About Virginia City
Photo courtesy of Ken Lund
Virginia City is about an hour and a half drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, but completely different from its mountain neighbor. The Western mining town of Virginia City became famous for its silver mines in the era of the Comstock, but it has not slowed down since then. This carefully preserved town is still rockin' the spirit of the Wild, Wild West with its fun bars, Victorian hotels, candy shops and the famous V&T railroad which chugs along the mountain ridge. The cemetery, museums and beautiful views make this a must stop location for visitors to the Tahoe area.