Nevada February 16, 2019
This Funky Little Town In Nevada Is A True Hidden Gem
We’re always on the lookout for unique and exciting day trip destinations here in the Silver State—the funkier the better! If you’ve been on the hunt for your next adventure, look no further than the lovely little town of Pioche. There’s a lot to love about this unique small town, but perhaps our favorite thing about it is how it perfectly sums up what Nevada is all about. This tight-knit community is much more than a pitstop in the middle of nowhere. It’s where the historic charm of the Old West meets adventure, and you’ll definitely want to check it out.
If there's one town that perfectly represents Nevada's eccentric charm, it's the little town of Pioche on the eastern edge of the state. If you have yet to experience this funky little town, you'll want to plan a trip pronto.
Located 180 miles from Las Vegas, Pioche couldn't have a more different vibe than Nevada's most well-known city. You'll find the quaint community hanging on the side of a mountain out in the high desert, and you'll love what you see is hiding here.
Pioche is huge on Old West charm. In fact, it seems like not much has changed in this town over the past century or so. Many of its old buildings were constructed way back in the 19th century. Seeing them still standing is a pretty amazing sight!
Pioche's remote location has ensured that the tiny town hasn't turned into a tourist trap over the years. However, there's still plenty to see and do in this unique corner of Nevada.
First of all, there are plenty of colorful historical sites that are worth scoping out. The Million Dollar Courthouse, the Thompson Opera House, and the Pioche Town Museum should all be on your list.
However, recreation is also surprisingly abundant. In town you'll find a 9-hole golf course, a lovely town park, and plenty of picnic areas. You might even enjoy exploring the outskirts of town where mining equipment from the old days still stands.
Dining options are few, but the handful of eateries they do have won't disappoint. A local favorite is the Silver Cafe, which was originally opened back in 1907.
One thing is definitely for sure—Pioche has character. It's not very often you come across a real Wild West town like this one, especially one that's still going! Visit this funky town and get to know an important piece of Nevada history while making some unforgettable memories.
What do you think? Have you been to Pioche before? Tell us all about your experiences in the comments below! For more epic adventures, check out this list of
The 13 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Nevada.