Northwestern Nevada is most famous for its scenic roads and landscapes which is why many visitors take a driving tour through the region. This area is especially stunning during the winter and spring months and you’ll find it easy to travel through several towns as you make your way along Interstate 80.
Spend some time exploring the charming cities right off Interstate 80, including Fallon, Elko, and Winnemucca, to make the most of your visit.
Reno is the major city in this area, the ‘biggest little city in the world’ that plays host to several events, concerts, and festivals. It’s the place to watch rodeo shows and enjoy a wide range of holiday events. You can also visit destinations like the National Automobile Museum and the Nevada Museum of Art here.
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Enjoy a road trip or driving tour through one of the most scenic landscapes of Nevada. You can drive through several cities that are easily accessible from Interstate 80 to enjoy some local food, visit locally-owned shops, and attend special events. Be sure to add the cities of Elko, Winnemucca, and Fallon to your itinerary as you make your way through Northwestern Nevada.
You’ll need to make your way to Reno to enjoy some hands-on exhibits and science centers and museums. Spend the day at the Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium and learn about the stars. The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is a fun educational destination for all ages. Learn about nature at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village.
Discover Nevada’s history and legends with a trip to the Marzen House Museum, a history museum located in Pershing County or learn about the history of the county at the Churchill County Museum in Fallon. You can take a step back in time to discover the real West at the Humboldt Museum in Winnemucca.
Rye Patch State Recreation Area is one of the premier fishing and camping destinations in this region, a popular spot for locals and visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Head here for waterskiing in the 22-mile long reservoir. You can also head to Humbold-Toiyabe National Forest for an outdoor adventure year-round.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is an all-season destination in Northwestern Nevada and within easy reach of the California border. It’s located in Sparks and offers a wealth of hiking and fishing opportunities during the warmer months. It’s also a popular destination for winter sports so you can enjoy the trails from a fresh perspective with snow-capped trees and mountainous areas covered in snow.