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11 Unique Things to Do in Fallon Nevada

Visiting Northern Nevada? Don’t miss these things to do Fallon Nevada.

We just got back from a fun weekend in Fallon, which is a small town an hour east of Reno, Nevada. It’s a place we usually would have driven right through, but as you know, we’re all about finding hidden gems and great local spots. We were excited when Visit Fallon invited us out for a weekend adventure. Sand dunes, whiskey tasting, caves, and great company are hard to beat!

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Last Updated: March 14, 2024

11 Unique Things to Do in Fallon NV

1. Grimes Point

This archaeological site is only a short hike away, and it offers a panoramic view of the valley and many Native American petroglyphs.

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Grimes Point Fallon NV USA - This archaeological site is only a short hike away to a panoramic view of the valley //
Grimes Point Fallon NV USA - This archaeological site is only a short hike away to a panoramic view of the valley //

2. Hidden Cave

Hidden Cave is right down the street from Grimes Point. This unique cave shows an archeological dig frozen in time. The BLM gives free public tours of the cave on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Find out more info here.

Hidden Cave Fallon Nevada - This is a unique cave because it shows an archeological dig frozen in time //

3. Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain is the perfect destination for ATVing, stargazing, or camping. You can even hike up the dunes, but watch out for ATVers because they reign here.

Local Tip: You can go camping here too!

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4. Lake Lahontan

Lake Lahontan is typically overlooked because Lake Tahoe is nearby, but it offers an excellent getaway for boating, waterskiing, and fishing without the crowds. The water is much warmer, and there are 69 miles of shoreline. It also has an interesting history and used to be part of a prehistoric lake that covered most of northern Nevada. In recent years, it has fluctuated from being nearly dry to overflowing.

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5. Frey Ranch Whiskey Tasting

This is arguably the nation’s only Estate Distillery, meaning every process is done in house! It’s run by a fifth generation Nevada farmer, and they currently have a killer gin and vodka. We even got to preview their upcoming whiskey, which was also delicious.

They are open to the public for tastings and tours every Saturday from noon to 4PM.

6. Cantaloupe Farm Tour at Lattin Farms

Lattin Farms is known for its cantaloupes, but you can also learn about the fertile Northern Nevada high desert. It’s also one of few places in Nevada where you can pick your own produce.

7. Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge

Stillwater Wildlife Refuge is listed as a globally important bird area, with more than 280 species of bird sighted here. You’ll also find coyotes, short-tailed weasels, antelope, rabbits, deer, and more. Walk the trails, observe the wildlife, and enjoy this vast refuge.


8. Oats park Arts Center

Enjoy exhibits by regional artists or catch one of the intimate concerts held at this performing and visual arts venue in the 1914 Oats Park School. Frederick DeLongchamps, a prominent Reno architect, designed the art center.

9. Churchill County Museum

The Churchill County Museum has been named the Best Little Museum on the Loneliest Road in America. It houses artifacts found in the surrounding area and holds a wealth of knowledge about the Western settlers, Native American history, and geological information.

10. Alkaline Salt Flats

When dry, the alkaline salt flats on Highway 50 become the perfect playground for UTVs. It’s also a popular place for people to bring and place dark rocks to write out names or make art.

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11. Loneliest Road in America

US Route 50 runs over 3000 miles from east to west coast, but the Nevada portion of the route is called “The Loneliest Road in America.” Near Sand Mountain, you’ll feel completely alone with Alkaline Salt Flats on each side and mountains in the distance.

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