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
Goldfield, NV

Goldfield was a mega boomtown at the dawn of the 20th century. Visitors today can glimpse into Nevada's heyday through historical buildings and lore.

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.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Entryway
Blue Diamond, NV

The historic Spring Mountain Ranch is located near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. Past owners of the ranch included the millionaire Howard Hughes, Chester Lauck of the radio comedy team “Lum & Abner” and German actress Vera Krupp. Scheduled, guided tours through the ranch house and other historic ranch buildings are available throughout the week.