- Our list of the best things to do in Carson City, Nevada, features the top 223 nearby activities — including 92 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
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The Nevada State Museum focuses on the natural and cultural history of the state as a whole. Since the museum is housed in the historic Carson City Mint, there are also exhibits that cover older minting processes and commemorative coins.
An Apollo Trike light-sport aircraft is embraced by Hang Gliding Tahoe, which is very similar to a traditional hang glider but is powered by a reliable aircraft engine. Guests are able to view both Lake Tahoe and Reno through tours that do not require any previous hang gliding experience.
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Preserving the railroad heritage of Nevada is the core of the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Exhibits highlight locomotives, cars, and the railroads themselves in addition to the hands-on activities like handcar rides and train rides.
The domed Nevada State Capital Building is one of the most noticeable structures in Carson City. Sandstone was used to create the bulk of the imposing building which is open to the public during business hours for self-guided tours.
The curative properties of the Carson City Hot Springs have made the area a very popular attraction. Access is available specifically through the Carson Hot Springs Resort which has a large outdoor pool and several individual indoor pools that are filled with the hot water from the springs.
Located in a former schoolhouse, Stewart Indian Cultural Center offers self-guided walking tours of the building with memorabilia relevant to the region's Native American culture. The center hosts community events like powwows and fund raising events.
Construction of the Capitol Complex was finished in 1870. The three buildings of the complex include the Nevada State Capitol building, the Legislative Building, and the Supreme Court which can be toured by the public during business hours.
The Classic Revival style is fully embraced in the Governor's Mansion of Carson City. While the building is only two stories, there are many grand features such as the grand entry hall, the governor's study, and the lucheon room.