Highways of Nevada
Interstate 80
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Interstate 80 extends 410 miles from the edge of the great Bonneville Salt Flat at Wendover to the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada a few miles west of Verdi. It passes through small towns, small cities and big cities, a route once cursed for its miserable hardships and now so easy that it can be dismissed as boring. Properly experienced, I-80 is a symphony written in mountains, sagebrush and sky and each stop along the way a small adventure.
Interstate 15Interstate 15 is the main route of travel between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, crossing the California line at Primm. In Las Vegas it parallels the Strip for about 3 miles and then swings northeast around the center of the city past North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base. There are turnoffs for Highway 93 north to Caliente and Pioche and east for Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire. At Mesquite it crosses into Utah after traversing 125 miles in Nevada.
US Highway 6 US 6 is the real "Loneliest Road", crossing Nevada's empty outback from Montgomery Pass at the California line to Great Basin National Park at the Utah line. In those 297 miles through wide open spaces there are only three towns of more than 100 people, Baker, Ely and Tonopah. Most days you'll have the road to yourself.
US Highway 50US 50 crosses the center of Nevada from Baker and Great Basin National Park on the east 406 miles through Ely, Eureka, Austin, Fallon, Dayton and Carson City to Lake Tahoe on the west.
US Highway 395US 395 is the shortest of Nevada's major highways, extending just 99 miles from Topaz Lake on the south to Bordertown on the north, both at the California state line. On its route along the eastern slope of the Sierra are northern Nevada's largest cities — Minden and Gardnerville, Carson City, Reno and Sparks — and numerous attractions nearby, Genoa, Virginia City, Washoe Lake State Park, and Pyramid Lake among them.
Us Highway 95US 95 has the longest run of any major highway in Nevada, totalling 705 miles from the Oregon border at McDermitt to the California line about 20 miles east of Laughlin. It coincides with I-80 for 116 miles west from Winnemucca, and traverses eight counties (nine if you count the 76 miles of 95-A from Schurz to Fernley). Walker Lake sparkles beside it in the summer sun, and side roads lead to hidden treasures like Christmas Tree Pass, Gold Point and Paradise Valley.
US Highway 93The 515 miles along the east side of Nevada from Jackpot in the north to Hoover Dam in the south traverses magnificent landscapes punctuated by flavorful communities: Wells, McGill, Ely, Pioche, Caliente, Alamo, Las Vegas and Boulder City. Side trips abound, from the beautiful Success Summit loop drive to the historic sites of Cherry Creek and the Ward Charcoal Ovens.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Jim Butler Days

Travel on US Highway 95 to celebrate the founder of Tonopah and it's historic past at the Annual Jim Butler Days. Highlights you won't want to miss include the 47th Annual Jim Butler Days Parade, Street Dance, Live Music, Comedy Show, Nevada State Mining Championships, Nevada Pro-Am Arm Wrestling, Bartender Races, Wine Tasting and Whiskey […]

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Tonopah, NV, Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
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Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival- Henderson

The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club presents its 24th Annual Prince Kuhio Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival. Enjoy two stages of entertainment courtesy of our Events Plaza Amphitheater and Convention Center lawn in Henderson. There will also be craft vendors, commercial vendors, food vendors, a health and job fair and a children's craft area, pony rides […]

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Henderson Events Plaza, 240 Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015 United States
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911 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge

Climb the highest peak in Mineral County, Nevada, as a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. This is a rare opportunity to climb 17 miles of some of the most pristine lands in the region and ascend 7000 feet to the summit of Mt. Grant. The location for the 9/11 Challenge is […]

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Mount Grant Trail, 763 W Cottonwood Dr.
Walker Lake, NV 89415 United States
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$50.00

Henderson Water Street Car Show + Concert

Water Street transforms into a classic car museum during the Water Street Car Show showcasing classic, custom and muscle cars. The event also features trucks, motorcycles, hot rods and other one-of-a-kind cars.

