little town of Pioche, at left, used to have the
reputation of being filled with outlaws and gun fights.
The town once hosted a mining camp, which is what lured
scoundrels and old time entrepreneurs. Today, friendly
Pioche has typical old west architecture and is the
perfect town for looking back in time. You can spend the
day visiting interesting sites like the Thompson's Opera
House, the St. John Lodge, the jail, the old courthouse,
Boot Hill, and the unmarked graves of many of those who
were murdered here.
Old West towns like Eureka attract visitors for fun
events like the Eureka County Fair and the fiddlers
contest. Settled in 1865, this present day mining
community features several historical treasures,
including a beautifully restored 1880s opera house that
now serves as a multi-use facility. Eureka is known as
the Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road in America.
not to be missed is Genoa. Settled in 1851, Genoa is the
oldest settlement in Nevada. Nestled at the base of the
Sierra Nevada Range on the eastern slopes, this charming
community has something for everyone from unique shops,
top-notch eateries, and the Genoa Bar, one of many that
claim to be the oldest saloon in Nevada.The Mormon
Station State Historic Park is a town highlight. The town
also hosts various events throughout the year, including
the annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire.