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Virginia City

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Virginia City is a small town south of Reno on highway 341, in Storey County, Western Nevada.

Understand[edit]

Virginia city is a small town of about 1,000 residents that has managed to maintain much of its 19th-century "Old West" feel. It is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

From Reno: Take highway 395 south out of Reno and continue on to 341 south over the Geiger Grade.

Get around[edit]

Map of Virginia City (Nevada)

Most everything is on C Street, which is the main street through town. It is easy to walk from one end to the other in less than an hour.

See[edit]

  • People dressed in vintage 70's clothes (that would be the 1870s). They hang out at some of the saloons.
  • 1 Silver Terrace Cemetery, North E Street (at Carson Street). Old cemetery with interesting headstones. Worth a visit.

Museums[edit]

Virginia City has many different museums (a full list can be found here).

Further afield[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Wander C Street
  • Have your picture taken with Sheeba, claimed to be North America's only tame leopard.
  • Watch the Camel races.

Gambling[edit]

If you win...

Chances are that, if you win it big in Virginia City or Dayton 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.

There are some gambling opportunities at the saloons.

Further afield[edit]

Buy[edit]

There are lots of gift shops on C Street. The quality ranges from good to garbage.

Eat[edit]

At the Saloons

  • 1 Cafe Del Rio, 394 C St (Southern end of C St.), +1 775 847-5151. A southwest spin on Mexican fare. Sunday brunch available.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Bucket of Blood Saloon, 1 S C St, +1 775-847-0322.
  • 2 Delta Saloon, 18 S C St. See the "Suicide Table"
  • 3 Sundance Saloon, 160 S C St, +1 775-847-0636.
  • 4 Firehouse Saloon (Firehouse BBQ), 171 S C St, +1 775-847-7744.
  • Old Washoe Club, 112 S C St.
  • 5 Silver Dollar Saloon, 11 N C St.
  • 6 Ponderosa Saloon, 106 S C St.
  • 7 Mark Twain Saloon, 62 S C St, +1 775-847-0599. Open 24 hours.

Outdoor consumption of alcohol is tolerated.

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