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 […]

V&T, rebuilt after 71 years, rides again

V&T #29 arriving in Virginia City

Nevada Tourism news release By Chris Chrystal Northwestern Nevada has a major new attraction with the long-awaited opening of the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad, rebuilt 71 years after being shut down. The railroad is now carrying passengers between the famous mining town of Virginia City and the state capital, Carson City. Rides began Aug. […]

Fuels Reduction in the Virginia City Highlands

The Nevada Fire Safe Council, Resource Concepts, Inc., Storey County Fire Department and the Nevada Division of Forestry are collaborating on fuels reduction in the Virginia City Highlands outside of Reno. Pat Murphy from the Fire Safe Council discusses the project and the work being done.

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