“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.
Mormon Station is the site of Nevada’s first permanent non-native settlement. A replica of the original trading post, built in 1851, houses a museum with pioneer-era artifacts
Visiting the small community of Genoa, Nevada’s first permanent settlement, invokes a feeling of nostalgia. And stepping across the threshold of the Genoa Courthouse Museum takes that feeling one step further.
The annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire has earned a reputation for quality artists and crafters. Over 300 vendors are selected for their quality product and unique wares. There's not only great craft shopping, but delicious homemade candy and food as well. The Candy Dance tradition started in 1919 when the community's women sold homemade candy and served midnight supper during a dance at the Town Hall, raising funds for the purchase and maintenance of Genoa's streetlights. Nintey-four years later and it's still going strong!
One of two impressive courses at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club, the Lakes course is the product of a brilliant collaboration between PGA champion Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III. The spectacular links-style course measures more than 7,300 yards from the tips and, true to its name, incorporates water elements on fourteen holes, including both the native wetlands and the winding Carson River. The engaging Lakes course also offers four sets of tees, lush greens, rolling fairways and charming views of the eastern Sierra Nevada.