Reno, NV has one of the coolest largest historic districts right in our backyard. Better known as Virginia City originally established in the 1800’s. Virginia City is Nevada’s oldest, and most famous mining town dating back to 1859 with the discovery of the Comstock Lode.
Talk about taking a step way back into history. Picturesque buildings line up the main street, and most businesses have maintained their authentic Victorian artifacts and 1800’s decor. Most buildings date back to the 1860’s and 70’s. In the mid 1860’s at the City’s peak there were an estimated 25,000 residents.
There is no cost to visit, besides gas money for the short 45 minute drive. However there is plenty of opportunity to spend your hard-earned cash, as there are an endless amount of activities you can do. It’s easy to spend a whole day up there.
Most popular things to see are the mining artifacts from the 1800’s, originally used by the Comstock Miners. Virgina City certainly has that Wild West feeling, and its super cool to have a life-size museum in our backyard.
There are quite a few places you can grab a bite to eat, as well as bars that date back to the 1800’s. There are also many shops that sell very unique trinkets, and of course antique shops. You can also have professional pictures taken in clothing from that era.
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Things To See and Do:
- Bucket of Blood (bar)
- Delta Saloon (bar)
- Red Dog Saloon and Pizza Parlor
- Visit any of the 17 Museums
- Stay the night at a haunted house
- Take a train ride
- Visit the cemetery
- Take your 1800’s themed picture
- Shop around the antique shops
- Visit Saint Mary’s in The Mountains Catholic Church
- Red’s Old Fashioned Candies