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In addition to our rich history and stunning mountain views Carson City is in the heart of the action. Nestled just minutes from world famous Lake Tahoe, electrifying Reno, historic Virginia City and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range individuals and group tours love Carson City and its location to use as the perfect hub to explore Northern Nevada.


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Carson City

Close to it all

If Northern Nevada isn't your first stop or if you're headed to adventures out of Nevada, Carson City is an easy destination to get to and from.

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is just a 30 minute drive from Carson City and has over 130 flights per day.

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Outdoor Recreation

A host to award-winning trails, Carson City is an adventurer’s dream. Get away from the Tahoe crowds and explore the trails on foot or bike that lead to waterfalls and stunning vistas. Explore OHV roads that lead to neighboring valleys in the Pinenut hills recreation areas or hop on the Carson River by raft, kayak or paddle board. There is something for everyone to discover.
 • Lake Tahoe
 • Old West Virginia City
 • Waterfalls and Hot Springs

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History & Attractions

Carson City showcases 6 museums great for all ages. Rich in Western Heritage and American Indian heritage, the capital city holds a wealth of historic sites and experiences.

  • Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Battle Born Hall, Children’s Museum, Fire Museum, Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum
  • Two train experiences: V&T Railway; Historical train ride experience to Virginia City and the Railroad Museum
  • Kit Carson Trail – a self-guided walking tour showcasing the Historic West Side of Carson City
  • Ghost Walk Tours
  • Capitol building tours available year-round
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Arts & Entertainment

In addition to award-winning theaters, beautiful art galleries, and numerous cultural events, Carson City also hosts live music year-round.

Brewery Arts Center
Live music, live theater, live shows, and more!

Carson City Ghost Walk
Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically re-lived in our seasonal evening walking tours.

Taste of Downtown
A culinary dream for attendees featuring over 40 restaurants samples at one ticket price. Levitt AMP Concert Series

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Food & Drink

The up-and-coming food scene is surprising and delighting foodies and travel writers. Enjoy fabulous cuisine, exceptional experiences and unique locations.

• Diverse, eclectic menus
• Many restaurants in the walkable downtown area
• Many accommodate large groups
• Many host live music year-round

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Places To Stay

From full-service hotels, to charming bungalows and historic hotels, Carson City is an affordable option in the center of all the action in northern Nevada.

• Over 1,300 hotel rooms
• No resort fees
• More affordable rates than Reno/Tahoe; only 20 minutes away
• Free parking at all properties
• Centrally located to all northern Nevada attractions

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