Calendar

Sep
15
Fri
Silver State Classic Challenge
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day

Don’t miss the excitement that you can only find at the Silver State Classic Challenge. Can anything beat the thrill of roaring engines as they squeel their way down the final stretch toward victory? I don’t think so. So be be there cheering them on with all your friends.

Sep
21
Thu
Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival @ Great Basin National Park
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Great Basin National Park has some of the best air quality in the nation which translates to clear daytime skies, and incredibly dark night skies. Join park rangers and experience out of this world family fun, excitement, and learn about day and nighttime astronomy.There will be many telescopes of different makes, shapes, and sizes for you and your family to look at the sun, stars, planets and other deep sky objects including nebulae and galaxies.

Oct
7
Sat
Haunted Ghost Train @ Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Oct 7 all-day

It happens each October in this remote mountain town of Ely Nevada. The days grow shorter and the nights take on a definite chill. They say the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes “alive” in a whole different way. Some say that there seems to be legions of demons, ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on those special October nights. It has become our job to predict exactly when there might be good sightings of all the mysterious happenings around Ely. The schedule below has been carefully researched to provide the very best viewing of UFOs, Headless Horsemen, Hitchhiking Ghosts, Haunted Tunnels, Creepy Campfires, and Ghastly Ghost towns right alongside Nevada Northern Railway’s mainline up to the old Ruth Mine. We dare to send a trainload of brave souls out on several weekend nights in October to witness it for themselves. You may be asking exactly how all of these eerie and mysterious scenes occur right alongside the mainline. You might also ask why almost 100 volunteers from the communities surrounding Ely disappear around the same time as the train trip. You might also ask why many of the ghosts and goblins possessing the rail line look amazingly like those local citizens. Could there be a coincidence? You can decide for yourself. We can’t give away the ghosts’ and demons’ secrets. All we can say is that however it is done, here’s a special thanks to the great, heartfelt community support that this event enjoys each year. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labors as much as the community enjoys putting it on. So, are you brave enough to get on the Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely this year? Reservations are highly recommended. These trains almost always “sell out”, so to speak. Who wants to be left behind at the depot on a night like this?
Location: Nevada Northern Railway

Oct
14
Sat
Haunted Ghost Train @ Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Oct 14 all-day

It happens each October in this remote mountain town of Ely Nevada. The days grow shorter and the nights take on a definite chill. They say the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes “alive” in a whole different way. Some say that there seems to be legions of demons, ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on those special October nights. It has become our job to predict exactly when there might be good sightings of all the mysterious happenings around Ely. The schedule below has been carefully researched to provide the very best viewing of UFOs, Headless Horsemen, Hitchhiking Ghosts, Haunted Tunnels, Creepy Campfires, and Ghastly Ghost towns right alongside Nevada Northern Railway’s mainline up to the old Ruth Mine. We dare to send a trainload of brave souls out on several weekend nights in October to witness it for themselves. You may be asking exactly how all of these eerie and mysterious scenes occur right alongside the mainline. You might also ask why almost 100 volunteers from the communities surrounding Ely disappear around the same time as the train trip. You might also ask why many of the ghosts and goblins possessing the rail line look amazingly like those local citizens. Could there be a coincidence? You can decide for yourself. We can’t give away the ghosts’ and demons’ secrets. All we can say is that however it is done, here’s a special thanks to the great, heartfelt community support that this event enjoys each year. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labors as much as the community enjoys putting it on. So, are you brave enough to get on the Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely this year? Reservations are highly recommended. These trains almost always “sell out”, so to speak. Who wants to be left behind at the depot on a night like this?
Location: Nevada Northern Railway

Oct
21
Sat
Haunted Ghost Train @ Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Oct 21 all-day

It happens each October in this remote mountain town of Ely Nevada. The days grow shorter and the nights take on a definite chill. They say the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes “alive” in a whole different way. Some say that there seems to be legions of demons, ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on those special October nights. It has become our job to predict exactly when there might be good sightings of all the mysterious happenings around Ely. The schedule below has been carefully researched to provide the very best viewing of UFOs, Headless Horsemen, Hitchhiking Ghosts, Haunted Tunnels, Creepy Campfires, and Ghastly Ghost towns right alongside Nevada Northern Railway’s mainline up to the old Ruth Mine. We dare to send a trainload of brave souls out on several weekend nights in October to witness it for themselves. You may be asking exactly how all of these eerie and mysterious scenes occur right alongside the mainline. You might also ask why almost 100 volunteers from the communities surrounding Ely disappear around the same time as the train trip. You might also ask why many of the ghosts and goblins possessing the rail line look amazingly like those local citizens. Could there be a coincidence? You can decide for yourself. We can’t give away the ghosts’ and demons’ secrets. All we can say is that however it is done, here’s a special thanks to the great, heartfelt community support that this event enjoys each year. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labors as much as the community enjoys putting it on. So, are you brave enough to get on the Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely this year? Reservations are highly recommended. These trains almost always “sell out”, so to speak. Who wants to be left behind at the depot on a night like this?
Location: Nevada Northern Railway

