My most favorite Childhood road trip was to Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City and Virginia City Nevada. Loved every minute in Virginia City where one historical attraction was visiting the Comstock Lode (Gold mining).
Chollar Mine Tours - The current tour at the Chollar Mine is a guided tour that lasts a half an hour. Visitors walk with the guide approximately 400 horizontal feet into the main haulage tunnel. The guide explains the difficult conditions for men underground, how the ore body was formed, and the technological advances necessary to mine.
Virginia City NV 10-6-12 a steep spiraling road leads to the high reaches of this town made famous by the TV show Bonanza. The streets were packed with people attending the Outhouse Derby when we were there!
America's Coolest Desert Towns: Virginia City, Nevada listed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to its wooden boardwalks, dusty graveyards, classic saloons, and buildings like Piper’s Opera House. Or time your trip to fall and catch the kooky camel and ostrich races.