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"The Historic Capital of Nevada"

Carson City Tourism

The capital of Nevada, Carson City is the heart and soul of the state. The city reverberates with the history of the four tribes that nestled in the area for about 6000 years. The Carson City Historic District preserves all these and more from the Victorian era. All along the Kit Carson Trail are more than 60 features of museums, churches, and colonial-style buildings that are excellent illustrations of architecture.

The most noteworthy among these are Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Capitol Building, Ormsby County Courthouse, and the Heroes Memorial Building. The city has a rich cultural heritage and fosters the ethnic memoirs of the native Indians in The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum. Brewery Arts Centre in the heart of Carson City was established in 1975 to enrich the community with artistic ventures while creating more economic growth. They organize varied events such as pottery, painting, sculpting, and music for several age groups that are both fun and inspiring.


The city is flushed with numerous waterfalls and hiking trails along the Tahoe Lake ranging from beginner to advanced that are dotted with scenic landscapes all along. The city invites a plethora of cyclists all year round, scouting the lanes of Kit Carson Trail and the V&T Trails while enjoying the aesthetically pleasing foliage-covered roads. The city is considered a paradise for golf enthusiasts and has a plethora of golf courses that even the amateurs would enjoy.


The City is a vacation spot all year round. The Carson ranges and trails around Lake Tahoe is an exceptional ski destination. Tourists every year flock to these ranges for cross-country skiing, snow-mobile, snow-shoe, snow-tube, and much more. During the summers, Lake Tahoe and The Carson River Aquatic Trail is popular among the water enthusiasts.

Carson City fosters a diverse historical background along with stunning vistas complementing its ethnic aesthetics weaving an experience that leaves a mark on your memory.

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What’s great in Carson City?

The historic district boasts several Victorian styled buildings, museums, and churches all along the Kit Carson Trail. Close to the city are the Lake Tahoe and the Carson ranges that make outdoors in and around the place adventurous.

What’s not so great in Carson City?

The city has a slightly higher crime rate than the other states in Nevada. Although it is advisable to be careful with your belongings but is nothing so serious that should take away your calm.

For Whom?

Carson City is a great place to mellow out for the retirees and absorb the seasonal charms of the state. This could also be a great place to venture for a backpacker. Both thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts shall have a great time exploring the Carson ranges and the hiking trails around Lake Tahoe. Also is a good family vacation spot with a wide range of activities and educational tours for the kids.

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