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.
22 South C Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 9022
See the Old West and mining days come alive at this one-of-a-kind museum. The rooms are filled with gambling memorabilia including more than 100 antique slot machines dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s. Visit a replication of a gambling saloon and poker room from the 1870s. See rare artifacts, photos, and cheating devices used over the years. There is a very interesting old U.S. money display that shows a $500- and $1,000-dollar bill. This historic museum makes the Old West come back to life as you step through the door. Call for opening hours.
Northeast Street @ Cemetery Road Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 7500
The first burial took place at this site in 1860. Eleven of the Comstock's thirty-one cemeteries are located at this one location. Some of these eleven groups include the Masons, Oddfellows, Firemen and Catholics. Cemeteries during this era were considered good places to go for quiet contemplation, which made them the forerunners of municipal parks. You can see ornate fencing and hand-carved headstones depicting the life spans and of both the rich and poor who lived in this mining town.
109 F Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 9047
This museum is housed on the ground floor of the Parrish House, which used to be the rectory for St. Mary's Catholic Church. An array of antique radios dating back to 1915 through 1950 awaits you. Listen to the voice of an old time radio personality and try to guess his identity. See Hoot Gibson's magnificent 1929 Victor Radio Phonograph. For the amateur radio operator, there are display cases full of early ham gear and a fully operational 1950s vintage ham radio station. The owners, Henry and Sharon Rogers, can even repair the antique radio that has been in your family for generations.
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