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Winnemucca is a city in Nevada, roughly midway across the state on Interstate 80.

Get in[edit]

Winnemucca is reached via Interstate-80 coming from the east (Salt Lake City) or west (Reno), and by Highway-95 coming from the north (Boise) or south (Las Vegas).

In addition to bus service, Amtrak serves Winnemucca with the California Zephyr, which runs daily between Emeryville (in the San Francisco Bay Area) and Chicago.

Get around[edit]


Dirt track racing at Winnemucca Raceway.


  • Winnemucca hosts several casinos, including Winners, the Model T, the Sundance, and Legends.
  • Fantastic mountain biking is available at the nearby Bloody Shins Trail.
  • Off-road vehicles are welcome at the sand dunes just north of town on Highway-95.



Winnemucca hosts several Basque restaurants, including traditional family-atyle dining at the Martin Hotel and Winnemucca Hotel, and restaurant-style dining at Ormachea's and San Fermin. Don't pass up the chance for some Picon Punch. Ormachea's is also a great Basque establishment with larger portions. It seems like the Martin has downsized their portions in the last few months.

  • 1 The Martin Hotel, 94 W Railroad St. Despite it's name, this restaurant does not offer rooms but traditional family style Basque dining since 1898.
  • 2 Sid's Restaurant, 1195 W Winnemucca Blvd (just past the Holiday Inn Express, south of I-80), +1 775-625-2100. Serves fantastic homestyle food.
  • Doc's, 349 W Winnemucca Blvd, +1 775-625-1462. Excellent coffee and a diverse range of breakfast and lunch options.
  • Model T. Has excellent food and at great prices.
  • Red Lion. Has good food but a little spendy.
  • China Garden. A good choice for Chinese food.
  • The Griddle. For the breakfast.
  • Winnemucca Pizzeria. For pizza.
  • There are also several Mexican restaurants in town. Las Margaritas, Chihuahua's, Dos Amigos


  • The Martin Hotel is a fun place to relax and have a few drinks. Great atmosphere!



There is no AT&T cell service in Winnemucca. If you need to get online, Sid's and Jack in the Box both have free (open) Wi-Fi.

  • Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce, 30 West Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca Nv 89445 Phone:+1 775-623-2225, Fax:+1 775-623-6478

Go next[edit]

You can take US 95 North to Boise, Lewiston, and Coeur d'Alene. Interstate 80 connects Winnemucca with Reno, Sacramento, and San Francisco to the west, and Elko, Salt Lake City, and the Rocky Mountains to the east. US 95 South goes with Interstate 80 West to south of Lovelock, where it goes down to Fallon, Las Vegas, and Yuma.

Routes through Winnemucca
SacramentoReno  W Amtrak California Zephyr icon.png E  ElkoSalt Lake City
RenoLovelock  W I-80.svg E  Battle MountainSalt Lake City
Payette-Fruitland ← Jct US 26.svg  N US 95.svg S  LovelockFallon

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