Activities

Just a few of the many things to do while visiting White Pine County

Presented by the Ely Chamber of Commerce

  • Take a walking tour and see the murals of historic downtown Ely. See our unique, historic, hand-painted murals of pioneer families, children, mining and ranching scenes and a Native American sculpture.
  • We have many opportunities to shop and gamble in Ely. Then visit special craft and antique shops in East Ely, McGill, Lund and Baker.— Take a ride back in time on the Nevada Northern Railway.
  • Visit the White Pine Public Museum or the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Ely, McGill’s Drugstore Museum, Lund’s Pioneer Museum, or the Cherry Creek Museum.
  • Stop in for an old-fashioned soda at one of our drugstores.
  • Have a picnic at the County Park and feed the ducks.
  • Go to a race at the Great Basin Speedway.
  • Trace the Nevada section of the historic Lincoln Highway in Ely and along US Highway 50.
  • Attend one of our many special summer events including car shows, fairs, glider races, old-fashioned 4th of July parades, the Lund Pioneer Days Rodeo, the Native American Fandango, dances, barbeques and more.
  • Enjoy the Ward Mountain Recreation Area at Murray Summit and hike the trails.
  • Visit the Ward Charcoal Oven State Park.
  • Visit the Great Basin National Park and take a tour of the famous Lehman Caves. Along the way visit the Fremont Archeology Site near Baker.
  • Fish and camp at Cave Lake or fish at Comin’s Lake. Ask about dozens of other special camping areas.
  • Swim in McGill’s spring-fed pool (summer only).
  • Take a ride into the desert and look for garnet gems at Garnet Hill. Visit Hercules Gap north of Ely.
  • Visit the historic mining town of Ruth, or visit a real mining ghost town like Osceola (50 miles east of Ely).
  • Play golf at the 18-hole White Pine Golf Course, or play tennis on the courts nearby.
  • Take a drive and photograph or view the wildlife and nature through the mountains south and east of Ely over scenic Success Loop. There are elk, deer, antelope, rabbits, and much more.
  • Hike mountain trails to alpine lakes, go on a trail ride, or stay at a dude ranch.
  • Pick up a guide for US Hwy 93 or a “Survival Kit” for US Hwy 50 (the Loneliest Highway) to make your trip even better.
  • Enjoy the great food (American, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, and more) in our area restaurants.
  • Watch our calendar for special events that happen throughout the year. Thanks for visiting. You are always welcome to stay longer at one of our many hotels, motels, inns, or bed & breakfast homes.
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