Must see attractions in Northern Nevada

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    Kyle Hot Springs

    Soaking in the sulfuric water of this remote hot spring will turn your skin baby soft, and the endless view across the valley from the tub will seriously…

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    Lamoille Recreation Area

    The Lamoille Recreation Area is part of the Ruby Mountains section of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It comprises the spectacular Lamoille Canyon…

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    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…

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    Grimes Point Archaeological Area

    About 10 miles east of Fallon, you can walk a ¾-mile trail past rock carvings (petroglyphs) dating as far back as 9000 years. Need more archaeological…

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    Lehman Caves

    A colossal marble cavern, Lehman Caves features a staggering collection of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, flowstone, popcorn…

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    Lovelock Cave

    Just under 20 miles south of town, this sizable cave was used from 2600 BCE by native peoples to store food and seasonal equipment. It was 'discovered' in…

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    California Trail Interpretive Center

    If you're driving the I-80, which follows, in parts, the route of the original California Trail that pioneers trod when settling the West, a stop at this…

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    Western Folklife Center

    To get a taste of life in the Wild West, aspiring cowpokes should visit this cultural center, incorporating the Wiegand Gallery's impressive collection of…

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    Nevada Northern Railway Museum

    Ely was established as a mining town in the 1860s, but the railroad arrived in 1907. This rail museum, a must for trainspotters, inhabits the historic…

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    Northeastern Nevada Museum

    The Northeastern Nevada Museum has excellent displays on pioneer life, Pony Express riders, Basque settlers and modern mining techniques. Free monthly…

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    Toquima Caves

    Inquire at the USDA Forest Service Austin Ranger District Office if you're interested in visiting these remote caves, sacred to local indigenous peoples…

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    Sand Mountain Recreation Area

    About 25 miles southeast of Fallon off Hwy 50 you'll come across Sand Mountain, a 600ft-tall sand dune that 'sings,' occasionally producing a low-pitched…

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    Churchill County Museum & Archives

    Besides the usual pioneer relics, this museum and local county archives also displays an interesting replica of a Paiute hut and sponsors twice-monthly…

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    Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area

    North of Hwy 50 at Hickison Summit, about 24 miles east of Austin, Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area has panoramic lookout points, a self-guided tour,…

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    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,…

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    Walker Lake State Recreation Area

    North of the town of Hawthorne, Hwy 95 traces the shrinking shoreline of this popular picnicking, swimming, boating and fishing spot. Summer months bring…

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    Trail of the '49ers Interpretive Center

    The Trail of the ’49ers Interpretive Center is a sweet little local history museum that tells the story of mid-19th-century pioneers on the emigrant trail…

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    Humboldt County Museum

    North of the river in Winnemucca in a former church, the Humboldt County Museum shows off antique cars, farming implements and beautiful Paiute baskets,…