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Top Choice National Park in Ely

Great Basin National Park

Near the Nevada–Utah border, 67 miles east of Ely, this uncrowded national park encompasses the 13,063ft Wheeler Peak, rising abruptly from the desert and creating an awesome range of life zones and landscapes withi…
Museum in Ely

Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Ely was established as a mining town in the 1860s, but the railroad didn’t arrive until 1907. This rail museum, a must for trainspotters, inhabits the historic East Ely Depot, which is the departure point for the Ne…
Park in Ely

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park sits off Hwy 93 south of Ely via signposted, well-maintained dirt roads. Perched in the Egan Mountain Range, it protects a half-dozen beehive-shaped structures dating from 187…
Historic Site in Ely

Ely Renaissance Village

If you're in town on a Saturday in season, drop in to see this fabulous little collection of 12 'shotgun houses,' built by settlers from France, Slovakia, China, Italy, Greece and other nations in 1908. Each house i…
American in Ely

Silver State Restaurant

Reopened in 2017 under new management, Ely's favourite old-school diner is the kind where waitresses call you ‘hun’ and comfort food is the only thing on the menu. They do a mean chicken fried steak, and don't go pa…
Mexican in Ely

La Fiesta

La Fiesta serves up cheesy enchiladas and frozen margaritas.