Time for a drink!
Strolling around the historic area, (was it Curry Street?), I came across the Old Globe Saloon. It certainly looked old from the outside, and, on entering, it was just as old on the inside too! As I was driving, I asked the landlord for a coffee. It may have been my English accent, but I don't think he understood me, but he appeared to think I was asking him if I could sell him some coffee!! How confusing. anyway, I did eventually get a coffee, for a Dollar, but there was the most strange atmosphere in that place, almost as if I was intruding. So, go there yourself, and tell me what you thought about it, LOL! I've just found some more details of this place:
"The Old Globe Saloon was established in 1875 and was originally located on Carson Street. The place contains interesting memorabilia documenting some of the local history and events that have occurred over the years. The clients consist of mostly locals. All the clients have an opinion on local politics, world events and sports. This is a fun place to visit and its the center of attention on Nevada Day which falls on the last Saturday in October."
Not my own words, but I didn't really find it a 'fun place', rather more of an 'intimidating place'. Obviously I misunderstood the local client's humour, LOL!
402 North Curry Street,
The Former post Office Building
Originally, the building in this photo functioned as the Carson City Post Office, Land Office, Weather Bureau and U.S. District Court. It included Carson City's first and only clock tower, which rises approximately 106 feet above street level. In 1935, an elevator was installed, the first in Carson City. In 1971, the building ceased to function as the Post Office. Very few modifications have been made on the exterior, so the building's appearance is much the same today as it was over 100 years ago. The wood window and door frames, cast iron columns, safes manufactured by National Safe and Lock Company and the clock tower are all original. the building is now occupied b , the Nevada Commission on Tourism. ( See earlier tip).
The Carson City Post Office is located at 401 N. Carson St., at the corner of Carson and Telegraph Streets. The building is open to the public 8:00am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Go Soak at the Hot Springs
Go enjoy a dip at the Carson Hot Springs, on Hot Springs Rd. It's a long-time institution here in Carson City, and a soak in the hot spring water is rejuvenating after a day of fun. I heard there's some remodeling going on, but in the past they had a pool, private hot tubs, motel, RV parking, and a restaurant. Another great hot springs is Walley's Hot Springs Resort just south of Genoa - it's fancier, famous, more expensive, and quite an upscale operation.
"Capitol of Nevada"
Carson City must be one of the smallest capital city's in the US. Its real distinguishing feature is the Nevada government buildings and few associated museums beyond that it could be any small town in America.
Carson City & vicinity
Carson City is the capital of Nevada. Like a few other Nevada towns, the major "industry" involves casinos. The surounding mountain area provides ample opportunity for hiking, cycling and in the winter snow sports (some of the best skiing in the west is less than an hour away).
A small B&B found just 8 miles out of Carson City, the Deer Run Ranch, operated by Muffy & David, offers incredible views winter and summer (see below).
the Deer Run Ranch B&B located on Washoe Lake at the entrance to Carson City is a must do facility. The Owners Dave and Muffy are wonderful.
The food is incredible. Muffy's gormet cooking makes the stay an experience not to forget.