Proud to be Nevada's State Capital, Carson City perpetuates its heritage, cultural diversity, and natural setting by providing a diversified and well-planned community for people of all ages and backgrounds. If you‚Äôre a history buff be sure to go to Carson City to learn about the rich history of Nevada. If you already live in a small town, you should probably skip Carson City because you probably already have all the small town atmosphere to last you a lifetime in your own hometown however If you reside in a metropolitan city, visiting Carson City will be a breath of fresh air and great change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the big city that you came from.
Red's Old 395 Grill
In the beautiful Eastern Sierra south of Reno at the intersection of US-50 and US-395. Red‚Äôs Old 395 Grill features very good grilled and barbecued entrees, enormous salads. The selection of draft and bottled beers is enormous and tasty. The grill features a great decor and atmosphere. Carson City is a good full-service stop on the western edge of the Great Basin if you're taking US-50, "the loneliest road in America," or if you are traveling north/south on US-395 along the Eastern Sierra.
When in Carson City Make Sure you Visit Red's Old 395 Grill at:
1055 South Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701
Kit Carson, born Christopher Carson in Kentucky, ran away from home and traveled to Taos, New Mexico, where at 17 he began to make his living as a trapper, hunter, and guide. Carson led U.S. explorer John C. Fr√©mont on three expeditions through the Rocky Mountain region. Accepting a commission as a colonel in the U.S. Army in 1861, Carson fought against Native American and Confederate forces.
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum was built in 1866 and was home to the U.S. Mint for over 20 years. Inside its walls you'll experience a life-sized ghost town, walk through a silver mine and see the actual equipment used to stamp over 50 million dollars in gold and silver coins mined from the Comstock Lode. It is now rated one of the 10 best regional museums in the West.
600 N. Carson St. (Hwy. 395) Carson City corner of Robinson Street.
Phone: (775) 687-4810
Capitol Building, Carson City
For many years after its 1870 construction, Nevada's capitol building stood a lonely vigil in the center of Carson City. Grounds for the capitol complex had been set aside by town father Abe Curry, but Nevada started out small, and the need for big government had not developed. Now, more than 130 years later, the building is still used, standing as a testament to the foresight of Nevada's founding fathers. Other grand buildings surround the capitol, marking the incredible growth of the capital city. But the capitol building, constructed of native sandstone, holds the special designation of second oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Today the Capitol complex in the heart of Carson City provides a picturesque campus setting which includes the State Capitol, Legislative Building, Supreme Court, and State Library and Archives. What was once a dusty, sometimes muddy, pit in the middle of a growing frontier town, is now lush with native plant species and buildings of impressive architectural detail.
Gold Dust West Hotel ‚Äď Carson City
For the best accommodations in Carson City, stay at the Gold Dust West Hotel. The Gold Dust West Hotel was voted ‚ÄúBest Hotel in Carson‚ÄĚ. But not only does it feature the standard casino, nice rooms and a great dining hall serving breakfast, lunch and dinner but it also has a full size bowling alley! The bowling alley features ‚ÄúRock ‚Äėn Bowl‚ÄĚ every night with disco lights and music.
Gold Dust West Hotel Is Located:
2171 Highway 50 East
Carson City, Nevada 89701
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