CARSON VALLEY IS RICH IN WESTERN HISTORY AND LORE.  You can spend days visiting historic sites and museums, steeping yourself in the lives of the early settlers.  Discover detailed information on Kit Carson and Snowshoe Thompson, the Pony Express, and the Emigrant Trail.

The town of Genoa, originally named Mormon Station, is the oldest permanent non-native settlement in Nevada founded in 1851.

It boasts many historic buildings, a wonderful museum, and a park featuring a stockade.

In Gardnerville, the Museum and Cultural Center is a marvelous place to spend an afternoon, learning more about unique aspects of early life in the Carson Valley.  You can experience the ranch life of the old west at the Dangberg Ranch Historic Park.

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