North of the river in a former church, the Humboldt County Museum shows off antique cars, farming implements and beautiful Paiute baskets.
To fuel up for what will likely be a long drive in any direction, delightful Delizioso Global Coffee offers creative espresso drinks like the 'Winnemocha' and fresh scones amid a fanciful forest-like interior.
Don't miss a stop at the Griddle, one of Nevada's best retro cafes, serving up fantastic breakfasts, diner classics and homemade desserts since 1948.
Locals adore the Third Street Bistro for its homebaked goods, tasty soups and excellent Philly cheesesteaks for lunch in a genteel atmosphere.
Those overnighting should plan their evening around dinner at the Martin Hotel, where ranchers, locals and weary travelers have come here since 1898 to enjoy family-style Basque meals under pressed-tin ceilings.
Bills itself as 'Nevada's only clothes-optional bar.' You know it's a serious dive when its website features the competing slogans 'Hard Rock Music for Hard Rock Miners,' and 'Where T and A is A-OK.' Weekend nights …