What to see near Winnemucca and across
the “The Silver State.”
The most well-known nickname for Nevada is “The Silver State.” This nickname dates back to the Nevada silver-rush days of the mid 1800’s. At that time silver was literally shoveled off the ground in Nevada; heavy gray crusts of silver had formed on the surface of the desert over millions of years and were polished by dust and wind to the dull luster of a cow horn (called “horn silver”). Take some time to explore our historic site while your here for the NHPA World Horseshoe Championship.
Cowboy Country Territory
The Cowboy Country is comprised of Battle Mountain, Carlin, Denio, Elko, Gerlach, Jackpot, Jarbidge, Lamoille, Lovelock, McDermitt, Wells, West Wendover, and Winnemucca.
The Reno-Tahoe Territory is comprised of Carson City; Carson Valley (Gardnerville, Genoa, and Minden); Lake Tahoe, including North Lake Tahoe (Incline Village) and South Lake Tahoe (Stateline); Reno; Sparks; Verdi; Virginia City; and Wellington.
Nevada Silver Trails
Nevada Silver Trails consists of Alamo, Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Caliente, Gabbs, Goldfield, Hawthorne, Pahrump, Panaca, Pioche, Rachel, Round Mountain, Tonopah and Yerington.
Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary
Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit, wildlife rehabilitative center providing permanent placement for animals in need.
Just above the site where thousands of wagon trains forded the Humboldt River on the long trek to California, sits the Humboldt Museum. The modern brick building mirrors its historic predecessor, a church turned museum.