museum, conveniently located at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. Learn about Nevada’s history through a collection of immersive, hands-on exhibits. A Las Vegas exhibit takes visitors through Sin City’s vibrant history in full color and neon lighting. INDIAN TERRITORY: LOST CITY MUSEUM A two-time winner of the Nevada Treasures contest, Lost City Museum tells the story of Nevada’s indigenous tribes. Recreated adobe huts represent the dwellings that were lost to Lake Mead when Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s. This small yet profound museum is a colorful representation of Nevada’s American Indian culture. *Nevada Treasures were selected by popular vote through the 2013 Discover Your Nevada social media contest. Winners were chosen for each of Nevada’s six tourism territories. TRAVELNEVADA.COM 9 DISTANCE/ DISTANCE/TEMPERATURES TEMPERATURES FROM Grand Canyon Los Angeles, Calif. Phoenix, Ariz. San Diego, Calif. Zion National Park Portland, Ore. Salt Lake City, Utah San Francisco, Calif. Seattle, Wash. Yosemite, Calif. TO Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Reno Reno Reno Reno Reno DRIVE TIME 4.5 hours 4 hours 5 hours 5 hours 2.75 hours 9.75 hours 7.25 hours 3.75 hours 12.75 hours 5 hours MILES 275 270 286 332 163 578 519 218 721 218 KM 443 435 460 534 262 930 835 351 1161 351 Regional Distances Travel lengths are rounded and travel times are approximate. Spring Valley, Nevada Silver Trails Intra-state Distances Beatty Beatty Carson City Elko Ely Hawthorne Lake Tahoe 321 miles, 5.5 hours 364 miles, 6 hours 260 miles, 4 hours 197 miles, 3 hours 338 miles, 6 hours 328 miles, 5.75 hours 117 miles, 1.75 hours 214 miles, 3.5 hours 331 miles, 5.5 hours 94 miles, 1.5 hours 381 miles, 6 hours 307 miles, 4.5 hours 319 miles, 5.25 hours 124 miles, 2.5 hours 26 miles, .5 hours 25 miles, .5 hours 438 miles, 7.25 hours 535 miles, 8.75 hours 33 miles, .75 hours 227 miles, 4 hours 415 miles, 6 hours 188 miles, 3 hours 324 miles, 4.75 hours 322 miles, 3.75 hours 330 miles, 5 hours 430 miles, 7 hours 568 miles, 8.75 hours 289 miles, 4 hours 271 miles, 4.5 hours 109 miles, 1.5 hours 271 miles, 4 hours 345 miles, 6 hours 345 miles, 6.5 hours 242 miles, 4 hours 339 miles, 5.5 hours 320 miles, 5 hours 168 miles, 2.5 hours 120 miles, 2 hours 150 miles, 3 hours 149 miles, 3 hours 314 miles, 5 hours 411 miles, 6.5 hours 135 miles, 2.25 hours 104 miles, 1.5 hours 392 miles, 6 hours 25 miles, .5 hours 465 miles, 7.75 hours 561 miles, 9.5 hours 37 miles, .75 hours 253 miles, 4.5 hours 430 miles, 6.25 hours 436 miles, 7.5 hours 542 miles, 9.25 hours 60 miles, 1.25 hours 234 miles, 4.25 hours 440 miles, 6.75 hours 97 miles, 1.75 hours 449 miles, 7.25 hours 211 miles, 3.25 hours 362 miles, 6 hours 546 miles, 8.75 hours 308 miles, 5 hours 500 miles, 8 hours 238 miles, 4 hours 398 miles, 5.5 hours 289 miles, 4.5 hours Carson City 321 miles, 5.5 hours Elko 364 miles, 6 hours 307 miles, 4.5 hours Ely 260 miles, 4 hours 319 miles, 5.25 hours 188 miles, 3 hours Hawthorne 197 miles, 3 hours 124 miles, 2.5 hours 324 miles, 4.75 hours 271 miles, 4 hours (Incline Village) Lake Tahoe 338 miles, 6 hours 26 miles, .5 hours 322 miles, 3.75 hours 345 miles, 6 hours 150 miles, 3 hours Lake Tahoe (Stateline) Las Vegas 117 miles, 1.75 hours 438 miles, 7.25 hours 430 miles, 7 hours 242 miles, 4 hours 314 miles, 5 hours 465 miles, 7.75 hours 436 miles, 7.5 hours Laughlin 214 miles, 3.5 hours 535 miles, 8.75 hours 568 miles, 8.75 hours 339 miles, 5.5 hours 411 miles, 6.5 hours 561 miles, 9.5 hours 542 miles, 9.25 hours 97 miles, 1.75 hours Reno 331 miles, 5.5 hours 33 miles, .75 hours 289 miles, 4 hours 320 miles, 5 hours 135 miles, 2.25 hours 37 miles, .75 hours 60 miles, 1.25 hours 449 miles, 7.25 hours 546 miles, 8.75 hours Tonopah 94 miles, 1.5 hours 227 miles, 4 hours 271 miles, 4.5 hours 168 miles, 2.5 hours 104 miles, 1.5 hours 253 miles, 4.5 hours 234 miles, 4.25 hours 211 miles, 3.25 hours 308 miles, 5 hours 238 miles, 4 hours West Wendover 381 miles, 6 hours 415 miles, 6 hours 109 miles, 1.5 hours 120 miles, 2 hours 392 miles, 6 hours 430 miles, 6.25 hours 440 miles, 6.75 hours 362 miles, 6 hours 500 miles, 8 hours 398 miles, 5.5 hours 289 miles, 4.5 hours 328 miles, 5.75 hours 25 miles, .5 hours 330 miles, 5 hours 345 miles, 6.5 hours 149 miles, 3 hours 25 miles, .5 hours (Incline Village) Lake Tahoe (Stateline) Las Vegas Laughlin Reno Tonopah West Wendover LOCATION Max. Beatty Caliente Carson City Elko Ely Gerlach Hawthorne Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Laughlin Reno Tonopah Winnemucca JANUARY Min. 29°F/-2°C 20°F/-7°C 22°F/-6°C 14°F/-10°C 14°F/-10°C 23°F/-5°C 24°F/-4°C 16°F/-9°C 39°F/4°C 43°F/6°C 22°F/-6°C 20°F/-7°C 19°F/-7°C Max. APRIL Min. 41°F/5°C 36°F/2°C 34°F/1°C 31°F/-1°C 30°F/-1°C 37°F/3��C 38°F/3°C 27°F/-3°C 56°F/13°C 56°F/13°C 38°F/3°C 35°F/2°C 31°F/-1°C Max. JULY Min. 62°F/17°C 59°F/15°C 52°F/11°C 50°F/10°C 53°F/12°C 60°F/16°C 63°F/17°C 41°F/5°C 81°F/27°C 80°F/27°C 58°F/14°C 58°F/14°C 52°F/11°C Max. OCTOBER Min. 44°F/7°C 36°F/2°C 35°F/2°C 29°F/-2°C 31°F/-1°C 38°F/3°C 40°F/4°C 28°F/-2°C 59°F/15°C 60°F/16°C 39°F/4°C 37°F/3°C 30°F/-1°C Average Temperatures 55°F/13°C 47°F/8°C 45°F/7°C 36°F/2°C 39°F/4°C 43°F/6°C 47°F/8°C 43°F/6°C 58°F/14°C 65°F/18°C 46°F/8°C 45°F/7°C 42°F/6°C 72°F/22°C 68°F/20°C 63°F/17°C 60°F/16°C 59°F/15°C 66°F/19°C 67°F/19°C 54°F/12°C 78°F/26°C 86°F/30°C 64°F/18°C 64°F/18°C 63°F/17°C 98°F/37°C 96°F/36°C 90°F/32°C 90°F/32°C 89°F/32°C 93°F/34°C 95°F/35°C 81°F/27°C 104°F/40°C 111°F/44°C 92°F/33°C 92°F/33°C 93°F/34°C 78°F/26°C 73°F/23°C 68°F/20°C 65°F/18°C 64°F/18°C 70°F/21°C 71°F/22°C 63°F/17°C 81°F/27°C 88°F/31°C 69°F/21°C 68°F/20°C 67°F/19°C Hiking, by North Lake Tahoe/Jeff Dow 10 TRAVELNEVADA.COM DISTANCE/ TEMPERATURES Step Back in Time and Begin the Adventure! Comstock Adventure Passes embrace the opportunity to visit museums, mine tours, historic buildings, the thrill of a stagecoach ride, or the famous Virginia & Truckee train ride, and so much more at discounted prices. Choose from 4 Comstock Adventure Passes or build your own package and choose from 16 exciting attractions. You save either way. • Comstock Heritage Adventure • Silver & Gold Adventure • Wild West Adventure • Mucker Madness Adventure (two days of adventure) VisitVirginiaCityNV.com Virginia City Visitor Center ~ (800) 718-7587 or (775) 847-7500 86 South C Street, P.O. Box 920, Virginia City, NV 89440 Scan this code to download our new mobile app. The cruise lasts a few hours but the memories last forever. Zephyr Cove Resort Cabins On a mountain bike, your Lake Tahoe Getaway in a cabin overnight… Create lifelong memories aboard a Mississippi-style Paddlewheeler on a Lake Tahoe cruise. M.S. Dixie II Enjoy a narrated daytime cruise or cruise by night with signature cocktails, gourmet dining, live entertainment, to dance by the moonlight... all with breathtaking views. Tahoe Queen Parents marvel at the crystal blue water, kids are mesmerized by the giant paddlewheeler. These family-friendly day and dinner cruises, are a must-do way to see Lake Tahoe, right on the lake. Zephyr Cove Resort features rustic, beachfront cabins for your perfect Lake Tahoe getaway. Available year-round, cabins range from quaint and cozy to larger Chalets that sleep up to 10. Situated on forest service grounds, nestled among towering pine trees, many offer spectacular lake views and are just steps away from our beach. All of the cabins have been renovated to retain their original charm, yet with modern conveniences. Cabin Amenities Include Cable TV, Telephones, Wireless internet, kitchens/kitchenettes, Maid Service provided, third day, Pet Friendly for an additional charge and many more. LakeTahoeCruises.com • 800.238.2463 facebook.com/laketahoecruises The D Las Vegas FORES T SERVICE ZephyrCove.com • 800.238.2463 facebook.com/laketahoecruises Zephyr Cove Resort and Marina operated under a special U.S. Forest Service use permit. Managed by ARAMARk Parks and Destinations. TRAVELNEVADA.COM 11 WHAT’S NEW What’s New ■ Pop star Britney Spears launched her new show in December 2013 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Britney: Piece of Me will be at Planet Hollywood for the next two years and will showcase Spears’ worldwide hits as well as material from her upcoming studio album. BritneyPieceofMe.com. ■ Container Park, a family-friendly Las Vegas venue that combines local boutiques, galleries, eateries, and bars amid the open-air setting of a park, opened in late 2013. downtowncontainerpark.com ■ Downtown Grand Las Vegas, the ﬁrst hotel-casino to open in the downtown Las Vegas area (north of the Strip) in 30 years, debuted in October 2013. The Downtown Grand has 634 guest rooms in two towers and a 25,000-square-foot gaming area. downtowngrand.com ■ Laughlin Events Center, an outdoor concert venue capable of seating 9,300 to 21,000 people, opens February 2014. The Events Center is designed to host a variety of events, from concerts to rodeos to festivals. lasvegasevents.com/laughlin ■ The LINQ complex anchored by the High Roller — a 550-foot observation wheel, the tallest in the world — is set to open in late 2013 and early 2014 on the Las Vegas Strip. The LINQ is an open-air retail, dining and entertainment district in 300,000 square feet, and will open in phases. The High Roller will have 28 spherical cabins, each capable of carrying 40 guests. thelinq.com ■ Luxury+ Galaxy IMAX Theatres opened in early 2014 at the Outlets at Legends mall in Sparks. The 62,000-square-foot theater complex will feature all-digital sound and projection in its 12 auditoriums, along with 3D capabilities and a giant-screen IMAX auditorium. experiencelegends.com ■ Mustang Monument Wild Horse Eco-Resort, nestled in the Spruce Mountains south of Wells, opens in June. Guests at Mustang Monument — spanning more than 900 square miles — learn about wild horses at the facility, which currently is home to 600 wild mustangs. Mustang Monument is open from June through September. mustangmonument.com ■ Slotzilla at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas is expected to open in early 2014, and will feature two rides: a Zoomline 100 feet above ground, from which riders will ﬂy 1,700 feet, the length of the Fremont Street Experience; and the Zipline, 70 feet above ground and 850 feet long. vegasexperience.com ■ Voodoo Zip Line, a zip line between two towers of the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, plans to open in 2014. Guests will soar 490 feet above the Strip at speeds of up to 33 mph. voodoozipline.com ■ Whitney Peak Hotel, a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel on South Virginia Street by the Reno Arch, will open its doors in May 2014. Featuring more than 150 guest rooms and suites, it also will include BaseCamp, a climbing facility with the world’s tallest exterior climbing wall. whitneypeakhotel.com Britney Spears Laughlin Events Center The LINQ Galaxy IMAX Theatres Mustang Monument Whitney Peak Hotel 12 TRAVELNEVADA.COM Nevada’s Turning 150 WHAT’S NEW Learn More Share Your Story Get Social TRAVELNEVADA.COM 13 COWBOY CULTURE Cowboy Culture • You know it when you see it: a cowhand clad in leather, denim, and the dust of the range. • You smell it: sagebrush, hay, and oil to the keep the leather from cracking. • You taste it: sizzling steak topped with grilled onions and paired with a heaping side of baked beans. • You hear it: the clink of spurs, the lowing of cattle. Most of all, you remember it: cowboy culture, the most authentic, raw, unadulterated element of American life. 14 TRAVELNEVADA.COM COWBOY CULTURE When we talk about cowboys in Nevada, it’s about the men and women who ride horses and rope cows. They wear boots and hats because they’re useful to the work, not to make a statement – although they could tell you the difference between round-toe and square-toe boots, and the real deﬁnition of a “buckaroo.” Horses are modes of transportation and members of the family. We take great pride in our ropin’ and ridin’ skills, and aren’t afraid to grab a guitar and pick a melody. This is the lifestyle that created the art form known as cowboy music and poetry, and it’s celebrated every January in Elko during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and in May at the Genoa Cowboy Festival. These poets can spin a yarn that will make your sides ache from laughter and the music transports you to a starry night around the ﬁre. Guest ranches are the perfect places to get a taste for the country way of life, but don’t expect to be wined and dined; if you’re a guest on a working ranch, you can expect to work. You may help wrangle the cows or feed the horses, and you’ll earn that chuck wagon dinner at the end of the day. The cowboy way of life is celebrated every day at the Western Folklife Center in Elko. Here arts, culture and personal stories of Nevada’s buckaroos and ranchers come to life. Rodeos are a big part of cowboy culture, and Nevada does them right. The Reno Rodeo is known as the wildest, richest rodeo in the West, and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas is where the best of the best prove their stuff in the arena. TRAVELNEVADA.COM 15 Cowboy culture If you feel inclined to really step back in time, there’s no place like Virginia City. The main street is lined with wooden sidewalks, saloons, and gambling halls. You can take a teeth-rattling ride in a stagecoach or climb aboard a vintage steam train. Capture the moment in sepia with your loved ones dressed up as gamblers, cowboys, saloon girls, or miners. On a warm summer day, you may just witness a bank robbery and ensuing shoot-out, but don’t worry, the sheriff always wins. Go ahead and dust off your cowboy hat, and pull on your favorite pair of Levi’s. Life is about comfort here, and we think you’ll fit right in. The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive is where wannabe cowboys and cowgirls can become the real thing, if only for a couple of days. Every June in the week leading up to the Reno Rodeo, the rodeo cattle are herded into Reno by pro and novice cowpokes. Your reservation buys you a seat in the saddle, a spot around the nightly campfire, trailside dinner, and an unforgettable experience in the American West. Celebrate Las Vegas’ cowboy history at Helldorado Days in mid-May. This cowboy-themed festival has been rocking southern Nevada for 80 years, and this year moves to a new location near the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas. The five-day festival includes a pro rodeo, parade, carnival “whiskerino” contest, poker tournament, art show and auction, trail ride, and of course lots of food and entertainment. This year’s event has been named a signature event for the Nevada Sesquicentennial. Cowboy Christmas is a long-standing favorite during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas every December. This is where smart cow pokes can find gear or buy western gifts from more than 400 vendors just in time for Christmas. Boots and spurs, pottery and silver, furniture and art – it’s all for sale during the 10-day rodeo. Where to experience it: The Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo is about as authentic as it gets, with working cowboys and cowgirls putting their daily chores on display in a test of skill. Venture to Winnemucca, right in the heart of Cowboy Country, the last week of February as ranch hands compete for bragging rights and some cold hard cash in roping, riding, doctoring, and other livestock skills. 16 TravelNevada.com Cowboy culture TravelNevada.com 17 OFF THE BEATEN PATH Ione Off The Beaten Path Nevada is different. When you cross the state line, you feel a change in the air, a subtle breeze of freedom ďŹ‚icking your hair and enticing you deeper into this land like none other. This state was built by mavericks, fortune-seekers, and pioneers, and their spirits linger, drifting through rural towns, swirling like tumbleweeds through ghost towns, and invigorating the artists who come here to be inspired. For the most part, you have to get off the beaten path to discover what really makes this place tick. Manhattan 18 TRAVELNEVADA.COM OFF THE BEATEN PATH GHOST TOWNS Ghost towns are strewn throughout Nevada. Some, like Rhyolite, Belmont, and Berlin, are easily accessible from the highways and are meticulously preserved as if time stood still. But some, well, some make you work for the reward. Names like Metropolis, Manhattan, and Como are rarely tossed about by the casual traveler. But those who seek a richer experience in Nevada will ďŹ nd that the roads to these little-known ghost towns are littered with tall tales and unforgettable experiences. Berlin Belmont Belmont TRAVEL NEVADA .COM Rhyolite 19 OFF THE BEATEN PATH FORTS Nevada’s motto is “Battle Born,” and this makes sense when you visit the military forts and early settlements throughout the state. Now a ghost town of its own, Fort Churchill stands sentinal under the northern Nevada sky, the adobe walls seeming to blaze in the setting sun and glowing like a phantom in the moonlight. In contrast, Mormon Station State Historic Park predates Fort Churchill by a decade, but its wooden cabins stand as true and secure as they did when they were built in 1851. The park is tucked in Nevada’s ﬁrst permanent settlement, Genoa, and is surrounded by the quaint community. Fort Churchill Gold Butte Mormon Station State Historic Park TRULY UNUSUAL Swirls of hardened sandstone and salt create layers of brilliant color in a little-known corner of Nevada called Gold Butte. This rugged terrain is just south of Mesquite and an irresistible attraction for off-roaders, hikers, history buffs, and nature freaks. The Civilian Conservation Corps created stone structures that are now havens for campers and hikers, who will also be treated to ancient petroglyphs and ghost town ruins. A truly ethereal portion of Gold Butte is called Little Finland – or Devil’s Fire, depending on whom you ask – and must be seen to be believed. Delicate stone outcroppings and arches defy gravity yet have withstood eons of wild desert weather. It takes a hearty spirit, and sturdy hiking shoes, to properly explore Gold Butte. 20 TRAVELNEVADA.COM OFF THE BEATEN PATH But you won’t need a photo ﬁlter to awe your friends with the stunning colors and shapes to be found. Another unusual remnant of a long-gone era is the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park just outside of Ely. The 30-feet-high beehiveshaped ovens were used in the 1870s to reduce wood to coal for the nearby mines, and you still can catch a whiff of acrid smoke when you enter the towering stone ovens. Did we mention that Nevada was founded by eccentrics? This is evident at unusual spots such as Stokes Castle, a three-story stone structure just outside of Austin. Stokes Castle was built by Anson Phelps Stokes, a railroad and mining tycoon who took a year to build his family’s summer home and only spent about a month in it. The castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We love when human error results in unfathomable beauty. That’s the case of the Fly Geyser near the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. Don’t get too close – the geyser is on private property but is viewable from the road, and is worth the detour. The geyser was formed when a geothermal well was drilled and not properly capped, creating a constant eruption of mineral-laden water that has left layer after layer of colorful, bulbous sediment. If the beauty of Fly Geyser hasn’t inspired the artist within, take a short detour on Guru Road on your way back to Reno. This dirt road alongside State Route 34 north of Gerlach is lined with inspirational quotes painted on rocks, as well as windswept pieces of art. Nevada’s character is epitomized by the unexpected art, natural beauty, and remnants of bygone eras that have been left to weather their existence in the High Desert. Sometimes the best treasures are found by turning off the main road. Fly Geyser Little Finland Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park TRAVELNEVADA.COM 21 RAILROADS John Tyson on Locomotive No. 40 by Steve Crise All Aboard! Some 150 years ago, the far reaches of Nevada called to pioneers and prospectors. Nevada’s railroads were the arteries that brought the state to life back in the day, and they continue to be vital to commerce and tourism in the 21st century. The huge iron horses made prosperity possible for the state and you can see them in full glory at the Nevada State Museums in Boulder City, Carson City, and Ely. The magniﬁcent machines at work and on display in the museums, along with the V&T Railroad from Carson City to Virginia City, offer an unparalleled experience shared by every member of the family. They are a photographer’s delight. When the train whistle blows, it’s a signal of rich events and fun ahead. 22 TRAVELNEVADA.COM RAILROADS Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City The Nevada Northern Railway in Ely offers visitors rides along the same historic routes that were built in 1905 to haul ore from nearby mines. Walk through the East Ely Depot Museum, restored to its 1907 appearance, and see original waiting rooms, baggage storage, and ofﬁces used by one of the nation’s most important railroads. Ride the rails behind the 1905 Baldwin Steam Locomotive No. 25 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. See the spectacular McKeen Car, a national historic landmark and perfectly restored example of a rare selfpropelled vehicle that used internal combustion. Just try to resist the whistle call of The Inyo, a majestic 1875 steam locomotive, on a specialoccasion run. The Virginia & Truckee Railway, dubbed the Queen of the Short Lines, offers excursions throughout the summer months. The Historic Route is a short ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill’s original V&T depot. Spend 35 minutes TRAVELNEVADA.COM 23 Virginia & Truckee Railway, Carson City, by Thomas Gray railroads McKeen Car, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City on the four-mile trip that departs eight times a day in the summer season and seven in October. Hear the conductor tell the story of the Comstock Lode’s mining boom, when Virginia City became one of the richest cities on earth. See mine tailings and railroad equipment and pass through Tunnel No. 4 along the way. The V&T railway’s newest route, from Carson City to Virginia City, is Sisters in History. It’s an hour and a half each way in cars pulled by steam or diesel-powered locomotives. See mines and wild mustangs on the 28-mile round-trip. Relive the early days of the Hoover Dam in Boulder City on the Union Pacific Boulder Branch line, commissioned in 1931, and photograph the superb scenery. Hop aboard an excursion train outside Las Vegas for a trip along the tracks of southern Nevada’s colorful past in refurbished and air-conditioned Pullman coaches dating to 1911. Check out Union Pacific Railroad No. 2314, an official Railway Post Office car that once carried postal employees and mail across the country. Special events provide ideal opportunities for the entire family to enjoy the historic trains. These trains feature ghosts, Western outlaws, Santa, Thomas the Tank Engine, the magical Polar Express and Oktoberfest revelries. In every shape and form, Nevada’s historic railroad pieces animate the Wild West for 21st century generations. Welcome aboard. “Rail history in Nevada is up close and personal, from riding behind or even operating a century-old steam locomotive, to watching the latest trains thunder by on the original transcontinental railroad. The people and the dreams that made Nevada great are still out there, waiting for you to discover them.” Mark S. Bassett, Executive Director, Nevada Northern Railway 24 TravelNevada.com POINT BE Not one “Are we there yet?” A sleepy little boy in my lap Sun sinking behind the waves POINT A Playing games with other kids Let’s get some snacks, Kiddo Yes, a real live train Be transported in more ways than one. Traveling by train gives you more time to talk, play games, cuddle, or just hang out. Plus, kids ages 2-15 travel for 50% off the adult fare.* Something to think about when planning your next family trip. Book your trip today at Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL. *Children ages 2 through 15 receive a 50% discount on most Amtrak rail fares anywhere in the U.S., all year long, when accompanied by at least one person paying a regular full adult rail fare. Up to two children’s discounts are permitted in conjunction with each adult traveler. Sleeping Car, Business Class, and First Class upgrades are permitted upon payment of full accommodation charges. The child discount is not acceptable for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services. The discount is available on Acela Express trains on weekends only. Fares and service subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Acela Express, and Enjoy the Journey are service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. PointBeAd_Boy_7.109x4.645.indd 1 2/4/14 8:01 AM Nevada Northern Railway Check nnry.com for schedule National Historical Landmark No tee time needed Beautiful 18-hole course Ely Golf Course Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park and don’t miss Cave Lake State Park Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 Sixth St., Ely, Nevada • 800-496-9350 • elynevada.net • travelnevada.com TravelNevada.com 25 URBAN HIGHLIGHTS Urban Highlights You think you know their stories, but the cities of Reno and Las Vegas have a few plot twists up their sleeves. Nevada’s two major urban areas, Reno in the north and Las Vegas in the south, have tales to tell of cutting-edge restaurateurs, upcoming artists and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Whether you’re visiting Reno’s emerging Midtown District; exploring Las Vegas’ 18b Arts District and its Downtown 3rd District; or indulging in the culinary creations of celebrity chefs on the Strip, you’ll ﬁnd Nevada’s urban highlights. Holland Project Headquarters Ixelo Dance Troupe 26 TRAVELNEVADA.COM URBAN HIGHLIGHTS MIDTOWN IN THE MIX Immerse yourself in Reno’s urban landscape, with its mix of casinoresorts, independent local eateries and museums. Paddle a kayak at the Truckee River Whitewater Park, rock climb the world’s largest outdoor climbing wall or cheer on the Triple-A Reno Aces and Reno Bighorns — all downtown. And then, explore a little farther. Venture south of downtown — not far, just a mile or so — and the high-rises give way to mid-century ofﬁce buildings and houses. Here in the Midtown neighborhood, you’ll ﬁnd a story of organic urban renewal, a story told through such tempting new bistros as Midtown Eats and Süp. The farm-to-fork philosophy remains strong in this neighborhood, where an empty lot has been converted into a 1-acre urban farm that provides produce to neighboring restaurants. Browse such quirky shops as the Never Ender and Junkee Clothing Exchange — maybe even get inked at Aces Tattoo, Evolution or Nightmare Studios. End your day with a cocktail at one of the hip nightspots — including Brasserie Saint James, Midtown Wine Bar, Craft Wine & Beer and Chapel Tavern — that recently garnered attention in the New York Times. “In the middle of the oldest neighborhood in Reno, you’ll ﬁnd a vibrant group of people working hard to bring the best food, drink and goods to their hometown. You’ll get service with a smile whether you live down the street or are just passing through; Midtown is the heart of the Biggest Little City.” TY MARTIN, OWNER, CRAFT WINE & BEER TRAVELNEVADA.COM 27 URBAN HIGHLIGHTS CREATIVE WELLSPRING Las Vegas’ story is one of glitz and gaming, excess and escapism — a colorful tale, but delve into the narrative developing just off the Strip, in the burgeoning 18b Arts District or the Downtown3rd District. Explore eclectic galleries, shop small boutiques, maybe imbibe a craft cocktail while listening to an experimental music showcase: it’s all happening in the area west of the Strip anchored by Charleston Boulevard. This is the18b Arts District, so named because the original arts district area consisted of 18 blocks. If you’re lucky enough to be there on the ﬁrst Friday on the month, you’ll want to check out the First Friday festival, where thousands ﬂock for street performances, live music, local artists’ exhibits and shows, food trucks and more. Inspiration is in the air north of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas — this is the Downtown 3rd District, the area where Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh relocated his company in a move to revitalize the community, spurring a spate of new business openings. Having an art attack? Head to Emergency Arts on Sixth and Fremont streets, a collective for writers, artists, musicians — and a great place to grab a cup of coffee. You may even want to stay here in Downtown 3rd, perhaps at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, which opened in November 2013. CELEBRITY CHEFS The bright lights and gourmet menus will bring you back to the Las Vegas Strip, boasting more than 40 restaurants with celebrity chefs at the helm. Kick it up a notch at Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 inside the Palazzo or throw down a tamale at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace. Unfold that starched napkin at Gordon Ramsay Steak inside Paris Las Vegas or loosen up at Todd English P.U.B. at Crystals in City Center. Calories do not count here — at least, they shouldn’t! — the point is to sample, sip and savor what’s on offer in this foodie mecca. 