Roadside Attractions - Nevada
Here are links to some notable roadside attractions (past and present) found along Route 40.
|Wendover Will (West Wendover, NV)|
"The Wendover Will sign was built in 1952 for the State Line Casino. The sign was named after the State Line's founder Bill Smith and was modeled afte......"
|World's Largest Polar Bear (Elko, NV)|
"White King, a 12-foot tall, 2,000 pound polar bear is stuffed and on display inside the Commercial. Larger than life (or death) statues of White King ......"
|Lone Tree Mine (Valmy, NV)|
"Up until 2006, the Lone Tree Mine is one of the largest gold mining operations in North America. The mine and its processing have since ceased operat......"
|Joss House (site) (Winnemucca, NV)|
"At one time the Chinese population of Winnemucca was considerable. By the late 1800s, many of the former Chinese laborers from the construction of th......"
|Naked Man Greets the Day (Imlay, NV)|
"Standing by the side of I-80 (and old Route 40), this roadside sculpture was created by Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder......."
|Dad Lee's (Oreana, NV)|
"Desert rat 'Dad Lee' was as colorful a character as they ever got along old Route 40. In the 1920's and 1930's he ran this little roadside stand on th......"
|40th Parallel (Lovelock, NV)|
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."
|Mustang Ranch (site) (Sparks, NV)|
"The Mustang Ranch began as a brothel consisting of four double-wide trailers. It was known as the Mustang Bridge Ranch and Valley of the Dolls. While ......"
|Elvis' Gun Collection (Sparks, NV)|
"Come see three guns once owned by The King. Reportedly the gun Elvis used to shoot out his TV at the Las Vegas Hilton is in this collection......."
|Last Chance Joe (Sparks, NV)|
"Built in the 1950's, Joe is a 36 foot tall statue that greets visitors on the casino's Victorian Street entrance......."
|Golden Rooster (Sparks, NV)|
"While you're at the Nugget, be sure to visit the hotel lobby. There you will find the famous Golden Rooster on display. In 1958, casino owner Dick Gra......"
|Harold's Club Mural (Reno, NV)|
"In 1949, Harold Smith erected a massive 80 foot by 40 foot mural outside his North Virginia Street casino. It depicted pioneers crossing the plains a......"
|Golden Bank Casino (Reno, NV)|
"Opened in 1907. Closed in 1966. The site is now a parking lot......."
|Palace Club (site) (Reno, NV)|
"Opened in 1888. Closed in 1979. The site is now a parking lot......."
|Harold's Gun Museum (Fort Smith) (Reno, NV)|
"Harold's Casino and Hotel housed on of the largest private collections of firearms. There were, at one time, over 3,000 guns in the collection. When......"
|Harold's (closed) (Reno, NV)|
"Opened in 1935. Closed in 1995. The site is now a plaza for Harrah's Hotel......."
|Reno Arch (Reno, NV)|
"The first arch across Virginia Avenue was erected in 1926 as part of the Transcontinental Highways Exposition. City leaders asked for suggestions for......"
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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09
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