Cowboys, ranching, mining — Elko is a physical
portal to these and many other grand traditions of the American West. It’s where groups
can walk through a 1920s-era saddle shop
or watch a silver-engraving demonstration.
Opened in Elko earlier this year, the Cowboy
Arts & Gear Museum o;ers a number of interactive activities like these, as well as leather-stamping and rawhide-braiding classes.
The best part about Elko is that many of
these unique attractions play a big role in
the meetings and events that come to Elko.
For example, the Western Folklife Center is
one of several venues that host the National
Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a six-day festival
of poetry and art inspired by life in the West,
Company, historic Sherman Station, and the
Northeastern Nevada Museum.
Elko Convention Center’s 11,000 square
feet of meeting space is suitable for groups
with up to 500 attendees, and the center’s
Laurena Moren Theatre can seat up to 913.
Next door, the Elko Conference Center has
19,000 square feet of multifunctional space
for conferences and meetings, plus a large
plaza that can be used for outdoor events. All
together, Elko’s facilities can host up to 1,500
attendees within one location. As for hotels,
Elko’s 2,700 hotel rooms include well-known
names like Hilton and Marriott.
For more information: Elko Convention &
Visitors Authority — Tom Lester, Convention
& Tourism Manager; (775) 738;4091; tom@
Renew their pioneer spirit in northeast Nevada
Wagon life At the California Trail Interpretive Center, groups can learn
more about Elko’s role in the California Trail, a 2,000-mile-long trek pioneers
made in the 19th century to reach California.