28 TRAVELNEVADA.COM URBAN HIGHLIGHTS IT’S TIME TO ROCK ON and experience the wide open spaces of Lincoln County, Nevada. There’s plenty of room to breath at five state parks, five charming towns, and a multitude of spectacular places to explore. Visit our website and Facebook page and check out our awesome rock show. We create memories in motion. All aboard for Wild West legends, silver mines and wild horse sightings... Two routes, May through late October. Virginia City–gold Hill 4 miles 775-847-0380 • virginiatruckee.com Carson City–Virginia City 24 miles 877.724.5007 • vtrailway.com/adventure V&T Railroad used by permission of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Co., Virginia City, NV. BLM (775) 726-8100 Nevada State Parks (775) 728-4460 We play rough out here. Care to join us? With a name like Battle Mountain, you know this part of the country isn’t your ordinary “getaway.” You won’t find a fancy mega-chain coffee shop or a restaurant that features designer pies. But you will find rugged, tough terrain that goes on as far as the eye can see. If you’re into adventure, welcome to our mecca. It’s not for the faint of heart. 775.635.1112 BattleMountainTourism.com TRAVELNEVADA.COM 29 FOOD & DRINK Food and Drink Dining experiences across Nevada are almost as varied as the landscape. Cultural feasts at Basque eateries, opportunities to meet local characters at back-road burger joints or at the perfect table in a world-renowned celebrity chef restaurant, visitors to Nevadaâ€™s dining hot spots can enjoy a world of culinary choices. 30 TRAVELNEVADA.COM FOOD & DRINK BASQUE FOOD Traditional Basque restaurants dot the Nevada culinary landscape and are concentrated more heavily in the northern end of the state. Elko, Winnemucca, Fallon, Gardnerville, and Reno boast the more well-known Basque eateries, including the Star Hotel, the Martin Hotel, the Overland, JT Basque Bar & Dining Room, and Louis’ Basque Corner. A Basque meal usually is served family style, so make friends with your neighbors or they won’t pass the salad or beans your way. The fare may vary, depending on whether the restaurant leans more Spanish-Basque or French-Basque, but you can be sure there will be at least ﬁve courses leading up to your main dish (did we mention that it’s best not to eat for a day or two before your meal?). Speaking of the main dish, this is where you get to see what Basque food is really about! Lamb and oxtail are staples of any menu, and if you order steak, remember that “Basque style” comes with a heaping of roasted garlic on top! Don’t be afraid of trying something new, Basque meals start and end with a Picon Punch, and get ready for the punch! JT Basque Bar & Dining Room, Gardnerville TRAVELNEVADA.COM 31 FOOD & DRINK FRESH FARE Bite into a sweet cantaloupe grown in Fallon or tuck into a dish seasoned with zesty onions pulled from the Mason Valley. A glass of zinfandel or merlot from a Nevada winery should complement that nicely. Yes, Nevada has agriculture — including a vital ranching culture — although those in the industry must be creative to work with the desert soil and dramatic temperature swings. Sample local, fresh fare at such events as Tractors and Trufﬂes, a farm-to-plate dinner event held in the fall in Fallon; Taste of the Valley, another autumn event, this one featuring produce grown in the Mason Valley; and Bet on the Farm!, a farmer’s market held weekly at Springs Preserve, a cultural center just west of the Las Vegas Strip. Become immersed in the farm-to-fork experience through culinary schools offered by some of the best chefs in the West. Pair an exhilarating weekend adventure with a cooking school and create a perfect “foodie” getaway. Of course, Nevada’s guests are not the only ones who value ﬂavorful, local produce. Restaurants have jumped on the farm-to-fork trend, many of them taking advantage of the bounty available at the region’s farms and ranches. Asparagus, eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes and turnips are just some of the Nevada-grown fruits and vegetables that might ﬁnd their way to your plate. Don’t forget libations — Nevada is leading a revolution in winemaking, developing desert-hardy grapes that use a fraction of the water that traditional crops consume. That is reason enough to be interested in Nevada’s four wineries, and the bonus is they produce delicious wines. In the south, there’s Pahrump Valley Winery and Sanders Family Winery, both in Pahrump. Pahrump Valley grows primarily red varietals. Sanders Family is planted with zinfandel and petite syrah and imports a gamut of red and white grapes to produce award-winning wines. In the north, you’ll ﬁnd Tahoe Ridge Winery in Minden and Churchill Vineyards in Fallon. Tahoe Ridge started as a research vineyard in 1990 and went on to become the ﬁrst full-production winery in the state. Churchill Vineyards lays claim to the only estate-produced white wines in Nevada. 32 TRAVELNEVADA.COM food & DRINK Dig in You haven’t really visited Nevada until you’ve indulged in an all-you-can-eat casino buffet. This tradition dates back to 1940s Las Vegas, spreading throughout the state and continuing today. Most buffets feature a range of international cuisines as well as yardslong salad bars loaded with everything from jicama slices to bacon crumbles. Like all things Nevada, choice is abundant. Our only advice is to save room for dessert! Beef Wellington, Gordon Ramsay Steak, Las Vegas “Farming in Mason Valley is a connection with my heritage and the land. This valley is a highland glen where descendants of Scottish immigrants settled in harmony with the local Paiutes, farming, ranching, mining and raising families. Today, it is a place where old country values are sown and grown.” Al McNeil, McNeil’s Highroad Farm, Yerington TravelNevada.com 33 OUTDOOR RECREATION Truckee River Outdoor Recreation If you can dream it, you can do it in Nevada. This is the land of muddy trails, boulders the size of your house, sand dunes the size of mountains, and lakes deeper than your love for adventure. There is no room for wimps here, so lace up your boots, ďŹ ll your CamelBak, plot your coordinates and get out there! You can explore Nevadaâ€™s great outdoors by ATV, dune buggy, mountain bike, hiking shoe or even horseback. Find out just how wild the Wild West can be, where you set your own boundaries, and then learn to push past them. Land of the free, indeed! 34 TRAVELNEVADA.COM Wilson Canyon OUTDOOR RECREATION ADVENTURE AWAITS You’re in for an adventure in Nevada, whether you’re a mountain biker, off-road warrior, ﬁshing fan, rock climber, hiker or land sailor pilot. Test your endurance on the mountain bike trails around Austin on Highway 50, a spot that lures bikers from all over the world, or on northern Nevada’s Flume Trail, a challenging single track with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Rev up your off-road vehicles on the 260-mile, mixed-use Silver State Off Highway Vehicle Trail in Lincoln County or at the Sand Mountain Recreation Area — yes, you can ride giant sand dunes! — off Highway 50 just east of Fallon. Pack your tackle boxes when you come to Nevada. Who would’ve guessed that this desert state has so many places to ﬁsh? Lake Tahoe — along with Pyramid Lake, Cave Lake, Rye Patch Reservoir and Lake Mead, among others — are prime places for ﬁshing. Bait your line for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake or striped bass at Lake Mead. Anglers can test their best ﬂies in the Truckee River near Reno-Sparks or Lamoille Creek in the Ruby Mountains near Elko. Pull yourself up rock cliffs: Red Rock National Conservation Area, just 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, is a great place to climb, whether you’re just starting out or an expert. Red Rock offers 1,700 climbing routes of all grades and lengths, and is home to the annual Red Rock Rendezvous rock climbing event. Or keep two feet on solid ground. Hikers will ﬁnd plenty explore in Nevada. Check out the trail system at Great Basin National Park near Ely or explore the Tahoe Rim Trail with its many connecting routes such as the Mt. Rose summit trail. Nevada’s also a place where you can do things that just aren’t done in most other places. Land sailing across the desert ﬂats on three-wheeled vehicles powered by wind is one of them. Nevada’s vast desert playas offer the perfect terrain for this sport, and Smith Creek Playa near Austin, just off Highway 50, will host the 2014 Landsailing World Championship in July. Sand Mountain Lake Tahoe TRAVELNEVADA.COM 35 OUTDOOR RECREATION Heavenly Mountain Resort 36 TRAVELNEVADA.COM OUTDOOR RECREATION THE STEEP AND THE DEEP Now take a deep breath. That cold, crisp air lets you know you’re in for a challenge. The rush of adrenaline that follows is your second hint: You’re about to embark on an adventure in Nevada’s winter wonderland. With annual snowfall of up to 400 inches in the Sierra Nevada, as well as plenty of coverage throughout the state, Nevada offers winter playgrounds for skiing, snowshoeing and more. Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada along the Nevada-California border, is home to several world-class ski resorts that offer trails and terrain parks for all levels. On bluebird days — and there’s an abundance of those — the breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe will stop you in your tracks. That’s if you stop: the groomed slopes, challenging moguls, and thrilling terrain parks at Heavenly Mountain, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, and Diamond Peak Ski Resort will keep you moving. About an hour’s drive from Reno and easily accessible from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Lake Tahoe region also draws visitors for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling. For these reasons and more, Lake Tahoe is a premier winter sports destination. But don’t count out the rest of the state. Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas and just north of Mount Charleston, is one of the region’s often-overlooked gems. With 40 acres, the resort is small by industry standards, but is pursuing an ambitious 10-year expansion plan. Recent changes include a new quad chairlift and 14 new trails. If skiing isn’t your activity, head to a snow play area in the nearby Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, part of the HumboldtToiyabe National Forest, for sledding, a snowball ﬁght or to build a snowman. Snow also falls in abundance on the eastern side of the state, where you can enjoy helicopter-skiing, among other winter activities, in a rural setting. The Ruby Mountains near Elko are where thrill-seekers on helicopter ski adventures get dropped into forested terrain, wide-open bowls, and tight couloirs. Hit the slopes at SnoBowl Ski Area near Elko or strap on snowshoes for a hike at Ward Mountain Recreation Area near Ely. Elko Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe North Lake Tahoe TRAVELNEVADA.COM 37 OUTDOOR RECREATION Edgewood Tahoe FROM TEE TO SHINING TEE Where can a person swing his or her clubs this state? Pretty much everywhere: Nevada offers miles of fairways, some on desert courses, others in mountainous terrain, but always with unique Nevada twists. Start your golf tour in Las Vegas, where you have your choice of nearly 50 courses. Among those is the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, owned by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe and home to the Wolf Course, the state’s longest at 7,604 yards. There’s also the Royal Links Golf Club, with holes inspired by 11 different British Open rotation courses, and the Tom Fazio-designed Shadow Creek, home of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational. Remember that Las Vegas is in the Mojave Desert, and here you’ll ﬁnd many desert courses — links where the fairways are 38 TRAVELNEVADA.COM green and narrow with a more natural rough. Sometimes you’ll be shooting over arroyos and across fairways, so no wild slices or hooks! About 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, on the Nevada-Utah border, is Mesquite, a town of around 15,500 people and nine golf courses. You can stay in Mesquite for week and play a different course every day. Not only does that make it a popular golf destination, it’s also the host of many national golf events, including the Mesquite Amateur and RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. Travel north to the Carson City-Carson Valley area, just south of Reno, to take on the Divine 9, a group of courses nestled on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. Plush greens, rolling OUTDOOR RECREATION Arrow Creek Genoa Lakes fairways, and scenic mountain views are the hallmark of these beauties, which together offer 70,000-plus yards of layouts by top designers. Don’t pack away the irons yet. You’ll want to check out the greens in nearby Lake Tahoe and Reno. Breathtaking lake views can be enjoyed from such courses as Edgewood Tahoe, host of the popular American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, and the Golf Courses at Incline Village, where the view from the Championship Course seventh tee is deﬁnitely camera-worthy. Among the Reno courses is the private Montrêux Golf & Country Club, host to the Reno-Tahoe Open, a PGA Tour summer event. Swing away — it’s tee time. Reﬂection Bay TRAVELNEVADA.COM 39 outdoor recreation â€œI love climbing at Red Rock because of the variety of climbing it has to offer. From single-pitch sport climbing to multi-pitch adventures, Red Rock has it all! I also enjoy the extended climbing season. Unlike many other climbing destinations, you can climb there nearly all year long!â€? Adrian Hogel, rock climber, Las Vegas 40 TravelNevada.com OUTDOOR RECREATION STATE PARKS AND NATURAL WONDERS Nevada is full of playgrounds for outdoor recreation – there are 23 state parks, Great Basin National Park, Red Rock National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, as well as the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, which includes such jewels as the Ruby Mountains Wilderness. Explore Western and prehistoric history as well as jawdropping geological formations at Nevada’s state parks. Visit Fort Churchill, Mormon Station or Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort state parks to see remains of settlements that gave Nevada its start. Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park has immense beehive-shaped ovens abandoned more than a century ago by silver miners. And then there’s Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, which uniquely pairs the ghost town of Berlin with an adjacent ichthyosaur fossil site. Other parks reveal the natural evolution of Nevada’s landscape. Cathedral Gorge is a stunning example of beauty carved by millennia of erosion. Valley of Fire arises from the desert outside of Las Vegas with brilliant colors matched only by an artist’s palette. Trek out to Great Basin National Park near Ely and challenge yourself on the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail, an 8.6–miler with a 2,900-foot elevation gain. A tour of the Lehman Caves, marble caves ornately decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and other formations, is a must. Take in the stunning scenery at Red Rock National Conservation Area, just west of the Las Vegas Strip, accessible via a 13-mile scenic driving route. Pull over at one of the several stops for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Pack a swimsuit for boating, ﬁshing and other water fun at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which offers year-round outdoor opportunities. Shhh! See that mountain goat? In the glacier-carved Lamoille Canyon and craggy Ruby Mountains you’ll ﬁnd a vast variety of wildlife — including the elusive Himalayan Snowcock, which nests in the highest reaches of the Rubies— making this area a perfect place to for birdwatchers, hunters, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of wild horses galloping through the sagebrush. TRAVELNEVADA.COM 41 ITINERARIES A Cowboy’s Dream Bed and Breakfast, Alamo Nevada Itineraries Day 1 Distance: 160 miles/258 km Rev your engines in Las Vegas, and take off for the open road via Interstate 15 North. Your ﬁrst stop is Valley of Fire State Park, only an hour from Sin City, yet it feels like another world. Moviemakers think so too, and that’s why this valley of red and orange sandstone was featured in such movies as “Star Trek: Generations” and “Transformers.” Plan to spend at least three hours here before hitting the road again, this time backtracking slightly on I-15 South and then turning north on U.S. Highway 93. This area is dotted with hot springs, and one of our favorites is Ash Springs, located on the east side of U.S. Highway 93 near the town of the same name. Ask a local where to turn, because there are no road signs to reveal this hidden gem. Your stop for the night will be in the town of Alamo. Luxury accommodations can be found at A Cowboy’s Dream Bed and Breakfast. Just up the road is Windmill Ridge, which boasts 15 western-themed cabins behind a family-run restaurant, and is very affordable. SOUTHERN NEVADA—FOUR DAYS, 564 MILES/908 KM Day 2 Distance: 160 miles/258 km Spend the morning exploring to arrive at your next stop, Rachel, around lunchtime to enjoy the famous Alien Burger at the Little A’Le’Inn. Rachel is on the Extraterrestrial Highway and is the center of many reported otherworldly encounters. You may see a spaceship hovering over the famed “Black Mailbox,” which marks the access road to infamous Area 51. If you arrive too early for lunch, the Little A’Le’Inn offers a variety of dishes and refreshments, served with a heaping side of extraterrestrial lore. To get here from Alamo, you’ll head north on U.S. Highway 93 and west on State Route 375, traveling about one hour. Your next stop is Tonopah, about two hours northwest on State Route 375 and U.S. Highway 6/95. Keep watch overhead because you may just see some military air maneuvers as you skirt Nellis Air Force Base to the south. Tonopah was once called the “Queen of the Silver Camps,” and your ﬁrst stop should be the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. This outdoor mining museum is on the site of the original silver mine and a great introduction into Nevada’s mining history. Another 42 TRAVELNEVADA.COM 338 Walker Lake Hadley 95 Hawthorne Luning Mina 359 377 Round Mountain Belmont 6 318 Manhattan 93 C ITINERARIES 6 95 376 375 A L I 360 95 6 264 6 F Tonopah 265 O R 773 95 Silver Peak Goldﬁeld N 264 N E V A D A Rachel Hiko 375 Pioche 320 318 322 319 I Panaca 93 Caliente 317 A Dyer 266 Crystal Springs Ash Springs Alamo Gold Point 774 Scotty’s Junction 267 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge 95 Rhyolite Beatty 374 93 Mesquite 168 Moapa Logandale Overton 169 Mercury Amargosa Valley 160 Indian Springs 95 156 157 Glendale 373 15 Valley of Fire State Park 372 Pahrump Mt. Charleston 159 LAS VEGAS 147 Blue Diamond Mountain Springs 50 160 Henderson Lake 215 95 165 161 604 N 0 25 MILES Goodsprings Jean Primm 164 93 Boulder City Mead A R I Z O N A Nelson Searchlight must-see is the Central Nevada Museum, voted the Best Rural Museum in the state by Nevada Magazine readers. Admission to the mining park starts at $5 and the Central Nevada Museum is free. The Jim Butler Inn and Mizpah Hotel are both located in the heart of town. The Mizpah is a historic gem that was renovated and reopened in 2011, and like many great Nevada landmarks, is rumored to be haunted. 95 Cal Nev Ari 163 162 Laughlin leisure and mosey on up to the bar at one of the town’s old west-themed saloons and restaurants. Day 4 Distance: 150 miles/241 km On your way out of town, take the short detour to Rhyolite, one of the most photographed ghost towns in the West and well worth the 10-minute drive from Beatty. Continue south on U.S. Highways 95 and 160 for about an hour to Pahrump. This bustling bedroom community to Las Vegas is home to two of Nevada’s four wineries. We recommend staying long enough for lunch and wine tasting before continuing on to Las Vegas. You’ve come a long way, and now it’s time to end your trek in Las Vegas. But the fun doesn’t have to stop: you are in the Entertainment Capital of the World, after all! Day 3 Distance: 94 miles/151 km and any extra exploring you decide to do Head south on U.S. Highway 95 toward Las Vegas, but don’t worry, your adventure is far from over. Take your time driving through Goldﬁeld, about 30 minutes south of Tonopah, and stop at the Goldﬁeld High School, where the famed Nelson-Gans boxing match of 1906 took place. This changed the face of boxing in the West and put the then-booming town of Goldﬁeld on the map. Your next stop is only an hour away in Beatty, your base camp for the next 24 hours. Beatty is the eastern gateway to Death Valley; from here you can access such iconic sites as Zabriskie Point, Badwater, Devil’s Golf Course, and Artist’s Drive. Return to Beatty at your TRAVELNEVADA.COM 43 ITINERARIES BASE CAMP: LAS VEGAS—FOUR DAYS OF DAY TRIPS Day 1 Choose a comfy hotel, because this is base camp for the next several days of adventure excursions. Distance: 40 miles/64 km GOODSPRINGS: South on Interstate 15 you’ll ﬁnd a short detour on State Route 161 to Goodsprings and its claim to fame, the Pioneer Saloon. This saloon, favored by traveling motorcyclists and history buffs, is where Clark Gable sat for three days waiting to hear the fate of his love, Carole Lombard, after her airplane crashed on nearby Mount Potosi. The saloon is ﬁlled with decades of memorabilia, and there are still century-old gunﬁght bullet holes in the walls. Distance: 23 miles/37 km RED ROCK CANYON: Just a short drive from Las Vegas via State Route 159 is Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. There are several trailheads along the 13mile scenic loop drive, so be prepared with water and sunscreen if you decide to take a hike. Distance: 6 miles/10 km BONNIE SPRINGS RANCH: For a taste of the rootin’ tootin’ West, head six miles south of Red Rock Canyon to Bonnie Springs Ranch. This family-friendly destination offers horseback rides, a zoo, a replica of a circa 1880 western mining town, mock gunﬁghts in the streets, shops, and dining. Day 2 Distance: 96 miles/155 km LAUGHLIN: Head south on U.S. Highway 95 then east State Route 163 to Laughlin, a gaming town on the Colorado River. Large hotel-resorts line the river, where visitors can lounge, rent boats or Jet Skis, or explore the numerous outdoor destinations including Big Bend State Recreation Area, Black Mountains, and Lake Mohave. Mike O’Callaghan—Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge 44 TRAVELNEVADA.COM Scotty’s Junction 267 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge 95 Rhyolite Beatty 374 93 ITINERARIES Mesquite 168 Moapa Logandale Overton 169 Mercury Amargosa Valley 160 Indian Springs 95 156 157 Glendale 373 Lost City Museum 15 Valley of Fire State Park 372 Death Valley National Park Pahrump Red Rock Caynon Bonnie Springs Mt. Charleston 159 LAS VEGAS 147 Blue Diamond Mountain Springs 50 160 Henderson Lake 215 95 165 161 604 N Valley of Fire State Park 0 25 MILES Goodsprings Jean Primm 164 93 Hoover Dam Boulder City Mead A R I Z O N A Nelson Searchlight 95 Cal Nev Ari 163 162 Laughlin Lost City Museum, Overton Day 3 Distance: 25 miles/40 km BOULDER CITY: Founded in the 1930s to house the builders of the Hoover Dam—then known as the Boulder Dam—Boulder City is one of two towns in Nevada where gaming is illegal (the other town is Panaca). Its idyllic downtown and bungalow-style homes make it a favorite retreat for visitors to the Las Vegas region. The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City, offers an interesting look at Nevada’s locomotive past and offers train rides aboard the Nevada Southern Railway. Distance: 14 miles/23 km LOST CITY MUSEUM: Depart Valley of Fire to the northeast to reach Overton. Here you’ll ﬁnd the Lost City Museum, a state museum dedicated to the history of Nevada’s indigenous tribes (Puebloan). It features artifacts from Pueblo Grande de Nevada, an Puebloan settlement excavated nearby, and a reconstructed adobe village. Day 4 Distance: 90 miles/145 km DEATH VALLEY: You can’t do day trips out of Las Vegas without going to Death Valley National Park. The famous park is easily accessed through Pahrump, a town about an hour west of Las Vegas. Gas up the car, buy food, water, and sunscreen, and venture into the unparalleled landscape that is Death Valley. Some of the park’s highlights that are easily visited in one day are Dante’s View, Badwater, Devil’s Golf Course, Artists Palette, Zabriskie Point, and Furnace Creek. The park is open year-round, but some services are limited in the summer months. Distance: 8 miles/13 km HOOVER DAM: Hoover Dam is a world-famous manmade wonder, and it’s a mere hour’s drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Allow a little extra time to walk across the dam bypass bridge, ofﬁcially known as the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. This will give you the best, unobstructed views of the dam. Distance: 67 miles/108 km VALLEY OF FIRE: If