fascinating and entertaining places and events await you throughout Lyon
County. From Native American attractions to early military bases to musical
and theatrical performances, our many attractions are sure to delight
and please you. Yerington is also home to the Wind Spirit Dancers, a Native
American group who has performed as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia.
Churchill State Park, 8 Miles south of Silver Springs
first military base, built in 1860. The remains of the adobe-type buildings
and the visitor's center will take you back in time to Nevada's Pioneer
Just across US 95A from
Fort Churchill, this historic Pony Express Station originally built with
some of the wood from the abandoned Fort Churchill is now a part of the
Nevada State Park System.
trading and Pony Express Station in the Silver Springs area now located
on Spruce Street and commemorated with several historic markers.
& Casino, 225 W. Main, Fernley
of the best collections of Native American artifacts in the state
683, Fernley, NV 89408
Contact: Rodger Denn (775)-575-1107
Lyon County Museum, 215 S. Main St., Yerington
Displays and artwork depicting Lyon
County from its early days to the present.
Jeanne Dini Yerington
Recently opened, the Center
is a historic restoration of a 1912 schoolhouse while retaining the original
architectural flavor. Community musical and theatrical events as well
as performances by visiting artists and troupes are held throughout the
year. This is also an ideal location for small conferences.
Jeanne Dini Yerington Cultural Center PO Box 695
for the Arts
A non-profit, volunteer arts
council that brings performances, music and art workshops, artists residencies
and Arts for Kids Programs to the Mason Valley area. Contact Sue
Rogers at 775-463-1783
Located 11 miles east of Carson
City, the State Capitol. The Pony Express Trail and Emigrant Trail passed
through town. Founded in 1849, Dayton is Nevada's first settlement. Gold
was also first discovered in Dayton at the mouth of Gold Canyon in 1848.Contact
the Dayton Area
Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Dayton Historic Society
Responsible for the preservation
and restoration of Dayton's historic past, the Society operates the Dayton
Historic Society Museum. The museum, as well as many other historic
buildings share a past rich in comstock-era sites, including a firehouse
and jail, th Open Hall & Saloon, and Nevada's first cemetery.
PO Box 485, Dayton, Nevada 89403. Phone (775)-246-3256
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