Virginia City, Nevada

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Virginia City, Nevada

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May 24, 2006
When you are in the Reno, Nevada area this little mining town is a real pleasure to visit.  The history of Virginia City is amazing. At one point there were more than 100 saloons in town. But then at one time 30,000 people lived there. But this town nearly burned to the ground in 1875. Nearly every structure was lost or damaged. But because there was so much money in town from the mining that was going so strong, it was easy to rebuild.

Now, it is a tourist town. All of the historic sites and attractions are there to see. Some require a small entry but most of the shops and stores sell whatever they can as does any tourist town.

There are still a few saloons in town so if you need something to drink or eat you will find it.  But no fast food. No McDonald's or Starbucks. 
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FishAtHeart says:
We've been to Virginia City a couple times. It is a great day trip when in Reno. My daughter likes the story of the two houses built so close together. My husband still has trouble figuring out just how they could hammer nails so close together! Definitely a fun little town!
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