you packed your hiking shoes, take a scenic drive along Lake Mead from Hoover Dam to Valley of Fire State Park. The park is one of southern Nevada’s natural wonders, with deeply carved rock formations in ﬁery hues just minutes off Interstate 15. TRAVELNEVADA.COM 45 ITINERARIES McGill Lamoille Canyon INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAY 50 LOOP FIVE DAYS, 788 MILES/1,269 KM Day 1 Distance: 288 miles/464 km Start in Reno and head east on Interstate 80 to Lovelock. This little town is the perfect place to gas up the car, get some food, and surprise your loved one by “locking your love” at Lovers Lock Plaza behind the Pershing County Courthouse. Keep the lock’s key as a token of your love or follow the ancient Chinese custom of throwing it away—as long as your lock remains on the chain, your love will last. As you continue east, take time to appreciate Nevada’s western heritage by driving through Winnemucca. Don’t worry: you’re only a few hours from your day’s destination, Elko. As you near Elko, you’ll see the California Trail Interpretive Center on your left. This is a superb study of the challenges western California Trail explorers endured. It’s situated right on the trail within view of the Hastings Cutoff, a supposed shortcut to California taken by the doomed Donner Party. You’ll spend the night in Elko, where there are plenty of hotels and restaurants. The Star Hotel is a Basque restaurant that was voted a Nevada Treasure in 2012, and it’s a must-visit during your stay in Elko. Day 2 Elko is a bona ﬁde cowboy town, host to the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and a vibrant hub of ranching and mining in eastern Nevada. Spend some time downtown at the Western Folklife Center or venture out to Lamoille Canyon and the Ruby Mountains. Day 3 Distance: 180 miles/290 km Tip your hat to Elko as you venture eastward to Wells, where you’ll turn south on U.S. Highway 93. Stop at the McGill Drugstore Museum as you near Ely, a place frozen in time, complete with a 1930s soda fountain. Be sure to call ahead to arrange a tour. When you arrive in Ely, choose from an array of modern and historic hotels. The Hotel Nevada is a perennial favorite, with its movie-star themed rooms and taxidermy trophies scattered throughout the casino. As you explore Traditional Basque dancer 46 TRAVELNEVADA.COM O R E G O N Denio 140 292 I D A H O ITINERARIES 95 298 225 Denio Junction 140 Owyhee Mountain City Jarbidge Jackpot 93 Contact Orovada 140 290 Paradise Valley Wild Horse Reservoir 226 Tuscarora Midas 95 447 93 Deeth Montello Winnemucca Golconda 294 789 225 230 231 232 Wells 80 223 80 Elko Valmy 806 766 Halleck 229 Spring Creek 227 228 Gerlach Empire Rye Patch Reservoir 401 Imlay Mill City 400 Battle Mountain 305 Carlin Beowawe 306 Lamoille 229 767 West Wendover Unionville Crescent Valley 278 Jiggs 93 ALT 93 Oreana 445 Pyramid Lake 447 Lovelock 399 398 397 Ruby Lake Sutcliffe 446 445 Nixon Cherry Creek 80 95 278 305 580 RENO 431 341 Wadsworth 828 Sparks Fernley Hazen 723 117 Lehman Caves Washoe Lake 429 28 50 Silver Springs Virginia Stagecoach City Fallon 116 120 121 50 Austin 50 Eureka 892 93 McGill 50 490 893 Lake Tahoe 50 207 Carson City 206 88 Dayton Moundhouse Lahontan Reservoir Middlegate Eastgate 722 376 Ruth 6 95 839 361 Kingston Ely 6 50 894 Majors Preston Place Lund Great Basin Lehman Caves 488 Minden Gardnerville 339 Yerington 208 S Schurz 844 395 208 823 Ione Carvers Hadley Round Mountain Belmont Duckwater 379 Baker 487 Smith 338 Gabbs Walker Lake 361 Wellington National Park 318 Manhattan Ely, you’ll ﬁnd a fascinating Renaissance Village with Day 5 Mina reconstructed homes honoring the nationalities and C A Distance: 320 miles/515 km cultures of those that settled the area, including L Chinese, 95 6 I Tonopah French, Greek, and Italian. Also scattered throughout town Your 6 F return to Reno will take about ﬁve hours nonstop, but O are murals depicting Ely’s history, larger-than-life images 95 R we don’t recommend that. Head west on U.S. Highway 50, N of the railroad, a Basque sheepherder, the Pony Express, Silver Peak known as the “Loneliest Road in America,” and stop Goldﬁeld I alsoDyer A Rachel and miners. Hiko in Eureka to tour the Eureka Opera House, the Eureka Sentinel Museum, and the courthouse. About an hour Day 4 Gold Point Scotty’s Junction farther west is Austin, a quintessential American town with small shops lining the main street and a historic Don’t check out of your hotel; Ely is your home for one 95 saloon anchoring its west end. Check out the Catholic more night. Today you’ll drive an hour to Great Basin Rhyolite Beatty church, which is being renovated and turned National Park. The naturally ornate Lehman Caves are into a cultural center. open for guided tours year-round, while the park’s high359 360 6 95 376 375 264 773 265 264 95 Hawthorne Luning 377 6 93 N E V A D A Pioche 320 318 322 319 Panaca 93 Caliente 317 375 266 Crystal Springs Ash Springs Alamo 774 267 93 374 Mesquite 168 Moapa Logandale Overton 169 elevation trails are weather-dependent. In the summer months, a hike to ancient bristlecone pine trees—some of which are more than 3,000 years old—is an unforgettable experience. Other outdoor recreation can be found at Cave Lake State Park and Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. This is also a good day to visit the Nevada Northern Railway and take a ride on the Ghost Train. Railroads are a big part of Nevada’s history, and the Ghost Train is one of the iconic western steam engines. Mercury Indian Springs 95 Glendale As you continue west toward Fallon, keep your eyes to the 15 sky and you may see military aircraft performing training LAS VEGAS Pahrump Mt. maneuvers. The famed Top Gun program is conducted at Charleston Naval Air Station, Fallon, and ﬁghter jets are a common Henderson Lake Blue Diamond Mead 93 Mountain 215 sight above U.S. Highway 50. You may want to stop at Sand Boulder Springs Goodsprings City N 95 Mountain, a two-mile-long sand dune tucked into the base 0 25 50 Jean of the mountains on your right. You canMalso Nelson I L E S take a short Primm walk through the ruins of a Pony Express Station here. 373 Amargosa Valley 160 156 157 372 147 159 160 A R I Z O N A 161 604 165 164 Searchlight You’ll rejoin Interstate 80 at the town of Fernley, and conclude your journey back in Reno. 95 Cal Nev Ari 163 162 Laughlin TRAVELNEVADA.COM 47 itineraries base camp: Reno four days OF DAY TRIPS Day 1 Arrive in Reno by plane, train, or automobile and get ready for your adventure! Distance: 37 miles/60 km Pyramid Lake: Head north on Pyramid Highway (State Route 445) for about 45 minutes to Pyramid Lake. You will junction with the Pyramid Lake National Scenic Byway, which has the distinction of being the only national scenic byway entirely within an American Indian reservation. To the northwest is Sutcliffe with a trout hatchery that is interesting for all ages. If you head southeast, you can follow the highway around the bottom half of the lake and see Anaho Island, one of the largest nesting areas for pelicans in North America. Watch the diving birds of prey for a while before continuing on to Nixon. Here you can visit the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Visitors Center and Museum to learn about the tribe and hear traditional folk stories, such as how the rock formation called Stone Mother got her name. If you’re feeling adventurous, continue north on State Route 447 to the town of Gerlach and the Black Rock Desert. For 10 days each summer, the desert is home to the counterculture event called Burning Man. For the other 355 days of the year, it is a serene, stark mixture of desert, mountains, and hidden hot springs. Day 2 Distance: 26 miles/42 km Virginia City: Step back in time—150 years to be exact—when you enter Virginia City, only 45 minutes from downtown Reno. Wooden sidewalks, saloons, Mark Twain artifacts and memorabilia, and a whole lot of fun await in this town best known as the home of the Cartwrights in the TV show “Bonanza.” A trolley ride is the best way to learn the history of the town and see the sights before spending the day shopping, taking old-fashioned photos, and sidling up to a genuine saloon bar. There are plenty of restaurants 48 TravelNevada.com Nevada’s Capitol Building Gerlach Empire Rye Patch Reservoir Imlay Mill City 400 401 ITINERARIES Unionville Oreana 399 398 Pyramid Lake 445 447 Lovelock 397 Sutcliffe 446 445 Nixon 80 95 50 580 Wadsworth RENO 431 Washoe Lake 429 28 Lake Tahoe 50 207 206 Carson City Minden Gardnerville 88 Fernley 828 Hazen 723 Sparks 50 Silver Springs 117 341 Virginia Stagecoach City Lahontan Dayton Reservoir Moundhouse Fallon 120 116 121 Middlegate Eastgate 7 95 839 361 339 Yerington 208 S Schurz 844 395 208 823 Ion Smith 338 Gabbs Walker Lake 361 Wellington 95 Hawthorne Lake Tahoe Luning Mina C and B&Bs, as well as a large hotel for those who wish to forgo the serpentine mountain road back to Reno in the dark. 359 A I perfect place room and restaurant in Carson Valley—a F for wine tasting and lunch during your shopping. Day 4 Distance: 35 miles/56 km L 360 95 6 264 773 265 6 95 T O Day 3 Distance: 28 miles/45 km CARSON CITY: The state capital is only a half-hour drive south of Reno, making it an easy day trip from the Biggest Little City. Some highlights along main street include the capitol building, Nevada State Museum, and Nevada State Railroad Museum, which often runs diesel or steam trains for visitors. Those who are interested in the city’s history should walk the self-guided Kit Carson Trail through historic downtown. Carson City and the surrounding area boast nine golf courses, collectively called “The Divine Nine.” Carson Valley is just a short drive farther south on U.S. Highway 395 and is marked by vast ranches, quaint antique shops and Victorian homes. Tahoe Ridge Winery, one of Nevada’s four wineries, has a tasting R N 264 LAKE TAHOE: Described by Mark Twain as “the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” Lake Tahoe is a jewel in Nevada’s crown. The north shore is anchored by the town of Incline Village, which boasts two golf courses, a ski resort, and two lakefront hotels. The town of Stateline holds court on the south shore and is known for its large casino-resorts, Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort, and Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. I A Dyer Silve Gold Po In the summer, the lake is abuzz with water and beach fun, hiking on the Tahoe Rim Trail, and bicycling. The winter months turn Tahoe into a skiers’ paradise. The region has the highest concentration of skiable terrain in North America, and resorts that are easily accessible from Reno via car or shuttle service. You could easily spend a week at Lake Tahoe, so if one day doesn’t do it for you, use this guide to plan your next trip too! TRAVELNEVADA.COM 49 50 STATE MAP TRAVELNEVADA.COM O R E G O N I D A H O To Boise Denio 292 140 Denio Junction 95 Mountain City 298 225 Owyhee Jarbidge 93 Jackpot Contact 140 Orovada Paradise Valley 226 290 140 Wild Horse Reservoir To Salt Lake City 93 Deeth Montello Tuscarora Midas 95 Winnemucca Golconda 294 789 225 230 231 232 Wells 80 223 447 80 Valmy 806 766 Elko Carlin 228 Gerlach Rye Patch Reservoir Imlay Mill City Battle Mountain 305 400 Halleck 229 Spring Creek 227 Lamoille 767 West Wendover 229 Empire 306 401 Beowawe Crescent Valley 278 Unionville Jiggs 93 ALT 93 Oreana 399 398 447 397 445 Pyramid Lake Lovelock Ruby Lake Sutcliffe Cherry Creek 446 Nixon 80 95 Hazen Fallon 116 120 121 305 278 445 395 RENO Wadsworth Fernley 828 To Sacramento Middlegate 50 Austin Eastgate 722 376 93 50 Eureka 892 McGill 490 893 U T A H 31 Washoe 431 Lake Incline Village 95 839 429 Ruth Kingston 361 28 723 Sparks 50 Silver Springs 117 341 Virginia Stagecoach City Lahontan Dayton Reservoir Moundhouse Ely 6 844 6 50 488 894 Lake Tahoe 50 Schurz S CARSON CITY 207 Stateline 206 Minden Gardnerville 88 339 Yerington 395 Walker 823 Smith 208 Ione Gabbs 361 Duckwater Carvers Hadley Round Mountain 379 Majors Preston Place Lund Baker 487 208 Wellington 338 318 Lake C 95 Hawthorne Luning Manhattan 93 6 Mina 359 377 375 Belmont A 360 6 95 L 95 6 Pioche 320 318 319 322 376 I 6 264 773 265 F R N 95 Silver Peak Gold eld Rachel Hiko 375 317 266 774 O Tonopah I 264 Panaca 93 Caliente A Dyer Crystal Springs Ash Springs Alamo Gold Point Scotty’s Junction 267 95 Rhyolite 374 93 Beatty 168 Mesquite Amorgosa Valley Mercury 95 160 156 157 373 To St. George Moapa Glendale Overton Logandale To Death Valley Indian Springs 15 169 Pahrump 372 Mt. Charleston 159 LAS VEGAS 147 Blue Diamond Mountain Springs 160 Henderson Lake 215 N Goodsprings 161 604 95 25 MILES 50 93 Boulder City Jean Primm To Los Angeles 164 165 Mead 0 Nevada’s Territories Nelson Searchlight 95 Cal Nev Ari 163 162 A R I Z O N A Laughlin COWBOY COUNTRY INDIAN TERRITORY (ENTIRE STATE) LAS VEGAS TERRITORY NEVADA SILVER TRAILS PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY STATE MAP TRAVELNEVADA.COM 51 indian territory | statewide statewide indian TERRITORY Nevada is rich with Western culture and heritage. Whether you have one day or a few, you’ll find fascinating people, places, and adventures that represent the 27 active American Indian communities in the Silver State. The Lost City Museum is just an hour from Las Vegas and is a fascinating look at pueblo life, long lost to history. Likewise, the Stewart Indian School is a halfhour from Reno in Carson City and is an inspiring review of forced indoctrination of Indian children and their courageous struggle to gain equality with white settlers. The school became a beacon of culture and education over its 90-year tenure. Powwows abound in Nevada, offering glimpses of traditional Indian dance, music, food, and crafts from every corner of the state. Visitors are always welcome to powwows, where they can witness the beauty and majesty of traditional “fancy dancers” and listen to tribal leaders bless their tribes in their native languages. Pyramid Lake is an ethereal desert oasis with mysterious rock formations that can only be explained by tribal legend. The native Paiute tribe welcomes visitors to its museum, adventure seekers to its sandy shores, and anglers to its trout-rich waters. Nevada’s Indian Territory encompasses the entire state, with examples of this vital piece of the state’s culture scattered throughout the mountains, deserts, valleys, and lakes. Wherever you go, you’ll be right around the corner from the native experience. Indidan dancer John Rupert, Charlie Johnston 52 TravelNevada.com STATEWIDE | INDIAN TERRITORY RESOURCES Grimes Point Archaeological Site (Fallon) 775-885-6000 blm.gov Indian Territory 775-687-8333 nevadaindianterritory.com Las Vegas Indian Center 702-647-5842 lasvegasindiancenter.org Lost City Museum (Overton) 702-397-2193 museums.nevadaculture.org Nevada State Museum (Carson City) 775-687-4810 museums.nevadaculture.org Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. (Carson City and Reno) 888-885-8447 nevadaurbanindians.org Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum & Visitor Center (Nixon) 775-574-1088 www.plpt.nsn.us/museum Stewart Indian School, Stewart Indian School Trail (Carson City) 775-687-8333 stewartindianschool.com Wellington Station Resort Museum 775-465-2304 Wigwam Native American Museum (Fernley) 775-575-2573 For a complete listing of Nevada Tribes please visit: nevadaindianterritory.com MUST-SEES Pyramid Lake ✦ Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway and Museum ✦ Grimes Point and Hidden Cave ✦ Hickison Summit Petroglyphs ✦ Toquima Caves ✦ Lovelock Cave ✦ Valley of Fire State Park Petroglyphs ✦ Sarah Winnemucca Statue ✦ Lost City Museum ✦ Dat-So-La-Lee Baskets Nevada State Museum, Carson City ✦ Stewart Indian School TRAVELNEVADA.COM 53 INDIAN TERRITORY | STATEWIDE EVENTS F E B R UA RY AVI KWA AME POWWOW, LAUGHLIN SEPTEMBER NUMAGA POWWOW, RENO 800-AVI-2-WIN (284-2946), avi-casino.com CROSBY’S PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND FISHING DERBY, SUTCLIFFE 775-329-2936 TE-MOAK TRIBE OF WESTERN SHOSHONE FANDANGO, ELKO 888-225-2668, crosbylodge.net MARCH DIABETES HEALTH FAIR AND POWWOW, RENO 775-738-9251, temoaktribe.com WALKER RIVER PAIUTE TRIBE PINENUT FESTIVAL, SCHURZ 775-788-7600, nevadaurbanindians.org M AY FREE FISHING DAY AT PYRAMID LAKE, SUTCLIFFE 775-773-2306, wrpt.us/pinenut.htm O C TO B E R ELKO BAND POWWOW 888-225-2668, plpt.nsn.us HONOR THE ELDERS BANQUET, LAS VEGAS 775-738-8889 FALL FEST CRAFT FAIR, RENO 702-647-5842, lasvegasindiancenter.org ROCK CREEK GATHERING, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 775-842-1385 LA KA LE’L BE POWWOW, CARSON CITY 775-635-2004 SNOW MOUNTAIN POWWOW, LAS VEGAS 775-450-9655 LAS VEGAS INTERTRIBAL VETERANS POWWOW, LAS VEGAS 702-386-3926, lvpaiutetribe.com UNR POWWOW, RENO 702-443-3719, lvintertribalpowwow.com PYRAMID LAKE $50,000 CUTTHROAT CHALLENGE FISHING DERBY, SUTCLIFFE , by Rebecca Snetselaar 775-784-4936, unr.edu/cscd JUNE DUCKWATER ANNUAL FESTIVAL, DUCKWATER 888-225-2668, plpt.nsn.us NOVEMBER PAHRUMP SOCIAL POWWOW, PAHRUMP 775-863-0222, duckwatertribe.org STEWART FATHER’S DAY POWWOW, CARSON CITY 775-727-5800, pahrumpowwow.org SOUTHERN PAIUTE VETERANS POWWOW, MOAPA 775-687-8333, stewartindianschool.com J U LY BATTLE MOUNTAIN FANDANGO, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 702-656-6828, moapapaiutes.com VETERANS DAY POWWOW, OWYHEE 775-635-2004 ELY SHOSHONE TRIBE FANDANGO, ELY 775-757-3211, shopaitribes.org DECEMBER NEW YEAR’S EVE POWWOW, RENO 775-289-3013, elyshoshonetribe-nsn.gov/departments.html FOURTH OF JULY RODEO AND POWWOW, OWYHEE 775-329-2936, rsic.org TOMMO CRAFT FAIR, RENO 775-757-3211 SACRED VISIONS POWWOW, WADSWORTH 775-336-8896 888-225-2668, sacredvisionspowwow.com WA SHE SHU IT DEH NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 775-265-4191, washoetribe.us AU G U S T PYRAMID LAKE ART SHOW, NIXON 888-225-2668, plpt.nsn.us Sacred Visions Powwow, by Bruce Rettig Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs 54 TRAVELNEVADA.COM e Best Value on the Road Club* Free Value ards w Instant Re tays Free Internet, Continental Breakfast & HBO at most of our 1,000 Inns, Hotels & Suites in North America on Future S • Save 15% grade • Room Up ck-Out • Late Che of Special • Hundreds Discounts Offers and • Carson City • Fallon • Las Vegas (2) • Elko • Henderson We’ve Got You Covered ® AmericasBestValueInn.com 888-315-2378 Download our free App *Offers & discounts are subject to availability and may be cancelled at any time. 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But when you need a break from the 24-hour assault on your senses, explore the little-known corners the city and learn why this was such a vital watering hole for settlers in the first place. Stroll through Downtown, the original gambling Strip. Take a drive out to Boulder City or Laughlin and so you can truly say you’ve been to Southern Nevada. Venture out of town and discover the fresh air and unadulterated beauty of Red Rock Canyon. Fly through Bootleg Canyon on ziplines or search for petroglyphs in Valley of Fire. Appreciate just why this city in the desert is so unlike any other place – it’s where you can indulge your every whim and then retreat into some of the most stunning scenery in the West. It’s these extremes that make this a magical place, so maybe you won’t want to forget what happens here. Las Vegas Strip, Yevgeniy Zakharkin, iclimatestudios.com 56 TravelNevada.com southern | las vegas territory TravelNevada.com 57 LAS VEGAS TERRITORY | SOUTHERN RESOURCES Boulder City Chamber of Commerce 702-293-2034 bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com Boulder City Tourism Council visitbouldercity.com City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism 877-775-5252 visithenderson.com Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 877-VISITLV lasvegas.com Las Vegas Territory lvterritory.com Laughlin Chamber of Commerce 702-298-2214 laughlinchamber.com Laughlin Visitor Information Center 800-4-LAUGHLIN visitlaughlin.com Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce (Logandale) 702-398-7160 moapvalleychamber.com Mesquite Area Chamber of Commerce 702-346-2902 mesquite-chamber.com Nevada Welcome Center at Mesquite 877-MESQUITE visitmesquite.com Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce 702-641-5822 lvchamber.com Searchlight Community Center 702-297-1682 LINQ/High Roller Rendering MUST-SEES The Strip, a National Scenic Byway Fremont Street Experience LINQ / High Roller Springs Preserve Boulder City Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Valley of Fire State Park Mesquite Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ✦ Mount Charleston and winter skiing ✦ Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas (Primm) and Desperado Roller Coaster ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ Hoover Dam 58 TRAVELNEVADA.COM ✦ Laughlin and the Colorado River SOUTHERN | LAS VEGAS TERRITORY MADAME TUSSAUDS, LAS VEGAS Interactive wax attraction features the world’s most famous faces including Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Nick Fury, as well as the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. 866-841-3739, mtvegas.com DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS The three-story museum features themed exhibition halls with interactive, hands-on core exhibits and an Exhibitions Gallery with major exhibits from the nation’s leading museums. 702-382-KIDS, discoverykidslv.org SKY COMBAT ACE, HENDERSON Pair up with a ﬁghter pilot to learn the art of basic ﬁghter maneuvering. Under the supervision of SCA’s highlytrained ﬁghter pilot instructors, you are the one at the controls. 888-494-5850, skycombatace.com FAST LAP INDOOR KART RACING, LAS VEGAS Race carts at speeds up to 50 mph. 702-736-8113, fastlaplv.com FLAMINGO WILDLIFE HABITAT, LAS VEGAS The Flamingo Resort is home to a ﬂock of live Chilean ﬂamingos, as well as a collection of other feathered friends. 702-733-3111, ﬂamingolasvegas.com Bellagio Conservatory Talking Tree Entertainment BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS, LAS VEGAS Just beyond Bellagio’s gracious lobby lies the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, a kaleidoscope for your senses. 702-693-7111, bellagio.com THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, LAS VEGAS The world-class center is home to the Nevada Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and hosts touring Broadway shows among others. 702-749-2013, thesmithcenter.com FLIGHTLINEZ BOOTLEG CANYON, BOULDER CITY A Ziipline adventure from from the top of Red Mountain in Bootleg Canyon Park for a distance of 1.5 miles. 702-293-6885, ﬂightlinezbootleg.com SUNSET STAMPEDE, LAS VEGAS The Western Pioneer experience comes alive on Mystic Falls with music, lights, and animation. 702-456-7777, samstownlv.com CHINATOWN PLAZA, LAS VEGAS At the ﬁrst master-planned Chinatown in America, see the unique Tong Dynasty Architecture and peruse the largest collection of Asian businesses in Las Vegas. 702-221-8448, lvchinatown.com LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX, LAS VEGAS Weekly racing and driving classes are available. Track tours are available daily. 800-644-4444, lvms.com Family Fun ADVENTUREDOME THEME PARK AT CIRCUS CIRCUS, LAS VEGAS The ﬁve-acre theme park offers thrill rides, attractions, and 4-D movie experiences. Free entertainment available. 702-794-3939, adventuredome.com RED ROCK CLIMBING CENTER, LAS VEGAS Offers both top-rope and lead climbing on 8,000 square feet of climbing walls, with radical overhangs and roof routes designed to challenge climbers of all experience levels. 702-254-5604, redrockclimbingcenter.com CIRCUS ACTS The world’s largest permanent circus is a perfect family choice for a trip to Las Vegas. Performances include acrobats, aerialists, ﬂying trapeze artists, slack wire walkers, jugglers, high-speed roller skaters, and freestyle BMX bikers. 702-734-0410, circuscircus.com RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE, LAS VEGAS Get behind the wheel of a NASCAR-style stock car. 800-BE-PETTY, drivepetty.com THE AQUARIUM, LAS VEGAS Named the “Best Free Attraction” in Las Vegas, the aquarium is home to more than 4,000 tropical ﬁsh, stingrays, eels and sharks, as well as interactive ﬁsh feeding shows. 702-263-7777, silvertoncasino.com CSI: THE EXPERIENCE, LAS VEGAS Test your inner crime-solver at the MGM Grand. This dynamic interactive experience offers visitors a hands-on challenge to solve a hypothetical crime. 702-891-5749, lasvegas.csiexhibit.com SHARK REEF AQUARIUM AT MANDALAY BAY, LAS VEGAS More than 2,000 animals represent 100 different species in 1.6 million gallons of water. Nevada’s Only AZA-accredited facility. 702-632-4555, sharkreef.com BIG LEAGUE DREAMS, LAS VEGAS The baseball and softball complex features ﬁelds that are designed and built as replicas of historic major-league stadiums such as Fenway Park. 702-642-4448, lasvegas.bigleaguedreams.com DIG THIS, LAS VEGAS Guests at this heavy equipment playground can operate bulldozers and excavators. 888-344-8447, digthisvegas.com SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT, LAS VEGAS Come face to face with some of the most exotic creatures on earth. 702-791-7188, miragehabitat.com ETHEL M CHOCOLATE FACTORY AND BOTANICAL CACTUS GARDEN, HENDERSON Free, self-guided factory tours show every step of candy-making in the chocolate factory while the gardens feature more than 300 species of plants. 800-471-0352, ethelm.com BONNIE SPRINGS RANCH/OLD NEVADA, BLUE DIAMOND The ranch offers horseback riding, pony rides, a petting zoo, and an old Nevada Western town with shops and museum. 702-875-4191, bonniesprings.com SPORT CENTER OF LAS VEGAS The center is home to Slugger Stadium, an indoor rock climbing wall, concessions, Backyard Adventure, Gene Woods go-kart racing experience, Impact Basketball, Walden Media and Trapeze Las Vegas. 702-317-7777, sportcenteroﬂasvegas.com BUFFALO BILL’S THRILL RIDES, PRIMM Rides include the Desperado, one of the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters, and the Turbo Drop, a free-fall experience. 702-386-7867, primmvalleyresorts.com EXOTICS RACING, LAS VEGAS Take the wheel of your favorite exotic car—Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, and Aston Martin—at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Limited availability. 702-405-7223, exoticsracing.com COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY, LAS VEGAS Southern Nevada’s only public planetarium presents year-round educational programs. 702-651-4SKY, csn.edu/planetarium FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, LAS VEGAS Free nightly shows feature 12.5 million lights and amazing sound. Enjoy free concerts and special events throughout the year. 877-VEGAS4U, vegasexperience.com TRAVELNEVADA.COM 59 LAS VEGAS TERRITORY | SOUTHERN SPRINGS PRESERVE, LAS VEGAS Museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens, and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat are featured. Designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and provide a vision for a sustainable future. Built on the original springs site. 702-822-7700, springspreserve.org SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH STATE PARK, BLUE DIAMOND Past owners of the ranch include millionaire Howard Hughes. Scheduled, guided tours through the ranch house and other historic ranch buildings are available. 