If you just LOVE history and getting out into nature, then Mormon Station State Historic Park should be on your list!
Here's a fun fact. Did you know that Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement? That's a pretty big deal!
Located in the quaint town of Genoa, Mormon Station is not just a park where you can enjoy the beautiful Nevada sun, tuck into a homemade picnic and watch for the wildlife. Nope!
It's here you can really immerse yourself into 19th century life. Featured at the park is a replica of the original trading post built in 1851. It came to life as a way to provide much needed supplies to weary travelers who were crossing the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The original post burned down in 1910, but today the replica gives you a chance to experience it once more.
Also at the post is a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Kids can see these fascinating artifacts and really imagine what life would have been like at that time. Certainly a lot different to today, we're sure!
As well as the historic sites at the park, you can also enjoy popular events that are held across the year, including Candy Dance and the Cowboy Festival. Sounds brilliant!
So why not delve into life in the past, and enjoy a fun park day out at the same time. It makes for a fascinating day out!
Park is free to enter. Museum is $3
Park is free to enter. Kids under 12 years enjoy free admission to the museum
Visit the historic stockade and wagon shed for free!
Enjoy a picnic! Picnic tables and grills are provided under large shade trees.
Healthy Eating Make sure you take plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated!
Mormon Station is located in the small town of Genoa, 12 miles south of Carson City via U.S. 395 and State Route 206.
Information about program scheduling may be obtained from either park staff or kiosks. Upon request, special presentations can be arranged for groups.
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Park is always open. Museum opens 10am - 4pm May - Sept, then 11am - 3pm October - April
Park is always open. Museum is closed Tues & Wed from October to April.
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