Lovelock's courthouse was inspired by Rome’s Pantheon. On its grounds you can symbolically lock your passion on a chain for all eternity in Lover's Lock Plaza, which is actually nothing like it sounds.
Almost exactly 25 miles north of Lovelock, just off the I-80, this little patch is a summery oasis amid the vast plains, where you can camp (tent/RV sites $14/27), swim, fish or go boating.
Built in 1874, Marzen House now contains a small historical museum displaying mementos of local sweetheart Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady.
Amazingly, some couples actually do come to Lovelock to symbolically lock their love (a padlock) onto this cheesy monument: a steel chain encircling a gaudy plaque. It's behind the Pershing County Courthouse.