Without a doubt, Nevada is a great place to live and visit. Sure, its larger cities, such as Las Vegas and Reno, are wonderful places to check out. However, we mustn’t forget about all of the smaller picturesque towns the Silver State has to offer.
Listed below are 11 of the most picturesque small towns in Nevada.
Genoa, Nevada's oldest town, is located approximately 25 miles east of Lake Tahoe and one hour south of Reno. This small town's beauty and historic charm is what attracts visitors year-round. Mormon Station Memorial Park and Genoa Courthouse Museum are a couple of Genoa's main attractions.
Lovelock, known as the "Banana Belt," is located approximately 90 miles east of Reno and is only 2 square miles in size. Lovelock's main attraction is Lovers Lock Plaza. At Lovers Lock Plaza, couples symbolize their love by attaching a padlock to an endless chain.
Minden, established in 1906, is a quiet town located in the heart of the Carson Valley. This small, picturesque town was named after Minden, Germany.
Winnemucca is the only incorporated city in Humboldt County, making it also the county seat. This small, picturesque town was named after a local 19th-century Paiute who lived in the area at the time. Winnemucca is home to the Buckaroo Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum.
5. Mount Charleston
The small town of Mount Charleston was named for nearby Mount Charleston - the highest point in Clark County. This small Nevada town is known for its hiking trails and the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel.
Tonopah is located halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. This small Nevada town offers many historic shops for its visitors and locals. A few of the town's main attractions include the Historic Mining Park, Central Nevada Museum and the Clown Motel.
Caliente, formerly known as Culverwell and Calientes, was founded in 1901 and is located in Lincoln County. The town's name originated from the nearby hot springs.
Gardnerville, established in 1879, is located south of Genoa and is famous for its amazing Basque restaurants.
9. Virginia City
In 1859, the first major silver deposit discovery in the U.S. occurred in Virginia City. In this small, picturesque town, you'll stumble across several Old West saloons, shops, museums and restaurants.
Eureka is the largest community in Eureka County. Its most popular attractions include the Eureka Opera House, Raine's Market and Wildlife Museum, the Jackson House Hotel and the Eureka Sentinel Museum.
11. Incline Village
Established in 1882, Incline Village is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. This small town is home to some of Lake Tahoe’s most stunning mountain retreats.
Have you ever visited any of these picturesque towns in Nevada? Are you currently a resident of one? Let us know in the comments below!