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CARSON CITY, NEVADA
Previously known as Eagle Ranch, Carson City was named after the nearby Carson River. The river, meanwhile, was named by explorer John C. Fremont after famed frontiersman Kit Carson, who, at one point, worked as Fremont’s scout through the Rocky Mountains.
Nevada State Capitol Building: The Nevada State Capitol has an excellent small museum on the second floor. The walk up the stairs to the museum takes you through some wonderful history – and the museum is the frosting on the cake. It’s only open during regular m-f business hours. But you can visit the museum, and then if you’d like to have a small picnic lunch on one of the benches in the Capitol park – or visit one of the fine restaurants within a block. But don’t miss the museum. (an advance request is required for a tour).
Nevada State Museum: The history of Nevada and the west was described very well explaining the gold and railroads and everything else. If you are in the Tahoe area and want to see some local history this museum is a must-visit destination. It is partially housed in the historic old mint building in downtown Carson City and the exhibits on coinage are first rate. There is a re-creation of a mine on the lower level that is actually very well done and the kids love it. Interesting areas on natural history with many specimens of animals, rocks and minerals, dioramas, and a mastodon skeleton on display. There is a very large walk-through section on Nevada history that is loaded with display items, everything from silverware to casino memorabilia to a very impressive collection of vintage firearms. Another section at the opposite end of the museum next to the gift shop highlights the history of native peoples in the area. There is not a lot there but the folk and popular objects, baskets, and other items on display are nice to see. I recommend watching the short video first. The admission is only $8 for adults and kids under 18 are free.
Kit Carson Trail: It’s time well spent walking the Kit Carson Trail in beautiful Carson City. You get a real feel for the time era of the old west as you visit the various buildings along this historic trail through the state capitol. The trail is easy to follow because there is a painted blue line on the sidewalk that guides you through the neighborhood. You can get a map at the visitor’s center that shows the path and has details about the historical building along the path. Also, there is an app that can be downloaded that gives the history of the buildings. The neighborhood had a small town feel to it. It’s a nice walk and many of the buildings have interesting history including one that Mark Twain lived in for a time.
Nevada State Railroad Museum: There are other Railroad Museums not far from here- the California State RR Museum, for example – but the Nevada Museum, like Carson City itself is much more approachable. Far less traffic, free and easy parking, and excellent exhibits. The beautifully restored engines and cars inside give an overview of the Age of Steam in the West. “Brass Betsy,” V&T 22, Inyo, must be one of the most beautiful engines ever produced. Worth a visit just to see it. The wandering guides, many who have experience with the days of steam, add to the experience. Good gift shop, too. In the summer, the engines will steam up, and move a coach or other car around the museum track. Great trains and a fun ride. The ride is on the property, but nonetheless it is more than worthwhile.
Carson Station Casino: Nice atmosphere, the rooms are nice, but not too fancy, drinks are affordable, excellent entertainment on select nights, and an abundance of gaming for everyone 21 and older. Great location, right off a busy street, S. Carson St / 395. You can stop by for a drink, some dinner, to stay the night, or play some slots if that’s your pleasure.
Carson City is located just a half hours drive from Reno, Nevada which is the closest airport. Flights from Tampa or Orlando are readily available. Just give TravelKatz a call at 352-277-2700 and we will make your vacation to Carson City a memorable one.
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NEVADA: Valley of Fire State Park
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