Lovelock is the place to go for festivals and they happen all throughout the year. A few of the popular ones are the Portuguese Festival, Frontier Days, Lovelock Street Fever Car Show, and hot air balloon races called Lovers Aloft. Couples can pretend that they are in Paris when they visit Lovelock, because they can attach a lock to an endless chair to symbolize their love. This endless chain is in Lovers Lock Plaza behind the Court House.
The Mizpah Hotel was the tallest building in all of Nevada until 1929. The building is five stories tall and was named after the Mizpah Mine. Guests of this famous hotel have stated that they have seen the ghost of the “Lady in Red” during their stay. There are many legends about who the “Lady in Red” was and how she met her untimely death inside the hotel. The hotel closed for a while in 1999, but it reopened in 2011, so that people can once again try to see the ghost for themselves.
This town was named after the hot springs that are located nearby. The old train depot that was built in 1923 is now used as a local museum, library, and offices for city and county workers. There is an abundant number of things to do over in Kershaw-Ryan State Park including hiking, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, camping, and picnicking.
For such a small town, there is plenty to do in Eureka. Every visitor will want to venture over to the Eureka Opera House which was built in 1880 before continuing on their way to Raine’s Market and Wildlife Museum, the Jackson House Hotel, and the Eureka Sentinel Museum. The museum is located inside the old Eureka Sentinel Newspaper building that was built in 1879. The biggest day of the year in Eureka is the fourth of July. The streets are closed off so that multiple events can take place all at once after the parade travels through the town. At the end of the celebration, there is a huge firework display.
Gliding is a sport that is becoming more well-known and Minden is one of the best spots in the United States to go gliding. There have been many people who have glided for miles after leaving this town. The town magnificent scenery has been used as a backdrop for many movies including Chicken Every Sunday and The Wizard.