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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.

Go Exploring on US Highway 95

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



NASCAR Las Vegas – Pennzoil 400 Weekend

See all of your favorite drivers in fabulous Las Vegas during the Spring NASCAR Weekend, Feb. 20-23, 2020. Fans can also experience the one-of-a-kind Neon Garage featuring live music and entertainment all weekend long. It's your up-close view of the garages from behind the glass and a great view of Victory Lane. Driver Introduction and Lucky 7 Preferred Parking […]

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$59 – $245
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89115 United States
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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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North Tahoe’s Annual UllrFest

The 11th annual UllrFest, to raise funds for the Diamond Peak Ski Team (DPSEF), will be held January 24-25, 2020. The celebratory weekend kicks off Friday night with a Torchlight Parade, bonfire, party and live music. There’s also a gala dinner and auction at Alibi Ale Works Incline Public House on Saturday. Come dressed in […]

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Diamond Peak Ski Resort, 210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
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Carson Mint Sesquicentennial Celebration

Between 1870 and 1893, the Carson City Mint produced nearly $50 million (face value) of gold and silver coins, including gold double eagles ($20) and eagles ($10), half eagles ($5), silver dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes and 20-cent pieces. With the Comstock boom played out, the Mint stopped producing coins in 1893 and the coin […]

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Nevada State Museum, 600 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89703 United States
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NASCAR Las Vegas – Pennzoil 400 Weekend

See all of your favorite drivers in fabulous Las Vegas during the Spring NASCAR Weekend, Feb. 20-23, 2020. Fans can also experience the one-of-a-kind Neon Garage featuring live music and entertainment all weekend long. It's your up-close view of the garages from behind the glass and a great view of Victory Lane. Driver Introduction and Lucky 7 Preferred Parking […]

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$59 – $245
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89115 United States
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Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K

Every March, sometime around the first day of spring and St. Patty's Day, the Turkey Vultures return to Ely after a relaxing winter in South America. Dust off your running shoes and join us in a 5K run/walk in honor of these unique birds!  The route takes you past the Ely City Cemetery where you […]

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$10 – $30
Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts, Clark Street
Ely, NV 89301 United States
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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. Since 1985, aficionados of the American West have traveled to remote Elko, Nevada, to meet like-minded people, be captivated by poets and musicians whose art is an expression of their life on the land, participate in creating traditional Western gear and […]

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$30.00 – $60.00
Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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Lovers Aloft Balloon Festival in Lovelock

Spectacular Balloon Launch and Valentine's Day Celebration Activities begin at 10 am Thursday with tethered rides at the Pershing County Senior Center; lunch is served from 11:30 to 1:30, all pilots and crew are welcome. 3:30 - 7 pm — Pilot’s Check-In at Temptations located in Downtown Lovelock. 6 pm — Light Up the Night, a balloon […]

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Free
McDougal Field, NV United States
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