A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the Unites States – Virginia City, Nevada.
Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages.
For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500.
The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.
Once a Thriving City
The history and stories of Virginia City are as unique, rich and colorful as the streets and buildings themselves. One must see Virginia City to even remotely understand it. It’s a living, breathing example of America’s fortitude and desire to achieve.
At its peak, Virginia City was a thriving, vibrant metropolis of 25,000 residents. Located about 35 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada in the Virginia Range and in the shadow of Mount Davidson, its hills made millionaires. Silver and gold was buried deep beneath her streets and men and women traveled from around the world to live and work. Miners pulled millions of dollars from shafts and tunnels 3,000 feet beneath the thriving town. The spirit of those Comstock “originals” still inhabits the places where they once worked, lived, worshiped, educated and died.
Today, visitors to Virginia City can walk with these past residents. Pack your passion and imagination for this authentic step back in time.
Stay A Spell
Come for the day and spend the night. After all, how many times have you stayed the night in one of the richest places in the west?
Virginia City is ranked among the nation’s top twelve most distinctive destinations and with that welcome a million visitors a year. They come to walk, explore, dine and drink a Bloody Mary in place teaming with Nevada’s living history. Virginia City invites visitors to share in the ambiance of this old western haven long after sundown with dinner and maybe even a nightcap. We pride ourselves in being perfect hosts and we want to make sure your stay is Instagram and FOMO worthy for all your friends and family back home.
With 227 rooms, we invite you to step back and then sit back and relax. And remember to pack your pajamas!
Non Stop Entertainment
There’s a lot of things that Virginia City is known for. One is surely our pretense for a fine Bloody Mary nicely paired with a good meal. Guess you could say it’s in our roots. With Live music almost nightly at one of the local saloons and an world-class event schedule that draws on all the history of the city’s past.
Travel and good food go hand in hand. In Virginia City, we are small but mighty. Hot dogs to fine dining and pizza to Tex-Mex are designed to satisfy. And for those with a sweet tooth, two words – Grandma’s Fudge.
Dont Forget the Gold
Of course, a visit to Virginia City just is not complete until you experience the Gold rush! Take a stage coach ride, tour an old mine, pan for gold.
It is all part of a day’s adventure in Virginia City.
BLOODLINES AND TRADITIONS LIVE ON
After breaking a bottle of whiskey and not wanting it to go to waste, James “Old Virginny” Finney christened the town of Virginia City by naming it after his homeland – Virginia. It wasn’t long after the California gold rush in 1849 that miners headed east towards Virginia City.
Just 30-minute drive from Reno or Carson City.
Comstock Adventure Pass is your access pass to embrace the history that fills our museums, go on a mine tour, explore our historic buildings, take a ride on the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad and so much more all at a discounted price. Mines, Museums, Shopping, Cemeteries and more.