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Water Street, Henderson, 240 S. Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015 United States
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Pahrump Social Powwow

During the Social Powwow, organizer Paula Elefante, anticipates at least 500 to 750 people will pass through each day. The powwow will start on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. and go through Sunday, Nov. 18 till 3 p.m. The celebration begins with a spiritual side where participants gather to give thanks. Veteran Native Americans […]

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Petrack Park, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060 United States
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Laughlin Bikes N Rods Music Festival

2 days of Bikes N Rods and Live Rock N Roll / Country Acts All 2 Days. Bike/Car Show, Biker / Hotrod Pageant, Guitar Give away, Vendors, Food& Casino Fun.

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Colorado Belle – Laughlin, 2100 S Casino Dr.
Laughlin, NV 89029
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Things to do | Places to go

Attractions on Nevada's Highways:
Aliante Nature Discovery Park

Aliante Nature Discovery Park

Aliante Nature Discovery Park is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near North Las Vegas, Nevada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels.

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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

To get to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge travel south from Amargosa Valley on Nevada Highway 373 then turn east on Spring Meadows Rd. The Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset all year round.

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The Beatty Museum

Beatty Museum

The Beatty Museum and Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Beatty, Nevada area, including the Bullfrog Mining District. The museum presents you with an opportunity to experience life in the early 1900s; learn how the early miners lived, worked and played; venture through the; “Bullfrog Gold Rush” era; and […]

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

To get to Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park take US Highway 50 to Austin, west of Austin head south on Nevada Highway 722 to Nevada Highway 21. Remain on 21 until you reach Nevada Highway 844. A short distance southwest on Nevada highway 844 takes you to the site.

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Callville Bay Resort & Marina

Callville Bay Resort & Marina

With over 550 miles of pristine shoreline, soaring red rock cliffs as well as countless bays and beaches, few places can beat the recreational opportunities that await you at Callville Bay Resort & Marina on Lake Mead.

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From Camp Richarson - Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina

Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina is located along the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Come and play for the day or stay for a week! Historic lodging, lakeside restaurant & bar, marina, boat & water craft rentals, x-country ski trails in the winter, bike rentals, general store & deli, ice cream parlor, coffee & confectionery shop, and more!

Oh and don’t forget to visit The Beacon Bar & Grill!

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Cave Lake State Park

Cave Lake State Park

The State Park offers year round recreational opportunities. Cake lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is well known to contain trophy sized German brown trout. Summer Activities: swimming, hiking, camping and the Annual Bathtub Races. Winter Activities: ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, as well as the White Pine County Fire and Ice Show.

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Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah Nevada

Central Nevada Museum

The Central Nevada Museum occupies a unique place in the retelling of the annals of the West. The famous, not so famous, and infamous, all left their mark in central Nevada: film mogul and industrial magnate, Howard Hughes; prizefighting promoter, George “Tex” Rickard (who built Madison Square Garden); the founder of United Parcel Service (UPS), […]

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The Spudnik Shop

Churchill County Museum

The Churchill County Museum has a series of long term exhibitions that reflect key themes in the history and prehistory of the community.  A series of period rooms show changes in the material culture of Churchill County over time. A major exhibition interprets for visitors an authentically recreated tule home, constructed with reeds.  The travails of pioneers through […]

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Crescent Dunes Solar Project

The two most notable symbols of modern Tonopah are the 110-year-old Mizpah Hotel and the 640-foot concrete tower at the Crescent Dunes solar project a few miles north of town, the first of its kind in the world. It can produce more than twice as much net annual output (megawatt hours) as any other currently […]

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CVIC Hall in Minden

CVIC Hall

The CVIC Hall is one of the most recognizable historic building in Douglas County. In its infancy and during its youth, the Hall served as a movie theater, a gymnasium, a live theater, a church, and a center of Carson Valley social life. Through the careful and diligent efforts of the residents of the Town […]

