Cowboy Country Nevada

Marzen House Museum - Built in 1874, it's now a museum that features mining equipment from the boom days, Native American artifacts and items belonging to former Lovelock resident Edna Purviance, who appeared in many early movies with Charlie Chaplin.

Wild Horse State Recreation Area - The 140 acre recreation area is an excellent focal point when visiting Wild Horse. Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing and boating. The park is located 67 miles north of Elko on State Route 225.

Newmont Gold Company - Visitors are transported to the mine where they are shown the pit, dump leach and milling facilities. 

Humboldt Museum - Remains from the Ice Age of 13,000 years ago, wonderful beaded and quilled regalia from an American Indian collection, vintage automobiles, keepsakes from Winnemucca's "art Nouveau" period, and a charming rural parlor await your visit.

Summit Raceway - Just one mile outside of Elko, it is the site of weekly stock car races during the summer months.

South Fork State Recreation Area - A favorite among locals for all water sports, including boating, water-skiing, and fishing. Camping is available in developed sites. Located 16 miles southwest of Elko following State Routes 227 and 228.

Bonanza Opal Mines - Renowned for its bright fire opals. Since the early 1900s the mine has had a reputation for these brilliant, fiery precious gemstones the mine produces. Discover your own precious opals at the Bonanza Opal Mines!

Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge - A wetland oasis in Nevada's high desert. This remarkable refuge lies along the eastern flank of the scenic, snow-capped Ruby Mountains. A pristine marsh, meadows, grasslands, and shrub-steppe uplands provide essential habitat for thousands of nesting and migrating waterfowl, water birds, songbirds, and native wildlife.

Northeastern Nevada Museum - Dedicated to the preservation of the heritage, culture, and natural history of northeastern Nevada. History, Art, and Wildlife exhibits will fascinate you and your family.

Trail of the 49er's Interpretive Center - See what it was like to travel across the country in a covered wagon. See actual wagon wheel ruts nearby. Exhibits, gift shop, bookstore.

Winnemucca Self-Guided Historical Tour - Relive the rich history of the buckaroos, miners and Basques by taking a walk tour of Winnemucca.

Western Folklife Center - Enhancing the vitality of American life through the experience, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the American West through the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, performances, exhibitions, educational programs, media productions, research, documentation, and preservation projects.