Nestled between several mountain ranges, Ely Nevada is the gateway to the Great Basin National Park, Cave Lake, and the Ward Charcoal Oven State Parks. Ely offers a different pace of life; take time to enjoy the peaceful outdoors abundant with camping, hiking and biking trails as well as numerous streams and lakes for fishing and swimming. Continue your trip to another time and place with a visit to the Nevada Northern Railway where you can tour the original shops and buildings, ride on one of two coal fired steam engines that are over 100 years old, or even learn to be the engineer on one of those very same engines.

Enjoy special events such as Fire & Ice, The Great Bathtub Boat Races, Fears, Tears, and Beers Enduro Mountain Bike Race, Great Basin National Park’s Annual Astronomy Festival and the Sights Sounds & Smells of Christmas.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning to revisit your favorite stops from your last trip, with Ely’s welcoming and friendly atmosphere, you will always feel like you are coming home.

Did you know that The Hotel Nevada, built in 1929, which once the tallest building and housed the first elevator in the state?

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