Cultural Activities

Nevada Adventures

Cowboy Culture

We are proud of our western heritage, and of the great outdoors that lends itself to this ranching, roping way of life. We're inclined to believe that "purple mountain majesties" was inspired by our snowy peaks.

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Hot August Nights

Ten-Day Classic Car-Themed Event Makes for a Rockin' Good Time in Reno-Sparks

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Discover & Do

Elko, NV

Here you will find a large selection of products from our Gift Shop at the Western Folklife Center's headquarters in the Pioneer Hotel in Elko, Nevada.

California Trail Interpretive Center
Elko, NV

Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000 mile trek from Missouri to California, and the route that defines Nevada's history.

Fallon, NV

Housed in the 1914 Oats Park School, the center was recently renovated and now hosts exhibitions by regional artists and presents concerts featuring an eclectic range of musical acts.

St Marys Art Center
Virginia City, NV

With the considerable success of the St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, it would seem its historic setting is truly inspiring. The four-story brick building, which was built in 1875, was formerly known as the St. Mary Louise Hospital. It was stripped for salvage during World War II and abandoned until 1964, when the pastor of a nearby church proposed that it be renovated into an art center rather than torn down. Since then, St. Mary’s Art Center has offered both lodging and art instruction to and from some very well-known artists.

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno
Reno, NV

The center is home to the area's most prominent arts organizations, and hosts a number of traveling productions.