Carson City Shopping

Including Minden and Gardnerville Shopping

Anyone who thinks there isn't very much diversity in the capital city has obviously never gone Carson City shopping! The downtown area is a hotbed of cute little shops including art, antiques, boutiques, books and other specialty items of all sorts. Just the names alone of these offbeat stores is enough to put a smile on your face. Close by and near the main street, the tone reflects the wild and wooly gambling history of the city, with coin shops and small businesses carrying artifacts of yesteryear. Just a little bit south, past the business district, you'll find shopping centers with stores and shops that cover all your needs, from high fashion to cowboy clothing and sporting goods to dry goods. And the city is larger than it looks to someone just driving through. There are so many nooks and crannies offering shopping opportunities that you never know what you'll find when you turn the corner. Musical instruments? You bet. Comics and collectibles? No problem. Clothing? Souvenirs? Home supplies? Harley gear? Computers and tech? Furniture? Pet supplies? If you can name it, you can find it in Carson City, shopping on or off of the main strip. The biggest problem isn't whether it's here; instead, it's how to choose from among all the options.

Carson City Shopping Specialties

Something that may surprise visitors when they go Carson City shopping is the ethnic diversity that we offer in our little Western town. The history of the Silver State is one that includes contributions by many different people of different origins and nationalities, and this is reflected in the shopping opportunities you'll find here. A tour of our shops and stores is almost as good as a history lesson at the state museum!

Brewery Arts Center

Carson City Shopping
449 W. King Street, Carson City
(775) 883-1976

In the mid-1800s the building now known as the Brewery Arts Center was built on King Street as a steam beer brewery, bar and Masonic Lodge that would ship kegs and barrels out to local saloons. In the early 1900s the building belonged to Carson Brewing Company who crafted Tahoe Beer, "Famous As The Lake." A mural depicting those brewers can be seen on the... read more

In the mid-1800s the building now known as the Brewery Arts Center was built on... read more

Carson Valley Art Center

Minden Shopping
1644 U.S. Highway 395, Suite B-3, Minden
(775) 392-4848

Carson Valley Art Center is a place where creativity and community come together. Artists Deborah Corona and Michael Corona run this gallery, studio and classroom space, offering dynamic art classes and continuing arts education to all ages. They lead classes in drawing, painting and ceramics, including hand-building, wheel-throwing and sculpture. Other offerings here include DaVinci & Drinks, a guided painting party in which you can... read more

Carson Valley Art Center is a place where creativity and community come together. Artists Deborah... read more

The Glass Shack

Carson City Shopping
1947 N. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 301-6633

The Glass Shack is Carson City's newest glassware and smoking and cannabis accessory shop, from the owners of Carson Vape and Hookah. In a modern and clean location, The Glass Shack is stocked with glass cases of eye-catching glass pipes, bongs and other accoutrement. A few are locally made, most are colorful and artistically beautiful and some even resemble animals and movie characters coming in... read more

The Glass Shack is Carson City's newest glassware and smoking and cannabis accessory shop, from... read more