Nevada State Historic Marker, Fairview Peak

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Jarbidge Community Hall

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Belmont Courthouse

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Sand Mountain Recreation Area

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Hamilton Ghost Town

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Carson City Ghost walk led by Madame Curry

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St. Augustine's church, downtown Austin

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Partial To The Pioneer Saloon

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Stokes Castle, Austin

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Carson City Mint, Nevada State Museum

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Genoa Bar & Saloon

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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

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interior of Toquima cave, vivid pictographs

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Oats Park Arts Center horse sculpture

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Techatticup at Eldorado Canyon

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

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Valley of Fire State Park

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Historic Dayton

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Gold Point Ghost Town night v

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Steamboat Hot Springs in Reno

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Stewart Indian School

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Hidden Cave

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Old buildings in Paradise Valley Ghost Town

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Friends of Tule Springs volunteer shows Tule Springs Monument Area

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Eureka Courthouse

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Candelaria Ghost Town

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Nevada National Security Site Tour

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Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Virginia City, C Street

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266 SIGNS YOUR #NVROADTRIP IS SURE TO SATISFY

By SYDNEY MARTINEZ | May 2019
Updated: July 2019

266 SIGNS YOUR #NVROADTRIP IS SURE TO SATISFY | SYDNEY MARTINEZ

History is amazing and Nevada is full of it, too. We try our best around these parts to pull out the shiny stuff, but holy wow, the Nevada State Historic Markers make sure that we’re playing with all the cards in the deck. With an extraordinary 266 roadside markers to be had, a lot of the markers are located along the main highways, not at the actual historic sites themselves. Whether you want to break up those long hauls with a good solid leg stretch at the markers, or follow the breadcrumbs into the actual historic stomping grounds themselves, paying attention to these beauties certainly makes traveling through this state go from great to already mapping out your next trip back. 

Commemorating an impressive span of historic sites and events as diverse as Nevada’s landscape itself, pull over the car to drink it all in, then experience for yourself. Battle Born blue is sure to pulse through those veins, if only for a little while. #NVHistory

WHERE THE LAST STAGECOACH ROBBERY IN THE AMERICAN WEST WENT DOWN 

A PARTICULARLY SPECIAL COURTHOUSE

20,000 YEAR OLD BEACHFRONT PROPERTY 

HOME OF THE PUREST SILVER STRIKE IN THE SILVER STATE 

A HISTORIC DISTRICT, KNOWN TO ATTRACT QUITE THE LINEUP OF CHARACTERS OVER THE PAST 150 OR SO YEARS 

NEVADA’S “CITY OF CHURCHES” 

WHERE THE BEER IS AS CHILLING AS THE GUNSLINGING THAT WENT DOWN HERE 

ANOTHER WAY TO PERPETUATE THE TRAVEL STOKE WITHIN 

THIS UNITED STATES MINT TURNED MUSEUM 

WHERE THE WHOLE NEVADA STORY STARTED 

A THREE-PRONGED DESERT OASIS IN THE HEART OF THE MOJAVE 

THE MOST WELL-PRESERVED PICTOGRAPHS IN THE WHOLE DARN CONTINENT 

HISTORIC SCHOOL TURNED UBER CHIC ART GALLERY 

HOME OF A FORTUNE TELLING SILVER BARON, A WOMAN CLEARLY AHEAD OF HER TIME 

TRUE GRIT TURNED MOVIE MAGIC

A PREHISTORIC GLACIAL LAKE, WITH ANCIENT MONSTERS WHO ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE 

A STATE PARK WITH A LITTLE FIRE IN ITS BELLY 

NEVADA’S FIRST BIG-TIME GOLD DISCOVERY 

WHERE THE WEST IS STILL WILD 

A HOT SPRING SO SPECIAL IT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF TWAIN, AND HARNESSED THE MINERAL MIRACLES OF ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST GEYSERS 

WHERE HISTORY IS RECLAIMED 

A HIDDEN CAVE, WITH ALL THE INDIANA JONES VIBES TO GO ALONG WITH IT 

A PLACE SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN, WE’LL SETTLE FOR PARADISE 

ONE OF THE GREATEST RECORDS OF ICE AGE FOSSILS ON PLANET EARTH 

A TIME CAPSULE THAT WAS NEVER SEALED 

PICKHANDLE GULCH AND THE MIGHTY NORTHERN BELLE SILVER CACHE 

A WINDOW INTO THE ATOMIC AGE

ONE OF THE CLEAREST BODIES OF WATER ON EARTH, YOU SHOULD MAKE A POINT OF SEEING (AND SWIMMING IN) BEFORE YOU DIE 

A PLACE WHOSE MASTERFULLY PRESERVED CHURCHES, SALOONS, AND CEMETERIES EARNED THE ENTIRE FREAKING TOWN A SPOT ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER.

We wouldn’t have been inspired to check this stuff out, unless we ourselves hadn’t pulled over to give these State Historic Markers a look. For more information on all 266 Nevada State Historic Markers, like where to find them and the diversity in locations they showcase, click HERE.
 

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