Reno-Tahoe Region: Carson City

Carson City

Nevada’s capitol and its rustic beginnings as a frontier town shine brightly with history, museums, events and more. Constructed in 1870, Nevada’s Capitol Building provides a picturesque campus setting which includes the State Capitol, Legislative Building, Supreme Court, and State Library and Archives.

The Kit Carson Trail winds through one of the largest historic residential districts in the West, passing turn-of-the-century mansions, courthouses and a depot. The State Capitol grounds are open to the public year-round, and just up the hill, the Wild West lives on in historic Virginia City.

Recreation and Special Events

In addition to in-town fun, Carson City is the hub of the wagon wheel for snow sports, golf, hiking & biking, and hunting & fishing.


Carson City, like much of the frontier West, was a rough and tumble town in the mid-1800s. Today, gaming is a much more civilized affair with Carson City casinos brimming with family-type entertainment.


The St. Charles-Muller Hotel was one of Carson City's first buildings. It was constructed in 1862, and still stands today. More than 1,700 rooms await you ranging from the posh bed and breakfast to the affordable motel.

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