"My wife's not a golfer but she said 'thank heaven' when I mentioned coming here."
– Rick White, Las Vegas
You may have a heck of a time convincing a golfer, but Carson City and the Carson Valley offer an impressive variety of non-golf activities, too.
Carson City is home to one of the west's largest historic residential districts. Stop by the Visitor Center, 1900 S. Carson St., for directions on following the Kit Carson Trail to 24 "Talking Houses" that broadcast their past on special radio frequencies, plus other points of interest like the state capitol, Brewery Arts Center, Nevada State Museum (former U.S. Mint)…
Known as the "hub of the Sierra," Carson City is also at the center of an amazing choice of outdoor recreation like fishing, biking, hiking, nearby Lake Tahoe water and winter sports… Let's not forget shopping, dining, casino games and a full calendar of special events. Click here for more information at the Visitor Center website.
Neighboring Carson Valley is also known for history – it was the site of Nevada's first trading post at Genoa (1851) – and outdoor recreation. Add bird watching (you could see eagles), more extreme sports like river kayaking and rock climbing, an ATV or hot air balloon ride and a glider flight to the list. Click here or stop by the Visitors Authority, 1477 Highway 395, Suite A, in Gardnerville (located inside the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center) to find out more.