Although Reno is stock full of things to see and do indoors and outdoors, if you are interested in getting away from the city there are a variety of sites to see around the area as well. Are you interested in the wild, wild, west, Mark Twain, the Gold Rush? Then you are sure to enjoy the Virginia City, Nevada area, just 30 minutes from Reno. A town steeped in history, Virginia City preserves its past with tours, historical architecture, and informative museums.
What: Virginia City, Nevada
When: Any time
Take a step back in time when visiting one of the largest historical districts in the country, the old yet infamous mining town, Virginia City. Much the same as in the 1800s, you can stroll authentic wooden boardwalk sidewalks, visit the same churches and old-western saloons that existed back then, and even enjoy a stagecoach ride just like they would have back in the heyday of the mining era. Featuring a rich mining heritage, a variety of mining tours, 17 museums, various educational tours, historically preserved buildings, and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, you can experience how they lived in the Wild West and see how gold miners lived and worked in the depths of the tunnels. There is no shortage of things to do in Virginia City including:
- Guided paranormal tours
- Mining tours
- Historical cemetery tours
- Walking tours
Virginia City is also known for its quirky special events including:
- The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
- World Championship Outhouse Races
- International Camel & Ostrich Races
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