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Elko (Shoshoni: Natakkoa) is a city in Elko county, Northern Nevada.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

Amtrak. The California Zephyr stops here on its runs between Chicago and San Francisco. There are two Amtrak platforms in Elko. The first is located at 1300 Water Street (Westbound only). The other is located at 1301 Sharps Access Rd (Eastbound only).

By car[edit]

Interstate 80

Get around[edit]


  • 1 California Trail Interpretive Center, 1 Trail Center Way, +1 775 738-1849. W- Su, 9AM- 4:30PM.
  • 2 Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St, +1 775-738-7508. Western Folklife Center (Q54812547) on Wikidata Western Folklife Center on Wikipedia
  • 3 Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St., +1 775 738-3418. Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Adults $8, Seniors (65+)and Students $2. Children (3-12) $1.
  • Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, 542 Commercial St, +1 775 389-1713.
  • 4 Lamoille Presbyterian Church, 317 Lamoille Hwy, Lamoille (intersection of Hwy 227 and Crossroads Ln), +1 775 753-6749. An often photographed spot of a country church with the Ruby Mountains rising in the background.
  • 5 Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway (south of the town of Lamoille on NF-660). An approximately 12 mile stretch of scenic highway that ascends Lamoille Canyon through the Ruby Mountains, also known as the Swiss Alps of Nevada. Lamoille_Canyon on Wikipedia
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If you win...

Chances are that, if you win it big in Elko and you are not a U.S. citizen your winnings will be subject to a 30% withholding tax from the Internal Revenue Service. That $10,000 slot winning can dwindle quite quickly if that is taken off the top. Not to worry though you can reclaim your gambling winnings tax through a 1042-S form. You should get this from the casino so don't lose it: it is your starting ticket to getting your gambling winnings back.



Family restaurants[edit]

Pizza places[edit]

  • 2 Pizza Barn, 2598 Idaho St, +1 775-738-2541. 11AM–9PM Daily, F 11AM–10PM.

Mexican restaurants[edit]

Basque restaurants[edit]





Go next[edit]

Reno - 80 West. About 4 hours away.

Salt Lake City - 80 East. About 3 1/2 hours away.

Austin - 80 West to 305 South to 50 East. About 2 1/2 hours away

Twin Falls - 80 East to 93 North. About 2 1/2 hours away.

Routes through Elko
SacramentoWinnemucca  W  E  Salt Lake CityDenver
RenoBattle Mountain  W  E  WellsSalt Lake City

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