Top things to do in Elko

Top Choice Basque in Elko

Star Hotel

If you've never sampled Basque food, the best place in town for your inaugural experience is the Star Hotel, a family-style supper club located in a 1910 boarding house for Basque sheepherders. Offerings include ste…
Nature Reserve in Elko

Lamoille Recreation Area

The Lamoille Recreation Area is part of the Ruby Mountains section of the multilocation Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It comprises the spectacular Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, which twists and climbs through th…
Museum in Elko

California Trail Interpretive Center

If you're driving the I-80, which follows, in parts, the route of the original California Trail that pioneers trod when opening up the West, a stop at this fascinating and informative center with interactive exhibit…
Arts Center in Elko

Western Folklife Center

To get a taste of life in the Wild West, aspiring cowboys and cowgirls should visit this cultural center, incorporating the Wiegand Gallery's impressive collection of interactive multimedia works, housed in the form…
Clothing in Elko

JM Capriola Co.

If you fancy yourself to be a bit of a cowboy or cowgirl, kit yourself up at this Elko family business, in operation since 1929, selling custom saddles, boots and jeans galore, and all manner of cowboy-type garb tha…
Literature in Elko

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

You can't get more authentic than this celebration of the written and spoken word, sharing the stories of the men and women who work the land. Held over six days, the festival features readings, workshops, dinners, …
American in Elko

Machi's Saloon & Grill

This tiny local favorite is almost always buzzing due to its Modern American cuisine, which is a cut above the offerings of your typical Nevadan grill or bar. Menu items range from sandwiches, steak and salads to fa…
Museum in Elko

Northeastern Nevada Museum

The Northeastern Nevada Museum has excellent displays on pioneer life, Pony Express riders, Basque settlers and modern mining techniques. Free monthly tours of the nearby Newmont gold mine usually start here; call f…
Chinese in Elko

Chef Cheng's

Chef Cheng and his team serve up American-style Chinese food in a retro-diner setting replete with cyan-colored vinyl booths, to give you an idea of how long he's been feeding the good people of Elko. Here you'll fi…
Basque in Elko

Toki Ona

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this family-style diner prepares fresh beef, lamb, pork, and chicken dishes prepared in both American and Basque styles. Wash down your steak or lobster with a Picon Punch or Kal…