Travel Nevada on US Highway 395

US 395 in Washoe Valley Nevada
US 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 — In Carson Valley, Minden and Gardnerville and Genoa, The State Capitol: Carson Cityand also Reno and Sparks — and numerous attractions, Virginia City, Washoe Lake State Park, and Pyramid Lake among them.

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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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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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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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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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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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Topaz Lake Recreation Area

Topaz Lake Recreation Area

Topaz Lake Recreation Area is located on the shores of Topaz Lake right off US Highway 395 near the Nevada-California border. There are 15 reservable RV campsites available with water and power hookups, 13 non-reservable RV campsites with water only, and an additional 42 non-reservable dry campsites. Primitive camping is available in undeveloped areas. Amenities […]

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Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Virginia City Nevada

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

The V&T Railroad offers daily scenic, narrated steam and diesel train rides winding through the hills of the Comstock from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back, where, during the Big Bonanza in the 1870’s, miners worked one of the richest deposits of silver and gold ever found. This shaped mining throughout the world over the next 50 years. The […]

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