Sand lovers near Winnemucca bring their off-highway vehicles to the Winnemucca Sand Dunes, a small but scenic playground with no trails but plenty of open riding. Camping is also an option.
Getting There: Located just north of Winnemucca off U.S. 95.
Memorabilia includes traditional working gear, paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Winnemucca's Ranch Hand Rodeo is the largest and most exciting in Nevada. Thirty teams compete for bragging rights and prizes.
The glory days of the true Old West, filled with brave pioneers seeking their fortunes and lone cowboys on the range, live on at the Humboldt Museum in Winnemucca. The extensive collection features relics and artifacts of this historic period and many others too, including the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and even the Ice Age. Visitors to the Humboldt Museum will find a gargantuan display of castings of mammoth bones discovered in the Black Rock Desert. It’s an awesome sight that invites visitors to imagine a time when these magnificent creatures roamed the region.
Visitors passing through the antique wooden doors of the new and improved Humboldt County Visitors Center in Winnemucca are greeted by a wealth of information sharing the past and present of the region. And the best place to start? The friendly and knowledgeable chamber of commerce, who can share fascinating facts and stories about the town of Winnemucca and its surroundings.