Virginia City Orientation:
Virginia City sits over the Comstock Lode in Northwestern Nevada. Silver and gold were first discovered in the region in 1859, and the city became
a bustling boom town with many of its early settlers becoming instant millionares. Today, Virginia City is a historical landmark preserving many of its
original structures and its old west roots. C Street, which is the main drag through town, is lined with saloons, museums, souvenir shops that are popular with
tourists. Old churches, government buildings, and cultural sites from the Bonanza era are also preserved throughout the town.
Location: Virginia City is situated within easy driving distances between Reno and Carson City. From Carson City take highway US-50 east out of town,
turn left onto NV-341 and into Virginia City. From Reno, head south on highway US-395 towards Carson City, then exit onto NV-341 (Geiger Grade Rd)
|Driving Distances to Virginia City, NV|
|Carson City, NV||15 miles|
|Reno, NV||25 miles|
|Lake Tahoe||31 miles|
|Sacramento, CA||160 miles|
|Las Vegas, NV||438 miles|
Virginia City Attractions:
Piper's Opera House - Built in the 1880's. Tours offered.
Nevada Gambling Museum - Displays include antique slot machines, cheating devices, weapons, and more.
Bullette Red Light Museum - Displays include antique erotica and medical devices.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad - Offers narrated steam train rides.
Way It Was Museum - Displays of Comstock mining equipment and artifacts.
Mark Twain Museum - Displays related to the famous 19th century author.
Other Historical Buildings - Including the First Presbyterian Church (built in 1866), St Mary's in the Mountains Church,
Storey County Courthouse (1876), Mackay Mansion Museum (1860), Fourth Ward School Cultural Center (1876), plus many more.
Virginia City Trolley - Offers narrated tours of town.
Mine Tours - Chollar Mine Tours and the Ponderosa Saloon and Mine Tours.
Walking and Driving Tours - The Virginia City Tourism Authority offers maps for self guided walking tours of town,
and driving tours of the Comstock mining region.
Virginia City Casinos:
Virginia City's C Street is lined with historical buildings housing small shops and saloons. Among the most notable gambling establishments
are the Bucket of Blood Saloon, the Ponderosa Saloon, the Bonanza, the Brass Rail Saloon, the Mark Twain Casino, and the Delta Saloon.
Virginia City Nearby Attractions:
Lake Tahoe casinos | Lake Tahoe weather |
Carson City | Reno casinos
Photos of Virginia City Attractions
View down C Street, Virginia City, Nevada.
The Way It Was Museum displays artifacts of the Comstock mining operations and other historical exhibits.
The Storey County Courthouse.
The Mark Twain Museum features exhibits related to the history of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode.
The Nevada State Firemens Museum.
Photos of Virginia City Casinos
The Bucket of Blood is one of Virginia City's most famous saloons.
The Delta Saloon features slot machines, a bar, a gift shop, and historical exhibits related to the Virginia City gambling scene during the 1800s.
The Bonanza Saloon is also located along the wood planked sidewalks of C Street.
The Ponderosa Saloon also offers mine tours.