702-875-4141, parks.nv.gov HOWARD W. CANNON AVIATION MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS Located at McCarran International Airport, the museum has exhibits on aviation pioneers and local history. 702-455-7968, mccarran.com/relax/aviationmuseum.aspx STRATOSPHERE TOWER THRILL RIDES, LAS VEGAS Enjoy panoramic views of the shimmering Las Vegas Strip and nearby valley from the world’s highest thrill rides. 800-99-TOWER, stratospherehotel.com LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM The museum features exhibits on Egypt, dinosaurs, marine life, international wildlife, African savanna, and wild Nevada. 702-384-3466, lvnhm.org LOST CITY MUSEUM, OVERTON Located on the site of the Pueblo Grande de Nevada where artifacts tell the stories of the indigenous people who lived in the Muddy River Valley for thousands of years. 702-397-2193, nevadaculture.org WET ‘N’ WILD LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS The water park has more than 25 slides and attractions. Open seasonally. 702-979-1600, wetnwildvegas.com Museums THE AUTO COLLECTIONS, LAS VEGAS The collections feature 200 of the world’s best classic cars that span more than a century; many are available for purchase— from a mere $20,000 to a pricey $3 million. 702-794-3174, autocollections.com THE MOB MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS Located in a historic former federal building, the museum features high-tech theater presentations, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and interactive environments. It’s as close as you can get to the Mob without being asked to wear a wire. 702-229-2734, themobmuseum.org NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS The museum tells the fascinating story of America’s nuclear weapons programs and the Cold War with touch screens, motion-sensitive Plasma TV presentations, audio interviews with former workers from the test site, and various other multi-media components. 702-794-5151, nationalatomictestingmuseum.org BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART, LAS VEGAS The gallery exhibits paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the world’s most inﬂuential artists. 702-693-7871, bellagio.com Historic Sites HOOVER DAM, BOULDER CITY Each year, around 1 million people tour this civil engineering wonder and millions more drive across the dam. 702-494-2517, usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam BOULDER CITY/HOOVER DAM MUSEUM, BOULDER CITY Interactive exhibits depict the social and economic history of Boulder City, the Hoover Dam construction, and the Great Depression. 702-294-1988, bcmha.org NEON MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS The Neon Museum is home to more than 150 neon signs dating from the 1930s. Its neon signage collection is the largest in the world, and features relics from the Moulin Rouge, the Desert Inn, the Flamingo, and the Stardust. 702-387-6366, neonmuseum.org OLD LAS VEGAS MORMON FORT STATE HISTORIC PARK, LAS VEGAS Includes a remnant of the original adobe fort dedicated to the ﬁrst permanent, non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley—a group of Mormon missionaries who built the fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. 702-486-3511, parks.nv.gov CLARK COUNTY MUSEUM, HENDERSON The museum includes several exhibits on American Indians, mining, railroads, gaming, historic homes, and a ghost town. 702-455-7955, clarkcountymuseumguild.com NEVADA STATE MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS Museum highlights the broad specturem of Nevada natural and cultural history from pre-history to the modern era of Las Vegas as an entertainment capital. 702-486-5205, nevadaculture.org CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, LAS VEGAS Presents contemporary art and sponsors exhibitions, installations, workshops, lectures, and various events. 702-496-0569, lasvegascac.org NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, BOULDER CITY Excursion train rides are offered along the historic Boulder Branch line between Boulder City and Henderson aboard classic Pullman coaches dating back to 1911. 702-486-5933, nevadaculture.org OLD LOGANDALE SCHOOL HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SOCIETY, LOGANDALE View the “boxcar school” built in 1899, and learn about its deep history. Free museum. 702-398-7272, olshacs.org EROTIC HERITAGE MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS The nonproﬁt organization is dedicated to exploring the vast array of socio-cultural perspectives depicting our erotic past and present. Call for hours. 702-369-6442, eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com SEARCHLIGHT MUSEUM, SEARCHLIGHT The story of the historic town of Searchlight is told through exhibits. 702-297-1642, searchlighthistoricmuseum.org PIONEER SALOON AT GOODSPRINGS, JEAN Take a step back in time and visit the historic landmark of Pioneer Saloon in dusty Goodsprings (via Jean). Built by businessman George Fayle in 1913, the saloon now displays memorabilia. 702-874-9362, pioneersaloon.info HISPANIC MUSEUM OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS This museum is dedicated to promoting awareness, education, and resources of diverse Hispanic cultures and traditions to enhance intercultural understanding. Home to Casa de la Cultura Latina, a display of local cultural group art and artifacts. 702-649-1746, hispanicmuseumnv.com SHELBY AUTOMOBILES, LAS VEGAS The sports car museum and tour features the latest version of Shelby American sports vehicles, along with a dozen Cobra cars. 702-942-7325, shelbyautos.com 60 TRAVELNEVADA.COM SOUTHERN | LAS VEGAS TERRITORY SOUTHERN NEVADA SPORTS HALL OF FAME, HENDERSON The nonproﬁt organization is committed to recognizing the outstanding achievements by southern Nevada athletes both in the world of sports and in the local community. 702-354-1124, sportshalloffame.net GOLD BUTTE BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY, MESQUITE See petroglyphs, colorful sandstone, and natural formations like the Muddy and the Virgin mountains along the byway. 702-515-5000, blm.gov/nv THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS, LAS VEGAS An unprecedented array of the world’s most exclusive retailers in a 500,000-square-foot retail and dining district. 866-754-CITY, crystalsatcitycenter.com HENDERSON BIRD VIEWING PRESERVE, HENDERSON The preserve is home to hundreds of migratory birds as well as numerous resident desert birds. 702-267-4180, cityofhenderson.com UNLV MARJORIE BARRICK MUSEUM AND DONALD H. BAEPLER XERIC GARDEN Home to the Las Vegas Art Museum Collection, featuring rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and Pre-columbian artifacts from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection. The garden features indigenous and introduced desert plants, including drought-tolerant and a water-efﬁcient irrigation system. 702-895-3381, barrickmuseum.unlv.edu THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH, HENDERSON A vibrant and diverse mix of shopping, dining, entertainment, residences, and ofﬁce space that is set around a beautiful central park, complete with a vintage-style carousel. 702-564-8595, shopthedistrictgvr.com LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, BOULDER CITY Both Lake Mead, which was formed by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, formed by Davis Dam, can be found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The vast lakes are ideal for land and water activities. 702-293-8990, nps.gov/lame FASHION OUTLETS OF LAS VEGAS, PRIMM Shop more than 100 designer outlets featuring clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, home furnishings, specialty gifts, and more. 702-874-1400, fashionoutletlasvegas.com VIRGIN VALLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM, MESQUITE Permanent and changing exhibits provide insight into the daily life experiences of Virgin Valley pioneers. 702-346-5295, facebook.com/MesquiteNVMuseum NORTH REACH PROJECT, LAUGHLIN The trails system along the northern Colorado River offers walking and hiking trails, ﬁshing holes, and a day-use park. clarkcountynv.gov FASHION SHOW, LAS VEGAS The mall boasts seven anchor stores and 250 specialty stores, restaurants, and runway for shows and entertainment. 702-369-8382, thefashionshow.com RED ROCK CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA AND BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY, LAS VEGAS More than 1 million people make the journey to the incredible Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area every year, which gets its name from the fantastic red sandstone formations that can be found throughout the region. 702-515-5350, blm.gov/nv FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS PALACE, LAS VEGAS Offers a shopping and dining experience that transports guests to a different place and time with lavish Romanesque architecture and decor with awe-inspiring facades, fountains, and statues. Features more than 160 specialty shops and restaurants. 702-893-4800, forumshops.com Recreation Areas BIG BEND OF THE COLORADO STATE RECREATION AREA, LAUGHLIN The park offers dramatic views of the Colorado River and surrounding mountains. 702-298-1859, parks.nv.gov RIVER MOUNTAINS LOOP TRAIL, BOULDER CITY The non-motorized River Mountains Loop Trail offers 34 miles of hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding through a diverse landscape including views of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. 702-357-0980, rivermountainstrail.com LAS VEGAS PREMIUM OUTLETS SOUTH, LAS VEGAS At the south end of the Strip, the 140 stores at Las Vegas Outlet Center include Coach, Calvin Klein, Nike, Adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, and more. 702-896-5599, premiumoutlets.com BITTER SPRINGS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY, OVERTON Experience a 28-mile, two-hour journey through the Muddy Mountains. 702-515-5000, blm.gov/nv SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, MT. CHARLESTON Better known as Mount Charleston, located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas, the area encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity. Drive the Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway. 702-515-5400, fs.fed.us LAS VEGAS PREMIUM OUTLETS NORTH, LAS VEGAS Shop more than 150 designer and name-brand outlet stores at a discount. The mall includes a large food court and a wide range of customer services. 702-474-7500, premiumoutlets.com CLARK COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX, LAS VEGAS The public recreational shooting park is the largest such facility in the world and offers riﬂe, pistol, shotgun, and archery centers, as well as an on-site restaurant. 702-455-2007, clarkcountynv.gov MIRACLE MILE SHOPS, LAS VEGAS Located at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, the 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex features 170 specialty stores , 15 restaurants, and two live entertainment theaters. 888-800-8284, miraclemileshopslv.com CLARK COUNTY WETLANDS PARK The 2,900 acre park offers 8,000 square foot exhibit hall, six trail heads with more than 15 miles of multi-use trails, bird watching, picnicing, and a family park. 702-455-7522, facebook.com/wetlandspark SHOWCASE MALL, LAS VEGAS STRIP The four-story interactive retail-entertainment complex includes M&Ms® World, Everything Coca-Cola® store, Gameworks, United Artists cinema, and other specialty gift shops. 702-597-3122 FLOYD LAMB PARK AT TULE SPRINGS Tree-shaded groves, ﬁshing lakes, picnic areas, native desert wildlife, and vegetation are found on the site’s more than 2,000 acres. 702-229-8100, lasvegasnevada.com GRAND CANAL SHOPPES, LAS VEGAS Shopping BASS PRO SHOP, LAS VEGAS Located adjacent to Silverton Hotel Casino Lodge, the Bass Pro Shop has 165,000 square feet of outdoor retail with attractions for the whole family, including a 40,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, rock wall, archery range, and shooting range. 702-730-5200, basspro.com In addition to exquisite shops and ﬁne dining, you can enjoy a gondola ride or live opera show at this beautiful indoor center. 702-414-4500, thegrandcanalshoppes.com TRAVELNEVADA.COM 61 LAS VEGAS TERRITORY | SOUTHERN BIG BUS TOURS, LAS VEGAS Tour the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown from atop a double-decker bus. Informative guides share their stories, and explore at your own pace by hopping off and on at any of the 20 stops. bigbustours.com LAS VEGAS ATV TOURS Tour the surrounding Las Vegas desert over sand dunes, or through mountainous trails with the famous Strip in the distance. 702-750-9751, lvatvtours.com LAUGHLIN ADVENTURE TOURS A large variety of tours are offered, including the Grand Canyon and dune buggy tours. 702-298-2345, laughlinadventuretours.com BLACK CANYON & WILLOW BEACH RIVER ADVENTURES, BOULDER CITY Rafts launch from the base of Hoover Dam and travel 12 miles through Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Tours engage visitors with history, wildlife, and geology. 800-455-3490, blackcanyonadventures.com MAVERICK HELICOPTERS, LAS VEGAS Offers VIP service from several departure locations. Features tours of the Grand Canyon and nighttime Las Vegas. 888-261-4414, maverickhelicopter.com CREATIVE ADVENTURES, LAS VEGAS A family legacy since 1855, professional guides combine fact with folklore to tell the story of the Southwest in and around Las Vegas. 702-893-2051, creativeadventuresltd.net NITE TOURS, LAS VEGAS Experience the Las Vegas club scene aboard a luxury party bus with no lines or cover charges. Private and custom tours are available. 877-600-6483, nitetourslasvegas.com Tours 1ST LAS VEGAS GRAND CANYON TOURS, LAS VEGAS Daily excursions to the Grand Canyon and other sightseeing tours are offered at discounted rates. 702-897-9000, 1stlasvegasgrandcanyontours.com DESERT ADVENTURES, BOULDER CITY Offers kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV riding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. 702-293-5026, kayaklasvegas.com PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS, LAS VEGAS Airplane, helicopter, and coach tours serve 3,500 passengrs daily to Grand Canyon and beyond. 702-736-7243, papillon.com ELDORADO CANYON MINE TOURS, NELSON Tour takes visitors into the mine and through the history of the oldest and most famous gold mine in southern Nevada. Canoe and kayak tours are also available. 702-291-0026, eldoradocanyonminetours.com ADVENTURE CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES, LAS VEGAS Desert journeys to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon and beyond. Personal or group tours. 702-506-2582, adventureconciergetravelservices.com PINK JEEP TOURS, LAS VEGAS Professionally guided sightseeing tours are offered to those seeking rugged adventure, panoramic vistas, and information on American Indian history, culture, nature, and geology. 888-900-4480, pinkjeeptours.com/las-vegas GRAND CANYON TOUR & TRAVEL, LAS VEGAS Daily tours to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are offered. 800-4-CANYON, grandcanyontourandtravel.com ADVENTURE PHOTO TOURS, LAS VEGAS Sightseeing safaris take visitors to fascinating geographic locations. 702-889-8687, adventurephototours.com SCENIC AIRLINES, LAS VEGAS The company has been ﬂying over the Grand Canyon since 1965. 702-638-3300, scenic.com GOODSPRINGS GHOST HUNT, GOODSPRINGS Investigate ghosts in a 100-year old haunted Nevada mining town with renowned ghost hunter Robert George Allen. 702-677-6499, goodspringsghosthunt.com ALL THINGS COWBOY, LAS VEGAS Horseback riding, cattle drives, sunset barbecues, rodeos, and group events are offered. 702-372-8827, vegastrailrides.com SCOOT CITY TOURS, LAS VEGAS Travel through Red Rock Canyon in style on a three-wheel scooter car along the scenic 13-mile loop. Las Vegas Strip and Downtown tours are also available 702-699-5700, scootcitytours.com HAUNTED VEGAS TOURS, LAS VEGAS Ghost hunt with renowned ghost hunter Robert George Allen. Explore the Motel of Death and Redd Foxx’s Haunted House with EMF meters, temperature guns and dowsing rods. 702-807-8036, hauntedvegastours.com ANNIE BANANIES LAS VEGAS TOURS, LAS VEGAS Experience the other side of Las Vegas through mild adventure and sightseeing tours. 888-846-4747, anniebananie.com SERENITY HELICOPTERS, BOULDER CITY The company offers incredible private and custom helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon from a relaxing and roomy cabin. 702-589-7700, serenityhelicopters.com AWESOME ADVENTURES, LAS VEGAS Provides guided ATV tours, hiking, biking, and horseback riding in Eldorado Canyon and other Las Vegas-area excursions. 800-519-2243, awesomeadventuretv.com JUBILEE! WALKING TOUR, LAS VEGAS Tour on the arm of a showgirl for this exclusive backstage tour of Las Vegas’ longest-running showgirl production, Donn Arden’s “Jubilee!” to life. 702-967-4938, ballyslasvegas.com SHOWTIME TOURS, LAS VEGAS Sightseeing and adventure tours are offered, as well as charter service. 702-895-9976, showtimetourslv.com BEST AMERICAN DESTINATIONS, LAS VEGAS Choose from several different types of tours to view the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon. Tours are offered in conjunction with the Hualapai Tribe. 702-889-9378, bestgrandcanyondestinations.com LAKE MEAD CRUISES, BOULDER CITY Enjoy a fun combination of spectacular scenery, good food and “Outrageously Great Tours!” on beautiful Lake Mead aboard the Desert Princess Paddlewheel boat. 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Glendale Blvd. • 702-864-2277 Henderson America’s Best Value Inn and Suites • 85 W. Lake Mead Pkwy. • 702-564-1712 • 800-446-2994 • americasbestvalueinn.com Aston Montelago Village Resort • 30 Strada di Villaggio • 702-564-4700 • 866.774.2924 • montelagovillage.com Best Western Plus • 1553 N. Boulder Hwy. • 702-564-9200 • 800-HOLIDAY • bestwesternnevada.com/henderson-hotels Boby Motel • 2100 S. Boulder Hwy. • 702-565-9711 Comfort Inn & Suites - Henderson • 475 Marks St. • 702-387-6500 • 800-424-6423 • comfortinnhenderson.com Courtyard Henderson/Green Valley • 2800 N. Green Valley Pkwy. • 702-434-4700 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino • 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy. • 702-558-7000 • 888-899-7770 • fiestahendersonlasvegas.com Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino • 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. • 702-617-7777 • 866-782-9487 • gvrstyle.com Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas/Henderson • 421 Astaire Dr. • 702-992-9292 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas South • 3245 St. Rose Pkwy. • 702-385-2200 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.com Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham • 910 S. Boulder Hwy. • 702-568-7800 • 800-527-1133 • hawthorn.com Hilton Garden Inn Henderson • 1340 W. Warm Springs Rd. • 702-322-9000 • hiltongardeninn.com Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa • 1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy. • 702-567-4700 • 888-810-0440 • hilton.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Henderson • 441 Astaire Dr. • 702-990-2323 • 888-HOLIDAY • hendersonexpress.com Homewood Suites by Hilton Henderson/S. Las Vegas • 10450 S. Eastern Ave. • 702-450-1045 • 800-225-5466 • homewoodsuites.com Ingles Motel • 1636 N. 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Desert Inn Rd. • 702-792-2222 • 800-553-9111 • theblairhousesuites.com Blue Moon Hotel for Men • 2651 Westwood Dr. • 702-361-9099 • 866-798-9194 • bluemoonlasvegas.com Boulder Station Hotel & Casino • 4111 Boulder Hwy. • 702-432-7777 • 800-683-7777 • boulderstation.com Budget Suites of America - Las Vegas • 8440 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-837-2000 • 866-877-2000 • budgetsuites.com Budget Suites of America - Rancho • 2219 N. Rancho Dr. • 702-638-1800 • 888-637-0704 • budgetsuites.com Budget Suites of America - Tropicana • 3655 W. Tropicana Ave. • 702-739-1000 • 866-877-2000 • budgetsuites.com Budget Suites of America - Wynn • 4205 W. Tropicana Ave. • 702-889-1700 • 888-611-0414 • budgetsuites.com Caesars Palace • 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-731-7110 • 866-227-5938 • caesarspalace.com California Hotel Casino Las Vegas • 12 E. Ogden Ave. • 702-385-1222 • 800-634-6505 • thecal.com Candlewood Suites • 4034 S. Paradise Rd. • 702-836-3660 • 800-226-3539 • candlewoodsuites.com Capri Motel • 3245 E. Fremont St. • 702-457-1429 The Carriage House • 105 E. Harmon Ave. • 702-798-1020 • 800-221-2301 • carriagehouselasvegas.com Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park • 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-734-0410 • 800-634-3450 • circuscircus.com Clarion Hotel & Casino • 305 Convention Center Dr. • 702-952-8000 • 800-633-1777 • clarionhotelvegas.com Comfort Inn & Suites • 4375 E. Craig Rd. • 702-982-6700 • 866-476-9330 • choicehotels.com The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas • 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-698-7000 • 877-551-7772 • cosmopolitanlasvegas.com Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center • 3275 Paradise Rd. • 702-791-3600 • marriott.com Courtyard Las Vegas South • 5845 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-895-7519 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com/lascy Courtyard Las Vegas/Summerlin • 1901 N. 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Fremont St. • 702-385-5200 • 800-634-6703 • elcortezhotelcasino.com element by Westin Las Vegas/Summerlin • 10555 Discovery Dr. • 702-589-2000 • 877-353-6368 • elementhotels.com/summerlin Embassy Suites Airport - Las Vegas • 4315 Swenson St. • 702-795-2800 • 800-EMBASSY • lasvegasairport.embassysuites.com Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas • 3600 Paradise Rd. • 702-893-8000 • 800-362-2779 • eslvcc.com Emerald Suites - Cameron • 4777 Cameron St. • 702-365-5500 • 866-847-2002 • emeraldsuites.com Emerald Suites - Las Vegas Blvd • 9145 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-948-9999 • 866-847-2002 • emeraldsuites.com Encore Wynn Las Vegas • 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-770-7171 • 888-320-7125 • wynnlasvegas.com Excalibur Hotel & Casino • 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-597-7777 • 800-937-7777 • excalibur.com Extended Stay America Las Vegas - Boulder Highway • 4240 Boulder Hwy. • 702-433-1788 • 800-EXT-STAY • extendedstayhotels.com Extended Stay America Las Vegas - Flamingo • 1550 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-731-3111 • 800-EXT-STAY • extendedstayhotels.com Extended Stay America Las Vegas Valley View • 4270 S. Valley View Blvd. • 702-221-7600 • 800-EXT-STAY • extendedstayhotels.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Las Vegas South • 5775 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-895-9810 • 800-228-2800 • mariott.com Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport • 3850 Paradise Rd. • 702-791-0899 • 800-228-2800 • mariott.com Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino • 2400 N. Rancho Dr. • 702-631-7000 • 800-731-7333 • fiestarancholasvegas.com Flamingo Las Vegas • 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-733-3111 • 888-902-9929 • flamingolasvegas.com Fortune Hotel & Suites • 325 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-830-4010 • fortunelasvegas.com Four Queens Hotel and Casino • 202 Fremont St. • 702-385-4011 • 800-634-6045 • fourqueens.com Four Seasons Hotel at Mandalay Bay • 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-632-5000 • 877-632-5000 • fourseasons.com/lasvegas Fremont Hotel and Casino • 200 Fremont St. • 702-385-3232 • 800-634-6182 • fremontcasino.com Fun City Motel • 2233 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-731-3155 Gatewood Motel • 3075 E. Fremont St. • 702-457-3660 Gold Coast Hotel and Casino • 4000 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-367-7111 • 888-402-6278 • goldcoastcasino.com Golden Gate Hotel and Casino • 1 Fremont St. • 702-385-1906 • 800-426-1906 • goldengatecasino.com Golden Nugget • 129 E. Fremont St. • 702-385-7111 • 800-634-3454 • goldennugget.com Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton at McCarran Airport • 6575 S. Eastern Ave. • 702-647-8000 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.hilton.com Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Redrock/Summerlin • 4280 S. 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Flamingo Rd. • 702-251-3435 • 888-808-7410 • wgflamingobay.com The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa • 160 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-836-5900 • 866-716-8137 • westinvegas.com Wynn Las Vegas • 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South • 702-770-7000 • 888-320-7123 • wynnlasvegas.com L a u g hl i n Aquarius Casino Resort • 1900 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-5111 • 888.662.5825 • theaquarius.com Bay Shore Suites • 1955 West Casino Dr. • 702-209-9010 Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino • 2100 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-4000 • 800-477-4837 • coloradobelle.com Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino • 1650 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2535 • 800-227-3849 • riversideresort.com Edgewater Hotel & Casino • 2020 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2453 • 800-677-4837 • edgewater-casino.com Golden Nugget Laughlin • 2300 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-7111 • 800-950-7700 • goldennugget.com Harrah’s Laughlin Casino Hotel • 2900 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-4600 • 800-427-7247 • harrahslaughlin.com Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall • 2200 S. 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EUREKA, NEVADA! visit EurEkaCounty.Com for EvEnt DatEs anD monthly EntErtainmEnt CalEnDar May: Show What Ya Brung Car Show & Drag Race July: Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration Eureka Arts in the Park August: Eureka County Fair & Rodeo October: Pumkin Harvest Festival November: Holiday Bazaar in the Eureka Opera House December: Christmas Tree Lighting Eureka Opera House Perdiz Sport Shooting 775-237-6006 775-237-7027 EurEka County EConomiC DEvElopmEnt program P.O. Box 753, Eureka, Nevada 89316 • 775-237-5484 www.eurekacounty.com • firstname.lastname@example.org funded in part by: TravelNevada.com 72 TRAVELNEVADA.COM Gardnerville • Genoa • Minden • Topaz Lake RUGGED. RELAXED. REACHABLE. Carson Valley is unrivaled when it comes to Nevada adventure. Where else can you soar over broad expanses of fertile green valleys, and hike, ride or ski magnificent mountain peaks? The opportunities for a breathtaking experience are seemingly endless, and when it’s time to unwind, our towns and resorts are a welcome respite to jam-packed schedules and crazy workweeks. It’s time for yourself, it’s time for Carson Valley. 