Virginia City Adventure
Walk the streets of the old west in our own Virginia City. Start at the Visitor’s Center—located in a swanky old building in the heart of Historic C Street—grab some golden tickets, and get ready to save some moolah.
The fine folks at the Virginia City Tourism Commission have whipped up four uniquely themed Comstock Adventure Passes, each good for different bundles of like-minded attractions, museums, and activities. Choose your favorite (or favorites) and save some bucks as you embrace the history packing this town’s museums, railway, and more.
To sweeten the deal, ask for the brand new Everyone Is A Local sticker, look for the matching decal in the windows of participating merchants all over town, and get ready for another discount or special at every single one.
Way back in 1859, a massive deposit of silver was discovered (you know, the one that led to one of the biggest silver strikes ever), rocketing Virginia City into existence basically overnight. This silver deposit, known as the Comstock Lode, unearthed unimaginable wealth. Today, you can check out some of the mines that made it all happen—and for a lot less headache than the dudes who dug ‘em. In just 25 minutes, the Ponderosa Mine Tour shows you the complete underground mine workings—the tunnels, crosscuts, winzes and shafts, in addition to over 300 pieces of antique mining equipment. Up the road at the Chollar Mine, where miners carted out some $17 million in gold and silver, a 30-minute guided tour takes visitors on a 400-foot level walk to check out the original square-set timbering, silver ore, and more.
Did you know Mark Twain was “born” here? That famous Nevadan gave what many consider his first live show at Piper’s Opera House, which also hosted Buffalo Bill, Al Jolson, and countless other famous performers.
Let Adventures Unlimited know if you are interested in a ghost tour. Virginia City is so full of haunted locations, it’s considered something of a paranormal Shangri-La to ghost hunters and other spirit-seekers the entire world over. Whether you’re simply interested in the unexplained or looking for an evening thrill that raises the hair on your arms, you’re in the right place. Book yourself a ghost tour to hear haunted history as you slink through the buildings where the events took place. Virginia City Ghost Tours’ “Bats in the Belfry” walking tours explore a range of hotspots with a narrative that will chill you to the bone.
You might hear some live music inside Red Dog Saloon that dates back to Virginia City’s heyday, with performers such as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and other late 1960s psychedelic rock scene icons.
- Depart Reno at 9:00 AM
- Depart Virginia City at 3:45 PM.
- Transportation provided
- Meals are independent.