1,200 feet above the valley floor of Reno sits Virginia City, a 19th century mining boomtown that hasn’t lost its frontier flavor. Steeply set on the side of a mountain, the town overlooks miles of mine shafts left over from the Comstock Lode glory days—the first major silver deposit discovered in the United States.
Mark Twain penned his first words here. Saloon duels were fought here. And ghosts still reside here. If you have a hankering for authentic old west flavor, put Virginia City on your map.