800-727-7677 www.VisitCarsonValley.org facebook.com/carsonvalleynevada TRAVELNEVADA.COM 73 reno-tahoe territory | northwestern NORTHWEST NEVADA reno-tahoe Reno-Tahoe is where gritty and edgy meet natural beauty with a splash of living history, creating the most amazing mix of fun and inspiration. Imagine exploring downtown Reno via a zombie pub crawl, stopping to read the historical marker where riveted Levi’s were invented. Kayak or tube through the Truckee River Whitewater Park, then soak your tired bones at one of the Biggest Little City’s worldclass spas. Perhaps take in some all-you-can-eat sushi (yes, Virginia, it does exist!) and peruse classic Warhols at the Nevada Museum of Art. Beer and history, sushi and fine art. That’s how we roll. 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How about camel races, a whitewater festival, lakeside Shakespeare, wild motorcycle rallies, or a down-and-dirty pub crawl? That’s Reno-Tahoe just about any time of the year. From special events to outdoor recreation, there’s a world to be discovered in this northwestern corner of Nevada. Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, as seen from the Flume Trail. By First Tracks Productions 74 TravelNevada.com northwestern | reno-tahoe territory TravelNevada.com 75 RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY | NORTHWESTERN RESOURCES Carson City Chamber of Commerce 775-882-1565 carsoncitychamber.com Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-NEVADA-1 (638-2321) visitcarsoncity.com Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority 800-727-7677 carsonvalleynv.org visitcarsonvalley.org Town of Genoa 775-782-8696 genoanevada.org Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau (Incline Village) 800-GO-TAHOE gotahoenorth.com Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Stateline) 775-588-1728 tahoechamber.org Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (South Lake Tahoe) 800-AT-TAHOE tahoesouth.com North Lake Tahoe Visitors & Convention Bureau 800-462-5196 gotahoenorth.com The Chamber 775-636-9550 thechambernv.org Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority 800-FOR-RENO visitrenotahoe.com Reno-Tahoe Territory 775-687-7410 renotahoe.com Ski Lake Tahoe 800-588-SNOW skilaketahoe.com Virginia City Tourism Commission 800-718-SLVR visitvirginiacitynv.com MUST-SEES ✦ Genoa ✦ Lake Tahoe ✦ Nevada State Capitol ✦ Truckee River Whitewater Park and Riverwalk District Entertainment BREWERY ARTS CENTER, CARSON CITY The center features musical and theater performances, a café and gallery/gift shop, pottery studio, art galleries, exhibits, and classes. 775-883-1976, accesscarsoncity.org ✦ Nevada State Museum/ Carson City Mint ✦ National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection ✦ Virginia City CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NORTHERN NEVADA, CARSON CITY Hands-on interactive exhibits turn learning into self-paced recreational fun for all ages. 775-884-2226, cmnn.org RENO BIGHORNS, RENO Reno’s NBA Development League plays home games at the Reno Events Center. 775-853-8220, renobighorns.com Family Fun ANIMAL ARK, RENO The nonproﬁt wildlife sanctuary is a 38-acre home for non-releasable animals. 775-970-3111, animalark.org FREIGHT HOUSE DISTRICT, RENO The year-round dining and entertainment complex is adjacent to Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno. 775-334-7041, freighthouse.com CORLEY RANCH, GARDNERVILLE The working ranch is open for special events and hosts family activities in the fall. 775-265-3045, corleyranch.com BASECAMP, RENO The non-smoking, non-gaming urban adventure experience features a world-class climbing and indoor bouldering facility, live entertainment, and eateries. basecampreno.com FLEISCHMANN PLANETARIUM, RENO The planetarium hosts astronomy, space, and earth science programs. Exhibits and shows ware offered. 775-784-4811, planetarium.unr.nevada.edu PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, RENO The center is home to the area’s most prominent performing arts organizations, and hosts a number of traveling productions. 775-686-6600, pioneercenter.com HEAVENLY ADVENTURE PEAK, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Located at the top of the Gondola, the park has non-ski activities such as snowshoeing, tubing, sledding, and even snow biking. 800-HEAVENLY, skiheavenly.com RENO ACES, RENO Visitors to downtown Reno can enjoy the excitement of minor league baseball. 775-334-4700, renoaces.com BORGES CARRIAGE AND SLEIGH RIDES, LAKE TAHOE Carriage, sleigh, and horse rides are offered year-round. 775-588-2953, sleighride.com 76 TRAVELNEVADA.COM NORTHWESTERN | RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY HEAVENLY GONDOLA, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Enjoy the serenity of alpine mountains and Lake Tahoe on the 12-minute ride up the mountainside. 800-HEAVENLY, skiheavenly.com MACKAY MANSION, VIRGINIA CITY Built in 1860 by George Hearst, the mansion is open for tours featuring mining artifacts, original furnishings, Tiffany silver, and historical anecdotes. 775-847-0373, visitvirginiacitynv.com COURTHOUSE MUSEUM, GENOA Take a journey through time and explore fascinating displays depicting early life in the Carson Valley. Housed in the original 1865 Douglas County courthouse, the museum is open daily May through October. 775-782-4325, historicnevada.net SIERRA SAFARI ZOO, RENO More than 200 animals of 40 different species are featured. Open seasonally. 775-677-1104, sierrasafarizoo.org MORMON STATION STATE HISTORIC PARK, GENOA The site of Nevada’s ﬁrst permanent non-Indian settlement, established in 1851, is located along the California Emigrant Trail in Genoa. 775-782-2590, parks.nv.gov HISTORIC FOURTH WARD SCHOOL, MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES, VIRGINIA CITY Open to students from 1876 to 1936, it’s the last school of its kind standing in the United States. The museum is open to the public to view permanent and changing exhibits on the history of the Comstock and the story of the Old West. 775-847-0975, fourthwardschool.org NEVADA DISCOVERY MUSEUM, RENO The children’s museum features hands-on exhibits where kids can build, learn, and play in the clouds. 775-786-1000, nvdm.org NEVADA STATE CAPITOL, CARSON CITY The capitol’s prominent silver dome is Carson City’s most visible landmark and has been a symbol of Nevada’s government since its completion in 1870. visitcarsoncity.com/attractions/ GRAND ADVENTURE LAND, RENO Located at the Grand Sierra Resort, the park compromises ﬁve acres of speed, thrills, and fun, and the 180-foot Sky Coaster. 775-786-7005, ultimaterushpark.com MARK TWAIN MUSEUM AT THE TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE, VIRGINIA CITY Mark Twain’s desk, chair and books, as well as most of the original equipment from his press room, are on display. 775-847-0525, visitvirginiacitynv.com PIPER’S OPERA HOUSE, VIRGINIA CITY Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Piper’s Opera House continues to host events that illuminate the eclectic character of America and greatly enrich American theater. 775-847-0433, visitvirginiacitynv.com VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD, CARSON CITY AND VIRGINIA CITY Excursions are available on a seasonal schedule: the Historic Route, a short ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill, and the new route, Sisters in History, from Virginia City to Carson City. 775-847-0380, virginiatruckee.com NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM THE HARRAH COLLECTION, RENO With more than 220 cars on display, it was named by AutoWeek as one of America’s ﬁve greatest auto museums. 775-333-9300, automuseum.org SAINT MARY’S IN THE MOUNTAINS CATHOLIC CHURCH, VIRGINIA CITY Nevada’s oldest Catholic Church is preserved and houses 1,700 artifacts, some made from 19th-century precious metals. 775-847-9099, visitvirginiacitynv.com WILBUR D. MAY CENTER, RENO The museum hosts a collection of rare and exotic artifacts; the arboretum is 12 acres of tree groves, outdoor courtyards, secluded gardens, and a wetland area. 775-785-5961, maycenter.com NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, RENO Stories of those who carved out lives from the hard, rugged Nevada terrain are preserved here. 775-688-1190, museums.nevadaculture.org STEWART INDIAN SCHOOL CAMPUS, CARSON CITY The campus served as an off-reservation boarding school from 1890 through 1980. The campus is open for self-guided tours. 775-687-8333, stewartindianschool.com NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART, RENO The oldest cultural institution in Nevada, the museum now hosts leading touring exhibitions. 775-329-3333, nevadaart.org WILD ISLAND FAMILY ADVENTURE PARK, SPARKS Northern Nevada’s largest family amusement park features a seasonal outdoor water park, miniature golf courses, an arcade, go-cart raceway, and bowling. 775-359-2927, wildisland.com THUNDERBIRD LODGE, NORTH LAKE TAHOE Built in 1939 by an eccentric San Francisco tycoon, it features a “dungeon” and other buildings. Thunderbird Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 775-832-8750, thunderbirdtahoe.org NEVADA STATE MUSEUM, CARSON CITY Housed in the historic Carson City Mint, the museum showcases Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. Exhibits feature Coin Press No. 1; a walk-through mine and ghost town; historic and geologic displays; Dat-So-La-Lee baskets; and Under One Sky, a unique American Indian exhibit. 775-687-4810, museums.nevadaculture.org WINGFIELD PARK, RENO The park is composed of ﬁve parks with picnic areas, basketball courts, an amphitheater, and much more, all along the beautiful Truckee River in downtown Reno. visitreno.com/parks/wingﬁeld Museums CARSON VALLEY MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER, GARDNERVILLE The museum shares local history by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting items of historic signiﬁcance including exhibits on ranching, Basque, and Washoe culture. It’s housed in the DeLongchamps-designed 1915 Douglas High School, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. 775-782-2555, historicnevada.net Historic Sites DANGBERG HOME RANCH HISTORIC PARK, MINDEN Founded in 1857, it is one of Nevada’s ﬁrst and largest ranches. Today, it preserves original artifacts, with special exhibits occurring throughout the year. 775-783-9417, dangberghomeranch.org NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, CARSON CITY Experience Nevada’s railroad heritage, including 19th-century railroad equipment, locomotives, and famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad cars. Museum activities include operation of historic equipment, train rides, lectures, and a variety of special events. 775-687-6953, museums.nevadaculture.org COMSTOCK HISTORY CENTER, VIRGINIA CITY The permanent exhibit features the original Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam engine, No. 18, “Dayton” and several historic photographs and images depicting the Comstock during its heyday. 775-847-0281, visitvirginiacitynv.com GENOA BAR AND SALOON, GENOA Since 1853, “Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor” has welcomed patrons, presidents, actors, and famous musicians. Artifacts collected over the years remain untouched and undusted. 775-782-3870, genoabarandsaloon.com NORTH LAKE TAHOE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, NORTH LAKE TAHOE The historical society includes three museums that feature a variety of exhibits on the rich culture and heritage of the Lake Tahoe region, including early pioneer life, American Indian basketry, and photographic collections. 530-583-1762, northtahoemuseums.org TRAVELNEVADA.COM 77 RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY | NORTHWESTERN PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER, NIXON The museum features several exhibits and displays about the tribe’s culture and history, the natural history of Pyramid Lake and why the Paiute people hold it in such high regard. 775-574-1088, plpt.nsn.us/museum TAHOE RIM TRAIL, LAKE TAHOE Go hiking, horseback riding, or mountain bike riding (in certain sections) on the scenic, 165 mile single-track trail through three National Forest and Wilderness areas. tahoerimtrail.org LAKE TAHOE BALLOONS, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Hot air balloon ﬂights are offered over Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. 800-872-9294, laketahoeballoons.com TOPAZ LAKE PARK, CARSON VALLEY Prized for its trophy rainbow and brown trout, the lake is popular with campers and boaters looking for the perfect getaway. 775-266-3343, topazlake.com NEVADA ADVENTURES, CARSON VALLEY Tour the Pine Nut Mountains in an off-highway vehicle. 800-865-4679, nevadaadventurecompany.com SILVER STATE PEACE OFFICERS MUSEUM, VIRGINIA CITY One of the largest and ﬁnest United States law enforcement collections, the museum includes tools of early lawmen and an interactive children’s room. 775-847-7800, peaceofﬁcersmuseum.org PATTY’S TOURS, RENO/LAKE TAHOE A range of tours are offered, from historic Virginia City to Lake Tahoe kayaking adventures. 775-453-1794, pattystours.com TRUCKEE RIVER WHITEWATER PARK, RENO Located in the heart of Reno’s bustling downtown hotel-casino and booming arts district, the park features 11 pools for kayak play, as well as a kayak racing course. 800-FOR-RENO, visitrenotahoe.com SPARKS HERITAGE MUSEUM, SPARKS The museum focuses on the history of Sparks and the Truckee Meadows, including the role the railroad played in the development of the area. 775-355-1144, sparksmuseum.org RENO-TAHOE HELICOPTERS, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Tour Lake Tahoe from the sky. Flight training, aerial photography, and unique wedding experiences also are offered. 530-544-2211, helitahoe.com Shopping CABELA’S, VERDI The 125,000-square-foot megastore is a veritable showroom combining education, entertainment, and outdoor gear. 775-829-4100, cabelas.com UC DAVIS-TAHOE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER, NORTH LAKE TAHOE Learn about Lake Tahoe and area geology and environmental issues at the center. Guests also can watch a 15-minute 3D movie about Lake Tahoe. 775-881-7560, terc.ucdavis.edu SIERRA ADVENTURES, RENO Year-round activities, rentals, and tours are offered. 866-323-8928, wildsierra.com SOARING NV, MINDEN Flights are possible year-round in the Carson Valley, home of the world’s most consistent high-altitude mountain thermal shifts. 775-782-9595, soaringnv.com MEADOWOOD MALL, RENO The area’s only enclosed shopping mall is anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears, and features 100 specialty stores and eateries. 775-827-8451, shopmeadowood.com WAY IT WAS MUSEUM, VIRGINIA CITY The museum hosts the most complete collection of Comstock artifacts, including photographs, lithographs, prints, and drawings of Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City. 775-847-0766, visitvirginiacitynv.com OUTLETS AT SPARKS, SPARKS The entertainment and outlet complex is anchored by the 245,000-square-foot Scheels All Sports. 775-358-3800, experiencelegends.com SONNY BOYS WILD HORSE TOURS, RENO/VIRGINIA CITY Experience the beauty of wild horses up close. Four different tours offer close encounters with these amazing animals. 775-200-5205, renowildhorsetours.com WESTERN HISTORIC RADIO MUSEUM, VIRGINIA CITY The museum features displays of antique, classic, and vintage radios. Call for hours. radioblvd.com THE SUMMIT, RENO An outdoor shopping experience, the center features high-end specialty shopping and dining anchored by Dillard’s and Orvis. 775-853-7800, thesummitonline.com TAHOE BOAT CRUISES & TOURS, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Experience the deep blue waters and scenic attractions of Lake Tahoe aboard one of three graceful yachts. 888-867-6394, tahoeboatcruises.com W.M. KECK MUSEUM, RENO The museum showcases an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens, photographs, and mining-related relics. 775-784-4528, www.mines.unr.edu/museum Tours BLEU WAVE, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE The luxurious tour boat offers private and public cruises. 866-413-0985, tahoebleuwave.com Recreation Areas 1862 DAVID WALLEY’S HOT SPRINGS & SPA, GENOA The historic site features natural hot mineral springs pools, a full-service spa, and a ﬁtness center. 775-782-8155, davidwalleys-resort.com HISTORIC RENO PRESERVATION SOCIETY, RENO A number of walking, bus, and bike tours through historic districts of Reno are offered, as well as programs and presentations by those dedicated to preserving Reno’s past. 775-747-4478, historicreno.org THE FLUME TRAIL, LAKE TAHOE Mountain bike while overlooking Lake Tahoe and the Sierra. ﬂumetrailtahoe.com KIT CARSON TRAIL, CARSON CITY The 2.5-mile walking tour of Carson City’s west side includes nearly 60 homes and buildings. Pick up a CD of the self-guided tour at the Carson City Visitors’ Center or download a podcast. 800-NEVADA-1, visitcarsoncity.com PYRAMID LAKE, NIXON Drive the Pyramid Lake National Scenic Byway around the Pyramid Paiute Reservation. 775-574-1000, plpt.nsn.us LAKE TAHOE ADVENTURES, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Explore the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe through an unparalleled outdoor adventure experience. 800-865-4679, laketahoeadventures.com ZEPHYR COVE RESORT, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Cruise Lake Tahoe aboard paddlewheelers M.S. Dixie II or the Tahoe Queen. In winter, take a snowmobile on lakeview trails. 800-23-TAHOE, zephyrcove.com 78 TRAVELNEVADA.COM NORTHWESTERN | RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY EVENTS F E B R UA RY EAGLES AND AGRICULTURE, CARSON VALLEY J U LY AMERICAN CENTURY CELEBRITY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE OATBRAN: ONE AWESOME TOUR BIKE RIDE ACROSS NEVADA, LAKE TAHOE 775-782-8144, visitcarsonvalley.org MARCH LAKE TAHOE WINTERFEST – GAY AND LESBIAN SKI WEEK, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 800-565-2704, bikethewest.com STREET VIBRATIONS FALL RALLY, RENO 530-544-5050, tahoecelebritygolf.com ARTOWN, RENO 775-329-SHOW, road-shows.com TOUR DE NEZ CYCLING EVENT, RENO 775-322-1538, renoisartown.com AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL, VIRGINIA CITY laketahoewinterfest.com VIRGINIA CITY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY tourdenez.com TOUR DE TAHOE: BIKE BIG BLUE, LAKE TAHOE 775-882-6013, visitvirginiacitynv.com LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AT SAND HARBOR, NORTH LAKE TAHOE 800-718-7587, visitvirginiacitynv.com APRIL RENO JAZZ FESTIVAL 800-565-2704, bikethewest.com VIRGINIA CITY INTERNATIONAL CAMEL RACES 800-74-SHOWS, laketahoeshakespeare.com SILVER DOLLAR CAR CLASSIC, CARSON CITY 800-718-7587, visitvirginiacitynv.com O C TO B E R ELDORADO’S GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL, RENO 800-233-8928, unr.edu/rjf VIRGINIA CITY GRAND PRIX 775-687-7410, visitcarsoncity.com RENO-TAHOE OPEN 775-527-1034, vcgp.com M AY GENOA COWBOY POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVAL 775-322-3900, renotahoeopen.com TAHOE ARTS FESTIVAL, NORTH LAKE TAHOE 800-879-8879, eldoradoreno.com HARVEST FESTIVAL, CARSON VALLEY 530-583-5605, laketahoeartsfestival.com AU G U S T 775-265-3045, corleyranch.com HAUNTED WEEKEND, CARSON VALLEY 775-782-8696, cowboypoetrygenoa.com KIT CARSON GHOST WALK TOUR, CARSON CITY 775-782-2555, historicnevada.net KIT CARSON TRAIL GHOST WALK, CARSON CITY 775-687-7410, visitcarsoncity.com RENO RIVER FESTIVAL 775-687-7410, visitcarsoncity.com NEVADA DAY, CARSON CITY www.renoriverfestival.com JUNE AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 775-882-2600, nevadaday.com WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES, VIRGINIA CITY 800-565-2704, bikethewest.com CARSON VALLEY DAYS 800-718-7587, visitvirginiacitynv.com NOVEMBER BEST IN THE WEST RIB COOK-OFF, SPARKS 775-782-8144, visitcarsonvalley.org EUROFEST, RENO 800-648-1177, nuggetribcookoff.com HOT AUGUST NIGHTS, RENO RHYMERS RODEER COWBOY POETRY, CARSON VALLEY 775-783-6679, cvinn.com DECEMBER CHRISTMAS ON THE COMSTOCK PARADE OF LIGHTS, VIRGINIA CITY 775-348-2200, sandsregency.com GREAT ELDORADO BBQ, BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL, RENO 775-356-1956, hotaugustnights.net LAKE IN THE SKY AIR SHOW, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 800-879-8879, eldoradoreno.com NEVADA HUMANITIES CHAUTAUQUA 800-AT-TAHOE, lakeintheskyairshow.com RENO GAY PRIDE CELEBRATION 800-718-7587, visitvirginiacitynv.com FESTIVAL OF TREES AND LIGHTS, LAKE TAHOE 775-784-6587, nevadahumanities.org RENO RODEO 877-344-RENO, renogaypride.com SEPTEMBER GENOA CANDY DANCE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIRE 530-543-5614, festivaloftreeslaketahoe.org HOLIDAY GALA, CARSON VALLEY 775-329-3877, renorodeo.com RENO XTREME BULLS 775-782-2555, historicnevada.net THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE, CARSON CITY & VIRGINIA CITY prorodeo.com RUN WHAT CHA BRUNG CAR SHOW, CARSON CITY 775-782-8696, genoanevada.org THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE 775-847-0380, virginiatruckee.com RIDE THE RAILS WITH SANTA, CARSON CITY 775-883-0927, visitcarsoncity.com SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS STREET FAIR, MINDEN 775-826-1181, renoballoon.com LAKE TAHOE MARATHON 775-687-6953, visitcarsoncity.com 775-782-8144, visitcarsonvalley.org STREET VIBRATIONS SPRING RALLY, SPARKS 530-544-7095, laketahoemarathon.com NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES & AIR SHOW, RENO 775-329-SHOW, road-shows.com 775-972-6663, airrace.org TRAVELNEVADA.COM 79 reno-tahoe territory | northwestern Breakfast Included Smoking Rooms CARSON CITY Americas Best Value Inn • 2731 S. 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Carson St. • 775-883-0900 • 800-501-2929 • carsonstation.com GARDNERVILLE Best Western Topaz Lake Inn • 3410 Sandy Bowers Ave. • 775-266-4661 • 800-385-2399 • bestwestern.com/topazlakeinn Historian Inn • 1427 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-783-1175 • 877-783-9910 • historianinn.com Sierra Motel • 1501 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-5145 • 800-682-5857 • sierramotel.net Topaz Lodge & Casino Super 8 • 1979 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. • 775-266-3338 • 800-962-0732 • topazlodge.com Village Motel • 1383 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. • 775-782-2624 Westerner Motel • 1353 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. • 775-782-3602 • 800-782-3602 GENOA 1862 David Walley’s Resort • 2001 Foothill Rd. • 775-782-8155 • davidwalleys-resort.com Genoa Country Inn • 2292 Main St. • 775-782-4500 • genoacountryinn.com L A K E TA H O E N O R T H The Border House at Crystal Bay Casino • 14 SR 28 • 775-831-0512 • crystalbaycasino.com Club Tahoe Resort • 914 Northwood Blvd. • 775-831-5750 • 800-527-5154 • clubtahoe.com Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino • 111 Country Club Dr. • 775-832-1234 • 800-233-1234 • laketahoehyatt.com Parkside Inn at Incline • 1003 Tahoe Blvd. • 775-831-1052 • 800-824-6391 • innatincline.com Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino • 5 SR 28 • 775-831-0660 • 800-BILTMORE • tahoebiltmore.com L A K E TA H O E S O U T H Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel Casino • 15 U.S. Hwy. 50 & Stateline • 775-588-6611 • 800-427-7247 • harrahstahoe.com Harveys Resort Casino • 18 U.S. Hwy. 50 & Stateline • 775-588-2411 • 800-427-7247 • harveystahoe.com Horizon Casino Resort • 50 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-6211 • 800-648-3322 • horizoncasino.com Lake Tahoe Accommodations • 292 Kingsbury Grade • 775-588-5684 • 800-544-3234 • tahoeaccommodations.com Lakeside Inn & Casino • 168 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-7777 • 800-624-7980 • lakesideinn.com 532 740 539 300 124 $$-$$$$$ $$-$$$$$ $-$$$$$ $$$-$$$$$ $$-$$$$ 9 92 422 38 113 $$$-$$$$$ $$$-$$$$ $$$-$$$$$ $$-$$$ $-$$ 211 11 $$-$$$$ $$-$$$ 30 34 19 95 16 25 $$-$$$ $$-$$$ $-$$ $-$$$ $-$$ $-$$ 58 62 78 100 61 56 142 85 62 85 24 82 110 34 168 67 39 35 63 91 $-$$$ $-$$$ $-$$ $$$ $$ $-$$ $$-$$$ $$-$$$ $$-$$$ $$-$$$$ $-$$$ $-$$ $-$$$ $-$$ $-$$ $-$$$ $-$$$ $-$$ $-$$ $$ u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u seasonal $ - up to $50 $$ - $51-$100 $$$ - $101-$200 $$$$ - $201-$300 $$$$$ - $300 and up 80 TravelNevada.com Wi-Fi in Rooms Fitness Center Pets Allowed Accommodations Hotel/Motel Rooms Rates Rest.aurant (On-site) Gaming Pool u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u northwestern | reno-tahoe territory Rest.aurant (On-site) Breakfast Included Smoking Rooms L A K E TA H O E S O U T H , continued MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa • 55 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-3515 • 800-648-3353 • montbleuresort.com The Ridge Resorts • 400 Ridge Club Dr. • 775-588-3553 • 800-334-1600 • ridgetahoeresort.com Zephyr Cove Resort • 760 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-589-4980 • 800-238-2463 • zephyrcove.com MINDEN Best Western Minden Inn • 1795 Ironwood Dr. • 775-782-7766 • 866-441-1234 • bestwestern.com Carson Valley Inn Hotel Casino RV Resort • 1627 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-9711 • 800-321-6983 • carsonvalleyinn.com Carson Valley Motor Lodge • 1643 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-9711 • 800-321-6983 • carsonvalleyinn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 1659 SR 88 • 775-782-7500 • hiexpress.com Holiday Lodge • 1591 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-2288 • 800-266-2289 RENO Ace Motor Lodge • 222 N. Sierra St. • 775-322-2178 America’s Best Travel Inn • 666 N. Wells Ave. • 775-329-3125 Atlantis Casino Resort Spa • 3800 S. Virginia St. • 775-825-4700 • 800-723-6500 • atlantiscasino.com Baymont Inn & Suites • 2050 Market St. • 775-786-2506 • 866-473-6668 • baymontinns.com Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel • 1981 Terminal Way • 775-348-6370 • 800-648-3525 • airportplazareno.com Bonanza Inn • 215 W. Fourth St. • 775-322-8632 • 800-808-3303 Boomtown Hotel and Casino • 2100 Garson Rd. • 775-345-6000 • 800-648-3790 • boomtownreno.com Carriage Inn • 690 W. Fourth St. • 775-329-8848 Circus Circus Reno • 500 N. Sierra St. • 775-329-0711 • 800-648-5010 • circusreno.com Club Cal Neva • 133 N. Virginia St. • 775-323-1046 • 877-777-7303 • clubcalneva.com Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport • 1250 E. Plumb Ln. • 775-682-4444 • 866-848-4450 • renoairporthotel.com Courtyard Reno • 6855 S. Virginia St. • 775-851-8300 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com Crest Inn • 525 W. Fourth St. • 775-329-0808 Days Inn Reno • 701 E. Seventh St. • 775-786-4070 • 800-448-4555 • daysinn.com Desert Rose Inn • 655 W. Fourth St. • 775-329-3451 Easy 8 Motel • 255 W. Fifth St. • 775-322-4587 Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno • 345 N. Virginia St. • 775-786-5700 • 800-648-5966 • eldoradoreno.com Extended Stay America Reno - South Meadows • 9795 Gateway Dr. • 775-852-5611 • 800-EXTSTAY • extendedstayhotels.com Flamingo Motel • 520 N. Center St. • 775-323-3202 Gatekeeper Inn • 221 W. Fifth St. • 775-786-3500 Gateway Inn • 1275 Stardust St. • 775-747-4220 Gold Coin Motel • 2555 E. Fourth St. • 775-323-0237 Gold Dust West Casino Inn • 444 Vine St. • 775-323-2211 • 800-438-9378 • gdwcasino.com Grand Sierra Resort and Casino • 2500 E. Second St. • 775-789-2000 • 800-501-2651 • grandsierraresort.com Hampton Inn & Suites South Reno • 10599 Professional Cir. • 775-336-2222 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninnreno.com Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino • 219 N. 