Category: Historical Locations

Shooting Gallery Rock Art Site

Shooting Gallery, situated on the east flank of Badger Mountain, is an archaeological district rich in prehistoric rock art, hunting sites, and campsites. The intermixing of settlement archaeology and art offers a unique glimpse into the cultural lives of the Native American peoples who visited this rugged landscape for thousands of years prior to the […]

Virginia Street Bridge

The Virginia Street Bridge is located on Virginia Street and spans the Truckee River in downtown Reno. There has been a bridge at this site since 1860, when C. W. Fuller constructed the first recorded span of the Truckee River. Built in 1905 by Cotton Brothers and Company of Oakland, California, the current Virginia Street […]

U.S. Mint Building

With an abundance of silver from the booming Comstock Lode, it was determined that Carson City would make an ideal location for a U.S. Mint, one of seven buildings serving as mints in the U.S. over the last 200 years. The mint at Carson City was a physical manifestation of the success of the Comstock […]

Box Car Museum

Caliente is the half-way point between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City for the Union Pacific Railroad. The town and it’s mission-style train depot served as a bustling hub during the railroad’s heyday. The history of the city is intertwined with the evolution of the railroad in America. The museum showcases documents and artifacts from […]

The Central Nevada Museum

he Central Nevada Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Nye & Esmeralda counties through our displays and research library made available to the public at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada. Our rich history, which includes mining, ranching, and life in the Wild West is presented in our small, but well […]

Tonopah Historic Mining Park

The underground tunnel features a walk down a mine tunnel that intersects one of the original discovery stopes. Named the Burro Tunnel, the “Underground Adventure” is not for the faint of heart! At the end of the tunnel, visitors are able to step into a steel viewing cage and look down the 500′ deep stope. […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum – Boulder City

This is part of the railway that was built to support construction for the Hoover Dam. It provided a method to get men, machinery, supplies and equipment from the rail terminal in Las Vegas to the construction area. Numerous Static / Non-working displays of railroad equipment including a railroad mail car showing how the mail […]