Top things to do

Historic Building in Lovelock

Pershing County Courthouse

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.
Park in Lovelock

Rye Patch State Recreation Area

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.
Museum in Lovelock

Marzen House

Built in 1874, Marzen House now contains a small historical museum displaying mementos of local sweetheart Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady.
Cafe in Lovelock

Cowpoke Cafe

Get yerself some buffalo burgers, brisket sandwiches and homemade desserts like red velvet cake, all made from scratch, in this popular local diner.
Plaza in Lovelock

Lover's Lock Plaza

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.