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Victorian Ave. • 775-356-7770 VIRGINIA CITY Comstock Lodge • 875 S. C St. • 775-847-0233 Gold Hill Hotel • 1540 S. Main St., Gold Hill • 775-847-0111 • goldhillhotel.net Silver Queen Hotel • 28 N. C St. • 775-847-0440 • silverqueenhotel.net Silverland Inn & Suites • 100 E St. • 775-847-4484 • 888-859-4119 • silverlandusa.com Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel • 430 S. C St. • 775-847-0551 Tahoe House Hotel • 162 C St. • 775-847-5264 • tahoehousehotel.com Virginia City Inn • 675 S. C St. • 775-847-0282 • virginiacityinn.com 14 18 28 67 12 15 14 $$ $-$$$$ $-$$$ $$-$$$ $$-$$$ $$-$$$ $$ 91 147 89 $-$$ $-$$$ $-$$$ u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u Complementary Breakfast CARSON CITY Bliss Bungalow Inn • 408 W. 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If you feel up to the challenge, spend your vacation beyond the reach of cell phone towers tending to cattle at a local guest ranch. West WEndover, on the state’s eastern border, is home to the Historic Wendover Air Field, a vital outpost during World War II. Winnemucca is the gateway to Nevada’s rugged and lush mountains to the north and vast desert to the west. Take romance for a spin through Lovelock, where you can visit the only remaining round courthouse in American and “lock your love” in the courthouse plaza. When you venture away from the busy interstate and bustling country towns, you’ll find some of the most pristine wilderness in the western United States. You’ll find abundance wildlife, challenging hikes and climbs, and immense expanses of beauty. Lamoille, Dini Esplin 86 TravelNevada.com northern | cowboy country TravelNevada.com 87 COWBOY COUNTRY | NORTHERN RESOURCES Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau 775-635-8245 battlemountainchamber.com Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority (Battle Mountain) 775-635-1112 battlemountaintourism.com City of Carlin 775-754-6354 cityofcarlin.com Cowboy Country 877-626-9269 ext. 690 cowboycountry.org Elko Chamber of Commerce 775-738-7135 elkonevada.com Elko Convention & Visitors Authority 800-248-ELKO exploreelko.com Jackpot Recreation & Visitor Center 775-755-2653 jackpot-nevada.net Jarbidge Community Association 775-488-2500 jarbidge.org Lovelock/Pershing County Chamber of Commerce 775-273-7213 loverslock.com McDermitt Information cowboycountry.org/McDermitt Wells Chamber of Commerce 775-752-3540 wellsnevada.com West Wendover Tourism & Convention Bureau 866-299-2489 westwendovercity.com Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority 800-962-2638 winnemucca.com Elko Lamoille Canyon ROY O’BRIEN MUST-SEES ✦ Ruby Mountains ✦ Lamoille Canyon ✦ Western Folklife Center ✦ Basque Dining ✦ Lovers Lock Plaza ✦ Angel Lake ✦ Jarbidge/Jarbidge Wilderness ✦ Historic Wendover Airﬁeld ✦ Jackpot ✦ Gold Mining Tours ✦ California Trail Center Lovers Lock Plaza ✦ Black Rock Desert 88 TRAVELNEVADA.COM NORTHERN | COWBOY COUNTRY MARK TWAIN’S CABIN, UNIONVILLE The historic mining town a few hours outside of Lovelock has a claim to fame with Mark Twain, who bought a mine in the 1860s but abandoned it after digging only 12 feet. 775-273-7213, loverslock.com OLD TOWN WELLS HISTORIC WALKING TOUR, WELLS Stop by the Wells Chamber of Commerce and pick up a brochure of the Historic District before touring the century-old buildings. Though much of the area was devastated by an earthquake, the brochure reveals the history of the buildings that remain. 775-752-3540, wellsnevada.com PERSHING COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOVELOCK Completed in 1921, this historic building was modeled after the Pantheon of Rome and is the only functioning round courthouse in the nation. 775-273-7213, loverslock.com Entertainment PEPPERMILL CONCERT HALL, WEST WENDOVER The state-of-the-art venue hosts a wide variety of live entertainment, concerts, and comedy shows. 800-217-0049, wendoverfun.com Historic Sites BLACK ROCK – HIGH EMIGRANT TRAILS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA, GERLACH The area includes the longest intact segments of the historic emigrant trails to California and Oregon in the western United States. Open seasonally. 775-623-1500, blm.gov/nv THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TELEPHONE LINE, WEST WENDOVER See where the last splice of the Transcontinental Telephone Connection line was erected. 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com WESTERN FOLKLIFE CENTER, ELKO Best known for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the center features exhibits, events, and a gift shop. 775-738-7508, westernfolklife.org VICTORY HIGHWAY PARK, WEST WENDOVER Several plaques commemorate history of the region as well as the California Trail, which passed through the area. 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com FABULOUS 40, WELLS U.S. Hwy. 40 traversed the entire United States in the early 20th century; the section of the highway in Wells remains. Here, you’ll ﬁnd a highway-era motel strip with period neon signs and original architecture. 775-752-3540, wellsnevada.com Family Fun BONANZA OPAL MINES, INC., DENIO As featured on the Travel Channel’s “Cash & Treasures” program, the mine is open for tailings digging from Memorial Day through September. 775-941-0111, bonanzaopals.com WENDOVER WILL, WEST WENDOVER Greeting travelers since 1952, the world’s largest mechanical cowboy stands 63 feet in height, with a 28-foot arm-to-arm length and ¼ mile of neon lighting tubes. 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com HISTORIC WENDOVER AIR FIELD, WEST WENDOVER The Army airﬁeld was used during World War II to train more than 1,000 aircrews, including the crew of the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber that deployed the world’s ﬁrst atomic weapon. Tours are limited. 435-665-2308, wendoverairbase.com Museums 49’ER INTERPRETIVE CENTER, WELLS This interpretive center is dedicated to the northeastern Nevada section of the California Trail. 775-752-3540, wellsnevada.com CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER, ELKO Interactive exhibits on the California Trail experience provide educational and cultural enrichment. 775-738-1849, californiatrailcenter.org JARBIDGE TOWNSITE AND COMMUNITY HALL, JARBIDGE Community Hall houses town archives and still has the original stage curtain depicting a Venetian gondolier. Other historic buildings are viewable along Main Street. jarbidge.org LOVERS LOCK PLAZA, LOVELOCK Couples, friends and family can symbolically anchor their love by adding a lock to a chain at the Pershing County Courthouse Park, and then throw away the key. Lovelock is the only place in the nation that has adopted this ancient Chinese custom. 775-273-7213, loverslock.com BUCKAROO HALL OF FAME & HERITAGE MUSEUM, WINNEMUCCA Memorabilia includes traditional working gear, paintings, sculptures, and drawings. 775-623-5071, buckaroohalloffame.com LOVELOCK CAVE, LOVELOCK Pick up a brochure on the self-guided Lovelock Cave Back Country Byway driving tour at the Pershing County Chamber of Commerce or the Marzen House Museum. This archaeological site has yielded 2,000-year-old tule duck decoys and other American Indian artifacts. 775-273-7213, loverslock.com RAINBOW RIDGE OPAL MINE, DENIO Dig through mining tailings for wood and opal combinations. The mine is open from Memorial Day to mid-September. 775-941-0270, nevadaopal.com ELKO RAILROAD PARK, ELKO The park hosts demonstrations, summer storytelling, music festivals, and other activities commemorating the role Elko played in the rail history of our nation. 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com ROYAL PEACOCK MINING COMPANY, DENIO Dig through mining tailings for opals. The mine is open from midMay to mid-October, and there is an RV park on site. 775-941-0374, royalpeacock.com LOVELOCK DEPOT, LOVELOCK The Union Paciﬁc Railroad Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 775-273-7213, loverslock.com HUMBOLDT COUNTY MUSEUM, WINNEMUCCA See a turn-of-the-century parlor, early model horseless carriages, a set of bones from a local mammoth, and much more. Open seasonally. 775-623-2912, humboldtmuseum.org TRAVELNEVADA.COM 89 COWBOY COUNTRY | NORTHERN MARZEN HOUSE MUSEUM, LOVELOCK Built in 1874, this two-story house features mining equipment, American Indian artifacts, and a replica of Lovelock Cave. 775-273-7213, loverslock.com LAMOILLE CANYON, LAMOILLE Incredible views of meadows, wildlife, waterfalls, and avalanche chutes abound in the glacier-carved canyon. 775-752-3357, fs.fed.us WILSON RESERVOIR RECREATION AREA, ELKO Located 83 miles northwest of Elko, the area offers seasonal camping and ice ﬁshing. 775-753-0200, exploreelko.com NORTHEASTERN NEVADA MUSEUM, ELKO The award-winning museum offers a look into the rich history of the region through art, wildlife, and history exhibits. 775-738-3418, museumelko.org MILL CREEK RECREATION AREA, BATTLE MOUNTAIN In addition to camping, visitors to the recreation area can picnic, hike, ﬁsh, and enjoy watching the wildlife, particularly birds. 775-635-1112, battlemountaintourism.com WINNEMUCCA SAND DUNES, WINNEMUCCA Located north of Winnemucca, the dunes are open to motorcycles and ATVs. 800-962-2638, winnemucca.com SHERMAN STATION, ELKO The 1903 Sherman Station Ranch House and ﬁve outbuildings are now home to the Elko Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Information Center. Exhibits include artifacts from turn-of-thecentury Nevada. 775-738-7135, elkonevada.com PINE FOREST RECREATION AREA, WINNEMUCCA Blue Lakes, Onion Reservoir, and Knott Creek Reservoir are three popular sites in this remote area. 775-623-1500, blm.gov/nv Shopping DOWNTOWN ELKO Peruse gift shops, Western boutiques, and restaurants along the downtown corridor. elkonevada.com TUSCARORA POTTERY GALLERY, ELKO Enjoy workshops and hand-crafted pottery. 775-756-5526, tuscarorapottery.com RUBY LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, RUBY VALLEY One of the most remote refuges in the lower 48 states, the refuge encompasses 39,928 acres and serves as a magnet for a wide diversity of wildlife species. 775-779-2237, fws.gov/refuge/ruby_lake J.M. CAPRIOLA CO., ELKO The world-famous saddle making company has been outﬁtting buckaroos for generations. 775-738-5816, capriolas.com Recreation Areas BLACK ROCK — HIGH EMIGRANT TRAILS NATIONAL CONSERVATON AREA, GERLACH The area includes the longest intact segments of the historic emigrant trails to California and Oregon in the western United States. Open seasonally. 775-623-1500, blm.gov/nv RUBY MOUNTAINS RECREATION AREA, LAMOILLE Find several trails and campgrounds here, including the Powerhouse Campground, Roads End Campground, Terraces Campground, and Thomas Canyon Campground. 775-752-3357, fs.fed.us TIP’S WESTERN AND CUSTOM SADDLES, WINNEMUCCA Custom saddles, silver embroidery, and unique gifts are featured. 775-623-3300, tipswestern.com RYE PATCH STATE RECREATION AREA, LOVELOCK Visitors to the area enjoy swimming, boating, waterskiing, hiking, camping, picnicking, and most notably, trophy-class walleye ﬁshing. 775-538-7321, parks.nv.gov BLOODY SHINS TRAIL, WINNEMUCCA For the die-hard mountain biker, the trail runs seven to 17 arduous miles. blm.gov/nv Tours ELKO GUIDE SERVICE, SPRING CREEK The service offers a wide range of customized adventure opportunities, from hunting and ﬁshing expeditions, to activities geared toward the whole family. 775-744-2277, elkoguideservice.com SHOSHONE OHV TRAIL, BATTLE MOUNTAIN Located about 25 miles south of Battle Mountain, the Shoshone OHV Trail System offers climbs to nearly 8,000 feet and travels through a variety of high desert ecosystems including pinion and juniper. It is designed for both motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles less than 50” in width. 775-635-1112, battlemountaintourism.com CALIFORNIA TRAIL BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY, WELLS The byway begins 25 miles north of Wells off US 93 and traverses 96 miles of gravel roads in extreme northeastern Elko County, crossing sagebrush-covered hills and broad valleys. blm.gov/nv GOLD MINE TOURS, ELKO Newmont Gold Company offers public tours on the second Tuesday of the month, April through October. Battle Mountain and Winnemucca area mines also offer tours. 775-778-4068, exploreelko.com CARLIN CANYON HISTORICAL WAYSIDE, CARLIN Bike, walk or drive this picturesque canyon with unique geologic formations. 775-754-6354 SOUTH FORK STATE RECREATION AREA, ELKO The recreation area provides ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife and hosts juniper-rich woodlands, meadows dotted with generous clumps of sagebrush, rolling hills, and deep canyons. 775-744-4346, parks.nv.gov RUBY MOUNTAIN HELI-EXPERIENCE, LAMOILLE Experience helicopter skiing and riding adventures. 775-753-6867, helicopterskiing.com COPPER BASIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL, BATTLE MOUNTAIN Just south of Battle Mountain, the trail offers a variety of steep climbs and fast, technical descents through historic mining areas, sagebrush-covered canyons, and rocky ridges. 775-635-1112, battlemounaintourism.com WATER CANYON RECREATION AREA, WINNEMUCCA Rising almost 2,000 feet above the town of Winnemucca, the area offers sites for overnight camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, and limited ATVing, as well as ﬂora and fauna viewing. 800-962-2638, winnemucca.com JARBIDGE RECREATION AREA, JARBIDGE The area offers more than 200,000 acres of relatively undiscovered recreational opportunities on unpaved roads. 775-752-3357, fs.fed.us WILD HORSE STATE RECREATION AREA, ELKO Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, boating, ﬁshing, and ice ﬁshing. 775-385-5939, parks.nv.gov 90 TRAVELNEVADA.COM NORTHERN | COWBOY COUNTRY EVENTS J A N UA RY BASQUE CLUB WINTER FESTIVAL, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 775-635-1112, battlemountaintourism.com NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING, ELKO 775-738-7508, westernfolklife.org SPRING CREEK RODEO – COWBOY COMPETITION STREET FEVER SHOW-N-SHINE, LOVELOCK Human-Powered Speed Challenge by Bruce Rettig 775-753-6295, springcreeknv.net F E B R UA RY BALLOON LOVERS ALOFT, LOVELOCK 775-273-7213, loverslock.com WENDOVER CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW, WEST WENDOVER JARBIDGE DAYS, JARBIDGE jarbidge.org SEPTEMBER BONNEVILLE WORLD FINALS, WEST WENDOVER 800-217-0049, wendoverfun.com WINNEMUCCA BASQUE FESTIVAL, WINNEMUCCA 775-273-7213, loverslock.com VALENTINE’S DAY – LOCK YOUR LOVE, LOVELOCK 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com MORRODDERS CAR SHOW, ELKO 775-623-5071, winnemucca.com J U LY BATTLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 775-273-7213, loverslock.com RANCH HAND RODEO WEEKEND, WINNEMUCCA 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com RACE TO THE ANGEL, WELLS 775-623-2220, ranchrodeonv.com MARCH BATTLE MOUNTAIN SPRING MUD FLING 775-752-3540, wellsnevada.com RUBY MOUNTAIN BALLOON FESTIVAL, ELKO 775-635-1112, battlemountaintourism.com FUN RUN CLASSIC CAR SHOW, WELLS rubymountainballoonfestival.com SMOKIN’ HOT CHILI COOKOFF, CARLIN 775-635-8245, battlemountainchamber.com SHOOTING THE WEST, WINNEMUCCA 775-752-3540, wellsnevada.com NATIONAL BASQUE FESTIVAL, ELKO 775-754-6354, cityofcarlin.com 775-623-5071, shootingthewest.org APRIL SPRING CREEK RODEO – RANCH RODEO, SPRING CREEK 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com RANCH HAND RODEO, MCDERMITT TRI-COUNTY FAIR AND STAMPEDE, WINNEMUCCA 775-623-5071, winnemucca.com WENDOVER WINGS & WHEELS, WEST WENDOVER cowboycountry.org SILVER STATE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RODEO, WINNEMUCCA 801-571-2907, wendoverairbase.com WORLD HUMAN-POWERED SPEED CHALLENGE, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 775-753-6295, springcreeknv.net M AY CALIFORNIA TRAIL DAYS, ELKO 775-423-3739, ssir.us SILVER STATE STAMPEDE, ELKO 775-635-1112, battlemountaintourism.com WORLD OF SPEED, WEST WENDOVER 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com AU G U S T BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK, WEST WENDOVER 775-738-4091, elkotraildays.com RUN-A-MUCCA, WINNEMUCCA 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com O C TO B E R AMERICA WEST 4-D BARREL RACING FINALS, WINNEMUCCA 775-623-5071, winnemucca.com SENIOR PRO RODEO, ELKO 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com BUB’S MOTORCYCLE SPEED TRIALS, WEST WENDOVER 775-623-2220, aw4d.com OKTOBERFEST, ELKO 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com JUNE ATV JAMBOREE, ELKO 866-299-2489, westwendovercity.com BURNING MAN, GERLACH 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com NOVEMBER BATTLE MOUNTAIN CHUKAR TOURNAMENT AND FEED, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 775-738-3412, elkoatvjamboree.org ELKO MINING EXPO 415-TO-FLAME, burningman.com CARLIN RANCH HAND RODEO, CARLIN 800-248-3556, exploreelko.com FORT HALLECK DAYS, ELKO 775-754-6354, cityofcarlin.com CARLIN SHOW-N-SHINE CAR SHOW, CARLIN 775-635-1112, battlemountaintourism.com CHARLES NANNINI INVITATIONAL CHARIOT RACES, WELLS fthalleck.com MOTORCYCLE JAMBOREE, ELKO 775-754-6354, cityofcarlin.com ELKO COUNTY FAIR & HORSE RACES, ELKO 916-296-2326, wsrra.org FESTIVAL OF TREES, ELKO elkomotorcyclejamboree.com NEVADA STATE OLDTIME FIDDLERS CHAMPIONSHIP, WELLS 775-738-3616, elkocountyfair.com FIFTIES FEVER, WINNEMUCCA 775-738-4091, exploreelko.com SENIOR NATIONAL FINALS RODEO, WINNEMUCCA 775-623-5071, ﬁfties-fever.com FRONTIER DAYS, LOVELOCK 775-752-3540, wellsnevada.com 775-623-5071, seniorrodeo.com 775-273-7213, loverslock.com TRAVELNEVADA.COM 91 cowboy country | northern Rest.aurant (On-site) 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Sixth St. • 775-752-2277 • 800-935-5768 Shell Crest Motel • 573 Sixth St. • 775-752-3755 Super 8 Motel • 930 Sixth St. • 775-401-6636 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com WEST WENDOVER Montego Bay Casino & Resort • 100 Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-9100 • 800-217-0049 • www.wendoverfun.com Peppermill Hotel Casino • 680 Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-2255 • 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com Rainbow Hotel Casino • 1045 W. Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-4000 • 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com Red Garter Hotel & Casino • 1225 W. Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-2111 • 800-982-2111 Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino • 101 Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-2221 • 800-848-7300 • wendovernugget.com WINNEMUCCA Best Western - Gold Country Inn • 921 W. 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Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-3661 • daysinn.com Economy Inn • 635 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-5281 • economyinnwinnemucca.com Frontier Motel • 410 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2915 Holiday Inn Express • 1987 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-625-3100 • 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com Model T Quality Inn • 1130 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2588 • 800-645-5658 • modelt.com Motel 6 - Winnemucca • 1800 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-1180 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com Park Motel • 740 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2810 Pyrenees Motel • 714 W.Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-1116 Regency Inn • 705 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-4898 Santa Fe Inn • 1620 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-1119 Scott Shady Court • 400 First St. • 775-623-3646 Scottish Inn • 333 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-3703 Super 8 Motel • 1157 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-625-1818 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com Town House Motel • 375 Monroe St. • 775-623-3620 • 800-243-3620 • townhouse-motel.com Val-U Motel • 125 E. 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Front St • 775-635-5424 • broadwaygroup.com CARLIN Desert Gold RV Park • 801 Poplar St. • 775-754-2699 Silver Sage RV Park • 371 13th St. • 775-754-6889 DENIO Denio Junction • 6505 U.S. Hwy 140 North • 775-941-0171 Royal Peacock RV Park • Virgin Valley Rd. #10 • 775-941-0374 (summer); 775-272-3295 (winter) • royalpeacock.com ELKO Americas Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino • 2050 Idaho St. • 775-738-8421 • 800-621-1332 • goldcountryinnelko.com Double Dice RV Park • 3730 E. Idaho St. • 775-738-5642 • 888-738-3423 • doubledicervpark.com Elko RV Park at Ryndon • 507 Scott Rd. • 775-738-3448 Iron Horse Resort • 3400 E. Idaho St. • 775-777-1919 • 800-782-3556 • ironhorservresort.com Valley View RV Park • 600 E. Idaho St. • 775-753-9200 JACKPOT Cactus Petes Saquaro RV Park • 1385 U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-6595 • ameristarcasinos.com Spanish Gardens RV Park • Corner of Gurley & U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-2396 JARBIDGE Outdoor Inn RV Park • Main St. • 775-488-2311 LOVELOCK Lazy K Campground & RV Park • 1550 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-0577 MCDERMITT Mitchell’s Stateline RV Park • 4112 Stateline Dr. • 514-522-8101 MILL CITY Star Point Trading Post & RV Park • 150 U.S. Hwy. 400 • 775-528-7677 M O U N TA I N C I T Y Hilltop Laundromat & RV Park • 103 Davidson St. • 801-616-1943 PA R A D I S E VA L L E Y Paradise Valley Community RV Park • 60 S. Main St. • 775-578-3531 WELLS Angel Lake RV Park • 124 S. Humboldt Ave. • 775-752-2745 • angellakerv.com Crossroads RV Park • 704 6th St. • 775-752-3012 Mountain Shadows RV Park • 807 Humboldt Ave. • 775-752-3525 • mountainshadowsrvpark.com Welcome Station RV Park • I-80 Exit 343 • 775-752-2736 WENDOVER West Wendover KOA • 651 N. Camper Dr., I-80 Exit 410 • 775-664-3221 • koa.com WINNEMUCCA Hi-Desert RV Park • 5575 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-4513 • hidesertrv.net Model T RV Park • 1130 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2588 Westerner Trailer Lodge • 800 E. Fourth St. • 775-623-2907 Winnemucca RV Park • 5255 E. 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Ft. Churc hill near Dayton Eureka Opera House Great Basin Stillwate r Wildlife Refuge, Fallon Nevad a Nor thern Railw ay, Ely Great Basin National Park Pyramid Lake near Fernley Stokes Castle near Austin PonyExpressNevada.com 1.888.359.9449 TRAVELNEVADA.COM 97 pony express territory | north central NORTH CENTRAL NEVADA PONY EXPRESS “Young, skinny, wiry fellows, not over 18, must be expert riders willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.” Yeah, you could call this some rough terrain. Spanning Nevada east to west is the wild, mountainous, rugged route of the famed Pony Express. The terrain hasn’t changed much in over 150 years, but stay on the highway and you’ll find a taste of the Wild West tamed through time. Your trek through this stretch of Nevada will take you on U.S. Highway 50, known as “The Loneliest Road in America.” Solitude and tranquility infuse the sagebrush sea along this ribbon of highway, and each town tells the story of the boom and bust of Nevada’s mining heyday. Ely, once a major resting point for Hollywood celebrities on their way to vacation throughout the West, now sparkles with vintage neon and a classic American “Main Street.” Find yourself by getting lost in Austin, where miles of mountain-bike trails showcase the beauty of Nevada’s high desert. Sample some of the best farm-to-fork fare in Fallon, where you can also taste wine and distilled spirits at an estate winery. Sure, Nevada’s Pony Express region has come a long way since the mail route blazed across the state in 1860, but it’s still an authentic slice of the Wild West. This is the land for explorers, where rugged beauty shines through sagebrush and snowcapped mountains across the Silver State. Sand Mountain 98 TravelNevada.com north central | pony express territory TravelNevada.com 99 PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY | NORTH CENTRAL RESOURCES Churchill Arts Council 775-423-1440 churchillarts.org Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce 775-964-2200 austinnevada.com Great Basin Business and Tourism Council (Baker) greatbasinpark.com Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce 775-246-7909 daytonnvchamber.org White Pine Chamber of Commerce (Ely) 775-289-8877 whitepinechamber.com White Pine County Tourism & Recreation Board (Ely) 800-496-9350 elynevada.net Eureka Opera House 775-237-6006 co.eureka.nv.us Eureka County Economic Development 775-237-5484 eurekacounty.com Fallon Chamber of Commerce 775-423-2544 fallonchamber.com Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority 775-423-4556 visitfallonnevada.com Fernley Chamber of Commerce 775-575-4459 fernleychamber.org Great Basin National Park 775-234-7331 nps.gov/grba Pony Express Territory 888-359-9449 ponyexpressnevada.com Silver Springs Chamber of Commerce 775-577-4336 silverspringsnevada.org MUST-SEES Sand Mountain ✦ Hwy. 50 - “The Loneliest Road In America” ✦ Churchhill County Museum ✦ Lattin Farms ✦ Oats Park Art Center ✦ Sand Mountain Ely ✦ Austin Turquoise Shops ✦ Eureka Opera House ✦ Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park ✦ Cave Lake State Park ✦ Nevada Northern Railway and Nevada State Railroad Museum ✦ Great Basin National Park & Lehman Caves ✦ Ely’s Hotel Nevada Great Basin National Park ✦ State Route 722 and Carroll Summit 100 TRAVELNEVADA.COM NORTH CENTRAL | PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY Austin TRAVELNEVADA.COM 101 pony express territory | north central Entertainment Eureka Opera House, Eureka Built in 1880 and restored in 1993, the opera house, with its original 1924 hand-painted stage curtain, is now open for meetings and offers a full calendar of live entertainment, including performances from the Utah Shakespearean Festival and cowboy poets. 775-237-6006, co.eureka.nv.us Oats Park Art Center, Fallon Housed in the 1914 Oats Park School, the center was recently renovated and now hosts exhibitions by regional artists and presents concerts featuring an eclectic range of musical acts. 775-423-1440, churchillarts.org Family Fun Lattin Farms, Fallon The family farm features antique farm equipment, Critterville, and children’s play area. In the fall, explore the corn maze, go on a hay ride, and pick pumpkins. 866-638-6293, lattinfarms.com St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Austin Built in 1866, the Church features grained pews, Gothic confessionals, and a decoratively painted nine rank Henry C. Kilgen pipe organ in a Gothic case. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, and Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Ely Dedicated to the restoration, preservation, interpretation, and operation of the historic facilities, yards, and rail collection, the museum operates historic steam and diesel locomotives and features unique programs and specialty excursions. 775-289-2085, nnry.com Rattlesnake Raceway, Fallon Oval dirt track racing features ICMA mods, hobby stocks, Pro stocks, Gen X, and Bombers. 