Attractions

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 Museum in Reno

National Automobile Museum

Stylized street scenes illustrate a century’s worth of automobile history at this engaging car museum. The collection is enormous and impressive, with one-of-a-kind vehicles – including James Dean’s 1949 Mercury fro…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown & Fremont St

Mob Museum

It's hard to say what's more impressive: the museum's physical location in a historic federal courthouse where mobsters sat for federal hearings in 1950–51, the fact that the board of directors is headed up by a for…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Reno

Discovery

Since opening its doors in 2011 as a children's museum, the Discovery rapidly grew in popularity and expanded its focus to become a world-class, hands-on center for 'science, technology, engineering, art and math' (…
Top Choice Lake in Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake is a stunning standalone sight, with shores lined with beaches and eye-catching tufa formations. This piercingly blue expanse in an otherwise barren landscape is 25 miles north of Reno on the Paiute Ind…
Top Choice Casino in Reno

Atlantis

Looking like it's straight out of a 1970s B-grade flick on the outside, Atlantis is all-fun on the inside, modeled on the legendary underwater city, with a mirrored ceiling and tropical flourishes like indoor waterf…
Casino in Downtown & Fremont St

Golden Nugget

Check out the polished brass and white leather seats in the casino: day or night, the Golden Nugget is downtown's poshest address. With classy eateries and a swimming pool famous for its shark tank, the Golden Nugge…
Top Choice Historic Site in Boulder City

Hoover Dam

Straddling the Arizona–Nevada border, the graceful concrete curve of the art deco-style Hoover Dam redefines the stark landscape. The massive 726ft structure is one of the world's tallest dams. Originally named Bo…