Rodeway Inn at Nevada State Capitol
1300 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 883-7300
Fax: (775) 885-7506
This building was originally erected in 1870 as the U.S. Mint, which coined more than $49,000,000 until 1893. Now a museum, it hosts about 250,000 visitors each year and has become famous for exhibits such as The Chinese Experience, the Dat So La Lee Washoe Indian baskets and Coin Press No. 1. Nevada's wildlife is also featured, namely the ubiquitous coyote, elusive mountain lion, majestic golden eagle, bothersome badger and the mischievous black bear. The silver dining service from the USS Nevada battleship, fashioned with silver from the Tonopah mine and gold from Goldfield, is also on display. Admission costs $3 for adults and $2.50 for seniors. Children under 18 are free.
This structure was formerly the U.S. Post Office built in 1891 and the first Federal building erected in Nevada. It is located in the center of the Carson City Historic District and the operational clock tower is a distinctive feature. The offices for Nevada Magazine are also housed here. You can find many free brochures and information to prepare for your visit to the valley and Lake Tahoe. It is one of the most impressive buildings in town and definitely worth a visit.
The Mills Park of Carson City lies near the center of the city, and is a popular recreational venue for the local residents. Spread over 51 acres (20.6 hectares), this community park comes equipped with a range of facilities, including playgrounds, volleyball courts, tennis courts, fitness centers, and picnic pavilions. The park is also home to the Mills Park Railroad, a much known attraction in the city, which takes visitors on a tour throughout the park. Besides the miniature railroad, the Mills Park is home to other attractions, like the historic Wungnema House and the Pony Express Pavilion, which plays host to concerts and other entertaining events. See the website for further information.
The history of the second oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi is as colorful as Nevada itself. Completed in 1871, the cost of construction nearly doubled the amount originally bid by Peter Cavanaugh; with furnishings, the total rang in at over $100,000. The 1981 renovation cost nearly $6 million. The first floor features a mural, three feet high and 400 feet long, painted by A. V. Wiggins in 1917. Numerous images representing Nevada's industries are embodied in the work.
During the late 19th Century, the land that is now Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park was an important site for western settlers. Many of these settlers were gold and silver miners or heading toward nearby railroad towns The ovens the site is named after were for making coal, and they were functional between 1876-1879. After they stopped being used for coal, they served various purposes, including being a hideout for stagecoach robbers. Today the park has many trails, picnic and camping facilities, among others.
Find out anything you want to know about Carson City and what it has to offer. You will find plenty of information about local business and attractions. It has a gift shop with T-shirts, mugs and other souvenirs, and a nice selection of books about Carson City and Nevada history. You can pick up brochures describing the numerous amenities available including restaurants, golf, horseback riding and fishing at Lake Tahoe. If you make this your first stop, you're sure to get extra enjoyment from your stay. It also publishes a series of informative packets for anyone considering relocation. Visit their website for further information.
This two-day holiday event has become the museum's most popular weekend. During the event, more than 4,000 people will ride this historic steam train. What makes this event especially exciting for children is that they are riding a train with Santa Claus. Adults will enjoy the historical aspect of riding a steam train. All who attend will relish the memory for many holiday seasons to come. The train rides are free for both days of the event.
Grab your rod and reel and head out to this recreational area conveniently located between Reno and Carson City. Fishermen of all ages delight in catching the stocked channel catfish and wipers, a cross between white bass and striped bass. This lake suffered a bit during the drought years of early 1990s, but it has been making a comeback and the fishing gets better every year. Campsites and a boat launch area are available, so you can easily turn your adventure into a day-long or weekend-long excursion. Admission to the lake is free, but if you want to fish, you must have a current Nevada Fishing License.
The state of Nevada has over 20 State Parks and the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is one of the more popular ones. It occupies the northern part of the majestic Lake Tahoe and spreads across 14,000 acres (5665 hectares). Three of the most important features of the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park are: the Sand Harbor, the Spooner Backcountry and the Cave Rock. The Sand Harbor lets visitors soak in the Nevada sun by indulging in activities by the beach. Spooner Backcountry is a vast wilderness explored by adventurers for the clandestine hike trails that it offers, the Spooner Lake is also situated here. Cave Rock is where families and groups can enjoy a day of boating and fishing.
Secluded coves, enormous boulders and huge trees make this beach a popular place for nude sunbathers. If that's not your thing, come anyway and enjoy the beautiful beach. You will find a paved parking lot above the beach, but one needs to walk about a mile to reach the water. It's well worth the hike to enjoy the solitude and beauty of the area. Dogs are welcome to join the beach activities. The beach is accessible year-round, if you dare.
What a wonderful place to spend an entire day relaxing next to this beautiful blue lake. The area is dotted with groves of aspen and filled with mountain meadows flowing with wild flowers. Encompassing this pristine lake is a 2.3-mile easy walking trail that will lead you through breathtaking meadows and thick forests full of conifers and aspens. Be sure to keep an eye open for the abundance of osprey, ducks and geese that live in the mountainous area. Fishing at this lake is catch and release only, and the lake has been stocked with trout of all sizes. The picnic area is available by reservation only and is limited to 25-people on the weekends and 100-people during the week. Call early for your reservations.
This area is considered by many to be the most beautiful beach at Lake Tahoe. All the amenities for an enjoyable stay can be found including boat launches, beaches and picnic areas. You can also check out some of the gorgeous homes along the shore like the Wattel Mansion, home of one of California's former governors. The beach's outdoor amphitheater is the setting for the annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival that takes place during the five weeks before Labor Day.