Carson City, Nevada


I’ve gotta admit, about the only thing that excited me about Carson City, Nevada, was the chance to check one more state capitol off my list.


Nevada’s Capitol Building is located along US 395 in the middle of town.  You can’t miss it.

The Nevada Capitol Building isn’t quite as imposing as some other state capitols.  It does, however, have a nice display on the history of the state inside, and it’s worth about 15 minutes of exploring, before you move on.

In an old travel guidebook, I read that the Carson City Nugget casino (the big one, right next to the state capitol building) had a display featuring an impressive array of gold nuggets.  I poked my head inside the casino for just a few minutes, but didn’t see anything of interest.

Note: This trip was first published in 2007.

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