From old mining town to bustling tourist stop, Winnemucca, NV’s diverse recreation options attract a unique array of visitors looking for a destination that’s out of the ordinary.
For an experience that’s sure to get that adrenaline going, spend a day zipping across the sand on an ATV at the Winnemucca Sand Dunes, a landform that will have you reaching for your camera as often as your handlebars. Continue the off-road adventure at Bloody Shins Trail, where you’ll be treated to well groomed paths for both ATVs and a decidedly less intense hike on foot. Brush off the sand and don your flip flops at the Rye Patch Reservoir for excellent boating, waterskiing and fishing. The area is also home to some of the best Chuker Partridge hunting you’ll find anywhere -- sure to satisfy the most dedicated outdoor sports people.
History buffs will find plenty of opportunities to brush up on the region’s past. Discover local history and ride with the early pioneers at the Humboldt County Museum, housed in an old church. See the area’s spookier sites and get a taste of old Nevada with a trip to one of the area’s many ghost towns like Camp McGarry, Jumbo or Rochester. Take the adventure underground on a mine tour or seek out the bright lights and cheery sounds of one of the five major casinos in Winnemucca. Cap off the day with a delicious Basque meal to get an authentic taste for Winnemucca dining.
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