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Virginia City (Nevada)

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Virginia City (Nevada)

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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.

Get in[edit]

Take highway 395 south out of Reno and continue on to 341 south over the Geiger Grade.

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit][add listing]

Silver Terrace Cemetery
  • 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.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Wander C Street
  • Have your picture taken with Sheeba, claimed to be North America's only tame leopard.
  • Watch the Camel races.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • 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.

Eat[edit][add listing]

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

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • 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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • 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, [1]. 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

Get out[edit]

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