Welcome to Carson City


With excellent road connections to Reno, Lake Tahoe, Genoa and Virginia City, some attractive heritage architecture beyond the main drag, tree-lined streets and a handful of interesting attractions, the state capital is worth considering as a base from which to explore the region, especially if you're traveling with kids.


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$65 Day Trips & Excursions

Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Virginia City, Nevada7 mile train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, NevadaComstock Lode - Silver City, Gold Hill, Virginia CityDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Virginia City Visitor Center, Virginia City, NevadaOn C streetDuration: 10 minutesStop At: The Delta Saloon, Virginia City, NevadaGreat place for lunch and refreshmentsDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, NevadaRecommended museum by Discover Lake Tahoe ToursDuration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, NevadaMust see...Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Genoa Bar, Genoa, NevadaOldest bar in Nevada

$55 Day Trips & Excursions

Virginia City, Carson City Guided Tour, from South Lake Tahoe

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Governor's Mansion, Carson City, NevadaNarrated tour through Carson City, also visiting the Governor's MansionPass By: Kingsbury, NevadaThe tour to Virginia City takes us up Kingsbury Grade over Daggett summit.Stop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, NevadaVirginia City is the final destination and the last settlement on the Comstock LodeDuration: 3 hoursStop At: The Delta Saloon, Virginia City, NevadaGreat place for lunch and a refreshment. Historic artifacts are on display as well.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, NevadaWe believe this is the best museum in Virginia City Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Genoa Bar, Genoa, NevadaOldest bar in Nevada