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Carson City has numerous old, stately buildings. This 1891 building was once the Post Office. Today it's the office of tourism.
This is the old U.S. Mint. It's now the State Museum. The building dates from 1869.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
The Nevada State Capitol dates from 1871.
The 1976 movie "The Shootist" was filmed on location at this house on a sidestreet in Carson City's historic district. It starred John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Lauren Bacall and Ron Howard. It was The Duke's last film before his death.
The St. Charles-Muller's Hotel is one of the oldest remaining commercial buildings in Carson City and the second oldest hotel in the state. It opened in 1862. The outside restaurant on the north side of the building seems to be a popular local hangout.
Train tours to Virginia City (and other options) can be taken from the Carson City Convention and Visitor Center on Highway 395. A wealth of information regarding the capital city can be found there ....
...as well as a healthy sunflower patch.
Carson City played an integral part in the short-lived Pony Express service. It's office was located in Carson along with stables for the horses. And additionally, the Kit Carson Trail is marked through Carson's historic district, tracing the route that was taken through the city in an effort to map out the west as well as the foundation of Carson City.
Highway 50 leaving Lake Tahoe's east side descends into the Carson Valley and makes its way into Carson City.
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