Everyone is a local in Virginia City, Nevada. This modern bonanza prides itself on being a place where residents, regulars and first-time visitors from all over the world feel welcome and at home. During the 19th century boomtown years, Virginia City was the most industrious city west of Denver where prospectors from far and near risked it all in hopes of striking it rich on the Comstock Lode. Today, Virginia City maintains its roots of being a melting pot destination and maintains a friendly vibe.
This summer, visitors are welcomed to enjoy Virginia City like a local by visiting these hidden gem attractions, restaurants, saloons and hotels that are off the historic town’s main drag, C Street.
Gallery of the West
Located at the corner of Silver Street and B Street, Gallery of the West is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of the American West through traditional and contemporary fine, original art. Featuring local and regional artists in painting, sculpture and graphics, a visit to this gallery will not of disappoint. For more information, click HERE.
Piper’s Opera House
Piper’s Opera House was once one of the most significant theaters on the West Coast. Today, the restored historical opera house maintains its roots of a performing arts center, offering a variety of events for all ages. From bingo night to murder mystery productions; country dancing to cocktail mixology classes, there’s an event for everyone. For more information, click HERE.
The Cider Factory
The Cider Factory a quaint and rustic eatery situated in the historic Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, boasting 19th century charm with a cozy outdoor patio. The Cider Factory serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. Locals and visitors alike come to the Cider Factory for a quiet meal, drinks and great conversation. For more information, click HERE.
Old Corner Bar
The Old Corner Bar is one of very few off C Street saloons and is conveniently attached to Piper’s Opera House. The Old Corner Bar is a great place to wet your whistle after enjoying an evening theater performance or to get away from the hustle of C Street. ‘Out front of the Old Corner Bar’ is a great summer hangout with good friends and even better drinks. For more information, click HERE.
Cobb Mansion Bed & Breakfast
When it’s time to wind down and stay a spell, visitors are invited to enjoy the quiet and elegant Cobb Mansion Bed and Breakfast. The restored 1876 Victorian Italianate mansion is furnished with period antiques, has six rooms with private baths, and has a complimentary gourmet breakfast. For more information, click HERE.
Visitors can find a special welcome to Virginia City each third Thursday of the month for Everyone is a Local at Night. The monthly event welcomes guests near and far to experience Virginia City’s magical after-hours where participating businesses stay open late and share the best of their authentic old-west hospitality.
Virginia City adventures are best kicked off at the Visitors Center where guests can learn about up-to-date attraction hours and operation, ask questions and get their Comstock Adventure Pass, offering museum and attraction passes at a discount and catered to each visitor’s interest. For more information on planning an adventure in Virginia City, please click HERE.
A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the Unites States—Virginia City, Nevada. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages and is available for purchase at the Virginia City Visitors Center.