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Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Nevada boasts an array of unique restaurants, challenging golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences. Visitors will find plenty of open space, fresh mountain air and friendly residents to encounter. Carson City is a forward thinking community that has evolved to offer exceptional experiences to visitors, regardless of their interests.  From the memorable Sierra Nevada Mountains to reminiscent days gone by of the V&T Railroad and beautifully restored buildings, Carson City offers outstanding value to travelers.

Visitors are enthralled with the variety of activities available. Time and time again, they comment that their vacation experiences far exceeded their expectations and repeat visits are planned right around the corner.

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For more information regarding any of Carson City’s events and attractions, or for room/entertainment package information, call 775.687.7410.

The year John C. Fremont leads his expedition to the Western territories and named a river at the base of the Sierra Nevada’s in honor of his friend, Christopher “Kit” Carson. Twenty-one years later, Carson City got its name.

Carson City Quick Facts – select the + button to see answer

55,438
Carson City’s population as of the July 2011 census
1844
The year John C. Fremont leads his expedition to the Western territories and named a river at the base of the Sierra Nevada’s in honor of his friend, Christopher “Kit” Carson. Twenty-one years later, Carson City got its name.
22.2 inches
Carson City’s average annual snowfall.
172 sq miles
The total area of Ormsby County, later changed to consolidate to Carson City, which incorporates both the city and surrounding area, of which 27 square miles is under the azure blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
$309,900,000
In the shadow of the incredibly wealthy Comstock Lode, the value of silver mined from 1859 to 1880. The U.S. Mint operated here and left its “CC” imprint on $50 million in gold and silver coins.
35 to 60 minutes
Time it takes to get to the best skiing in the west. Choose from 15 full-service ski resorts, including Squaw Valley USA, home of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Heavenly, with a gondola that has been rated the most scenic in the nation, Alpine Meadows, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Mount Rose and Diamond Peak.
$447,300,000
The total estimated silver production of all the state’s mines. From that wealth grew towns like Silver City, Gold Hill and Virginia City. Many mines throughout Nevada are still in operation today.
Climate
Carson City is a semi-desert, marked by warm, dry summers with cool evenings. Winters tend to be cold and dry. The average growing season is 123 days, the annual high temperature averages 89 F, and the average annual low is 19 F. Each year, there is an average of 300 days of sunshine.
Lodging
More than 1,700 rooms in Nevada’s Capitol city cater to golfers, gamers, history buffs, shoppers, sightseers and adventure recreation enthusiasts. Proximity to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Virginia City make Carson City an affordable lodging alternative.
Casino
Ten major casinos, including Cactus Jack’s, Carson Nugget, Comstock Casino, Carson Station, Gold Dust West, Bodine’s, Casino Fandango, Slot World, Silver Dollar and Horseshoe Club.
Economics:
Government: 34 percent of all employment
Trade and services: 39 percent
Light manufacturing: 17 percent
Taxes: There are no local or state corporate or personal income taxes. Other taxes, including franchise, unitary, inventory, inheritance and estate tax are not levied in this, the 38th state to join the union.
Phone Numbers:
Carson City Visitors Bureau 775.687.7410
Carson City Chamber of Commerce 775.882.1565
Nevada Commission on Tourism 775.687.4322

Upcoming Events

  1. BRIC Art 5

    November 24 @ 9:00 am - November 28 @ 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until January 2, 2015
    BRIC Carson City
  2. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride NOVEMBER

    November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 30, 2014
    V&T Eastgate Depot Carson City NV
  3. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride NOVEMBER

    November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 30, 2014
    V&T Eastgate Depot Carson City NV

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