Econo Lodge Fallon Naval Air Station Area
70 E. Williams Ave.
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: (775) 423-2194
Fax: (775) 423-7187
The first burial took place at this site in 1860. Eleven of the Comstock's thirty-one cemeteries are located at this one location. Some of these eleven groups include the Masons, Oddfellows, Firemen and Catholics. Cemeteries during this era were considered good places to go for quiet contemplation, which made them the forerunners of municipal parks. You can see ornate fencing and hand-carved headstones depicting the life spans and of both the rich and poor who lived in this mining town.
This church was built during the late 1800s and literally pierces the sky with majestic spires. Parishioners enter through three arched doorways and rose-colored windows shed a heavenly light throughout the services. The solid-cast silver bell can be heard throughout the little town announcing the beginning of Mass. The splendid Gothic altar is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Whatever religion you may be, you will appreciate the beauty in this house of God.
Travel back to the old Comstock days when you visit this historic old saloon that used to be one of the most celebrated watering holes in Virginia City. You will find a vast collection of elaborate antique hanging lamps, generous slot machines and souvenirs. Sit back, relax and order a sarsaparilla for yourself and the kids. Listen to live Ragtime or a Tin Pan Alley quartet while enjoying your drink. Call for opening hours.
The history of the wild, wild West permeates this wonderful little town hidden in the foothills between Reno and Carson City. As you stroll the wooden sidewalks, you are transported back to the 1860s when the Comstock Lode of gold and silver was discovered. Instant millionaires were made here and some of their mansions have been preserved throughout the years. One of the finest examples is The Castle on Millionaire's Row. Visitors can also tour some of the original gold and silver digs such as the Chollar Mine, the Silver Terrace Cemetery, the Fourth Ward School, The Way It Was Museum and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
This beautiful old mansion nestled at the foothills of Mount Davidson boasts to be Virginia City's only truly original mansion from the 1800s. The furnishings were imported from Europe in 1868 and are still on display. Crystal chandeliers illuminate the rooms and reflect brightly on the silver doorknobs adorning the large wooden doors. Climb to floors above on Italian hanging stairways fastened with silver stair rods. Marvel at the workmanship and beauty of the Carrara marble fireplaces. Call for opening hours.
History buffs will enjoy this interesting old schoolhouse. It was built in the late 1880s so the Comstock students could get their education in a fine modern building. Walk through and you will see that much of the old furnishings and blackboards remain. The four-story building has been completely refurbished inside and out and serves as a meeting place, gallery and museum for the area. Admission is USD2 for adults, children under age 12 admitted free.