Eureka, Nevada

Eureka prides itself on being “The Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road.” And small though it may be, the town has more than a few interesting offerings for visitors and residents alike.

The grand Eureka Opera House was originally constructed in 1880 and underwent extensive renovations in 1993. Once home to silent movies, it now functions as a multi-use facility, hosting theater products, special events and town meetings. Production companies such as the Utah Shakespeare Festival have graced the Opera House’s stage for special performances of the Bard’s great works. Another historic treasure is the Eureka Sentinel Museum, home of the former Eureka Sentinel newspaper from 1879 to 1960. On the ground floor, visitors can see an authentic 1880s pressroom complete with original newspaper equipment. The museum also features vintage mining equipment and ledgers, military uniforms, a reconstructed 1880s barbershop, and various exhibits depicting life in the early days of Eureka. Other interesting sites include the Eureka County Courthouse, which boasts two large bells cast in Cincinnatti, Ohio, and San Francisco; the Jackson House Hotel, which was remodeled in 1998; and Al’s Hardware, once a saloon and cash store.

Mining is still a strong industry in town, and visitors are welcome to tour the Barrick Ruby Hill Mine. But perhaps the greatest commodity in Eureka is the sprawling landscape surrounding town along with its endless riches. There’s certainly no shortage of hiking and other outdoor recreation opportunities around here.

If you happen to be in the neighborhood around Independence Day, stop by for the annual festivities. July Fourth is quite the celebration in Eureka, with a big parade and street events shutting down the heart of town to all but foot traffic. And whenever you visit, don’t forget to get your Highway 50 Survival Guide stamped before heading out of town. Download the guide here and learn how to redeem it for a certificate from the governor declaring “I Survived!” Highway 50.


Eureka Highway 50 Sign
Eureka, NV

Priding itself as being “The Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road,” is the modest, yet charming town of Eureka. While the township is small in size, there are endlessly interesting things to do and see, as Eureka is perceived by many as one the American West’s best-preserved mining communities.

Eureka, NV

The Ruby Hill Mine is located on the Battle Mountain/Eureka  gold trend, which is less than one mile away from the town of Eureka, NV. In 2013, the Mine producted over 90,000 ounces of gold. Schedule your guided tour today and get a first rate glimpse of this fascinating area!

Sundown Lodge in Eureka
Eureka, NV

Located on the notorious "Loneliest Highway in America" is the Sundown Lodge, smackdab in the center of Eureka. Offering 27 clean and confortable rooms, the Sundown Lodge is a great home away from home while trekking the Silver State. Each room comes equipped with a telephone, television, heating/air condition, and showers. Relax with your family in a double room with two beds, or make a private getaway and kick your keels up in a single room with a queen bed.

Eureka, NV

Plan you stay at Silver Sky Lodge RV park, where you will find clean sites with lush grassy areas. Bathroom accomodations are roomy and clean!

Please note that the RV Park operates from March through October, weather permitting. 

Eureka, NV

Located in historic Eureka, Nevada, the Eureka Bed and Breakfast provides a cozy and relaxing retreat from city life. Sit in one of our front porch rockers and watch our resident deer eat apples from the trees. This Victorian house was built in 1886 and sits on a hill overlooking the town of Eureka.

Rooms are decorated in authentic Victorian fastion with one queen-sized bed or one king-sized bed, with private bathrooms. Your stay will also include a delicious full breakfast with freshly baked breads!