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Cave in Austin

Toquima Caves

Inquire at the USDA Forest Service Austin Ranger District Office if you're interested in visiting these remote and sacred caves. They feature red, yellow, black and white pictographs painted by the Western Shoshones…
Park in Austin

Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area

North of Hwy 50 at Hickison Summit, about 24 miles east of Austin, Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area has panoramic lookout points, a self-guided tour, an ADA-accessible trail for viewing the petroglyphs, and a pri…
Cafe in Austin

Toiyabe Cafe

This down-to-earth cafe is the go-to for daily breakfasts and basic comfort food including grilled cheese, burgers, meatloaf and milkshakes. Less touristy than the International Cafe & Saloon, it's also a fun sp…
Museum in Austin

Austin Historical Museum

Housed within the former US Forest Service building, this quaint local history museum, inaugurated in 1992, has olde-worlde displays about mining, ranching, the railroad and local indigenous and pioneering history.
Cafe in Austin

International Cafe & Saloon

Inside a former hotel moved here in pieces from Virginia City in 1863, this rambling local hangout and tourist joint occupies one of Nevada’s oldest buildings. Homestyle American meals (steak, burgers, salads and da…