Did you know that Fallon is one of the westernmost cities on the “Loneliest Road in America”, the stretch of Route 50 through Nevada famed for its remoteness?
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#1 Thing to do: Highway 50-95 Rock Shop
#2 Thing to do: Lattin Farms
#3 Thing to do: Grimes Spot
Fun Fact: Fallon is primarily an agricultural community and its principal crop is alfalfa.
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1. Nevada Maze: An English maze designer plans a new maze each year. The corn is grown to approximately 12 feet high and then cut down to match the design. People from neighboring towns to walk through the corn maze.
2. Churchill County Museum: This 10,000 square foot museum features many true to
life exhibits that depict the hardships settlers of this territory faced. A detailed exhibit of Hidden Cave, a local archeological site, is a part of the museum. Travel back in time on the first and third Saturdays between October and April to participate in a chore from the 1800's or earlier at the museum.
3. Depot Casino and Restaurant: Built in 1907 as a train depot this building now
houses over 230 slot machines, a bingo parlor where games are held Wednesday through Sunday, night club, and restaurant. Check out this spot for an evening of entertainment in Fallon.
4. Cantaloupe Festival: Fallon was once known as the Heart O'Gold Cantaloupe
capital. The cantaloupes are still grown in Fallon, but not to the extent that they were years ago. The Heart O'Gold Cantaloupe Festival is held on Labor Day weekend. This festival honors the sweet and juicy fruit with a farmers market, arts and crafts, different foods containing cantaloupe, country fair, rodeos, musical entertainment, and much more.
5. Walker Lake Recreation Area: Ten thousand years ago a major portion of western Nevada was covered by an inland sea and this is what remains. Spend an afternoon swimming, boating or fishing at Walker Lake, one of only two natural lakes in Nevada. Tables and grills are available along the sandy beach, a perfect place for a picnic.