Virginia City is a small town south of Reno on highway 341, in Storey County, Western Nevada.
Virginia city is a small town of about 1,000 residents that has managed to maintain much of its 19th century "Old-West" feel. It is the nation's largest National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take highway 395 south out of Reno and continue on to 341 south over the Geiger Grade.
Most everything is on C Street, which is the main street through town. It is easy to walk from one end to the other in less than an hour.
- Silver Terrace Cemetery North E Street at Carson Street - Old cemetery with interesting headstones. Worth a visit.
- People dressed in vintage 70's clothes (that would be the 1870's). They hang out at some of the saloons.
- The Republic of Molossia, a small parcel of land that was declared a sovereign state by "President" Kevin Baugh. Tours must be pre-arranged, though.
- Wander C Street
- Have your picture taken with Sheeba, claimed to be North America's only tame leopard.
- Watch the Camel races.
- The Old Red Garter 80 S C Street - Good western wear
There are lots of gift shops on C Street. The quality ranges from good to garbage.
At the Saloons
- Cafe Del Rio, 394 C Street (Southern end of C St.), ☎ (775) 847-5151. A southwest spin on Mexican fare. Sunday brunch available. edit
- Bucket of Blood Saloon 1 S C St
- Delta Saloon 18 S C St - See the "Suicide Table"
- Sundance Saloon 160 S C St
- Firehouse Saloon 171 S C St
- Old Washoe Club 112 S C St
- Silver Dollar Saloon 11 N C St
- Ponderosa Saloon 106 S C St
Outdoor consumption of alcohol is tolerated.
- Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel 430 C St
- Silver Queen Hotel 28 N C St
- Silverland Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Virginia City), 100 North E Street, ☎ (775) 847-4484, . checkin: 3:00pm; checkout: 12:00pm. A 67 rooms and suites hotel with meeting spaces, in-door poor, and complimentary wireless internet. (39.3093059,-119.6487564) edit