775-427-9120, rattlesnakeraceway.net Stokes Castle, Austin Built in 1897 by Anson Phelps Stokes, a mine developer and railroad magnate from the east coast, it was a family summer home they seldom used and eventually sold. It has been unoccupied since 1898. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com Renaissance Village and Murals, Ely Visit homes that recreate the early days of the town, representing the many diverse ethnic groups that settled here. Murals, sculptures, and projects tell the story of the rich history of the region. 775-289-4929, elyrenaissance.com Reno-Fernley Raceway, Fernley Special events and recreational activities are hosted at the motorsports complex. 775-690-7256, fernley95aspeedway.com Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, Ely The park features six beehive-shaped ovens that were built by Italian craftsmen and used in the late 19th century to make charcoal for smelting ore from nearby silver mines. 775-289-1693, parks.nv.gov White River Valley Museum, Lund Located approximately 25 miles south of Ely, the museum is filled with relics of one of the last colonization efforts of the Mormons in the American West. 775-289-3720, elynevada.net Top Gun Raceway, Fallon NHRA drag racing and other racing events occur at the raceway. 800-325-7558, topgunraceway.com Museums Churchill County Museum and Archives, fallon Exhibits include more than 30,000 images featuring American Indians, pioneer families, farms, ranches, and the Newlands Project. 775-423-3677, ccmuseum.org White Pine Public Museum, Ely Some of the many displays include 19th-century transportation pieces, a Hesselgesser doll collection, the Cave-Bear, and more than 300 types of minerals and rocks, including gold and silver. 775-289-4710, wpmuseum.org Historic Sites The Historic Town of Austin Visit several historic buildings throughout town including the elementary school, Austin Cemetery, Emma Nevada Hall, Gridley’s Store, and more. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com Recreation Areas Alta Toquima Wilderness Area, Austin The area boasts dramatic, glacier-carved canyons, tumbling creeks, and high alpine tablelands. It is also the location of a prehistoric Indian village. 775-355-5310, fs.usda.gov Fort Churchill and Buckland Station, silver springs Visit the 1861 U.S. Army fort ruins, built to protect early settlers. At nearby Buckland Station see where the Pony Express and Overland Telegraph once passed through, along with an 1870 former hotel. 775-577-2345, parks.nv.gov Dayton Museum, Dayton Located in the original 1865 schoolhouse, the museum includes exhibits on the region’s rich history. Open seasonally. 775-246-6316, daytonnvhistory.org Eureka Sentinel Museum, Eureka Located in the Eureka Sentinel building, site of the town’s longest-running newspaper, artifacts from the 19th-century press as well as Eureka’s mining past are exhibited. 775-237-5010, co.eureka.nv.us Austin Mountain Bike Trail Network, Austin The rocky, brush-covered hillsides have become a playground for mountain bikers of all levels. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com Pony Express National Historic Trail The historic mail route follows U.S. Highway 50, designated “The Loneliest Road in America” by Life Magazine. 775-885-6000, blm.gov/nv McGill Drugstore Museum, McGill Pre-World War II appliances and vintage products line the shelves. The old soda fountain is also a link to the past. Open for private tours by appointment. 775-235-7082, mcgilldrugstoremuseum.org Baker Archeological Site, Baker Explore the once well-planned community of several small pit houses surrounding a main house and small granaries that was built in the 13th century by Fremont Indians. 775-289-1800, www.nps.gov/grba/historyculture/baker-archeological-site.htm 102 TravelNevada.com NORTH CENTRAL | PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY STILLWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX, FALLON The Stillwater Complex is made up of three refuges that offer a wide range of natural resources and an array of recreational and educational opportunities, particularly birdwatching. 775-423-5128, fws.gov/stillwater TABLE MOUNTAIN, AUSTIN This unique, high mountain plateau is popular for horse packers, equestrians, and hikers. 775-964-2671, austinnevada.com TIMBER CREEK RECREATION AREA, ELY Nestled high on the slopes of the Schell Creek Range, Timber Creek Campground is in the middle of a spruce, ﬁr, and aspen forest setting. 775-289-3031, recreation.gov Ward Charcoal Ovens, State Historic Park BIRD CREEK RECREATION AREA, ELY A wide range of recreational opportunities are available. Many birds make it their home during the spring and summer seasons. 877-444-6777, recreation.gov GRIMES POINT/HIDDEN CAVE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, FALLON A National Recreation Trail leads to hundreds of boulders etched with 6,000-year-old petroglyphs. 775-885-6000, recreation.gov TOIYABE CREST TRAIL, AUSTIN The trail runs 72 miles along the ridges of the Toiyabe Range at elevations generally above 8,000 feet and contains slopes of 30 to 80 percent. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com BLUE MASS SCENIC AREA, ELY The unique area of strangely eroded granitic rock is nestled in the Kern Mountain Range near the Nevada/Utah state line. 877-444-6777, recreation.gov HICKISON PETROGLYPHS, AUSTIN The interpretive trail offers long vistas, shade, and an opportunity to view ancient petroglyphs. 775-635-4000, blm.gov/nv TOQUIMA CAVE, AUSTIN A prehistoric shelter formed from volcanic rock, the cave offers a glimpse into the lives of ancient peoples of Western America through rock art. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com CAVE LAKE STATE PARK, ELY Located in the middle of Nevada’s Schell Creek Range, Cave Lake is known for its excellent trout ﬁshing, crawdad gathering, boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping. The park hosts the annual White Pine Fire & Ice Show. 775-296-1505, parks.nv.gov ILLIPAH RESERVOIR, ELY Located at the base of the White Pine Range, this picturesque recreation site is a popular spot for ﬁshing and ice ﬁshing. 775-289-1842, blm.gov/nv WARD MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA, ELY Twenty miles of trails meander through the forest. Open to hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, motorcycling, and snowmobiling. 877-444-6777, recreation.gov CLEVE CREEK, ELY The year-round stream delights ﬁshermen, hikers, horseback riders, and OHV enthusiasts. Camping available. 877-444-6777, recreation.gov KINGSTON CANYON, AUSTIN The canyon offers birding and wildlife observation opportunities, camping at Groves Lake, and serves as the trailhead for the Toiyabe Crest Trail. 775-964-2200, kingstonnevada.org Shopping ELY ART BANK, ELY Browse and buy paintings, photography, sculptures, furniture, and jewelry crafted by local artists. elyrenaissance.com EGAN CREST TRAILS, ELY The trails provide recreationists with more than 50 miles of varied terrain to explore. 775-289-1800, blm.gov/nv LAHONTAN STATE RECREATION AREA, FALLON With 69 miles of shoreline, the reservoir offers ﬁshing and watersports as well as beach camping. 775-867-3500, parks.nv.gov ELY ELK VIEWING AREA, ELY A mile-long corridor has been dedicated to allow visitors a chance to stop and view Nevada’s largest native animal, the Rocky Mountain elk, from their vehicles. 775-289-1800, blm.gov/nv SMOKE SIGNALS TRADING POST, ELY Shop for Native American jewelry, crafts, artwork, and more. 775-289-4848 LEHMAN CAVES, BAKER Located within Great Basin National Park, the ornate caves may only be entered via guided tour. 775-234-7331, nps.gov/grba TURQUOISE SHOPPING, AUSTIN Explore Main Street in Austin and peruse shops that feature locally mined turquoise, from unﬁnished stones to customdesigned pieces. 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com GARNET HILL, ELY Located on BLM land outside of Ely, the Garnet Fields Rockhound Area sprawls 1,280 acres. Search the surface and drainages for dark red stones or carefully break the garnetbearing rock to reveal the gems. 775-289-1800, blm.gov/nv MT. MORIAH WILDERNESS AREA, BAKER The area is made up of a complex array of canyons, jumbled peaks, drainages, and a variety of trees. Recreational opportunities include camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and hunting. 775-289-1800, blm.gov/nv Tours HOT SPRINGS RANCH, EUREKA Enjoy the rustic comforts of unspoiled mountain wilderness at the ranch and embark on an adventure on one of several tours, including horsepacking and backcountry skiing. The ranch and tours are available by reservation only. hotspringsranch.net GOSHUTE CANYON WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, ELY The rugged range with massive white limestone cliffs is home to many wildlife species including Bonneville cutthroat trout in Goshute Creek, mule deer, mountain lions, bobcats, owls, falcons, eagles, hawks, kestrels, and marmots. 775-289-1800, blm.gov/nv SAND MOUNTAIN, FALLON Just outside of Fallon, the 600-foot high sand dune is popular among sandboarders and OHV enthusiasts. 775-885-6000, blm.gov/nv TRAVELNEVADA.COM 103 PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY | NORTH CENTRAL EVENTS J A N UA RY FIREWORK EXPRESS AND JACK FRONT STEAM TRAIN RIDES, EAST ELY 877-407-8326, nnry.com SHEEPHERDER’S REUNION, BAKER 775-234-7300, greatbasinpark.com WHITE PINE FIRE & ICE SHOW, ELY 800-496-9350, elynevada.net CHURCHILL COUNTRY FAIR & RANCH RODEO, FALLON 775-867-3975, churchillcountryfair.com EUREKA COUNTY FAIR, EUREKA 775-237-6026, co.eureka.nv.us/fair.htm FALLON FIGHTS, FALLON 775-423-4556, visitfallonnevada.com/fallonﬁghts FARMER’S MARKET, ELY 800-496-9350, elyrenaissance.com WHITE PINE COUNTY FAIR, ELY 800-496-9350, elynevada.net F E B R UA RY WINTER PHOTO SHOOT, EAST ELY 877-407-8326, nnry.com Lyon County Fly-In MARCH UTAH SHAKESPEARIAN FESTIVAL, EUREKA 775-237-6006, co.eureka.nv.us SEPTEMBER DAYTON VALLEY DAYS, DAYTON 775-246-3378, daytonvalleydays.org HEARTS O’GOLD CANTALOUPE FESTIVAL, FALLON 775-423-4556, visitfallonnevada.com SILVER STATE CLASSIC CHALLENGE, ELY 702-631-6166, sscc.us SNAKE VALLEY DAYS, BAKER greatbasinpark.com TRACTORS AND TRUFFLES, FALLON 775-423-4556, visitfallonnevada.com/tractorsandtrufﬂes WILD WEST SHOOTOUT GUN DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS, DAYTON 775-720-9293, wildwestshootout.com APRIL LINCOLN HIGHWAY CAR SHOW, AUSTIN 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com M AY LYON COUNTY FLY-IN, SILVER SPRINGS 775-887-1294, lyoncountyﬂyin.com NEVADA OPEN ROAD CHALLENGE, ELY 702-631-6166, sscc.us SPRING WINGS BIRD FESTIVAL, FALLON 775-423-5128, springwings.org SHOW WHAT YA BRUNG CAR SHOW & HWY. 50 YARD SALE, EUREKA 775-237-5484, eurekacarshow.com O C TO B E R COWBOY FAST DRAW CHAMPIONSHIPS, FALLON 775-423-4556, visitfallonnevada.com HAUNTED GHOST TRAIN RIDES, EAST ELY 877-407-8326, nnry.com LATTIN FARMS FALL FESTIVAL, FALLON 775-867-3750, lattinfarms.com JUNE COCKTAILS & CANNONS (AKA BATHTUB RACES), ELY 800-496-9350, elynevada.net OCTANE FEST, FALLON 775-423-4556, octanefest.com OODLES OF NOODLES, DAYTON 775-246-7909, daytonnvchamber.org SNAKE VALLEY FESTIVAL, BAKER protectsnakevalley.org NOVEMBER CHRISTKINDLESMARKT, ELY 775-289-4929, elyrenaissance.com Lattin Farms, Fallon White Pine Fire & Ice Show DECEMBER FESTIVAL OF TREES, ELY 800-496-9350, elynevada.net LIVE NATIVITY, AUSTIN 775-964-2200, austinnevada.com THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE, EAST ELY 877-407-8326, nnry.com J U LY LUND PIONEER DAYS, GYMKHANA AND RODEO 888-259-9449, ponyexpressnevada.com AU G U S T ARTS IN THE PARK FESTIVAL, ELY 775-289-4929, elyrenaissance.com 104 TRAVELNEVADA.COM NORTH CENTRAL | PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY Pets Allowed Wi-Fi in Rooms AUSTIN Cozy Mountain Motel • 40 Main St. • 775-964-1433 • austinnevada.com Lincoln Motel • 60 Main St. • 775-964-2698 • goaustinnevada.com Pony Canyon Motel • 30 Main St. • 775-964-2605 BAKER Border Inn • Utah-NV Border, Hwys. 6 & 50 • 775-234-7300 • greatbasinpark.com Silver Jack Inn • 10 Main St. • 775-293-0189 • silverjackinn.com Whispering Elms Campground, Motel and RV Park (Summers only) • 195 Baker Ave. • 775-234-9900 • whisperingelms.com E LY Best Western - Park-Vue Motel • 930 Aultman St. • 775-289-4497 • 888-297-2758 • bestwesternnevada.com Bristlecone Motel • 700 Avenue I • 775-289-8838 • 800-497-7404 • bristleconemotelelynv.com Deser-est Motel • 1425 Aultman St. • 775-289-8885 El Rancho Motel • 1400 Aultman St. • 775-289-3644 Elk Ridge Motel • 1550 High St. • 775-289-4600 Fireside Inn Motel • 49 N. McGill Hwy. • 775-289-3765 • elyhotels.us Four Sevens Motel • 500 High St. • 775-289-4747 • hotelnevada.com Grand Central Motel • 1498 Lyons Ave. • 775-289-6868 • elyhotels.us Great Basin Inn • 701 E. Aultman St. • 775-289-4468 Historic Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall • 501 Aultman St. • 775-289-6665 • 888-406-3055 • hotelnevada.com Jailhouse Casino - Motel • 211 5th St. • 775-289-3033 • 800-841-5430 • jailhousecasino.com La Quinta Inn & Suites • 1591 Great Basin Blvd. • 775-289-8833 • lq.com Lane’s Ranch Motel • Hwy. 318, Lund • 775-238-5246 Main Motel • 1101 Aultman St. • 775-289-4529 • 877-289-4529 Motel 6 • 770 Avenue O • 775-289-6671 • 800-841-5430 • motel6.com Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall • 1501 E. Aultman St. • 775-289-8900 • 800-750-0557 • prospectorhotelandcasino.com Ramada Inn and Copper Queen Casino • 805 Great Basin Blvd. • 775-289-4884 • 800-851-9526 • elyramada.com Rustic Inn • 1555 Aultman St. • 775-289-2800 White Pine Motel • 1301 Aultman St. • 775-289-4600 EUREKA Best Western Eureka Inn • 251 N. Main St. • 775-237-5247 • 800-WESTERN • bestwestern.com Sundown Lodge • 60 N. Main St. • 775-237-5334 FALLON Americas Best Value Inn &Suites • 1051 W. Williams Ave. • 775-428-0300 • 888-315-2378 • americasbestvalueinn.com Best Western Fallon Inn & Suites • 1035 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-6005 • 888-466-6005 • bestwesternfalloninn.com Budget Inn • 60 S. Allen Rd. • 775-423-7021 Comfort Inn • 1830 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-5554 • 877-424-6423 • choicehotels.com Econo Lodge Downtown • 70 E. Williams Ave. • 775-423-2194 • 877-424-6423 • econolodge.com Fallon Lodge & Suites • 390 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-4648 • fallonlodge.com Holiday Inn Express • 55 Commercial Way • 775-428-2588 • 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com Motel 6 • 1705 S. Taylor St. • 775-423-2277 • 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com Overland Hotel & Saloon • 125 East Center St. • 775-423-2719 • theoverlandhotel.com Super 8 Motel/Bonanza Casino • 855 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-6031 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com Value Inn Motel • 180 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-5151 • valueinn.net FERNLEY Best Western Fernley Inn & RV Park • 1405 E. Newlands Dr. • 775-575-6776 • 877-576-6776 • bestwestern.com/fernleyinn Comfort Suites • 800 Mesa Dr. • 775-980-6514 • comfortsuitesfernley.com Lazy Inn • 325 W. Main St. • 775-575-4452 Super 8 Motel - Fernley • 1350 W. 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Edwards St. • 877-403-6868 • eurekabedandbreakfast.com $$-$$$ 89-105 2 0 2 $$ $$ 70 70- 95 2 4 2 2 0 2 u u u u u u u u Cable TV/Satellite Handicap Access Group Rally Area Pools/Swimming Internet Access Drinking Water Tent Camping Dump Station Propane Gas Pets allowed Full Hookups Telephones Showers Pull Thru Gasoline Laundry RV Parks AUSTIN Austin RV Park • 234 Water St. • 775-964-2300 Pony Express RV Park • 260 Main St. • 775-964-2005 • 800-870-5779 • goaustinnevada.com BAKER Border Inn RV Park • Utah-NV Border, U.S. Hwys. 6 & 50 • 775-234-7300 • greatbasinpark.com Whispering Elms Campground • 195 Baker Ave. • 775-234-9900 • whisperingelms.com D AY T O N Dayton RV Park • 75 Pike St. • 775-246-9300 • daytonrvpark.com E LY Harry’s Wilderness Station • #58 McGill Highway • 775-289-4900 • camprite.com KOA of Ely • 15396 U.S. Hwy. 93 S. • 775-289-3413 • 800-562-3413 • koaofely.com Lane’s Ranch Motel & RV Spaces • U.S. Hwy. 318, Preston • 775-238-5246 Major’s Station RV Park • 26 mi. south of Ely at U.S. Hwys. 50 & 93 • 775-591-0347 Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall • 1501 E. Aultman St. • 775-289-8900 • prospectorhotel.us Stage Stop • U.S. Hwy. 93 & 93 Alt. Junction • 775-591-0397 Valley View RV Park • 2 mi.from Hwys. 50 & 93 • 40 N. U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-296-1370 West End RV Park • 50 Aultman St. • 775-289-2231 EUREKA Silver Sky Lodge RV Park* • 1 U.S. Hwy. 50 S. • 775-237-7146 FA L L O N Bonanza RV Park & Casino • 855 W. Williams • 775-423-6031 • nuggetcasinos.com/bonanza Cold Springs RV Park • 52300 Austin Hwy. • 775-423-1233 Fallon RV Park • Off U.S. Hwy. 50 • 5787 Reno Hwy. • 775-867-2332 • fallonrv.com Middlegate Station • 42500 Austin Hwy. • 775-423-7134 • middlegatestation.com Sage Valley RV Park • 4800 Reno Hwy. • 775-867-3636 FERNLEY Best Western Fernley Inn RV Park • 1405 E. Newlands Dr. • 877-576-6776 • bestwestern.com Desert Rose RV Park • 3285 U.S. Hwy. 50 E • 775-575-9399 • 877-767-3478 • desertroserv.com Fernley RV Park • 550 W. 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Telling the Silver State’s story since 1936. ay family fun – . d y d r a e v o j ust down the r E 775-423-4556 VisitFallonNevada.com VisitFallon TRAVELNEVADA.COM 107 nevada silver trails | Central CENTRAL NEVADA SILVER TRAILS Silver camps strung together by two-lane highways mark the swath of the state known as Nevada Silver Trails. These camps now exist as ghost towns frozen in time. These are the testaments to Nevada’s once-thriving mines and boomtowns, now populated by wildlife, sagebrush, and the curious traveler. This is an ethereal portion of Nevada, where solitude reigns supreme. This is where you can travel the Extraterrestrial Highway and dine on an Alien Burger with a heaping side of UFO tales. Search for spirits among the ghostly ruins of Rhyolite on the northeast entrance to Death Valley National Park. Some of Nevada’s best kept secrets are hidden in the hamlets and roadsides of Central Nevada: the Million Dollar Courthouse in Pioche, marine reptile fossils at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, clay caverns created by eons of erosion at Cathedral Gorge State Park, ghosts of the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, and the site of the Nelson vs. Gans boxing match in Goldfield. These all make up the fabric of Nevada’s inimitable character. There’s a lot of sagebrush and pine between the towns that dot the Silver Trails landscape. And there’s a lot to be discovered amid the ruins of ghost towns off the trail. Cathedral Gorge State Park 108 TravelNevada.com Central | nevada silver trails TravelNevada.com 109 NEVADA SILVER TRAILS | CENTRAL RESOURCES Amargosa Valley Chamber of Commerce 775-372-1515 amargosachamber.org Beatty Chamber of Commerce 866-736-3716 beattynevada.org Death Valley Chamber of Commerce 760-852-4420 deathvalleychamber.org Death Valley National Park Furnace Creek Visitor Center & Museum 760-786-3200 nps.gov/deva Death Valley Natural History Association 800-478-8564 ext. 10 dvnha.org Goldﬁeld Chamber of Commerce/ Historical Society 775-485-3560 goldﬁeldnevada.org Greater Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce (Alamo, Caliente, Panaca, Pioche, Rachel) 877-870-3003 lincolncountynevada.com Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce (Yerington) 775-463-2245 masonvalleychamber.org Mineral County Fair & Recreation 775-945-5854 visitmineralcounty.com Nevada Silver Trails 877-848-5800 nevadasilvertrails.com Town of Pahrump 775-727-5107 ext. 310 visitpahrump.com Pioche Chamber of Commerce 775-962-5544 piochenevada.com Greater Smoky Valley Chamber of Commerce 775-337-2830 Town of Tonopah 775-482-6336 tonopahnevada.com Death Valley MUST-SEES ✦ Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park ✦ Walker Lake ✦ Extraterrestrial Highway ✦ Beaver Dam State Park ✦ Cathedral Gorge State Park ✦ Echo Canyon State Park Rachel ✦ Kershaw-Ryan State Park ✦ Spring Valley State Park ✦ Death Valley National Park & Scotty’s Castle ✦ Tonopah Mining Park & Stargazing Events ✦ Historic Mining Ghost Towns – Belmont, Rhyolite, Goldﬁeld, and Lincoln County ✦ Rhyolite ✦ Beatty 110 TRAVELNEVADA.COM CENTRAL | NEVADA SILVER TRAILS Today, roughly 30 residents welcome visitors to tour the town. 775-482-4653, goldpointghosttown.com exhibits are featured. 775-945-5142, mineralcountychamber.com THE HISTORIC TOWN OF GOLDFIELD Founded in 1903, this gold mining town was once the most populated town in Nevada. Sights include the Historic Equipment Park, the Esmeralda County Courthouse, and the Santa Fe Saloon, built in 1905. Inquire at local businesses for a free walking map. Tonopah Mining Park PAHRUMP VALLEY MUSEUM, PAHRUMP Exhibits include early farming and mining equipment, cowboy and pioneer family lifestyles, Pahrump historical and political items, American Indian artifacts, and the Kariel and Jean Huff President Lincoln Collection. 775-751-1970, pahrumpnv.org 775-485-3560, goldﬁeldnevada.org Family Fun STARGAZING, TONOPAH See nearly 7,000 stars in the Tonopah night sky. Located about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas, Tonopah was named the No. 1 stargazing destination in the country by USA Today. 775-482-9680, tonopahstartrails.com MILLION DOLLAR COURTHOUSE, PIOCHE After costing taxpayers nearly $1 million to build in 1872, the building now serves as a museum. 775-962-5544, piochenevada.com Recreation Areas ARC DOME WILDERNESS AREA, ROUND MOUNTAIN At more than 115,000 acres, Nevada’s largest wilderness area offers breathtaking vistas, seemingly endless trails, and spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. 775-964-2671, austinnevada.com/austin-nevada-wilderness.html RHYOLITE One of the most photographed towns of the Old West lies just four miles outside of Beatty. The famous Bottle House, old railroad depot, and concrete ruins are all that remain. 866-736-3716, beattynevada.org TONOPAH MINING PARK Take the self-guided tour of the site of the silver strike that started the rush to Tonopah, making it “Queen of the Silver Camps.” 775-482-9274, tonopahhistoricminingpark.com ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, AMARGOSA VALLEY Encompassing more than 23,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands, the desert wetland ecosystem provides habitat for at least 24 endemic species such as the endangered Devil’s Hole pupﬁsh. 775-372-5435, fws.gov/refuge/ash_meadows SCOTTY’S CASTLE, DEATH VALLEY Located 53 miles southwest of the Goldﬁeld ghost town, visitors can tour the massive Spanish-style stucco mansion built in the 1920s. Daily living history tours tell the stories of Walter Scott’s exploits. 760-786-2395, nps.gov/deva Historic Sites AMARGOSA OPERA HOUSE, AMARGOSA VALLEY Located just west of Amargosa Valley, this Mexican Colonial-style building has been renovated with alluring hand-painted murals by Marta Becket. Performances can be seen on a seasonal basis. 760-852-4441, amargosa-opera-house.com BAILEY’S HOT SPRINGS, BEATTY A former railroad depot, the historic site now offers three private bath houses. 775-553-2395, baileyshotsprings.com Museums BEATTY MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BEATTY Experience life in the early 1900s, learn how the early miners lived, walk the footsteps of the “Bullfrog Gold Rush,” and learn about the ghost towns and historic sites in the area. 775-553-2303, beattymuseum.org BIG DUNE, AMARGOSA VALLEY Five square miles of dunes and dips, with a peak-topping 500 feet, can be accessed by 4WD vehicles only. 775-372-1515, avnv.us CENTRAL NEVADA MUSEUM, TONOPAH Learn about central Nevada history including mining, pioneer life, ranching, and World War II. Peruse the extensive research library and gift shop. 775-482-9676, tonopahnevada.com LUNAR CRATER NATIONAL LANDMARK AND BACK COUNTRY BYWAY, TONOPAH Located 75 miles east of Tonopah on U.S. 6, the area contains numerous volcanic features. 775-482-7800, blm.gov GOLDWELL OPEN AIR MUSEUM, BEATTY See the unique eight-acre sculpture park located near the ghost town of Rhyolite. Belmont Courthouse MASON VALLEY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, YERINGTON From desert shrub lands to wet meadows, the habitats of the Walker River ﬂoodplain attract a variety of waterfowl, ﬁsh, and mammals. 775-463-2741, ndow.org 702-870-9946, goldwellmuseum.org BELMONT COURTHOUSE HISTORIC SITE, BELMONT Built in 1876, the building has been partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada’s colorful past. belmontcourthouse.org HAWTHORNE ORDNANCE MUSEUM The museum preserves past military ordnance items and provides education for future generations. 775-945-5400, hawthorneordnancemuseum.com CALIENTE RAILROAD DEPOT, CALIENTE The mission-style railroad depot was built in 1923, and the Boxcar Museum is located adjacent to the depot near the tracks in Caliente. 775-728-4460, lincolncountynevada.com LYON COUNTY MUSEUM, YERINGTON Collection on life in Mason and Smith valleys is exhibited in six buildings that comprise the museum: three old country schools, the new E.L. Wiegand Building, a general store, and a blacksmith shop. 775-463-6576, lyoncountymuseum.com GOLD POINT GHOST TOWN, GOLD POINT A mining town that had its beginning in 1868, Gold Point thrived until the 1960s, when an accident shuttered the industry. MINERAL COUNTY MUSEUM, HAWTHORNE Mining equipment, turn-of-the-century vehicles, Victorian clothing and furniture, a 1907 drug store, and animal and fossil Goldwell Open Air Museum TRAVELNEVADA.COM 111 NEVADA SILVER TRAILS | CENTRAL MOUNT WILSON BACK COUNTRY BYWAY, PIOCHE The 66-mile route of mostly gravel roads winds through an ancient volcanic caldera now forested with piñon and juniper trees at the lower elevations, and aspen, mountain mahogany, and ponderosa pine at higher elevations. 775-289-1800, blm.gov/nv EVENTS F E B R UA RY / M A R C H SILVER STATE CHILI COOKOUT, PAHRUMP J U LY NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY, YERINGTON 866-722-5800, pahrumpchamber.com APRIL BEST IN THE DESERT OFF-ROAD RACES, CALIENTE 775-463-2334, nightinthecountry.org AU G U S T GOLDFIELD DAYS, GOLDFIELD PAHRANAGAT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALAMO Lakes and marshes are a rare sight in this region of Nevada, and those on the refuge attract more than 230 species of migratory birds and other resident wildlife. Numerous recreational opportunities are available. 775-725-3417, fws.gov/desertcomplex 775-482-6245, bitd.com M AY ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION, HAWTHORNE 775-485-3560, goldﬁeldnevada.org/goldﬁeld-days LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR & RODEO, PANACA lcnvfair.org LYON COUNTY FAIR & RODEO, YERINGTON WALKER LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA, HAWTHORNE One of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea that covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago, the area now offers ﬁshing, boating, and picnicking. 775-867-3001, parks.nv.gov 775-945-2507, mineralcountychamber.com JIM BUTLER DAYS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, TONOPAH 775-463-2245, nevadasilvertrails.com SEPTEMBER PAHRUMP FALL FESTIVAL, PAHRUMP 775-482-6336, tonopahnevada.com/events SPRING FLING CAR SHOW CLASSIC, YERINGTON WILSON CANYON RECREATION AREA, YERINGTON At the West Fork of the Walker River, the area is a popular place to camp, ﬁsh, hike, picnic, and ride off-highway vehicles. OHVs are only permitted in areas away from the river. Please respect all posted regulations. 