"Back to the Old West" Virginia City by Hermanater

Virginia City Travel Guide: 78 reviews and 233 photos

Old buildings

The main street was a collection of old buildings. Some were unique but others used anything angle at all to try and draw customers such as "featuring an old staircase".

When driving around we noticed the backside of the buildings. Most look like they should be condemned. Once these buildings start to fall, I think Virginia City will fade away......

Junk For Sale

Some of the stores had junk. Yes, just junk for sale. Example. one store was offering "dessert treasures" for sale. Old rusted railway spikes and rusted tin cans.......yoo hoo, I will take a dozen of each......

Empty Buildings

A couple "Saloons" had a bar and a table but nothing else, not even anything on the walls.......

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice to walk around
  • Cons:too much junk for sale and feeble attempts at being"historic"
  • In a nutshell:Was a nice visit.
  • Last visit to Virginia City: Oct 2008
  • Intro Written Oct 6, 2008
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    Jan 9, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    We went to Virginia City 42 years ago and stayed in a rickety old hotel for one night. The town was nearly deserted, more like a ghost town. But I do remember a pickup truck with the slogan: "We buy junk. We sell antiques."


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