Carson City Attractions

Carson City attractions focus on nature and history. Some of the most high-profile of these include the Capitol Complex in the heart of town, where visitors can stroll among the lawns and trees of the seat of government or step inside and see the bronze artworks and the portraits of the state's governors. Or take a walk through the historic district, and you can spot the houses that were the homes of many of the people who played roles in founding and developing the community. You'll even find the Governor's Mansion here. Many of the city's museums also reflect our ties to government, while others are showcases of art, history and education. Of course, any list of Carson City attractions should include that activity that draws so many tourists to the Silver State, the legalized gaming industry. The capital city has a number of casinos, ranging from the long-established and venerable gambling halls to the shiny and new casinos full of neon and chrome. But there are also the more traditional draws that you would expect to find in a city our size, such as golf courses, performing arts (if you time it right, you might be able to catch a murder-mystery dinner theater production!), libraries, a college and more among the Carson City attractions.

Carson City Attractions Outdoors

All of this, and we haven't even touched on the green spaces throughout the city. There are many wild and scenic Carson City attractions in the valleys, hills and mountains and along the Carson River as it flows through town. And something that many people don't realize is that Carson City actually has a designated rural section that reaches over the mountains to the west and over to Lake Tahoe, a hold-over from the past when there used to be an Ormsby County.

Carson City Things To Do by Category

Brewery Arts Center

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

Nevada State Museum

600 N. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 687-4810

The Nevada State Museum is the place to explore all things relating to the art, culture and natural history of the Silver State. Permanent exhibits include the historic Carson City Mint, a display of the pre-history of the area that includes America's largest Columbian mammoth, a history of the Native American life in the Great Basin and more. The museum calendar includes a lecture series,... read more

The Nevada State Museum is the place to explore all things relating to the art,... read more