The old mining town of Dayton sits in Lyon County just off Highway 50. Dayton’s is known for several Nevada firsts; among them: the first recorded dance, first marriage, and the first gold discovery. The area dates back to the 1840s (even though it wasn’t officially named Dayton for two more decades) when fortune-seeking prospectors came to the mining settlement. Because of its location, gorgeous fall foliage, and interesting history, Dayton is the one Nevada town you must visit this fall.
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In addition to the historical buildings, park and museum, you can golf and visit the many restaurants and hotels in this wonderful little Nevada town. Despite being a small town, Dayton is chock full of things to see and do. As a result, Dayton is definitely one Nevada town to visit this autumn.
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