Spirit Cave is found high up in the desert hills north of Grimes Point, some 75 miles east of Reno. Millennia ago the cave looked out over a rich wetland, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Lahontan. During excavations in 1940 the Spirit Cave Mummy was discovered.
Las Vegas casinos have donated many of their signature Las Vegas signs to the Neon Museum for its outdoor gallery of restored neon at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont St. The museum’s “Neon Boneyard” is a nearby three-acre site enclosing more than 150 historic, non-restored signs.
Known as the Mackay Mansion, this 1860s era home was actually built for the superintendent of the Gould and Curry Mine. John Mackay later bought the mine and the building.
Water, geologic forces, and climatic changes combined to form Lehman Caves over the millennia. Really a single cave, Lehman Caves is located within Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada not far from the Utah border. A beautiful limestone cave with intriguing formations, Lehman Caves is known for its rare shield formations.
The McGill Drug Store was an operating drug store from 1915 until 1979 when it was closed along with the town’s largest employer, Kennecott Copper. But the owner left its inventory in place, and it sat untouched until the mid-1990s.
In 1876 the mining district of Ward was the largest town in White Pine County. The Ward ores required the high burning temperature of charcoal for milling, prompting the construction of the charcoal ovens in the mid 1870s.
There have been no ichthyosaurs swimming in the inland oceans of Nevada for 200 million years. But the 36 fossil specimens of the giant prehistoric reptiles found here have lent their name to the Nevada state fossil.
At 13,063 feet in elevation, Wheeler Peak is the second highest mountain in the state. Located within Great Basin National Park, Wheeler is a part of the Snake Range, near the Utah border.
A collection of navigable 360° panoramas created by Howard Goldbaum, a professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Please join us as we travel all around the Silver State in virtual reality.