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From family fun, to great laughs and good times. Here is our list of memory makers in the Alder Gulch area. Click on the titles below to reveal more information.  Check out the Virginia City Calendar of Events for special events happening this summer.


  • Alder Gulch Accomodations

    Alder Gulch Historic Hotels, Cabins and Vacation Rentals

    Alder Gulch Accomodations are available from from Mid-May to Mid-September. The Fairweather Inn in Virginia City is furnished with antiques. In Nevada City you can stay in a historic hotel or cabins. To make reservations visit http://www.aldergulchaccommodations.com

  • Alder Gulch Train Rides

    The Alder Gulch Shortline train runs between Virginia City and Nevada City daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Learn More...

  • Bale of Hay Saloon

    Enjoy some of Montana's best microbrews at the Bale of Hay Saloon. For more information visit http://baleofhaysaloon.com/.

  • Brewery Follies

    The Brewery Follies offers live adult comedy in a historic old brewery setting. This popular attraction is by reservation only. Visit http://www.breweryfollies.net/ to make a reservation.

  • Fire Truck Tours

    Enjoy a 35 minute tour of Virginia City's vibrant past in a historic firetruck. Learn more...

  • Gold Panning

    Pan for Gold, at River of Gold, located on Highway 287 between Virginia City and Nevada City. See the outdoor exhibits of mining equipment highlighting the Mount Vernon dredge. Find unique gifts, rocks and panning supplies. Call 406-843-5247 for details.

  • Nevada City Museum & Music Hall

    Relive the 1860s by walking through the Nevada City museum. Learn more...

  • Wells Fargo Restaurant

    The grand Wells Fargo building has been a restaurant since Charlie Bovey resurrected it in the fifties. With its tall tin ceilings, a grand horseshoe bar, ballroom-sized dining room, and historic Virginia City setting. Visit www.gravelbarmt.com for more information.

  • Virginia City Players

    Founded in 1948, the Virginia City Players Theatre Company performs authentic 19th century melodramas and a varied, vigorous vagary of vivacious vaudeville variety acts in the Virginia City Opera House. The Opera House itself was originally called the Old Stone Barn Theatre, since it was converted from a livery stable into a reproduction of a 19th century theatre! Reservations are required. Visit http://www.virginiacityplayers.com to make a reservation.

  • Alder Gulch Summit Tours

    Join us for guided audio tours aboard our massive M923 six-wheel-drive truck as we depart beautiful Nevada City, MT and drive you seven miles along the most concentrated gold strike in US history! Along the way you will get to see the wild country of Montana and learn of the backbreaking effort required to break the land and acquire its resources. Sit back and let the six massive tires grind you to the top as we entertain you with stories of gold and the Wild West as you feast your eyes of the legacy of 150 years of Montana’s mining history. The trail climbs more than 3000 feet along its seven mile meander through the gold fields, stopping at the sheer rock face of Mt. Baldy at an elevation of over 8000 feet. Visit www.nelsonoffroad.com For more information.


Train Departure Times
Note: Train does not run
in severe rain or snow

CLOSED FOR SEASON
Virginia City Nevada City
10:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am 11:30 am
12:00 pm 12:30 pm
1:00 pm 1:30 pm
2:00 pm 2:30 pm
3:00 pm 3:30 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm
5:00 pm (One way trip)
Open from Memorial Day weekend
thru Labor Day weekend.

Nevada City Museum
& Music Hall
Open daily from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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