Virginia City Celebrates Its Heritage with Muck Fest

Virginia City Muck Fest

Head to the Comstock and join Virginia City in celebrating its rich gold and silver mining heritage with Muck Fest: Mining, Whiskey & Cigars. The highlight of the event will be a single-jack competition, allowing visitors to experience a day in the life of a miner. A prize of up to $1,000 is at stake […]

V&T Railroad Celebrating 40 Years

V&T Railroad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad is celebrating 40 years of operation and, boy, does it look good. Way back in 1938, Robert C. Gray was a passenger on the last trek V&T took from Carson City. Shortly after that, the train ceased operation. Fortunately for current generations, it’s back and better than ever, thanks to […]

Heat Up Your Weekend with Chili on the Comstock

Virginia City Chili on the Comstock

Looking for something hot and spicy to do this weekend? Look no further than Virginia City’s Chili on the Comstock event. Taking place May 2 and 3, the event promises to heat up your weekend and introduce you to some of the best chili makers this side of the Mississippi River. More than 30 amateur […]

Virginia City’s “Father-Daughter Day & Dance”


Virginia City, Nevada, offers dads the opportunity to make their daughters feel like Victorian-era princesses with a special day in the historic town. The Father-Daughter Day & Dance, February 28, 2015, features a special “day on the Comstock,” which includes a flower for daughters, old-time photo portraits, lunch for two, a hot cocoa or coffee, […]

Patriotism, partying and pyrotechnics distinguish Nevada’s Fourth of July events

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. — From boat regattas to steam train rides to breathtaking fireworks, Nevada offers plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day. This summer, make the most of the holiday by attending one of the state’s many spectacular Fourth of July events. “Nevada has a distinctive role in American history, given […]

Three Storey County businesses seek state incentives, NNDA leads effort

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE VIRGINIA CITY, Nev.–Storey County will hear requests for support from three companies seeking state incentives at its April 5 commission meeting in Virginia City through the efforts of the Northern Nevada Development Authority. Companies seeking to locate a facility in Nevada and that meet specific criteria may seek state incentives for sales […]

Reno-Tahoe, Virginia City to welcome German tour operators, travel writers for tourism-promoting visit

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) and industry partners will host a Reno-Lake Tahoe German Ski Tour starting Wednesday for tour operators and travel journalists who will experience the area’s excellent skiing, dining, entertainment and hospitality, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today. The week-long tour, March 17-24, […]

Rural Nevada communities receive tourism grants to promote local attractions

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has awarded 68 grants totaling more than $365,000 to help rural communities promote attractions that draw visitors and generate revenue for local economies.

Travel: Reno to Virginia City via back roads

Where Jumbo Grade turns of East Lake Road

If you live in, or are just visiting Reno, a trip to Virginia City is a must. Virginia City is one of the oldest towns in Nevada. It was at the center of gold and silver mining and the rich Comstock Lode in the late 1800s. At its height 23,000 people lived in Virginia City. […]

Experience historic Virginia City and the Comstock Lode at UNR exhibit


UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO NEWS RELEASE The Comstock Lode and Virginia City in its heyday still fascinates us today. When you look at items of the time – posters from Piper’s Opera House, photos of the lively saloons, Mark Twain’s articles in the Territorial Enterprise – you begin to imagine what it would have been […]


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