This trail is a great spot for either a winter group outing or a place where you can be alone. During the winter, this area is usually covered with snow. Although you can hike along the meadows, it is recommended that you bring or rent snowshoes to make your hike more enjoyable. The variety of plant life changes with the seasons yet is always spectacular. This scenic trail is about 12 miles round-trip, and provides an opportunity to see local wildlife inhabiting the area. Dogs are welcome on this trail. No fee.
2180 South Carson St Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City, NV 89701 +1 775 687 6953
This two-day holiday event has become the museum's most popular weekend. During the event, more than 4,000 people will ride this historic steam train. What makes this event especially exciting for children is that they are riding a train with Santa Claus. Adults will enjoy the historical aspect of riding a steam train. All who attend will relish the memory for many holiday seasons to come. The train rides are free for both days of the event.
C Street @ Taylor Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 7500
The history of the wild, wild West permeates this wonderful little town hidden in the foothills between Reno and Carson City. As you stroll the wooden sidewalks, you are transported back to the 1860s when the Comstock Lode of gold and silver was discovered. Instant millionaires were made here and some of their mansions have been preserved throughout the years. One of the finest examples is The Castle on Millionaire's Row. Visitors can also tour some of the original gold and silver digs such as the Chollar Mine, the Silver Terrace Cemetery, the Fourth Ward School, The Way It Was Museum and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Many special events take place in the little town during the year including the Camel Races and Christmas on the Comstock Parade. The town has some quaint hotels or bed and breakfasts to accommodate visitors such as the Gold Hill Hotel and Sugarloaf.
1 South C Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0322
Travel back to the old Comstock days when you visit this historic old saloon that used to be one of the most celebrated watering holes in Virginia City. You will find a vast collection of elaborate antique hanging lamps, generous slot machines and souvenirs. Sit back, relax and order a sarsaparilla for yourself and the kids. Listen to live Ragtime or a Tin Pan Alley quartet while enjoying your drink. Call for opening hours.
606 Mountain Street Carson City, NV 89703 +1 775 882 2333
George W. Ferris, whose son, George Jr., gained notoriety as the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, designed this beautiful mansion. It was completed in 1909 after 30 years of debate. A nominal sum of USD10 was paid for the land on which this masterpiece was built. This beautiful home, which is a fine example of elegantly crafted Classic Revival architecture, now houses Nevada's current governor and first family. Call for opening hours.
Golf Digest named this course the fourth "Best New Public Course" in 1994. Located along the Carson River, this course hosted the Nevada State Amateur 1993-1996 and was used as a qualifier for the U.S. Amateur in later years. In 1998, the club was used as a qualifier for the U.S. Open. The 7,263 yard, par-72 course was designed by John Harbottle and Peter Jacobsen and has long undulating fairways. The club also has a putting green, chipping and sand hazards.
What a wonderful place to spend an entire day relaxing next to this beautiful blue lake. The area is dotted with groves of aspen and filled with mountain meadows flowing with wild flowers. Encompassing this pristine lake is a 2.3-mile easy walking trail that will lead you through breathtaking meadows and thick forests full of conifers and aspens. Be sure to keep an eye open for the abundance of osprey, ducks and geese that live in the mountainous area. Fishing at this lake is catch and release only, and the lake has been stocked with trout of all sizes. The picnic area is available by reservation only and is limited to 25-people on the weekends and 100-people during the week. Call early for your reservations.
The town of Glendale preceded Reno as a settlement and was thought to be destined to be the metropolis along the Truckee River. Those dreams were shattered when the town was bypassed by the Central Pacific Railroad and the station was routed to Lakes Crossing in what was soon to be Reno. The first teacher of this little white schoolhouse, E.C. Sessions, taught in his home until this building was constructed in 1864. The cost of the building was $1,446, and to this day it remains a testament to the craftsmanship of the builder, Archie Bryant. Over the years, many early Nevadans were educated at this little schoolhouse, perhaps the most notable was U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran. The schoolhouse is open for visiting only by requests made in advance through the Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
106 S C Street (Ponderosa Saloon) Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0757
This is family fun for everyone in the heart of downtown Virginia City. See the complete underground mine workings of an authentic gold and silver mine. Experienced miners will guide you through tunnels as you descend deep into the shaft. You will see the actual tunnels, crosscuts, drifts and various tools that the miners used in the old Comstock. One can experience what life was really like for these men as they lived their short and hard lives hundreds of feet below the earth.
Located just 38 miles north of Reno, this golf club was voted Best New Course for 1996 by Golf Digest Magazine. The beauty of this area may distract you as you play this 71-par, 18-hole course weaving through the majestic pine trees and cool water hazards. Tee times are reserved up to six months in advance and must be guaranteed with a credit card. You can walk the course or use a cart, which is included in the fee.
The view of the city is breathtaking from this park
near Windy Hill. If you're here to relax, choose a shade tree and sit a while. There are also several walking, mountain bike and horseback trails for those who ...
All aboard! Take a trip back to the old Comstock
days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill. The narrated 35 minute ...
Nestled in the heart of Reno and surrounded by trees,
there is an enchanting lake. With enough picnic and park benches for everyone, you will want to spend the day at this favorite local hangout. You will be able ...