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Eagles & Agriculture

Eagles & Agriculture is one of the most unusual events on any state’s calendar. It attracts hundreds of visitors to the Carson Valley each February for this unique opportunity to photograph the birds, tour the ranches, and gape in wonder as bald eagles congregate in the meadows. These haughty raptors are there because it is the […]

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Echo Canyon State Park

Echo Canyon State Park

Echo Canyon State Park offers year-round opportunities to enjoy a variety of great outdoor activities. The 65-acre reservoir presents the perfect place for boating and swimming and is home to a variety of waterfowl, including mallards, teals and herons. Fishermen enjoy a lake filled with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie and an occasional German brown […]

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Edgewood Lake Tahoe

Edgewood Tahoe

At every turn, at every tee, with every swing, you’ll feel this harmony—a balance that informs your game and one that will come to define it. With age-old pines, emerald greens, and snow-capped Sierras cutting sharp lines across the stunning blue sky, Edgewood Tahoe isn’t just scenic—it’s iconic.

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Ely Renaissance Village

The Geraghty property was six small antiquated houses overgrown and untended when the Ely Renaissance Society bought it and began its transformation into the intriguing and inviting Renaissance Village in northwestern Ely. These small houses have been restored to showcase the ethnic cultures of the people who settled here, six unique museums depicting the turn of […]

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Eureka Restoration Enterprise, Eureka Nevada

Eureka Restoration Enterprise

In October 2015 Raine’s Market announced it was moving from Main Street to a location north of town, taking Eureka’s only bank with it. To help keep the historic downtown alive, a small group of local residents created Eureka Restoration Enterprise, to restore and preserve Eureka’s unique and beautiful downtown. Their home base is the […]

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Eureka Sentinel Museum, Eureka Nevada

Eureka Sentinel Museum

The Eureka Sentinel Building a block south of Main has been converted to a wonderful museum, with the old newspaper back-shop as it was left when the last tramp printer finally called it quits in 1960. It is fully equipped with type cases, working presses await an experienced hand, and the walls are papered with […]

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The Historic Genoa Bar & Saloon

Genoa Bar & Saloon

The Genoa Bar & Saloon, “Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor” is the Oldest Saloon within the oldest permanent settlement within the present state of Nevada. Genoa was first established as a trading post in 1851. Out of sheer necessity a saloon came quickly thereafter. The year was 1853 and establishment was named “Livingston’s Exchange”. Since that […]

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Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield Hotel

By 1910 the Goldfield mines were in decline, but at its peak of prosperity Goldfield was an eccentric combination of wild western boomtown, and decorous, respectable city. There were miners and prospectors and saloon roughs, plenty of them, but there were also stenographers and telephone operators, shoe-shine boys and stock brokers. Goldfield was the largest […]

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park

In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves.

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Hawthorne Ordinance Museum

Hawthorne Ordnance Museum

The mission of the Hawthorne ordnance Museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit in a patriotic and educational environment, those items that have had a significant impact on the freedom of our country. We focus on the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot for its on-going contribution and support of the United States Armed Forces.

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Gondolas carrying skiers to Heavenly Valley, Lake Tahoe.

Heavenly Valley Ski Resort

Heavenly Valley is an enormous year-around playground more than 9,000 feet above sea level. It’s accessible by gondola from just west of the Nevada-California state line at the south shore of Lake Tahoe. They send passengers floating rapidly upward, somewhere between heaven and earth to pop over the summit and down into the little valley. Large areas […]

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Historical Society of Dayton Valley

Historical Society of Dayton Valley

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand […]

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Lattin Farms, Fallon NevadaLattin Farms, Fallon Nevada

Lattin Farms

At Lattin Farms, we offer a variety of produce, jarred items, and baked goods.  The produce grown on our farm is certified organic.  We also sell other local farmer produce that is grown organically. Our annual Fall Festival takes place every weekend in October, with our Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Kids’ Korner, and more! Take a […]

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