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Top Choice Historic Building in Carson City

Bower's Mansion Regional Park

Just 12 miles north of Carson City off Hwy I-580, almost halfway to Reno, you'll find this fabulous regional park with manicured gardens perfect for picnicking, the stunning former 1864 residence of Comstock million…
Top Choice American in Carson City

Sassafras

What's not to love about this brilliant food joint, with an inventive menu of original burgers, pizzas and salads and dreamy daily specials, featuring flavours from abroad. With starters like black-and-blue shrimp f…
Top Choice Thai in Carson City

Basil

Who would have thought some of the best (seriously) Thai cuisine outside Thailand would be found in downtown Carson City in this spotless restaurant? Green papaya salads, spicy and aromatic meat, fish or vegetable c…
Top Choice Museum in Carson City

Nevada State Museum

Housed inside the 1869 US Mint building, the Nevada State Museum generally hosts one visiting exhibition to complement its four excellent permanent exhibitions: Carson City Mint, Nevada's Changing Earth, Nevada: A P…
Museum in Carson City

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Loved by adults and kids alike, the hugely popular Nevada State Railroad Museum is worth a visit, even if you're not a rail buff, for its impressive collection of more than 60 train cars and locomotives from the 180…
Historic Building in Carson City

Nevada State Capitol

Built in 1870, the handsome, robust Nevada State Capitol is complete with a silver-covered dome symbolizing its ‘Silver State’ status. The original senate chamber now houses a museum of statehood paraphernalia. They…
Sushi in Carson City

Kim Lee's Sushi & Teriyaki

Did you know Nevada is one of the only states in the US to offer all-you-can-eat (AYCE) sushi, ubiquitous in Canada? Well now you do, and award-winning Kim Lee's is Carson's best, with a huge menu to gorge yourself …
Books in Carson City

Morley's Books

Let it be known that if you are a lover of books, you will be committing a crime against yourself and literature in general if you do not browse the shelves of this purveyor of rare and antique books, beautifully pr…
Books in Carson City

Browser's Corner Bookstore

This outlet of the municipal library is impressively stocked with a fabulous collection of used books at excellent prices.
Museum in Carson City

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

Carson City being the family-friendly place that it is, of course there's a museum that's just for kids, although adults are welcome if they're well behaved. With a variety of activity-focused themed rooms, the muse…