We’re all familiar with Nevada’s larger cities, including Henderson, Reno, Las Vegas, etc. In addition to these larger cities, many smaller towns are also located throughout the Silver State. Sure, these smaller towns may not have as many things to see and do as Nevada’s larger cities, but they’re still wonderful towns worth checking out. Listed below are 10 small Nevada towns that are definitely worth stopping by for a visit if you happen to be driving through. Because the towns’ populations are low, you may or may not have heard of some of these.
Note: The small towns included on this list have a population of less than 2,000.
Austin, located in Lander County, is a wonderful example of an early Nevada mining town. This historic town has four churches, several hot springs, and located nearby is Stokes Castle - a national historic landmark.
Wadsworth is located in Washoe County, next to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation. The scenery throughout this area is incredible!
3. Indian Springs
Indian Springs is a small Nevada town located in Clark County. It became a way station and watering site for the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad in 1906, which stopped operating in 1918.
Panaca, southern Nevada's first permanent settlement (1864), is a small farming community located in Lincoln County. It's also the eastern gateway to these five Nevada state parks: Cathedral Gorge, Kershaw Ryan, Beaver Dam, Spring Valley and Echo Canyon.
Alamo, located in Lincoln County, was founded in 1901. Its closest attraction is the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, and it's also located near Area 51. Ranching is an important part of Alamo's economy.
McGill, a small Nevada town located in White Pine County, once provided housing for copper reduction facility workers. The building of this former company town began in 1908 and continued through the 1930s.
Pioche, the county seat of Lincoln County, was one of Nevada's most important silver mining towns during the 1870s. Pioche is best known for its "Million Dollar Courthouse," which was built in 1872.
Wells is located in Elko County. It was originally founded as a railroad town called "Humboldt Wells." Following a fire incident, the town's name was shortened to "Wells."
Beatty is a small historic town located in Nye County. Off roading, hiking and camping are a few examples of outdoor recreation the town offers. Nearby attractions include the Goldwell Open Air Museum and Rhyolite, Nevada's most popular ghost town.
Bunkerville is located in Clark County, approximately three miles from Mesquite. Bunkerville was settled in 1877 by Mormons from Utah.
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