My family and I hadn’t been on vacation together since before I returned to college and since we were so long overdue, we decided to venture to Reno for a little rest and relaxation.
While we were out that way, we took a drive up to Virginia City founded in 1859 after Henry Comstock discovered silver ore. The Comstock lode was the first major silver discovery in the United States.
The town itself is very quaint and antiquated, and the shopping and food are worth the journey. I recommend Firehouse Bar-B-Que located at 145 C St if you like burger and hotdog fare as much as I do. For souvenirs, I recommend Comstock Rock Shop located at 20 S C St if you collect rocks and minerals.
If you’re not opposed to guns in terms of their role in shaping the history of the American West, then you might enjoy taking the kids to a Virginia City gunfight show. The show was completely family friendly in my opinion, though a bit hard on the ears. You can check them out on Facebook.
As for sightseeing, beyond the town itself, there is the lovely and historic Silver Terrace Cemetery located at 381 Cemetery Rd. It’s a bit of a hike to the top of the hill, but it’s worth it for the view.