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Nevada's Historic Capital

Getting Here

Carson City offers many opportunities for an amazing Nevada vacation. Our proximity to the Bay Area and Sacramento makes it an easy weekend getaway for road-trippers. Reno’s hassle-free airport, just a 30-minute drive from Carson City, provides a low-pressure travel experience as well. Getting here is easy—wanting to leave will be the challenge!

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Nevada's Capital

Nevada's heart beats here in the capital city. Carson City prides itself on preserving and celebrating its past, a big reason why the editors of True West magazine  named it the “Best Western Historical Site.” When visiting Nevada, Carson City is an opportunity to catch a glimpse of Nevada’s rich and colorful history. The city’s origins are closely linked to the creation of the state of Nevada. In 1861, when the Nevada Territory was established, Carson City was named the capital of the territorial government. Three years later, when statehood was bestowed, Carson City was designated the official state capital. 

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Nevada History

Nevada is full of rich history dating back to the 1840s when explorers Kit Carson and John C. Fremont rode into Eagle Valley during their quest to map the West. Learn how Carson City was an important piece in the history of Nevada. 

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