The states of Nevada and Utah offer a world of adventure and natural beauty with majestic mountains and rugged canyons. The region provides tours with exciting and educational Western attractions, from churches and speedways to exotic wildlife and even an Internment Camp.
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Arrive in Salt Lake City
Visit Temple Square. Take a guided tour of all the magnificent historic sites, interactive exhibits, art display, 70-mm films, parks and gardens. Also view the largest genealogy library of its kind in the world and the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Lunch in Wendover
Visit Bonneville Raceway. Imagine the passing thunder of strange vehicles hurling by on a vast dazzling white plain. This is not an alien world far from earth; it is Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
Arrive in Elko
Take a few minutes to unwind and freshen up. That evening enjoy an authentic family style Basque Dinner at one of Elko’s famous Basque restaurants, complete with Pecan Punch. Spend the evening testing your luck in one of the casinos or take a leisurely stroll by some of the local shops.
Start your day at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. The Wanamaker Wildlife Wing contains Nevada’s largest collection of wild animals from around the world. The exhibit includes Nevada Mountain which is covered with animals all native to Nevada and the Great Basin. There are also animals from Africa, the Arctic, Australia, Asia and all over North America.
You won’t want to miss the Western Folklife Center. What once was the Pioneer Building and is now the headquarters for the Center, started as a tent call the Pioneer Saloon in 1868, and was likely the first bar in Elko. Completed in 1912-1913, the current building was the largest retail and office building in Elko at that time.
After lunch wind your way up Lamoille Canyon for breathtaking views. With just a short walk you can find tranquility in the movement of the stream or gentle breezes through the trees. Venture down into the beautiful town of Lamoille where you will find the Little Church of the Crossroads. As the steeple comes into view you can’t help but feel like you should be traveling in a covered wagon. The church, completed in 1905, remains a wonderful tribute to our western heritage.
Enjoy dinner with a view as you glance out the window to the sight of deer grazing in the fields, the hustle and bustle of city life just a distant memory
Stop in Eureka for lunch and then tour the 1881 Eureka Opera House with its historic elegance. Within walking distance is the Eureka Sentinel Museum. Housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building, this structure was used as the Newspaper Office and residence from 1879 to 1960. On the