TOP 10 Reasons Lander County is a Great Place to Visit

Land and lots of it. Starry skies. Rides that will take you in unforeseen directions…and modes of travel. By yourself, or with friends, feeling the murmuring breeze in the cottonwood (and birch, pinyon and aspen) trees of Lander County, Nevada. Travelers will never feel fenced in as they ply the highways and byways of Battle Mountain, Austin, Kingston and all points in between. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to discover Lander County’s Hidden Treasures.

Number 1.
Some of the darkest night skies in the U.S.

Once you escape the brightness of Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada’s dry air and vast skies equate to awesome star gazing opportunities and (read more . . . )

Number 2.
Soak Your Troubles Away

Big Smoky Valley looks even bigger while soaking at Spencers Hot Springs. Improved over the years with human ingenuity, the biggest pond is (read more . . . )

Number 3.
Rock on to Some Rock Art

Nevada’s basically covered in ancient graffiti, some of which dates back as far as 14,800 years, give or take a few hundred. Just 24 miles east of Austin (read more . . . )

Number 4.
History…and not from some old textbook

Main Street Austin is a living document of the mining culture that created Nevada. Restaurants, B & Bs, (read more . . . )

Number 5.
Going Mobile Without the Traffic

Need for speed? Lander County has a variety of wheeled adventures. The Shoshone Off-Highway Vehicle Trails (read more . . . )

Number 6.
Sporting Endeavors

Lander County is a gateway to a great adventure and if you’re a sporting huntsman or woman the opportunities are (read more . . . )

Number 7.
Unplug. Detach. Relax.

Nevada has 300 mountain ranges, and Lander County has a few of the most spectacular “Islands in the Sky” the Great Basin has to (read more . . . )

Number 8.
The ’75 Pacer is THE Most Awesome Car  . . . EVER

All autos are welcome every August, even Wayne and Garth’s mirth mobile, at one of the finest and fun-est high (read more . . . )

Number 9.
Rest your feet, sit a spell and get some culture.

The town of Battle Mountain began as a railroad station in 1869 and quickly became a hospitable stop for transcontinental railroad and highway (read more . . . )

Number 10.
Things That Go Boom!

Steven and Earl Cassorla are legends of pyrotechnics and you can find them at Roller Coaster Fireworks in (read more . . . )

Welcome to Lander County, Nevada!


Austin is located on the western slopes of the Toiyabe Range at an elevation of 6605 feet. U.S. Route 50, the “Loneliest Road in America, ” passes through the town.

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Battle Mountain is located in northern Nevada, midway between Winnemucca and Elko. Battle Mountain is the Lander County seat and home to over three-thousand residents.

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Kingston is located in southern Lander County, at the eastern foot of the Toiyabe Range. It may be your answer if you’re looking to savor some great scenery.

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November 2, 2019

September 3, 2019 at 8:00 am.
This tournament showcases upland bird hunting opportunities in one of the last true frontiers.
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September 8-14, 2019
20TH Anniversary!

THIS UNIQUE LANDER COUNTY event pits man and technology against the forces of air resistance and friction.
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