United States Nevada Nevada


A small Nevada city known for historic railways, located near Great Basin National Park, and rich in mining history.

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Ely is a charming town located along the Loneliest Road in America, and is a popular destination for travelers looking to explore the region's unique history and natural beauty. The town is home to a variety of attractions, including the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, where visitors can take a historic train ride through the scenic countryside. The town's historic downtown area is also worth exploring, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and museums. Ely is also a great jumping off point for the Great Basin National Park offering hiking, camping, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Visitors can also explore the area's mining history at sites like the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park and the Hotel Nevada Gambling Hall.

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Ely Guides

  • Socially Distant Weekend Getaways In The US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    In case you want to get away, from bustling airports and cities, from whatever stress is happening in your day-to-day, we have the spot for you. These are some of our favorite remote destinations across the country that are perfect for some r&r, adventure, and socially distanced fun. Whether you seek to spend your days adventuring new terrain, cozy inside a cabin by a lakeside or experiencing off-the-beaten-path culture along the beach, these destinations have something for everyone.
  • The Loneliest Road in America

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    If you are a fan of long and serene drives, then the Nevada portion of Route 50 is the perfect destination. Known as the "Loneliest Road in America," this 287-mile stretch of road offers a unique and unforgettable road trip experience. The road may be long and barren, but it boasts some stunning natural beauty and historic landmarks, including ghost towns and mining communities that are frozen in time. Be cautious while embarking on this journey and ensure to fill the tank at every gas station along the way, as you never know when the next one will appear. Welcome to the Loneliest Road in America!
  • Most Charming Towns in America

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Planning to hit the road this summer? Check out these charming towns across America gushing with personality and history.

Ely Articles

  • America’s Next National Park? Top Contenders for 2023

    In 2019, White Sands National Park became America’s 62nd national park. Two years later, New River Gorge National Park became the nation’s 63rd. Now we’re all wondering: which park will take the title next? Lucky for us, the top contenders for America’s next national park include scenic national forests, ancient cultural sites, lazy rivers, and […]