A Nevada Treasure

The Eureka Courthouse is one of the town’s many beautiful historic buildings. Completed in 1880, the brick two-story structure stands over fifty feet high, and interior details include a Spanish cedar balustrade and gilded accents throughout. A second-floor courtroom is recognized as the best preserved in Nevada. The building is one of two nineteenth-century Nevada courthouses still in use today.

A Nevada Icon

The elegance of the Opera House was very much appreciated in the rough and tumble mining town of Eureka. In the 1880s, theater performances, masquerade balls, dances, operas, concerts, and other social events were held in this building. With the introduction of movies in 1915, the Opera House was renamed the Eureka Theater. The last movies were shown at the Opera House in the late 1950s. The Eureka Opera House has been fully restored to reflect its past grandeur.

A Nevada Landmark

The Eureka Sentinel Museum is housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building. This structure was used as the Newspaper Office and residence from 1879 until 1960. The ground floor of the building was made into a county historical museum in 1982, and it interprets the history of Eureka in colorful detail. On the ground floor you will find a complete press room from the 1800’s complete with posters that were printed by the Eureka Sentinel and then plastered on the press room walls.

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Welcome to Eureka, Nevada

Priding itself as being “The Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road,” is the modest, yet charming town of Eureka. The area is perceived by many as one the American West’s best-preserved mining communities. The town was settled in 1864 by silver prospectors who discovered rock containing a silver-lead ore on nearby Prospect Peak. Eureka began to preserve its history with the restoration of the Eureka Opera House and then the County Courhouse. These two projects and the  expansion of the Eureka Sentinel Museum have helped to make Eureka what it is today. If you’re looking for a great old west mining town rich in history, and some very special events,
you’ve found it!

Eureka Sentinel Museum

The Eureka Sentinel Museum, located in the old 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building, is a treasure trove of old west mining history.

Special Events

Car shows, balloon festivals, arts and music—Eureka hosts a wide range of special events throughout the year. Check our calendar often!

Getting Here

You’ll experience colorful old west history as you travel America’s “Loneliest Road,” a historic route along the famous Pony Express Trail, to Eureka.

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