Camels, Outhouses, A Rodeo & More in Virginia City in 2016

Popular special events return for 2016 along with a few new ones

Halloween Parade, Virginia City NevadaVirginia City, located just 35 miles from downtown Reno, is known around the world for two things: its authentic history and its quirky, outlandish special events. This year is no different as the town’s 2016 special events calendar includes fan favorites such as the International Camel & Ostrich Races, the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and several Parades as well as a brand new event, a western rodeo in September. Continue reading

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Get a free 2016 Nevada travel guide

2016 Nevada Travel GuideExplore ghost towns, hike through bristlecone pine forests, enjoy world-class nightlife and entertainment, and relax in a hot spring while viewing the expansive desert landscape — there’s so much to do on a Nevada adventure. The free 2016 Nevada Travel & Leisure Guide offers ideas and insights into planning a Nevada visit and is now available online and at area visitors centers. Continue reading

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Legendary Ray Bonneville to Play Concert in Silver City February 28

Silver City School House – Doors open 4 pm, Show at 5
For reservations and information click here or send an email

Austin-via Montreal artist Ray Bonneville is playing concerts in support of his latest Red House Records release, Easy Gone, out now on the Grammy-winning indie.

Ray’s gritty, Delta-influenced sound didn’t happen overnight; he didn’t write his first song until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois (or a French-Canadian Ton Waits), this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been described, has found his rightful calling.

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Fathers Treat Daughters at Virginia City Dance

Second annual Father-Daughter Day & Dance set for Feb. 27, 2016

Father-Daughter Dance, Virginia City NevadaHistoric Virginia City, Nevada invites fathers to bring their daughters to the Comstock for the second annual Father-Daughter Day & Dance, Feb. 27. Activities are held throughout town during the day with an afternoon dance at the Delta Casino. This is dad’s opportunity to have a special day with their daughters in a town with a Victorian flair. Continue reading

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Gin Sales benefit the Comstock Cemeteries

Initial check presented last week: $360

Cemetery Gin, Virginia CityProceeds from Virginia City’s Cemetery Gin, launched last Nevada Day, are making an impact for the Comstock Cemetery Foundation. One dollar of each bottle of the Nevada-grown spirit is donated to the foundation, located in Virginia City and charged with maintaining the integrity, history and preservation of the Comstock cemeteries located within the National Landmark. The first check for $360 is just the start with ongoing quarterly contributions to be provided. These initial funds will be used to restore a public visitor center located at the entrance of the Silver Terrace cemeteries. Continue reading

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Hit the Virginia City Slopes With a Comstock Lift Ticket

Comstock Lift TocketLocated at 6,200 feet on Mount Davidson, Virginia City, Nevada offers skiers and boarders a whole new mountain experience. Skiers and non-skiers alike can explore the historic mountain town with a Comstock Lift Ticket. For $10, the pass gets holders a ride on the Virginia City Trolley, a tour of the authentic Ponderosa Mine and up to 20 percent off at participating restaurants, merchants and area hotels. Continue reading

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Reservations Now Open For February’s Eagles & Agriculture

Eagles & Agriculture, Carson Valley NevadaEagles & Agriculture, the Carson Valley‘s annual gathering of eagles and celebration of agriculture, is now accepting reservations for the 2016 event. The February 18th to 21st event will be the fourteenth year of Eagles & Ag, and is a combined effort of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, UNR Cooperative Extension, The Nature Conservancy, Lahonton Audobon Society and Valley ranchers. Continue reading

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TravelNevada Debuts New Integrated  Marketing Campaign

Campaign to feature stories and personalities of Nevada, website enhancements, mobile application and increased social media engagement

Claudia Vecchio

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Following approval by the Nevada Commission on Tourism, TravelNevada (Nevada Division of Tourism) today released plans for its Fall/Winter integrated marketing campaign.

Through a variety of enhanced public relations, social and paid media channels, Nevada is again focusing the campaign to Millennials and Young Gen X travelers who have an adventure mindset. Continue reading

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