This Town in Nevada Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World

Walking down the streets of Virginia City is like taking a trip back in time to the days of the “Wild West.” The town’s motto is “Step Back In Time” and it’s the perfect description! The town is a National Historic Landmark District and there are many buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Virginia City came about with the Comstock Lode silver discovery. Miners flocked to the area looking to get rich and by the 1870s the town population had mushroomed to 25,000. After the mines began to decline, settlers left the city and today its much smaller population hovers around 1,200. Tourism is the town’s main industry and visitors flock to this charming western setting for a taste of history and all the fun things to do. Here are some reasons why Virginia City might be one of the most unique and wonderful places in the world.

There’s so much to see and do in Virginia City that it’s hard to just narrow it down to a few. If you are history enthusiast, you’ll love the old West feel of the town while enjoying the “modern touches.”

Have you visited Virginia City? Share your experiences in this unique town in the comments!

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