Top things to do

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 Basque in Elko

Star Hotel

If you've never sampled Basque food, the best place in town for your inaugural experience is the Star Hotel, a family-style supper club located in a 1910 boarding house for Basque sheepherders. Offerings include ste…
Top Choice Burgers in Fallon

Middlegate Station

A legendary pit stop on the 'Loneliest Road in America,' 47 miles from Fallon, this quirky, ramshackle ranch-style saloon is famous for its Middlegate Monster Burger and general Wild West vibe. While burgers are kin…
Top Choice American in Fallon

Slanted Porch

Fresh salads, hot sandwiches and burgers fill the lunch menu of this gorgeous little bar/restaurant in a converted old home, with, of course, a slanted porch, which feels slightly out of place in no-frills Fallon. P…
Top Choice Cafe in Winnemucca


Don't miss a stop at the Griddle, one of Nevada's original and best retro cafe-diners, serving up fantastic breakfasts, diner classics and homemade desserts since 1948.
Nature Reserve in Elko

Lamoille Recreation Area

The Lamoille Recreation Area is part of the Ruby Mountains section of the multilocation Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It comprises the spectacular Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, which twists and climbs through th…
Museum in Elko

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 opening up the West, a stop at this fascinating and informative center with interactive exhibit…
Arts Center in Elko

Western Folklife Center

To get a taste of life in the Wild West, aspiring cowboys and cowgirls should visit this cultural center, incorporating the Wiegand Gallery's impressive collection of interactive multimedia works, housed in the form…
Diner in Fallon

Jerry's Restaurant

Cheap and cheery, Jerry's is a modern family restaurant that has been retro-styled to give an old-school-diner feel. So, while it's not original Americana, lovers of the genre are bound to enjoy the hearty, homestyl…
Clothing in Elko

JM Capriola Co.

If you fancy yourself to be a bit of a cowboy or cowgirl, kit yourself up at this Elko family business, in operation since 1929, selling custom saddles, boots and jeans galore, and all manner of cowboy-type garb tha…