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The Wild Wild West

An August 2004 trip to Genoa by SmilingOwl

Quote: Where to take three teenagers for vacation? The Wild Wild West was a hit! Ghost towns, glacier lakes, mining museums, mineral earth hot springs, snow capped mountains in summer, great cuisine and nightlife surrounding us! It was a great family vacation!

David Walley's Hot Springs & Spa

Hotel | "David Walley's Hot Springs Resort"

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Our 2BR condo unit was equipped with 2 private bedrooms, 3 TV's a full kitchen, a steam bath/shower/Jacuzzi combo for total relaxation as well as a dry sauna, washer and dryer and all the comforts of home in extreme luxury. The balcony overlooked the entire Carson Valley with the snow capped mountains as its backdrop. Deer were often seen grazing in great numbers right below our balcony. The night sky from our balcony reflecting shadows from the mountains behind us on the mountains before us had us spellbound. There's also a great gas grill on our balcony for family cookouts with ease. We relaxed in the 6 or 7 fresh mineral hot springs piped into Jacuzzis of varied temperatures in t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 4, 2004

David Walley's Hot Springs & Spa
2001 Foothill Road
Genoa, Nevada 89411
(775) 782-8155

Carson City Mint

Attraction

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My husband was thrilled to go to this museum as soon as he saw it as we passed by. I was less than amused. I'm not a coin collector as he is and just didn't think it would be that exciting. We went. He gloated as I enjoyed every minute of it! This is more than a museum about coins. Although the expected collections of coins and old tools and machines used to make the coins were displayed...it was more, much more than this! The 17-minute movie explains how many coins were engraved here, why they are so rare and the history of silver mining in general. This museum encompasses the entire process from mining the metals, carts and railways, the chemical process to separate the metals...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 4, 2004

Carson City Mint
395 across from State Building
Genoa, Nevada

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Zephyr Cove (near South Tahoe on Rte 50) is a great location to spend a day with the family. They have boat rentals, sea doo rentals, fishing trips, a great beach, outdoor beach bar with shaded areas to sit and enjoy a drink or snack, a nice restaurant and the highlight the Dixie 2...an old Dixie boat for sightseeing along Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed the sea doo rentals.. wave running across Lake Tahoe! This was the most exciting pleasure we experienced there and the girls loved it! We rented one runner for one hour $99 … not cheap, but well worth it! Memories of cruisin' at speeds above 55 miles per hour with the spray of glacier water spraying you as you glide across the water was a great treat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 4, 2004

Adventures at Zephyr Cove
Zephyr Cove on Route 50
Genoa, Nevada 89448
(775) 588-5664

Bodie State Historic Park-Gold Rush Ghost Town

Attraction | "Ghost Town...Bodie"

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This California State Historic Park of Bodie is appropriately off the beaten path, but take the trip! Your family will love it. The drive there is half the fun surrounded by mountains and views of valleys below. Your imagination runs right back to the late 1800's with miners and saloons ... it's said to be the largest and best preserved ghost town from the gold mining days gone by. The teenage boys stated this as being the best part of the weeklong vacation in the area. We also took them to Virginia City... where the old mining town is alive and open as if you're there… it was great (I loved the shopping) but Bodie with its eeriness and dilapidating buildings miles from nowhere with...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 4, 2004

Bodie State Historic Park-Gold Rush Ghost Town
Bodie Road
Bridgeport, California 93517
619-647-6445

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