Carson City Day Trip

An excursion to historic Carson City, Nevada, includes a visit to the Nevada State Museum and a soak in historic Carson Hot Springs.  Note:  This event is dependent on the availability of pooled cars within our group.  All are welcome.


Carson City is the capital city of Nevada. To the east is the desert. To the west are the Sierra Nevada mountains. In its center is the 19th-century Nevada State Capitol Building.  It is midway between Reno and South Lake Tahoe (fly into Reno from Las Vegas). The Carson River flows from Douglas County through the southwestern edge of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is to the west. World class ski areas dot the area.



Excursion date:  Wednesday or Thursday – weather dependent – Scheduled activity

Depart: 10am Return: 4pm

Transportation: Pooled cars

Approximate cost for the day with pooled cars: $40 – $50 (includes museum, spa, pooled cars, lunch, misc. expenses)


Nevada State Museum

600 Carson St., Carson City

(775) 687-6953

Hours: 8:30-4:30

Cost: $8

Outstanding reconstruction of old mine to walk through. Walk through a recreated abandoned town and read the story of the American Indians in Nevada and the Chinese immigrant workers.

There were 600 boom/bust towns in Nevada. Three fourths of them don’t exist any more.


Carson Hot Springs (historic)

1500 Old Hot Springs Road, Carson City — 775-855-8844

Cost: Minimum $25/$20 senior (2 hours in pool)

Founded during the Gold Rush. Has large outdoor pool and indoor private pools for a maximum of 4 persons (no reservations taken). Onsite restaurant.  Since 1849 the Carson Hot Springs has provided water therapy and spa treatments using enriched water with over nine healthful minerals. The water flows out of the ground at 121 degrees and comes from depths of 35,000 feet below the earth’s surface.

Nine small private pools (“private tub rooms”) are available on a first come first serve basis.

Bring your own towel. You can rent them for $2, but they are not always available.  Bring bathing suit.  Lockers are provided. Bring your own lock or they can sell you one for $2.00


Disclaimer: Any information provided in this blog is subject to change, anytime, without notice


This posting was revised 3/3/22