Travel Nevada on US Highway 50
Cities on US Highway 50: Baker, Great Basin National Park, Ely, Eureka, Austin, Fallon, Dayton, Carson City, Lake Tahoe

 

 

US 50 follows the route of the Pony Express and the Overland stage across 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.

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Upcoming Events

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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De Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash – Churchill County Fairgrounds

Make your way east of Carson City on US Highway 50 to Fallon for the annual De Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash at Churchill County Fairgrounds. *Door prizes donated from local business. There will be a free kids zone (included in gate entry fee), face painting, bounce houses, libations, ice cream, Kettle corn, tacos […]

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Churchill County Fairgrounds, 99 Sheckler Rd.
Fallon, NV 89406 United States
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$5 – $10

Rolling Chrome Tahoe Thunder Car & M/C Show – Stateline Lake Tahoe

Cruise on down to Stateline Lake Tahoe on US Highway 50 for Rolling Chrome Tahoe Thunder & M/C Show held at Heavenly Village. This event is a Good Sam Car Show and so there is an ongoing truck giveaway featuring a 1954 Chevrolet Delux Pickup and Vintage Camping Trailer. Raffle tickets for this beauty are […]

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Heavenly Mountain Resort, 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Wanderlust Yoga & Music Festival – Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Travel to the enigmatic North Lake Tahoe and take steps on your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, local organic dinners, live music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and outdoor activities. Come to find your tribe at Wanderlust Yoga & Music Festival at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Squaw Valley Ski Resort is on the […]

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Squaw Valley Ski Resort, 1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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$15 – $1050

Taste of Gold Food, Wine, Jazz – South Lake Tahoe

Travel on US Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe for LTCC's annual Taste of Gold Food, Wine, Jazz festival. Come to eat great food, libations and music in support of LTCC's students. This event gourmet dining from chef's around the Tahoe Basin. This is accompanied by El Dorado and Amador County wines, hand-crafted beer and […]

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Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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$75

Hot August Nights in Virginia City

The region’s most prominent classic car gathering, Hot August Nights, kicks off in historic Virginia City. See hundreds of beautiful classic cars parading down C Street each day. As the host venue for the official kick-off, it’s sure to be a party with free live music, a poker run, nightly cruises and a celebrity Show-n-Shine […]

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Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Dayton Valley Days

Dayton Valley Days is a two-day outdoor street festival where people from Dayton Valley and the surrounding areas can come together to enjoy the historic downtown area. Dayton Valey Days is packed full of fun activities: Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Car Show-N-Shine, Silent Auction, Gold Panning, Kids Zone (Games & Bounce House, Pinewood Derby Car), Street […]

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Dayton, NV, 100-204 Main St
Dayton, 89403 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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Nevada Day

Nevadan’s love a parade, but Nevada Day is more than just a parade! It is Nevada’s Heritage Celebration, a gathering of community spirit to salute our state’s past and look ahead to its future. Nevada Day is a grand celebration commemorating admission to statehood on October 31, 1864. Nevadan’s have the distinction of holding the […]

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Carson City, 716 North Carson Street
Carson, NV 89701
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Things to do | Places to go

US Highway 50 Attractions:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nevada Northern Railway, Ely Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway

The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a historic passenger railroad featuring train rides pulled by century-old steam engines. This registered National Historic Landmark consists of the original railway locomotives, rolling stock, track, passenger station, and buildings that served the historic copper mining region of Central Nevada for over a century. Track for the Nevada Northern […]

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Nevada State Capitol, Carson City

Nevada State Capitol

This solemn old sandstone monument to the 19th century has been earthquake-proofed and renovated throughout, but its Alaskan marbled halls are still decorated with elaborate friezes, and hung with the portraits of former governors, back to “Broadhorns” Bradley and James Nye, the Virginian whose loyalty to the Union (and help on the presidential campaign trail) […]

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Sand Mountain Churchill County Nevada

Sand Mountain – Churchill County Nevada

Sand Mountain Recreation Area’s footprint is 4,795 acres with the largest dune at standing at 600 feet tall and 1 mile wide and 3 and a half miles long! By this measure Sand Mountain is largest dune in the Great Basin. The feature formed on the edge of ancient Lake Lahontan in the Salt Wells […]

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Stokes Castle

Stokes Castle is Austin’s architectural tour de force. A marked dirt (sometimes mud) road proceeds south beside the gas station near the lower end of Main Street a quarter-mile to this architectural curiosity. You can see it as you approach Austin from the west, a stone sentry standing on a rocky outcrop of the Toiyabes. It is […]

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Tahoe Rim Trail, Kingsury to Star Lake

Tahoe Rim Trail, Stateline at Lake Tahoe

Between Kingsbury Grade South and Big Meadow, the trail follows the spine of the Carson Range from sun-drenched meadows to cool pine forests and windswept mountain passes. Starting at Kingsbury Grade the trail climbs through a dense forest of large red firs and white pines, majestic survivors of the Comstock logging era. Further south, open […]

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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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