Welcome to Elko, Nevada

Outdoor adventure and a vibrant arts scene blend together in a place that’s overflowing with charm. Explore hiking trails, winter sports, modern cuisine, Western history and more.

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Get information on health advisories, weather, responsible recreation and how to explore Elko safely.

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Where Cowboy Country and the Arts Collide

As the beating heart of northeast Nevada, Elko brims with folk art, unique native and western handicrafts, and cultural events. So saddle-up for a mural tour, unearth the Centennial Boots, and discover why the small, vibrant town of Elko embodies the American West as it meets the world.

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Explore Things to Do

From hiking in the Ruby Mountains to traveling through time at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, recreational opportunities abound in Elko, NV. If you’re looking for things to do in Elko County, check out these only-in-Elko activities.

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Wilderness Areas

Cruise Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, summit the Ruby Mountains, and enjoy fishing and boating in Elko’s recreation areas.

Uncommon Activities

Uncover ghost towns and precious gems in the high desert, and explore historic sites from Nevada’s heyday.

Family Fun

Get your game on at the arcade, rent wake boats and jet skis for endless water sports adventures, and let the balls fly on the bowling lanes.

Upcoming Elko Events

Elko is the cultural center of northeast Nevada and hosts many fun-filled events year round. Whether you want to listen to lonesome tales at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering or raise a Picon Punch at the National Basque Festival, Elko has your ticket.

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Great Elko Eats

Dive into a heaping plate of hearty Basque food, sip fine wine and spirits at a Gold Rush era bar, or take the whole family out for an all-American meal. Whatever you’re hankering, you’ll find the best restaurants in Elko, Nevada.