Explore history in the present tense with these popular Elko museums for those seeking to learn more about the early days of our town.
Elko museums delve deep into the past while keeping you firmly grounded in the present as you witness how the town has grown from a dusty outpost to a thriving town filled with a vibrant arts and culture scene.
Learn about the history of hunting at the Wannamaker Wildlife Wing and explore art galleries with original images from Ansel Adams and Edward Weston at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Put yourself in the shoes of early pioneers and Native Americans at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Experience cowboy culture firsthand at the Western Folklife Center and the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum. Then, take a road trip to area ghost towns for the full Old West experience.
History lovers will embrace every moment of their stay in Elko, NV.
See where the Pony Express ran, walk where the Donner Party crossed through Elko, visit old mining towns such as Mountain City, Gold Creek and Tinto and explore artifacts at the Sherman Station Visitor’s Center and other area museums.