775-885-6000, blm.gov/nv 775-463-2245, masonvalleychamber.org UFO FRIENDSHIP CONFERENCE CAMPOUT, RACHEL 866-722-5800, visitpahrump.com PIOCHE LABOR DAY, PIOCHE 775-962-5544, piochenevada.com O C TO B E R BEATTY DAYS, BEATTY 775-729-2515, littlealeinn.com JUNE AMARGOSA DAYS, AMARGOSA VALLEY 775-553-2424, beattynevada.org WILD WEST EXTRAVAGANZA AND PONY EXPRESS TRAIL RIDE, PAHRUMP 775-372-5459, amargosadays.org NATIONAL TRAIL DAY, PIOCHE 775-728-4460, lincolncountynevada.com 866-722-5800, pahrumpwildwest.com Shopping DEATH VALLEY NUT & CANDY CO., BEATTY 775-553-2100 DESERT SPIRIT TRADING POST, PAHRUMP A retail showcase of American Indian artists who strike a balance between tradition and inspiration through jewelry, carvings, weaponry, drums, and other crafts. 775-751-0569, desertspirit.biz THE PURPLE ONION, PIOCHE Features antiques, collectibles, and gifts. Open May-September. 775-962-5000 Hawthorne Armed Forces Day Parade 112 TRAVELNEVADA.COM Central | nevada silver trails Restaurant (On-site) Breakfast Included Smoking Rooms ALAMO Alamo Inn • 367 U.S. Hwy. 93 N. • 775-725-3371 • 888-740-8009 Windmill Ridge • U.S. Hwy. 93, Windmill Circle • 775-725-3686 • 866-383-6759 • wind-mill-ridge.com A M A R G O S A VA L L E Y Longstreet Inn and Casino RV Resort • 4400 S. Hwy. 373 • 775-372-1777 • longstreet-casino.com B E AT T Y Death Valley Inn and RV Park • 651 U.S. Hwy. 95 S. • 775-553-9400 • 800bigwin.com El Portal Motel • 420 Main St. • 775-553-2912 • elportalmotel.com Exchange Club Motel • 119 Main St. • 775-553-2333 Motel 6 Beatty - Death Valley • 550 U.S. Hwy. 95 N. • 775-553-9090 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com Phoenix/Atomic Inn • 350 S. First St. • 775-553-2250 • atomic-inn.com Stagecoach Hotel & Casino • 900 E. U.S. Hwy. 95 N. • 775-553-2419 • 800-424-4946 • stagecoachhotelcasino.com CALIENTE Rainbow Canyon Motel • 880 Front St. • 775-726-3291 Shady Motel • 450 Front St. • 775-726-3106 • shadymotel.net GABBS Dummar’s Motel • 100 S. Main St. • 775-285-4019 GOLDFIELD Santa Fe Saloon & Motel • 925 N. Fifth Ave. • 775-485-3431 H AW T H O R N E America’s Best Inn & Suites • 1402 E. Fifth St. • 775-945-2660 • 800-237-8466 • americasbestinn.com El Capitan Resort Casino • 540 F St. • 775-945-3321 • 800-922-2311 • elcapitanresortcasino.com Holiday Lodge • 480 J St. • 775-945-3316 Monarch Motel • 1291 E. Fifth St. • 775-945-3117 Sand N Sage Lodge • 1301 E. Fifth St. • 775-945-3352 PA H R U M P Best Western - Pahrump Station • 1101 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-5100 • 866-713-9688 • bestwestern.com/pahrumpstation Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall • 681 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-751-6500 • 866-751-6500 • pahrumpnugget.com Saddle West Hotel & Casino • 1220 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-1111 • 800-433-3987 • saddlewest.com PIOCHE Hutchings Motel (Open Apr.-Nov.) • U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-962-2853 Motherlode Motel • 33 Lacour St. • 775-962-5159 Overland Hotel & Saloon • 662 Main St. • 775-962-5895 • overlandhotelnv.com The Sweet Life Guest Cottage • Corner of 4 North & Mill • 775-962-5188 Wright’s Country Cabins • 704 Main St. • 775-962-5205 • 866-810-7303 • wrightscountrycabins.com RACHEL Little A’Le’Inn • 9631 Old Mill St. • 775-729-2515 • littlealeinn.com R O U N D M O U N TA I N Jumping Jack Motel • Hwy. 376, Carvers • 775-377-2566 S M I T H VA L L E Y Walker River Resort • 700 Hudson Way • 775-465-2573 • 800-446-2573 • wrresort.com T O N O PA H Best Western Hi-Desert Inn • 320 Main St. • 775-482-3511 • 877-286-2208 • bestwestern.com/HiDesertInn Clown Motel • 521 N. Main St. • 775-482-5920 Economy Inn • 826 S. Main St. • 775-482-6238 seasonal $ - up to $50 $$ - $51-$100 $$$ - $101-$200 $$$$ - $201-$300 $$$$$ - $300 and up 87 30 38 $$$ $ $-$$ 5 cottages $$$ 17 $$ 13 $-$$ 5 8 13 Sleeps 2-6 people 2 $-$$ $$-$$$ $$ $$ $$ 90 69 155 $$-$$$ $$-$$$ $$-$$$ 39 102 23 20 37 $$ $$ $ $-$$ $-$$ 8 $$ 9 $ 13 40 $$ $$ 64 25 44 69 54 80 $$ $-$$ $-$$ $$ $-$$ $$ 60 $$ 14 25 $-$$ $$-$$$ u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u TravelNevada.com 113 Wi-Fi in Rooms Fitness Center Pets Allowed Accommodations Hotel/Motel Rooms Rates Gaming Pool u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u NEVADA SILVER TRAILS | CENTRAL Breakfast Included Smoking Rooms T O N O PA H C O N T I N U E D Jim Butler Inn & Suites • 100 S. Main St. • 775-482-3577 • 800-635-9455 • jimbutlerinn.com Mizpah Hotel • 100 Main St. • 775-482-3030 • 855-337-3030 • mizpahhotel.net National 9 Inn • 720 N. Main St. • 775-482-8202 • 800-524-9999 Tonopah Motel • 325 N. Main St. • 775-482-3987 Tonopah Station - Ramada • 1137 S. Main St. • 775-482-9777 • 866-611-9777 • tonopahstation.com YERINGTON Copper Inn • 307 N. Main St. • 775-463-2135 Victorian Rose Inn • 111 S. Main St. • 775-463-2164 Yerington Inn • 4 N. Main St. • 775-463-2481 seasonal 13 16 76 $ - up to $50 $-$$ $$ $-$$ $$ - $51-$100 $$$ - $101-$200 Complementary Breakfast 24 48 46 19 78 $-$$ $$-$$$ $ $ $$ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ $$$$ - $201-$300 ◆ $$$$$ - $300 and up Restaurant Close by ALAMO A Cowboy’s Dream Bed and Breakfast • 95 Hand Me Down Rd. • 775-725-3500 • 877-885-2236 • cowboysdream.com BELMONT Belmont Inn • Main St. • 775-482-2000 • thebelmontinn.com C R Y S TA L Short Branch Bed & Breakfast • Crystal Ranch Rd. • 775-372-1717 • shortbranchsaloon.com GOLD POINT Gold Point Ghost Town Bed & Breakfast • 4th and Gold St. • 775-482-4653 • goldpointghosttown.com KINGSTON Miles End Bed & Breakfast • 107 Del Dr. • 775-964-1046 • milesendbnb.com PA H R U M P Stay-at-Dars Bed & Breakfast • 1501 E. Mt. Charleston Dr. South • 877-751-DARS • stay-at-dars.com PA N A C A Pine Tree Inn • 412 North Third St. • 775-728-4675 • pinetreebnb.com $$ 4 0 4 $$-$$$ 4 0 4 $$$ 4 0 4 $$-$$$ 5 4 1 6 0 6 $$$ 5 0 3 $$$$$ 8 0 8 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆◆ ◆◆◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ With Charge ◆◆ Family Style ◆◆◆ Brown Bag A Cowboy’s Dream Bed and Breakfast, Alamo 114 TRAVELNEVADA.COM Phones in Rooms Full Breakfast Shared baths Pets Allowed Private baths BED & BREAKFASTS Rooms Rates Dinner Lunch ◆ Wi-Fi in Rooms Fitness Center Pets Allowed Gaming ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL Rooms Rates Restaurant (On-site) Pool ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Central | nevada silver trails Handicap Access Pools/Swimming Drinking Water Dump Station Propane Gas Pets allowed Full Hookups # RV Sites RV Parks ALAMO Alamo RV Park • 115 Broadway • 775-725-3307 "R" Place RV Park • 6799 U.S. Hwy. 93 S., Ash Springs • 775-725-3545 A M A R G O S A VA L L E Y Longstreet Inn and Casino RV Resort • 4400 S. Hwy. 373 • 775-372-1777 • longstreet-casino.com B E AT T Y Bailey's Hot Springs • 5 mi. north of Beatty on U.S. Hwy. 95, MM65 • 775-553-2395 Beatty RV Park • 3 mi. north of Beatty on U.S. Hwy. 95, MM 63 • 775-553-2732 • beattyrvpark.com Death Valley Inn and RV Park • 300 Hwy. 95 S. • 775-553-9702 Space Station RV Park • 400 Hwy. 95 • 775-553-9039 CALIENTE Agua Caliente Mobile Home Park • 1000 N. Spring St. • 775-726-3399 Young's RV Park • 1350 S. Front St. • 775-726-3418 GOLDFIELD Goldfield RV Park • 410 S. 4th St. • 775-485-3280 Gold Point Ghost Town RV Park • 4th and Gold St. • 775-482-4653 • goldpointghostown.com H AW T H O R N E Whiskey Flats RV Resort • 3045 Hwy. 95 • 775-945-1800 • whiskeyflats.net MINA Sunrise Valley RV Park (seasonal) • U.S. Hwy. 95 S. • 775-573-2214 • sunrisevalley.com PA H R U M P Lakeside Casino/RV Resort • 775-751-7770 • 888-558-LAKE • terribleslakesidecasinorvpark.com Nevada Treasure RV Resort • 301 W. Leslie St. • 775-751-1174 • 800-429-6665 • nevadatreasurervresort.com Pahrump RV Park • 101 S. Linda St. • 775-727-6091 • 888-725-6775 Pahrump Station RV Park • 1101 S. U.S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-5100 Preferred RV Resort • 1801 Crawford Way. • 775-727-6429 • 800-445-7840 • preferredrv.com Saddle West RV Park • 1220 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-1111 • 800-433-3987 • saddlewest.com Shadow Mountain Scenic RV Park • 2740 W. Ambler Way. • 775-751-5176 • 866-820-1480 Wine Ridge RV Resort • 3810 Winery Rd. #2 • 775-751-7805 • westernhorizonresorts.com PIOCHE Pat & John's Eagle Valley Resort • 12555 Resort Rd. • 775-962-5293 • eaglevalleynv.com Roll Inn RV Park • Main & Field Sts. • 775-962-5566 R O U N D M O U N TA I N Carvers RV & Mobile Home Park • Hwy. 376 • 775-377-2350 Smokey Joe's RV Park • Hwy. 376 • Milemarker 77 • 775-964-2422 S M I T H VA L L E Y Buckboard General Store and RV Park • 2160 SR 208 • 775-465-2289 Walker River Resort* • 700 Hudson Way • 775-465-2573 • 800-446-2573 • wrresort.com T O N O PA H Joy Land Trailer RV & Storage Park • Ketten R. & U.S. Hwy. 6 • 775-482-9444 Tonopah Station Ramada • 1137 S. Erie Main St. • 775-482-9777 • 866-611-9777 • tonopahstation.com YERINGTON Casino West RV Park • 11 N. Main St. • 775-463-2481 • 800-227-4661 Greenfield Mobile Home & RV Park • 500 W. Goldfield Ave. • 775-463-4912 Pioneer Mobile Home Ranch • 815 W. Bridge, Space #1 • 775-463-2426 Weed Heights RV Park • 25 Austin Dr. • 775-463-4634 • weedheights.com Showers Pull Thru Gasoline Laundry Fishing Toilets Store 30 37 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 46 u u u u u u u u u u u u 14 35 38 20 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 6 39 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 10 10 u u u u u u u u u u u 60 u u u u u u u u u u u 26 u u u u u u u u 159 202 59 150 275 80 15 196 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 61 5 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 10 7 u u u u u u u u u u u 5 130 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 38 20 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u 5 37 25 115 u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u seasonal $ - up to $50 $$ - $51-$100 $$$ - $101-$200 $$$$ - $201-$300 $$$$$ - $300 and up TravelNevada.com 115 Wi-Fi u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u DONâ€™T FENCE ME IN. We are Nevada. We carry the skies on our back and adventure in our heart. We challenge trailblazers and weekend warriors alike to discover life without fences. Come experience it for yourself. Visit TravelNevada.com/guide or call 800.Nevada.8 to plan your next adventure. TRAVEL NEVADA There are many opportunities to display your nevada pride and support the 150th anniversary of statehood. TRAVELNEVADA.COM 117 index Accommodations Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 92–96 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 64–70 Pony Express (North Central NV), 105–106 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 80–83 Silver Trails (Central NV), 113–114 Adventure tours, 62, 78 Alamo, 42, 110, 112, 113–115 Amargosa Opera House, 111 Amargosa Valley, 113, 115 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, 39 Amusement parks, 59, 76–77 Anaho Island, 48 Aquariums, 59 Archeology, 54, 102 Arts Bottle House, 8, 111 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 91 Indian Territory events, 54 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 26, 28, 63 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 15, 46, 89 Native American crafts, 52 Pony Express (North Central NV), 104 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 21, 26–27, 79 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111, 112 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 111 Ash Springs, 42 Attractions Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89–91 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 26, 28, 59–63 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102–104 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 26–27, 76–79 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 ATV excursions, 35 Austin, 47, 98, 100, 101, 105, 106 Aviation Museum, 60 A Black Mountains, 44 Black Rock Desert, 21 Blue Diamond, 64 Blue Sky, 64 Boating Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 41, 44, 61 Pony Express (North Central NV), 103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 48, 49, 78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 112 Botanical gardens, 59, 61 Bottle House, 8, 111 Boulder City, 22, 24, 45, 58, 64, 70 Britney: Piece of Me, 12 Badwater, 43, 45 Baker, 102, 105, 106 Ballooning, 78, 79, 91 Baseball, 27 Basque culture, 9, 31, 46, 91 Battle Mountain, 88, 89–91, 92, 95 Beatty, 10, 43, 110, 111–115 Bed and Breakfast Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 96 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 70 Pony Express (North Central NV), 106 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 83 Silver Trails (Central NV), 114 Belmont, 19, 111, 114 Berlin, 19 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 41, 108 Bet on the Farm!, 32 Big Bend State Recreation Area, 44, 61 Biking Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 61, 62 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102–103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 35, 76, 78, 79 Birdwatching, 41, 48, 61, 90, 102, 103, 104 Black Mailbox, 42 B Caliente, 10, 110, 111–112, 113, 115 California Trail Interpretive Center, 46, 89 Car shows, 63, 79, 91, 104, 112 Carlin, 88, 89–91, 92, 95 Carson City, 10, 76 Accommodations, 80, 84 Attractions and events, 22–24, 52–54 Golf, 38–39 Itineraries, 49 Carson Valley, 9, 49 Cathedral Gorge State Park, 41, 108 Cave Lake State Park, 47, 103 Caves, 41, 47, 54, 90, 103 Celebrity chefs, 28 Central Gorge State Park, 108 Charcoal ovens, 41, 98–99, 102 Children’s museums, 59, 77. See also Museums Churchill Vineyards, 32 Contact information, 3 Container Park, 12 Cowboy Christmas, 16 Cowboy Country (Northern NV) Accommodations, 92–96 Attractions and events, 15–16, 89–91, 102–104 Maps, 50–51 Resources and Must-Sees, 88 Cowboy culture, 14–16, 17, 46, 62 Cross-country skiing, 37 Crystal, 114 Crystal Bay, 76 C Eco-Resort, Mustang Monument Wild Horses, 12 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, 38 Elko, 10, 88 Accommodations, 9, 92, 95 Attractions and events, 9, 15, 31, 37, 52–54, 91 Itineraries, 46 Ely, 10, 98, 100 Accommodations, 105–106 Attractions and events, 21, 23, 37, 102–104 Itineraries, 46–47 Entertainment Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89–91 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 59–63 New for 2014, 12 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102–104 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 76–79 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 Eureka, 47, 98, 100, 102–106 Eureka Opera House, 47 Eureka Sentinel Museum, 47 Events Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 91 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 63 Pony Express (North Central NV), 104 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 79 Silver Trails (Central NV), 112 Extraterrestrial Highway, 42 F D Dangberg Home Ranch, 9 Dante’s View, 45 Dat So La Lee, 52 Dayton, 100, 102, 106 Death Valley National Park, 43, 45, 62, 110, 111, 113 Denio, 92, 95 Devil’s Fire, 20, 21 Devil’s Golf Course, 43, 45 Dining, overview, 30–33 Dinosaurs, 41, 108 Divine Nine, 38–39, 49 Donner Party, 46 Downtown Grand Las Vegas, 12 Fallon, 31, 32, 47, 98, 100, 102–106 Family Fun Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89 Las Vegas, 59–60 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 76–77 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111 Farmer’s markets, 32 Fernley, 100, 102–106 Festivals Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 91 Indian Territory events, 54 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 63 Pony Express (North Central NV), 104 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 79 Silver Trails (Central NV), 112 Film locations, 42, 48 Fishing Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Ice fishing, 90, 103 Indian Territory events, 54 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 41, 61 Pony Express (North Central NV), 103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 35, 48, 78, 84 Silver Trails (Central NV), 112, 115 Truckee River, 35 Fly Geyser, 21 Fort Churchill, 20, 41 Forts, 20, 41 Fossils, 41, 108 Furnace Creek, 45 E G East Ely Depot Museum, 23 Gabbs, 113 Galaxy IMAX Theater, 12 118 TravelNevada.com index Galena Creek, 10 Galleries, 12, 28, 60, 76 Gardnerville, 31, 80, 84 Garnet Hill, 103 Genoa, 38, 76, 80 Gerlach, 10, 21, 93, 96 Ghost towns, 8, 19, 43 Ghost Train, 47 Glendale, 64 Gold Butte, 20–21, 61 Gold Hill, 24 Gold Point, 111, 114 Goldfield, 43, 110, 111, 113, 115 Golf, 38–39 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 38, 43, 45, 63 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 38–39, 49, 79 Goodsprings, 44 Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs, 54 Great Basin National Park, 41, 47, 100 Grimes Point Archaeological Site, 54 Gunfights, 44 Pony Express (North Central NV), 105–106 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 46–49 Silver Trails (Central NV), 113–114 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 37, 41 Hunting, 90, 103 Ice fishing, 90, 103 IMAX Theater, 12 Incline Village, 76 Indian Springs, 64 Indian Territory Events and resources, 9, 52–54 Maps, 50–51 Itineraries, 42–49 I J Hastings Cutoff, 46 Hawthorne, 10, 113, 115 Heavenly Mountain, 37 Helicopter tours, 62, 78, 90 Helicopter-skiing, 37, 90 Helldorado Days, 16 Henderson, 64, 70 High Roller, 12 Hiking, 35, 41 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 20–21, 35, 61 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102–103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 10, 35, 49, 78 Historical events and places California Trail Interpretive Center, 46 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89–90 Cowboy culture, 14–16 Forts, 20 Geological formations, 41 Ghost towns, 19 Kit Carson Trail, 49 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 43, 60–61 McGill Drugstore Museum, 46 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Visitors Center and Museum, 48 Railroads, 22–24 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 46–49, 77–78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111 Stokes Castle, 21 Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, 21, 41, 98–99, 102 Western Folklife Center, 46 Hoover Dam, 9, 24, 45, 58, 60 Horseback riding, 44, 59, 61, 62, 78, 103 Horses, wild, 12, 41 Hot air balloons, 78, 79, 91 Hot springs, 42, 48, 78, 103, 111, 115 Hotel Nevada Gambling Hall, 46 Hotels and motels Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 92–96 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 12, 65–69 New for 2014, 12 H Jackpot, 88, 93, 95 Jarbridge, 88, 93, 95 Jean, 70 Jim Butler Motel, 43 JT Basque Bar & Dining Room, 31 K L Kayaking, 27, 78 Kit Carson Trail, 49, 78 Lake Mead, 41, 45, 61 Lake Mohave, 44 Lake Tahoe, 10, 49, 74–76 Accommodations, 80–83 Attractions and events, 35, 37, 76–79 Golf, 39 Itineraries, 49 RV parks, 84 Lake Tahoe State Park, 41 Lamoille, 93 Lamoille Canyon, 46, 86–87 Lander County, 88 Landsailing, 35 Las Vegas, 9, 10, 43, 50–51, 58 Accommodations, 12, 65–69 Attractions and events, 12, 16, 26, 28, 37, 41, 52, 53, 59–63 Golf, 38 Itineraries, 42–49 New for 2014, 12 RV parks, 70–71 Lattin Farms, 104 Laughlin, 10, 44, 58, 69 Laughlin Events Center, 12 LINQ, 12, 58 Little A’Le’Inn, 42 Little Finland, 20, 21 Lost City Museum, 9, 45, 52, 53, 60 Louis’ Basque Corner, 31 Lovelock, 46, 88, 93, 95 Lovers Lock Plaza, 46, 89 Luxury IMAX Theater, 12 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 47, 49 State map, 50–51 Marathons, 63, 79 Martin Hotel, 31 Mason Valley, 32, 33 McDermitt, 88, 93, 95 McGill Drugstore Museum, 46, 102 McKeen Car, 23 Mesquite, 38, 58, 69 Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, 44, 45 Mill City, 95 Mina, 115 Minden, 81, 84 Mining Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89–90 Ghost towns, 18 Nevada State Museum, 9, 49, 53, 60 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102 Railroad tours, 22–24 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, 21, 41, 47, 98–99, 102 Mizpah Hotel, 43 Moapa Valley, 58 Mojave Desert, 38 Mormon Station State Historic Park, 20, 41 Motels. See Hotels and motels Mount Charleston, 37, 69 Mountain biking, 35, 41, 62, 78, 79, 90 Mountain City, 93, 95 Museums. See also Ghost towns Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89–90 Indian Territory, 53 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 45, 52, 59–61 New for 2014, 12 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102 Railroad museums, overview, 22–24 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 46–49, 77–78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111 Must-Sees Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 88 Indian Territory, 53 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 43, 58 Pony Express (North Central NV), 100 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 76 Silver Trails (Central NV), 108–110 Mustang Monument Wild Horses Eco-Resort, 12 N M Maps Las Vegas (Southern NV), 43, 45 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 15, 46, 89 National parks, 34–37 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 111 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Death Valley National Park, 43, 45, 62, 110, 111, 113 Great Basin National Park, 41, 47, 100 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 37, 41 Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 41, 45, 61 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 45, 61 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 112 Red Rock National Conservation Area, 35, 40–41, 44, 61 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 47–49 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 37, 61 Native American communities, 52–54 Naval Air Station Fallon, 47 TravelNevada.com 119 index Neon Museum, 60 Nevada 150 Celebration, 7, 13, 16, 117 Nevada State Museum, 9, 49, 53, 60 Nixon, 48 North Las Vegas, 69–70 Basque food, 31 Las Vegas, 28, 33 Reno, 27 Rhyolite, 8, 19, 43 Rock climbing, 20–21, 27, 35, 40–41, 59, 61, 102–103 Rodeo, 15–16, 54, 63, 79, 91, 112 Round Mountain, 113, 115 Royal Links Golf Club, 38 Ruby Mountains, 37, 41, 46 Ruby Valley, 90 Rupert, John, 52 RV parks, 70–71, 84, 95, 106, 115 Sand Mountain, 35, 47, 100 Sanders Family Winery, 32 Santa train, 23 Searchlight, 70 Sesquicentennial events, 7, 13, 16, 117 Shadow Creek, 38 Shopping Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 16, 90 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 28, 44, 61 Outlets, 61, 78 Pony Express (North Central NV), 103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 27, 47, 49, 78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 112 Sierra, 39 Sierra Nevada mountains, 37, 38, 74 Silver Springs, 100, 102–104 Silver Trails (Central NV), 9, 10, 50–51 Accommodations, 113–114 Attractions and events, 111–112 Resources and Must-Sees, 108–110 Skiing, 36–37 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 37, 90 Las Vegas, 37 Pony Express (North Central NV), 103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 37, 49, 76, 78 Sledding, 37 Slotzilla, 12 Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 59 Smith Valley, 113, 115 Snowboarding, 37 Snowmobiling, 37 Snowshoeing, 37 Social media connections, 3 Southern Nevada itineraries, 42–45 Sparks, 12, 82–83, 84 Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 60 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 37, 61 Spring Valley, 10 Springs Preserve, 9, 32, 60 Stagecoach rides, 16 Star Hotel, 9, 31, 46 State parks, 41 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 41, 108 Big Bend State Recreation Area, 44, 61 Cathedral Gorge State Park, 41, 108 Cave Lake State Park, 47, 103 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Lake Tahoe State Park, 41 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 44–45, 60, 61 Mormon Station State Historic Park, 20, 41 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 47–49 Silver Trails (Central NV), 108, 111–112 Valley of Fire State Park, 41, 42, 45 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 21, 41, 47, 98–99, 102 Stateline, 49 Stewart Indian School Trail, 53, 77 Stokes Castle, 21 Stone Mother, 48 O Off-road riding, 35 Oktoberfest, 24, 91 Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 41, 60 Old Logandale School, 60 Orovada, 93 Overland, 31 Overton, 45, 52–54, 70 Pahranagat Lakes, 112 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 112 Pahrump, 9, 43, 110, 111–115 Pahrump Valley Winery, 32 Panaca, 45, 110, 114 Paradise Valley, 95, 96 Petroglyphs, 54, 103 PGA Tour, 39 Pioche, 110, 111, 113, 115 Pioneer Saloon, 44, 60 Piper’s Opera House, 77 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 12 Pony Express (North Central NV), 9, 50–51 Accommodations, 105–106 Attractions and events, 102–104 Resources and Must-Sees, 98, 100 Pony Express Station, 47 Powwows, 52–54 Primm, 70 Pueblo Grande de Nevada, 45 Pullman coaches, 24, 60 Pyramid Lake, 6–7, 48, 53 Rachel, 42, 110, 113 Railroad history, 22–24 Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 89–90 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 45, 60 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 47, 77–78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 Railway Post Office, 24 Ranches, cowboy culture, 14–16 Recreation areas Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Las Vegas (Southern NV), 61 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102–103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 35, 40–41, 44, 61 Reno, 10, 76 Accommodations, 12, 81–83 Attractions and events, 8, 9, 15, 21, 26–27, 35, 76–79 Golf, 38–39 Itineraries, 46–49 Maps, 47, 49, 50–51 Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive, 16 Reno-Tahoe territory, 8, 9 Restaurants, 31–33 T S P Tahoe Ridge Winery, 32 Tahoe Rim Trail, 35, 49 Taste of the Valley, 32 Temperatures, average, 10 Tonopah, 10, 42–43, 110, 111–115 Tours, 62–63, 78, 90, 103 Tractors and Truffles, 32 Travel distances, intra-state, 10 Truckee River, 34 U V Unionville, 96 Valley of Fire State Park, 41, 42, 45 Valmy, 93 Virginia & Truckee Railway, 23–24 Virginia City, 48–49, 76 Accommodations, 83, 84 Attractions and events, 16, 23, 48–49, 78, 79 Voodoo Zip Line, 12 W R Wadsworth, 52–54, 84 Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, 21, 41, 47, 98–99, 102 Ward Mountain Recreation Area, 37 Washoe Valley, 84 Weather, 10 Websites, 3 Wellington, 84 Wellington Station Museum, 53 Wells, 46, 88, 91, 93, 95 Wendover Will, 8, 89 West Wendover, 10, 88, 89, 93, 95 Western Folklife Center, 46 Whitney Peak Hotel, 12 Wild horses, 41, 78 Wildlife Cowboy Country (Northern NV), 90 Pony Express (North Central NV), 102–103 Reno-Tahoe (Northwestern NV), 48, 77, 78 Silver Trails (Central NV), 111–112 Windmill Ridge, 42 Wine, 9, 32, 43, 49 Winnemucca, 10, 46, 88, 93–94, 95 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo, 16 Wolf Course, 38 Y Z Yerlington, 110, 114, 115 Zabriskie Point, 43, 45 Ziplines, 12 Zoos, 44, 59, 77 120 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