Winnemucca, Nevada: More than Casinos

Winnemucca, Nevada: More than Casinos

Humboldt Museum, Pioneer Park, and the Veteran’s Memorial are our best stops, not the casinos, although we’ve eaten, slept, gassed up the car, and even gamed a bit as we go through.

When we’re heading north, we leave I-80 at for U.S. 95 at Winnemucca.  The highway goes through the down town, motel, and casino section, turns to cross the river.  We take a left for both the Humboldt Museum and Pioneer Park as we climb the hill out of town.

It’s been several years since we went through Winnemucca with time to stop during museum hours; it’s been enlarged and its collections diversified.   Until we stop again and update our memories, we quote from the Museum web site:

Just above the site where thousands of wagon trains forded the Humboldt River on the long trek to California, sits the Humboldt Museum. The modern brick building mirrors its historic predecessor, a church turned museum. Together, the buildings house the story of the community.

Remains from the Ice Age of 13,000 years ago, wonderful beaded and quilled regalia from an American Indian collection, vintage automobiles, keepsakes from Winnemucca’s “art Nouveau” period, and an early school scene are just some of the displays awaiting your visit.

Located off US 95 across from Pioneer Park at 175 Museum Lane, Winnemucca, NV.

9AM to 4PM Wednesday – Friday
10AM to 4PM on Saturdays.

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