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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| US-395 |

Upcoming Events

Reno Art Fest

Travel on US Highway 395 or Interstate 80 for "Reno's biggest art sale" Reno Art Fest! A three day art sprint that features a huge art sale, Controlled Burn's "Fire Fest", Circus Circus's 24 Hour Mural Marathon, Cre8tiv Zone (for kids of all ages), artist receptions at Circus Circus (with tacos and drinks), a final […]

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Reno Midtown, 560 Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has […]

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Reno Balloon Race, 1595 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89503 United States
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| US-95 |

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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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| US-50 |

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Epic Rides: Carson City Off-Road

Epic Rides comes to Carson City in June. The Event features iconic Sierra trails and landmarks like Spooner Lake, Marlette Lake, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sunflower Hill, Snap Dragon Trail, Red House Flume and "Kings to Ash", the Carson City Off-Road is sure to serve up a gritty soulful mountain bike experience to beginners, seasoned amateurs […]

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Carson City Off Road, 101 N Carson St
Carson City, NV 89701
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Carson City Rockabilly Riot

This unique Car Show and Music event features: Traditional Hot Rods, Vintage Trailers, Drag Racing, Burn-outs, Car Events, Live Bands, Pin Up Contest, Prom, Diaper Change Contest, Dine N Dash Contest, Fastest Mechanic in the West, and much more!!  

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Mill’s Park – Carson City NV, 1111 East William Street
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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| US-93 |

Upcoming Events

Lund Pioneer Days

Lund Pioneer Days begins on Thursday morning with ranch rodear style Cutting/Corraling and Branding, with more of the same on Friday. Saturday is the big day, starting with a parade at 9 am: floats, antique cars, horses and a variety of entertainers joining the procession through downtown, followed by a Special Presentation at 10:30, a […]

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Lund, Main Street
Lund, NV 89317 United States
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Ely Shoshone Tribe Fandango

Travel to Ely on US Highway 93 or US Highway 50 for the annual Ely Shoshone Tribe Fandango that will feature Gourd Dancers, a Jackpot Horseshoe Tournament, Sand Volleyball Parade and culminating in a Powwow celebration on Saturday. Notable Event Features Opening Ceremony Friday: 6:30pm Parade Saturday: 10:00am Powwow Saturday: 12:00pm and 7:00pm Handgames Sunday, […]

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Ely Shoshone Reservation, 250B Heritage Drive NV 89301 United States + Google Map

 

| I-80 |

Upcoming Events

Elko Basque Festival

The National Elko Basque Festival is a three day festival that features a Parade, games, dance performances at Elko County Fairgrounds, Sheepherder bread contest & auction and Basque style eats. This unique celebration of sheepherders and cattlemen in northern Nevada was founded in 1964 after years of local attendance.      

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Elko, NV, 501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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Winnemucca Wheels Car Show

This years event will be held in Downtown Winnemucca (Winnemucca Blvd) Features: - Free Pancake Breakfast with your registration - Participant Judging of Vehicles, Up to 9 Classes to Judge for Each Participant - A $2000 Cash Prize Raffle for First and Second in Class Winners - Cruise after the Show - Street Dance Downtown […]

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Downtown Winnemucca, 200 W Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445 United States
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Things to do | Places to go

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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Bristlecone Pine Forest

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

From US Highway 6 take Nevada Highway 264 south through Dyer and across the Nevada State line into California to Oasis. From here you travel a short distance west on California Highway 168 to White Mountain Rd. Follow this road as it ascends into the mountains. The Bristlecone Pines begin to appear about halfway up […]

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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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Big Bend of the Colorado Recreation Area

Big Bend of the Colorado

Big Bend of the Colorado Recreation Area is about five miles south of Laughlin on the Needles Highway, administered by the Nevada Division of State Parks. Bring the kids to play in the water, have a picnic, take a hike — quiet pleasures abound here, but with a seasonal twist.It’s a 24-unit full hookup campsite with […]

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All different kinds of comfort food at BJ Bull's in Elko Nevada

BJ Bull Pasties & Pies

The one stop shop for comfort food in Elko! Open daily, 7 am – 7 pm serving specialty pasties and pies, hot to eat here, frozen to take out. Cold drinks, big parking lot, and fast friendly service. No wonder it’s an Elko favorite!

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Cafe at Adele's - Fine Dining, Carson City

Cafe At Adele’s

Master Chef Charlie Abowd Cafe at Adele’s is the local community’s first choice for celebrating special moments and a haven for Nevada’s movers and shakers during each Legislative Session. Whether it’s a lovely beginning to the day with breakfast, a gathering of friends at lunch or an evening of romance for dinner, Cafe at Adele’s […]

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Cafe Del Rio - Virginia City Nevada

Cafe Del Rio

A visionary “Out West” menu is enhanced by local favorites (hints: gospel chicken; apricot-ancho chili cheesecake) to attract a clientele from surrounding urbs and demi-urbs as well as locals from the Comstock. The historic building adds to the experience. Capsule review: friendly, innovative and delicious.

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California Trail Interpretive Center, Elko Nevada

California Trail Interpretive Center

  Congressional legislation established the California Trail Interpretive Center “…to facilitate the interpretation of the history of development and use of trails in settling the western portion of the United States…” We have dioramas and interactive exhibits that immerse the visitor in the trail experience. We feature costumed interpretation and demonstrations of daily life for […]

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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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Campo Reno

Campo Reno

“Campo,” loosely translated, means gathering spot or meeting place. Campo is a neighborhood restaurant.  We treat others as we wish to be treated.  We have respect for our products, our people, our guests and our community. A desire to bring people together. Enter, Campo, a place for people who love food and want a beautiful, […]

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Carson City Visitors Bureau, Carson City Nevada

Carson City Visitors Bureau

Carson City’s visitors find an array of outdoor adventures, fine restaurants, challenging golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a variety of lodgings to choose from. Carson City is at the foot of the Sierra and the heart of the action — minutes away from Lake Tahoe, Reno and Virginia City! Visit Carson City […]

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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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Cookhouse Museum, Battle Mountain Nevada

Cookhouse Museum & Visitor Center – Battle Mountain NV

This is the cookhouse from 25 Ranch once belonging to the W.T. Jenkins family and moved to the current location in 2000. Since September 8, 2012 the museum has seen thousands of guests enjoying the varied displays of Native American Baskets, antique cameras, vintage eyeglasses and many other items from the Northern Nevada region. The Cookhouse Museum […]

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Cracker Box Cafe, Carson City Nevada

Cracker Box

This is one of Nevada’s most beloved breakfast cafes — and lunch is terrific too. This is what we used to describe as Truck Driver food: hearty, homey and huge. The omelettes are renowned, but everything on the menu is somebody’s favorite, from key lime pie flapjacks to Eggs Florentine.

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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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