Carson City, was our starting point when we did the Highway 50 Loneliest Highway Challenge. Arriving at Carson City about 9pm, and nothing much to see at night in this peaceful city, we opted to rest and sleep early after a long day driving from Ventura County, California.
The next morning We just drop by the Carson City Visitors Information Center and ask for a Highway 50 Nevada Survival Passport/Guide and had them stamp our first stop. We asked ourselves, would they be familiar with the Highway 50 Survival Guide? Will they be laughing at us, grown-ups playing with this passport game? I must admit, we didn’t really know what to expect what to see and feel while traveling along Highway 50, but we are excited to take the challenge to prove that highway 50 is not the Loneliest Highway of America.
From the visitors center, we head out to check the Fly Geycer. Fly Geyser is located on the private Fly Ranch in Hualapai Flat, about 0.3 miles from State Route 34. The Fly Geyser has attracted a substantial amount of interest since it developed from a leaking geothermal well into a striking colorful spouting statue, sitting on a dais of mud amidst ponds of warm water and thriving plants. The property is generally off limits to visitors because of liability and vandalism concerns, but we still drove to the area and might get a chance to take a photo of it from afar using the best of our camera can do. Unfortunately, we failed. We just hope one day the geycer will be open once again to the public (free or with fee).
It’s late afternoon when we returned back to Carson City. We just wandered around the State Capitol grounds and nearby buildings. We wanted to visit the Nevada State Museum but we got less time left for the day. The Nevada State Museum is in the former mint building, where you can see mining, rock and prehistoric exhibits, as well as a recreation of a village from the Wild West. We wanted to visit the Nevada State Museum but we got less time left for the day. The Nevada State Museum is in the former mint building, where you can see mining, rock and prehistoric exhibits, as well as a recreation of a village from the Wild West.
Many places to go around Carson City but limited time is all we have. We will visit Carson City again next time, and planned to stay for more days to enjoy the city.