Nevada’s state capital, Carson City, is nestled in the northwestern part of the state only a..Reno Information
What began as a small community built to serve westward travelers in the mid-1800s has become a..Lake Tahoe Information
Welcome to the jewel of Nevada, Lake Tahoe. The largest alpine lake in the United States, Lake..Genoa Information
Home to only 250 people, Genoa offers visitors a quaint town with historical charm. You can spend..Carson Valley Information
Just south of Carson City and a short drive from Lake Tahoe lies Carson Valley, a quiet..Gardnerville Information
Gardnerville lies in the heart of Carson Valley, surrounded by peaceful green fields and views of..Minden Information
A stroll through Minden, the Douglas County seat, will take you past 100-year-old homes with..See all locations in Northwest Nevada
Step back in Nevada time in Virginia City, a Storey County town nestled in the foothills of Reno-Tahoe Territory. Virginia City, one of the country’s largest historical districts and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a popular tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors each year. The town is home to such relics as the Bucket of Blood Saloon (have a drink), Piper’s Opera House (see a play), the Fourth Ward School Museum and Comstock History Center (take in some culture) and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad (take a train ride). A walking tour is available through the Virginia City Convention and Visitors Authority, and be sure to stay at the Gold Hill Hotel, Nevada’s oldest hotel, and pan for gold and take a tour of a mine.
The town virtually appeared overnight upon the discovery of silver in the region—known as the Comstock Lode—in 1859. The town flourished amidst great wealth and prosperity, yielding about $400 million until the end of the silver strike in 1898. It was in Virginia City that Samuel Clemens first used his pen name, Mark Twain, when he wrote for the Territorial Enterprise newspaper. Thus, many consider Virginia City to be the “birthplace” of Mark Twain.
Virginia City also hosts special events such as the International Camel Races, World Championship Outhouse Races and Mountain Oyster Fry.
Like a blanket of jewels glittering in the desert, the neon-lit playground of Las Vegas sparkles..Boulder City Information
Boulder City was established in 1931 to house the builders of Hoover Dam and to be a model of the..Southern Nevada Information
Towering peaks, breathtaking vistas, a wild, rushing river…not exactly what comes to mind when..Central Nevada Information
Much of Nevada looks just as it did when the pioneers traveled west more than a century ago. The..North Central Nevada Information
You won’t find much traffic as you drive over the mountain passes and across the..Indian Territory Information
The entire state of Nevada is known as Indian Territory, and no wonder. Native peoples have dwelled..Northern Nevada Information
Strap on your hat and pull on your boots for a visit to northern Nevada’s Cowboy Country, where..See all locations in Nevada