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Winnemucca has a strong Basque community. Locals will quickly recommend a trip to one of our fine family-style Basque restaurants. Another popular dining spot is The Griddle Cafe, a well-known I-80 breakfast spot.


Winnemucca currently has a number of casinos to try your hand at a game of slots, poker or table games – 24 hours a day. Some of the main casinos include the Winners Casino, the Winnemucca Inn & Casino (which has a shuttle service) and the Model T Casino.


The City of Winnemucca maintains the Winnemucca Golf Course, a 9-hole gem in the center of town. The City also boasts four beautiful parks, frequented by locals and travelers alike, as well as the Winnemucca Softball Complex.


Motorcycle enthusiasts often begin their desert trek accessing trails behind Winnemucca Mountain or by driving up Water Canyon Road – which is also a great hiking spot. Water Canyon and Bloody Shins are both popular trail systems for mountain biking.


Winnemucca Regional Raceway has a 1/3-mile race track with spectator seating along with a sandy motocross track. The motocross track is gated and locked with an un-displayed schedule, so call ahead before hauling your bike: (775) 623-4476.


Are you an ATV enthusiast? We’ve got plenty of sandy slopes for you to explore. The Winnemucca Sand Dunes are located off of US-95 north of Winnemucca. The dunes are open to motorcycles and ATVs. Another jumping off point for motorcycles and ATVs is Sand Pass Road, located just 11 miles north of Winnemucca on US Highway 95.


140 miles north of Winnemucca stands an important producer of opals since the 1800s. The area is still active today amongst commercial and private miners. Amateur prospectors are invited to try their hand at locating opals. The Royal Peacock Opal Mines are open May 15 – Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The many ghost towns that dot the local landscape speak to the booms and busts of mining life that were so prevalent between the mid-1800s and the early 1900s. These mining camps and towns include: Camp McGarry, Camp Winfield Scott, Jumbo Mine, National, Rochester, Sulfur, Tungsten, Unionville and Willow Point.

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