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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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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Reno Street Vibrations Rally

Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers poker runs, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt and bike shows and more to more than 50,000 biking enthusiasts. This event is so big, it rocks at several locations throughout the region. Major event venues are planned in downtown Reno, historic […]

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Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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| US-95 |

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| I-80 |

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Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Enjoy the best BBQ festival in the country! The 29th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off in Sparks brings in bbq competitors from across the nation, so you’ll get the chance to try out every kind of rib and bbq style you can imagine! Enjoy the country’s best grilling competition, located at […]

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Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Tri-County Fair & Stampede in Winnemucca

One of Nevada's longest running county fairs! From barrel racing to monster trucks, this is a hometown fair you do not want to miss. The Tri-County Fair is held Labor Day weekend every year at the Winnemucca Events Complex. This year the event is moved to the Indoor Event Center.

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Tri-County Fair, 1000 Fairgrounds Rd, NV
Winnemucca, NV 89445 United States
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