Archive for August 8th, 2017

Chollar Mine Tour area, Virginia City, NV, USA – Pictures

Virginia City is a town in Nevada, southeast of Reno. It is home to Victorian buildings built during a 19th-century mining boom. Explore the rich geological and cultural history of one of the great mines of the Comstock Lode! Go deep underground and discover how the miners of the Gold Rush extracted the wealth that […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, NV, USA – Pictures

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is a cultural resource dedicated to educating visitors and the community about Nevada railroad history. This mission is accomplished through the collection, preservation and interpretation on significant locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in Nevada. In addition to static exhibits, select pieces of […]

Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA – Pictures

A 2.4 mile ride up the Heavenly Mountain Gondola will leave you breathless as you take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. On your way up, stop at The Observation Deck – a 14,000 square foot mid-station observation platform, located at 9,123 feet. Take in views of the Carson Valley, Desolation Wilderness and shore-to-shore views […]

Taylor Creek Visitor Center, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA – Pictures

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center provides many opportunities for visitors to experience the essence of the natural world at Lake Tahoe. All facilities at the Visitor Center are accessible, including the Rainbow Trail, Stream Profile Chamber, and restrooms. In addition, audiotape tours of the area are available at no charge at the Visitor Center. Please […]

Inspiration Point (Emerald Bay), South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA – Pictures

600 feet above Lake Tahoe, Inspiration Point provides the perfect overlook for all of Emerald Bay, the boats, Vikingsholm, and Fanette Island. Interpretive signs assist in understanding the history of the area. All views are accessible via paved walkways, and the restrooms are accessible, too. Parking can be difficult during busy summer months especially between […]

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