Historic Sites

Nevada offers the history buff a playground of historic sites to discover. Go underground at one of several Nevada mines, tour a historic courthouse, and explore a ghost town. Nevada’s historic sites provide a look back into the Silver State’s rich history and heritage.

Nevada Adventures

Hanging Around The Ellis Island of Nevada

Instead of Blowing Through Central Nevada, Do Yourself A Favor And Spend An Afternoon In One of The American West's Most Interesting Living Ghost Towns With A Trip To The Endlessly Interesting Belmont Courthouse

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Pioneer Graffiti

A Relaxing Way to Explore Some Not-So-Obvious History

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Discover & Do

Goldfield, NV

Gold-mining town founded in 1903.  Sights include the majestic Goldfield hotel, Esmeralda County Courthouse and Santa Fe Saloon built in 1905.

V & T Railroad
Virginia City, NV

Narrated 35-minute train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill through the historic Comstock mining region. Themed trains, including the popular Polar Express event, are also available.

Echo Canyon State Park
Pioche, NV

Echo Canyon State Park

Camping, fishing, and hiking are just some of the recreational activities you can dabble in at Echo Canyon State Park. Adjacent to the 66-mile Mount Wilson Backcountry Biway, you will be sure to encounter wildlife and a variety of native plants and rock formations throughout the area.

petroglyph trail at grimes point
Fallon, NV

If you’re interested in petroglyphs in the slightest, be sure to swing by Grimes Point Prehistoric Rock Art Site, located off Highway 50, just outside Fallon. It was here, Native Americans left their footprint in time when carving pictures into a rock’s surface, creating what are considered to be petroglyphs.

Genoa Bar and Saloon
Genoa, NV

“Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor,” as it says above the entrance, has an intriguing mix of quirky artifacts, including Raquel Welch’s black leopard print bra and signed photo, donated during a movie shoot nearby.