winnemucca, nv


More than meets the eye... Over a century ago, the town of Winnemucca was little more than a stopover point for weary travelers. With the Humboldt River twisting about, it offered water and supplies to the thousands who would wend their way through the treacherous routes of the Great Basin.

Today, this high-desert hub still offers those same amenities. But with 24-hour gaming, a multitude of recreational opportunities, a rich and still-enduring history, and agricultural, mining and other industrial centers, Winnemucca is no longer simply a stopover point. No, truly in Winnemucca—there’s more than meets the eye.

  • Winnemucca continues to be a gateway of sorts to the Great Basin, with Idaho and Oregon to the north, Salt Lake City to the east and Reno and the Bay Area to the southwest. Located at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 95, Winnemucca is the seat of Humboldt County and half of the county’s 18,000 residents live within the city’s limits.
  • Winnemucca has five major casinos with exciting 24-hour gaming action, including slots, table games, live keno and sportsbooks. Over 1,150 rooms can accommodate any kind of traveler, and a full menu of restaurants can appease any appetite, including three that serve up traditional Basque fare.

The Pig BBQ & Pub

 The Pig, Winnemucca, NV. I was very impressed with this little eatery. I had the pulled pork sandwich with the spicy honey sauce for about 9 dollars. It came with pig tails (curly fries) and the flavor was fantastic, if your passing through that part of the world its worth the stop!
Sauces galore fill the table, pick your favorite, hot, spicy, sweet, tart, mix 'em up. Pulled pork and ribs are slow roasted, so tender. Fries and potatoes are home made. Tried both home preserved peach and apple cobbler, a drizzle of chocolate/caramel sauce on top served in a ramekin. So delicious!

1100 W Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445