Travel Nevada on Interstate 80

 

I-80 and the Ruby Mountains of Nevada

 

Verdi, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Lovelock, Pyramid Lake, Tuscarora, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, Wells, Wendover
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 is a route once cursed for its miserable hardships and now often dismissed as boring. Properly experienced, I-80 is a symphony written in mountains, sagebrush and sky.

 


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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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Wells Fun Run – Wells NV

Now that the summer heat is on, the classics are coming to northern Nevada! Travel on Interstate 80 to Wells Nevada for it's annual Wells Fun Run. A classic car show of fully rev'd cars from our not so distant past. Come see the cruise in downtown Wells.      

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Downtown Wells NV, 366 6th St.
Wells, NV 89835 United States
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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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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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World Human Powered Speed Challenge – Battle Mountain Nevada

Human powered bicycle speed racing is a most unlikely spectator sport, and watching it isn’t easy. The instructions for spectators spell out the difficulties: limited parking and no services. Heats are conducted early each morning and late each afternoon of race week, with short intervals during the active periods to let the highway traffic through. […]

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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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Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival – Elko, NV

Come to Elko Nevada for the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival! 27 balloons will be launching from the soccer fields of the Sports Complex in Spring Creek at about 7 am on both Saturday and Sunday. The Boy Scouts will be serving a pancake breakfast and Las Brisas will be there both mornings! Chip Stone […]

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Main City Park, Main City Park
Elko, NV 89801
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Fall Farm Festival at Lazy P Farm – Winnemucca

Come on out to Lazy P Farm for their annual Fall Farm Festival and make fun family memories. It's fun for all ages. Come walk through our 6 acre corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, Joy Sanders with Tutu's Toppers, Sharon Krupicka with Scenty, and much more! The event is set for each weekend in […]

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Lazy P Farm, 8280 Grass Valley Rd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445
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Interstate 80 Nevada Attractions:
Entrance to Lincoln High School, Metropolis Nevada

Metropolis

What’s left of Metropolis is the evocative ruin of a desert dream that failed. It was to be a planned community of 7,500 residents in the center of more than 40,000 acres of intensely cultivated fields. A four-block business district with cement sidewalks and streetlights was built in 1911, containing the grandest three-story hotel between […]

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MidTown Reno mural

MidTown Reno

Reno’s MidTown is a newly emerging district extending south from Liberty Street to Mt. Rose Street and bounded east-west by Holcomb Lane  and Plumas Street. This haphazard region of the city is becoming a self-conscious neighborhood of shops, restaurants and nightlife — but with lawyers, tattoo parlors, banks and dry cleaners too. There was an effort to christen this district SoDo, for south of […]

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Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover Nevada

Peppermill Concert Hall

This $21-million 1,000-seat hall is a magnificent showcase for the top-tier entertainers it presents — Lynyrd Skynyrd, 3 Dog Night, even Cheech and Chong among them — and unexpectedly intimate: every seat is within 88 feet of the stage. It’s a long haul to Wendover from just about everywhere except the Wasatch Front, so folks […]

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Truckee River Walk, Downtown Reno Nevada

Reno River Walk

The City of Reno has worked hard at creating an inviting environment for the Truckee River coursing through its heart, while at the same time protecting against the floods that have devastated the city in the past, and the result is a great success. Stop for a glass of beer on a sunny afternoon at one of the […]

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Rye Patch Recreation Area, Interstate 80, Nevada

Rye Patch State Recreation Area

Open year-round, Rye Patch State Recreation Area is situated on Rye Patch Reservoir, 11,000 acres of water surface when full, and the last stop for the Humboldt River. You can camp here, picnic, swim, even water-ski — so long as you bring your own boat and the other essential gear. Fishermen take white and black bass, catfish and walleye. Trails will […]

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Victorian Square, Sparks Nevada

Sparks’ Victorian Square

Victorian Square is what was once just downtown Sparks. The railroad yard with its famously huge roundhouse — the biggest in the USA when it was built — has been replaced by the equally famous Sparks Nugget with its two towers.  The high-rise Sparks Nugget, the bright row of saloons and restaurants across the street […]

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Tuscarora Cemetery

Tuscarora Cemetery

Tuscarora’s cemetery provides intriguing glimpses of life in and around Tuscarora since the discovery in 1867. The Curieux, the Packers, the Van Normans, the Pattanis, all in their quiet rows. Guitardo Pattani died young in 1902. He was out with a couple of his cousins rounding up strayed horses, and he climbed a power pole […]

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Society Hall, Tuscarora Nevada

Tuscorora Society Hall

Built in 1877 as Tuscarora approached its peak in gold production from its underground mines, this stone structure served the generations as a meeting place for civic and fraternal organizations and for serving liquor over the bar. After the decline set in the middle 1890s, the population dwindled and the organizations they supported slowly disappeared […]

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Western Folklife Center

The Western Folklife Center is a regional nonprofit organization based here in Elko, producing programs based on original fieldwork and research among diverse groups of people around the West. We use this information to create exhibits, films, radio programs, recordings and other public presentations. These materials also become a documentary record that is preserved in […]

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