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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Explore Western Culture, Art, History in Elko

Connect to that Western mystique — and test how much of it is true — when you visit Elko, a northeastern Nevada city known for its cowboy and ranching culture. 

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Discover & Do

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.

Reno Riverwalk
Reno, NV

At the heart of Reno’s downtown urban renaissance is the one and only Riverwalk District, a sparkling medley of shops, bistros and cafés, lodging, bars, taverns, indoor and outdoor entertainment venues and even a whitewater park.

Las Vegas, NV

Tours include the Haunted Vegas tour, the Vegas Mob tour and Las Vegas séance.

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.

McKinley Arts & Culture Center
Reno, NV

This historic building boasts two gallery spaces, arts and crafts workshops, the City of Reno Arts, Culture and Events Division, and provides rental office space for local non-profit arts organizations.