Family Activities in Elko

Banish Boredom and Get Yourself to Elko

There is nothing quite like a road trip to bring families together in the way only families can. In Elko, family activities bring out the best in everyone, thanks to the wide variety of fun things to do here.

Maybe the kids will be begging for another hour on the monkey bars at Big Orv’s playground, or asking for another round of bowling accompanied by a scoop of ice cream at a local Telescope Lanes. Perhaps they’ll develop a new interest in science or history as they check out the area’s multiple — and super fun — museums including the Northeastern Nevada Museum or the California Trail Interpretive Center. We know they’ll love our multitude of events hosted annually, from the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival to the Silver State Stampede and quite a few more.

From hiking, horseback riding and snow sledding in the Humboldt National Forest to a bounty of indoor activities, kids will love their time in Elko.

Which means you will, too.

Things to Do in Elko, NV With Kids

Nevada is a decidedly outdoor kind of place, making it the right choice for family activities for kids of all ages. Check out these family-friendly events and outdoor recreation options for your next visit to Elko.

Fun for Kids in Elko

Have you ever gone snowshoeing in the morning, headed out for a photo walk at lunchtime then gone bowling at night? If not, you need to get your family to Elko, ASAP. The town’s museums, shops, arcades and other adventures await the entire tribe.

things to do in elko with kids

Any season, any skill level; it’s all welcome in Elko’s great outdoors. Hike, sled, go on a photo walk or just enjoy a quiet picnic.

Elko Museums Family Activities

Peek into Western history with hands-on displays at the California Trail Interpretive Center; see taxidermy at the Northwestern Nevada Museum.

modz arcade

Pool tables, skee ball games and throwback video games round out this family spot that also serves adult beverages. Space Invaders, anyone?

telescope lanes bowling elko

A pizza parlor, ice cream shop and bowling alley all rolled into one: it’s pretty much a dream come true. Don’t miss Cosmic Bowling on weekends.

UEC Cinema 6 is located at 1145 Connolly Dr, Elko, NV 89801. It has a rating of 4.1 stars on Google Maps and is known for its luxurious power reclining leather loveseats.

Crystal Theatre is a historic theater in Elko, Nevada. It is located at 676 Commercial Street. It is now known as the Crystal 5 and is part of UEC Theatres. The theater was part of a Nevada Supreme Court case in the 1970s.

Elko’s only family-friendly entertainment center that offers a variety of activities, including: Modz Arcade, Carnival games, Buddy Builder, Escape Rooms, Mini-Golf, Pottery/Ceramic, Painting Studio, Rage/Smash Rooms with more coming soon!!

SnoBowl Ski & Bike Park is a seasonal ski hill and mountain bike trail system operated by the City of Elko with local volunteers. Located only 5 miles outside of town via N 5th Street. Turn left on mile 4 and you are nearly there. 40.908591,-115.853723

Backcountry guides dedicated to giving you the safest most enjoyable experience you will have in the Ruby Mountains.