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.
Gold-mining town founded in 1903. Sights include the majestic Goldfield hotel, Esmeralda County Courthouse and Santa Fe Saloon built in 1905.
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
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.
“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.
Take a step back in time and visit the historic landmark of Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings (via Jean). Built by businessman George Fayle in 1913, the saloon now displays memorabilia.