What to do in Carson City, NV

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Carson City Attractions

Carson City is a popular tourist destination for very good reason. Teeming with interesting activities and attractions, you'll need to come up with a serious action plan to get as much as you can in. Pull out your itinerary and start writing down the best that this dynamic state capital has to offer.

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What to do in Carson City

Free Things to Do in Carson City

There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Carson City. The following won't cost a red cent.

Western Nevada College - Drop by this modern local landmark and admire its exceptional design.

Paul Laxalt State Office Building - Feel like you've taken a step back in time while exploring this historic site.

Nevada State Library and Archives - Look up your guidebook and discover why this place deserves a spot on your must-see list.

St. Teresa's Catholic Church - Do some quiet reflection and learn a thing or two about this site's religious significance.

Kit Carson Trail - Get ready for views that'll inspire awe at this natural landscape.

Mills Park - Organize a picnic and enjoy a relaxing walk around the gorgeous plant life.

Things to Do in Carson City with Kids

Carson City is a fabulous destination for a family escape. Take the little ones along and enjoy these family friendly experiences together:


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Frequently asked questions

What should I not miss in Carson City?
You just can’t go home without checking off the following list of wonderful sights:

  • Nevada State Museum
  • Nevada State Railroad Museum
  • Nevada State Capitol
  • Nevada Governor’s Mansion

Are there cheap things to do in Carson City?
What can you do in Carson City for free?
You could leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Casino Fandango
  • Carson Nugget Casino
  • Crystal Bay Casino
  • Carson Valley Casino

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