Nevada January 02, 2016
The 11 Most Underrated Cities In Nevada You Should Check Out
Sure, we’re all familiar with Nevada’s major cities, which include Las Vegas, Reno and Virginia City. However, Nevada is so much more than just those cities. Here are 11 additional cities in Nevada that are worthy of checking out:
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Located in Clark County, Mesquite is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.
Winnemucca, the only incorporated city in Humboldt County, was named after a local 19th-century Paiute who lived in the area at the time. This Nevada city is home to the Buckaroo Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum.
Eureka is the largest community in Eureka County, and it's also the county seat. Attractions in Eureka include the Eureka Opera House, Raine's Market and Wildlife Museum, the Jackson House Hotel, and the Eureka Sentinel Museum.
Pioche is a living ghost town with about 1,000 residents. This ghost town is known for its "Million Dollar Courthouse," built in 1872. Many of Pioche's original structures are still standing today.
Elko, the largest city and county seat of Elko County, lies along the route of the historic California Trail. Elko was first inhabited in 1868.
Approximately 25 miles east of Lake Tahoe and one hour south of Reno, you'll stumble across the charming town of Genoa. Genoa's natural beauty and historic charm is what attracts visitors year-round. A couple of Genoa's main attractions include Morman Station Memorial Park and Genoa Courthouse Museum.
Lovelock, known as the "Banana Belt," was established in 1868 and incorporated in 1917. A popular attraction in this Nevada city is the Lovers Lock Plaza. At Lovers Lock Plaza, couples have the opportunity to symbolize their love by attaching a padlock to an endless chain.
Founded in 1901, Caliente, formerly known as Culverwell and Calientes, is located in Lincoln County. The town's name originated from the nearby hot springs. (After all, "Caliente" is the Spanish word for "hot.")
Ely, the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route. Its mining boom came in 1906. Ely is home to the Nevada Northern Railway.
Austin, located in Lander County, was founded in 1862 as part of a silver rush that was triggered by a Pony Express horse after he kicked over a rock.
Rachel, located in Lincoln County, receives many aviation enthusiasts and UFO hunters yearly because of its location near AREA 51. The Little A'Le'Inn is a popular tourist attraction in Rachel.
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