Renew Your Energy… and Your Curiosity!
If you love a mix of culture and adventure, you’ve come to the right place! Check out the local events calendars below. Your only challenge will be deciding which of the many events you’ll choose; such as Winnemucca’s Classic Car Festival in July… and rodeos all summer long! And don’t miss all of the fun, local activities listed down below.
Chainsaw Artist, Danny Ham is coming to Winnemucca RV Resort to do his design magic on some old trees we have on the property! View some of Danny’s work here: facebook.com/sawdudedesigns
Winnemucca has a strong Basque community. Locals will quickly recommend a trip to one of our fine family-style Basque restaurants. Another popular dining spot is The Griddle, a well-known I-80 breakfast spot.
Winnemucca welcomes both the beginner and experienced gamer alike to enjoy an evening of slots, poker or table games, 24 hours a day. Winnemucca currently has five major casinos, including the Winners Hotel Casino, the R & L’s Casino, the Winnemucca Inn & Casino, the Model T Resort and Casino, and the Sundance Casino.
Golfing & Sports
The City of Winnemucca maintains the Winnemucca Golf Course, a nine-hole gem in the center of town. The City also boasts four beautiful parks, frequented by locals and travelers alike, as well as the Winnemucca Softball Complex.
Motorcycle enthusiasts often begin their desert trek accessing trails behind Winnemucca Mountain or by driving their trucks and trailers up Water Canyon Road and camping nearby. Winter can also be a time of fun with numerous locations for sledding, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing, not to mention snowmobiling in the high country.
Winnemucca Regional Raceway has a 1/3-mile-long car race track with spectator seating along with a sandy motocross track. The motocross track is gated and locked with an un-displayed schedule, so call ahead before hauling your bike: 775-623-4476.
Are you an ATV enthusiast? We’ve got plenty of sandy slopes for you to explore. The Winnemucca Sand Dunes are located off or US-95 North of Winnemucca. The dunes are open to motorcycles and ATVs. Camping is also permitted. Another jumping off point for motorcycles and ATVs is Sand Pass Road, located just 11 miles north of Winnemucca on US Highway 95.
140 miles north of Winnemucca stands an important producer of opals since the 1800s. The area is still active today amongst commercial and private miners. Amateur prospectors are invited to try their hand at locating opals. The Royal Peacock Opal Mines are open May 15 – Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The many ghost towns that dot the local landscape speak to the booms and busts of mining life that were so prevalent between the middle 1800s and the early 1900s. These mining camps and towns include: Camp McGarry; Camp Winfield Scott; Jumbo Mine; National; Rochester; Sulfur; Tungsten; Unionville and Willow Point.