Historic Walking Tours
Self-guided walking tours are a free and fun way to explore a community at your own pace—and a good excuse to get your steps in. It’s as easy as picking up your map and brochure at the locations listed below, so get walking!
Visit Carson City Visitor Center
The Kit Carson Trail is a 2.5-mile stroll through the capital city’s popular West Side Historic District. Stroll past Victorian-style homes and historic public buildings dating back to the city’s founding in 1858 while encountering 48 iconic landmarks such as the Governor’s Mansion and the Orion Clemens house.
Boulder City Chamber of Commerce
Boulder City’s historic downtown is an irresistibly charming promenade packed with cafes, pubs, and boutique shops. The six-block Mural and Sculpture Walk adds even more color and character to the tour by highlighting the more than 40 sculptures and two dozen murals that celebrate the city’s past. This tour is via the Chamber’s app.
Goldfield Visitor Center
The Goldfield Historic Walking Tour lets you wander the Last Great Gold Camp, once home to 30,000. The tour consists of a whopping 190 stops including the Historic Goldfield High School, the Goldfield Hotel, and the Santa Fe Saloon.
Eureka Tourist Information Center
Motorists on Nevada’s famous Highway 50 can’t help but gawk at Eureka’s beautifully preserved main street. But don’t hesitate to pull over and explore this Gold Rush relic on foot. Many buildings are open for visitors, so don’t be shy about stopping in at the Opera House, the Sentinel Museum, the courthouse, and plenty of other public buildings.
Dayton Historical Society
The land around Dayton has seen American settlers since the early 1850s, giving this fast-growing community claims of being one of the state’s oldest. The walking tour of the historic center is a must for history buffs and Nevada lovers and includes an old schoolhouse, a carriage house, a Pony Express station, and plenty of 150-year-old residences.
C.V.I.C Hall / Town of Minden
Get to know one of the country’s first planned communities in Minden’s Historic District. Brimming with all kinds of shops, restaurants, historic theaters and saloons, this tour is one of the best window-shopping experiences in the state.