Planning a Charter Bus Rental in Carson City, Nevada?
History Galore in Carson City
Carson City has plenty of historical places for visitors to see and enjoy. The Carson City Mint, located on Highway 395 in the Center of Carson City,
is a great place to learn about coinage. The original building, press and
mint is where silver and gold that was taken from the Virginia City mines,
was made into coins with the CC mint mark. The Virginia City mines were in
operation from 1870 to 1893. Visitors can also see excellent exhibits about
Nevada in the museum attached to the Mint. Visitors will remember their trip
as they exit the building through an exit that is designed to simulate a
If railroads interest you, then you'll enjoy the Nevada State Railroad
Museum just south of the Carson City Mint. Visitors can see over 60 pieces
of equipment from the Virginia and Truckee railroad that served Virginia
City and the mines. Built in 1869, the Virginia and Truckee railroad carried
ore and passengers from Comstock, past the Carson river and timbers, through
the Sierra Nevada into Virginia City. Visitors can ride on historic trains at
the Museum. Hollywood used many of the engines and cars you'll see, from the
1930's through the 1950's.
The Nevada State Museum, built in 1866 was the home to the U.S. Mint for
over 20 years. One of the main exhibits is a life-size replica of the
Imperial Mammoth that was excavated in 1972 from the Nevada Black Rock
Desert, after being sealed 17,000 years. Enjoy a trip through the life-sized
ghost town and walk through a silver mine. One of the newest exhibits of the
Nevada State Museum's is the Under One Sky exhibit. This exhibit explores
the Native American origins through use of archaeological discoveries and
traditional stories. The Changing Art Gallery also displays many works of
the Native American artists.
The Kit Carson Trail is a walking trail that will guide visitors through 2.5
miles of Carson City's historical district. Follow the blue line trail with
bronze medallions inlaid along the sidewalk and you'll see numerous
landmarks that are part of Carson City's history. You'll see Victorian style
homes from the 1800s, museums, churches, courthouses , a depot and a brewery
as just a few of the sites along the trail.
Other sites of interests in Carson City include the Kreb-Petersen House at
500 North Mountain Street. This house was the location for the movie, "The
Shootist", which was the last move of John Wayne. Head over to 502 North
Division Street where Orion Clemens lived. Clemens was the brother of Mark
Twain. The Stewart Indian School Museum portraits the school where 2,800
American Indians graduated school.
After a busy day seeing the sites of Carson City, visitors to the area will
be able to enjoy a meal at a number of restaurants in the area. The casinos
in Carson City include fine dining for visitors, and on Carson Street
restaurants widely populate the area with main dishing ranging from ethnic
food to the American steak houses. You'll find meals that range from ribs,
to deli, to high-end dining in Carson City.
Guests of this Nevada city are well taken care of through the many
activities and sites, places to dine, evening entertainment as well as
plenty of relaxation areas. There is plenty to do so plan to keep busy while
visiting Carson City.