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Travel Nevada by Highway

Interstate 80Interstate 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.

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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.

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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.

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US 95 has the longest run of any major highway in Nevada, totaling 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.

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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.

Go Exploring on US Highway 6

US 93 The 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.

Go Exploring on US Highway 93

Interstate 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.

Go Exploring on Interstate 15

What's new in our Nevada Events Calendar



Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Pahrump Balloon Festival brings together more than 30 hot air balloon pilots from the western states. Bring the family to enjoy hot air balloon rides, music, entertainment, great food, vendors, high school rodeo, and more!

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Petrack Park – Pahrump, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060
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Festival of Colors, Las Vegas

World's Greatest Chant & Dance Party: Interactive Bollywood & Bhakti Dance, Mantra Bands, Dj's, Yoga, Cuisine, Crafts, Color Throws on the Hour, Free Hugs, Lotsa Love.

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$6.50 – $8.00
Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89120 United States
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Polar Express Train Ride – Carson City V&T Depot – CANCELLED

CANCELLED NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2020 During the holiday season, characters, entertainment and Santa bring the Polar Express story to life, with a souvenir silver sleigh bell, hot chocolate and a cookie to remember the journey. The one-hour long rides are fun for the whole family. VIP parlor car tickets also available! Train Schedule: Check website […]

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$26 – $69
V & T Railway, 4650 Eastgate Siding Rd
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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Santa’s Reindeer Flyer – CANCELLED FOR 2020

CANCELLED FOR 2020   The Nevada Northern Railway Museum celebrates the holiday season with a fantastic adventure for kids of all ages! A trip to the North Pole on Santa’s Reindeer Flyer Christmas Train, to see the jolly old elf himself. This magical family adventure departs from Ely, Nevada for a magical adventure to the North […]

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Free – $41
Ely Railroad Museum, 100 Avenue A
East Ely, NV 89315 United States
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Little BIG Dog Trail Run

Grab your favorite canine running buddy and join us for a New Year Trail Run. This trail run will be held at Kershaw-Ryan State Park on January 23rd, start time 9am for 12K, 9:30am for 4K. Kershaw-Ryan State Park is the coolest little spot to hangout. It has some great trails that will take you […]

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$25 – $40
Kershaw-Ryan State Park, PO Box 985
Caliente, Nevada 89008 United States
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Rotary Ice Fishing Derby – Cave Lake Ely NV

The ice fishing event of the year is right here in White Pine County on January 30th! Join the community and others for the 2021 Rotary Club of Ely Ice Fishing Derby at Cave Lake. Pre-Registration is January 29th at the Bristlecone Convention Center during business hours. The fishing begins at Cave Lake at 8:00 […]

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Cave Lake State Park, Cave Lake State Park
Ely, NV 89315 United States
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39 North Pole Village & 5th Annual Griswold Challenge- Sparks

Non-profit organization 39 North Downtown announced today that the 39 North Pole Village annual holiday light festival in downtown Sparks is canceled this year, but the 5th Annual Griswold Challenge holiday light decorating contest is still happening. In a statement, 39 North Downtown said they partnered with One Nevada Credit Union to proceed with the […]

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Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Elko Annual Snowflake Festival & Parade of Lights

Join Us Downtown for the DBA sponsored event, Snowflake Festival! Located in the downtown corridor will be, Candy Cane Lane with local food and shopping vendors! Live performances, games, and dance contests! Santa will be on hand at Santa's Workshop! The newest addition to the event is the Cookie Crawl with participating local businesses offering […]

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Elko, NV, 501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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