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Discover the Best Small Town in America

Considered "The Real West," Elko, Nevada has long been the capital of inland ranching, cowboys and adventure.

Whether you're just traveling through for business or a cowboy visiting for the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, make sure to try all of the exciting things to do in Elko, NV.

Take in the scenic beauty of the Ruby Mountains as you hike along the 12-mile National Scenic Byway or explore the Jarbidge Wilderness Area and Wildhorse Reservoir, located just north of Red Lion Elko.

Spend all day exploring all the invigorating attractions in Elko, NV and return to the western charm of our cozy Elko lodge -featuring pet-friendly accommodations and resort-style amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, airport transportation and more.

MAKE IT #WorthIt

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Star Hotel 246 Silver St Elko, NV 89801 1-775-753-8696 1.87
Jr's Bar & Grill 2050 Idaho St Elko, NV 89801 1-775-778-0515 0.4
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Elko Junction Shopping Center 2755 Mountain City Hwy, Elko, NV 89801 1-775-777-8629 3.31
Downtown Elko P.O. Box 2609 Elko, Nevada 89803 1-775-778-9555 15.5
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Northeastern Nevada Museum 1515 Idaho St Elko, NV 89801 1-775-738-3418 0.73
Western Folklife Center 501 Railroad St #306 Elko, NV 89801 1-775-738-7508 1.6
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Gold Country Inn & Casino 2050 Idaho St Elko, NV 89801 1-775-738-8421 0.4
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Lamoille Canyon, Island Lake Hiking Trail PO Box 281251 Lamoille, NV 89828 1-775-752-3357 20.19
Red Lion Hotel & Casino Elko
201 West North River Drive, Washington, 99201, USA

Historical Things To Do in Elko, Nevada

Gold Mine Tours

Tour the largest gold mine in North America. Speak with local miners and learn about the mining process from start to finish -or shall we say from "mining to milling".

Lamoille Canyon - Island Lake Hiking Trail

Pull on your hiking boots and follow this picturesque trail to Island Lake -a glacial lake perched on top of Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains.

Northeastern Nevada Museum

Northeastern Nevada Museum exhibits over 300 different wild animals from native Nevada Mountains, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Arctic and other exotic locations across the globe.

Ruby Marsh

Considered a National Natural Landmark, Ruby Marsh is a Nevada Wildlife Viewing Site featuring 7,000 acres of land, 150 pristine springs, 14 waterfowl species, 207 bird species and over 270 different species of vertebrate wildlife.

Sherman Station

Formerly a Pony Express Station, Sherman Station now serves as the Elko Chamber of Commerce. Take a stroll and explore the main quarters of the Pony Express and other historic buildings, including a livery stable and old-fashioned schoolhouse.

South Fork Reservoir Covering

Surrounded by 2,200 acres of meadows and hills, the South Fork Reservoir features a boat launch, campground, picnic area and RV facilities. Best known for top-notch trout and bass fishery, this park serves as the optimum location for camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife tourism.

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