Oct
28
Sat
Haunted Ghost Train @ Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Oct 28 all-day

It happens each October in this remote mountain town of Ely Nevada. The days grow shorter and the nights take on a definite chill. They say the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes “alive” in a whole different way. Some say that there seems to be legions of demons, ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on those special October nights. It has become our job to predict exactly when there might be good sightings of all the mysterious happenings around Ely. The schedule below has been carefully researched to provide the very best viewing of UFOs, Headless Horsemen, Hitchhiking Ghosts, Haunted Tunnels, Creepy Campfires, and Ghastly Ghost towns right alongside Nevada Northern Railway’s mainline up to the old Ruth Mine. We dare to send a trainload of brave souls out on several weekend nights in October to witness it for themselves. You may be asking exactly how all of these eerie and mysterious scenes occur right alongside the mainline. You might also ask why almost 100 volunteers from the communities surrounding Ely disappear around the same time as the train trip. You might also ask why many of the ghosts and goblins possessing the rail line look amazingly like those local citizens. Could there be a coincidence? You can decide for yourself. We can’t give away the ghosts’ and demons’ secrets. All we can say is that however it is done, here’s a special thanks to the great, heartfelt community support that this event enjoys each year. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labors as much as the community enjoys putting it on. So, are you brave enough to get on the Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely this year? Reservations are highly recommended. These trains almost always “sell out”, so to speak. Who wants to be left behind at the depot on a night like this?
Location: Nevada Northern Railway

Nov
18
Sat
Polar Express Begins @ Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Nov 18 @ 10:17 pm – 11:17 pm

Experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic children’s book The Polar Express come to life on the rails of the Nevada Northern Railway . The journey takes you from Ely, Nevada on a special trip right to the North Pole. Santa’s Elves are honored that Nevada Northern Railway’s Polar Express train has been voted as the “Best Special Event in Rural Nevada” by readers of Nevada Magazine. Each passenger to the North Pole will be served hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the beloved story of the Polar Express and music from the Polar Express soundtrack. Many of Santa’s helpers will be on-board helping you enjoy the trip. Everyone will experience that magic moment when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus himself is waiting! Santa will board The Polar Express and personally present each child their own special gift. Based on the popular children’s book The Polar Express, this is a story of a young boy and his sister who learn from their friends that there is no Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, however, the boy hears a distant whistle and sees a locomotive pull into his front yard. He boards it and is on a journey northward; the destination is the North Pole. After he and the other children disembark, they learn that it is nearly time for Santa to begin his annual Christmas Eve journey. However, he will select one of them to receive the first gift of Christmas, which can be anything that they wish. The young boy is selected, and, after much thought, he chooses a bell from the harness of Santa’s reindeer. When he begins his trip to his home, the boy discovers that he had a hole in his pocket and he lost the bell. The next morning, though, he receives an extra present: the bell with a note from Santa. His parents are disappointed because they do not hear the sweet jingle from it, and they think that it is broken. However, the boy and his sister DO hear the clear, sweet sound because of their faith. Many years later, the sister could no longer hear the jingle, but the boy always could. He always believed in the spirit of Christmas.
Location: Nevada Northern Railway

Nov
24
Fri
Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas & Festival of Trees
Nov 24 – Dec 2 all-day

Experience the full spirit of the Christmas Season with the many activities you’ll find in Ely.

Nov
25
Sat
Holiday Fashion Show
Nov 25 @ 10:20 pm – 11:20 pm

Experience the full spirit of the Christmas Season with the many activities you’ll find in Ely.

Dec
1
Fri
Festival of Trees Auction
Dec 1 @ 10:20 pm – 11:20 pm

Experience the full spirit of the Christmas Season with the many activities you’ll find in Ely.