Nevada’s premiere motorsports complex. We are located just a short drive from Reno, Nevada and have hosted some of Northern Nevada’s most prestigious national and local racing events. From The National Sprint Car Racing Series, Midget Racing, Go-Kart racing to Off-road competitions, we offer it all. Check the event calendar for upcoming events and make it a family outing to experience the thrill of the race!
Yerington Theatre for the ARTS at The Jeanne Dini Cultural Center
YTA at The Jeanne Dini Center was opened to the public in January 1998 and is home to an eclectic mix of performing, literary, and visual arts. Today, the landmark schoolhouse turned performing arts center is Yerington Theatre for the ARTS in the Jeanne Dini Center, located in the heart of Yerington, Nevada – and is the pride of our community. The Center hosts an intimate theater, meeting and classroom space, and two exhibition galleries. We present an exciting lineup of performances, gallery exhibitions, and special events. We bring arts of distinction from around the world and around the corner to Nevada. YTA in The Jeanne Dini Center is also home to local artists; Mason Valley Wind Spirit Dancers , Danza Azteca, Dini Center Artists, and Shutterbugs Photography Club.
The creation of a museum in Yerington was envisioned during the local celebration of the United States Bicentennial in 1976. In 1978 the Lyon County Museum Society purchased the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Yerington’s Main Street. This building had been a Community Church in the town of Mason since 1911 and had been moved to Yerington in 1930.
More space was soon needed for exhibits, and in 1980 the Annex was added thanks to a grant from the Max Fleischmann foundation. Over the years, new exhibit buildings were moved to the Museum grounds and refurbished, including three one-room school houses, a general store, a blacksmith shop, and an historic gas station. In 2002, a new building devoted to exhibits on mining, railroad transportation, and local historical persons was constructed with a grant from the E.L.Wiegand Foundation. In addition, many outdoor exhibits have been added to the Museum collection over the years. The Lyon County Museum is not supported by Lyon County taxpayers and receives its funding from memberships, donations, memorials, and, most recently, profits from the Lyon County Museum Thriftstore . The Museum is operated entirely by volunteers, including a fifteen member Board of Directors, Museum tour guides, and Thrift Store workers. For more information about the Lyon County Museum, please contact us at 775-463-6576 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Samuel Buckland moved west from Kirkersville, OH in 1850 with the California Gold Rush. In 1859, he purchased land near the Carson River in an area called Pleasant Grove. Soon, his ranch became a stop for the Overland Stage, and in 1860, he had developed a contract with Russell, Majors and Waddell to become a Pony Express stop. Also in 1860, he married Eliza Prentis. Together, they had eight children; only three of which survived into adulthood.
Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort . Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers, it was abandoned nine years later. Today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fort’s history. The Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph once passed through this area. Nearby is Buckland Station, a Pony Express stop, supply center, and former hotel built in 1870. Facilities at Fort Churchill State Historic Park include trails, a campground, picnic area, group-use area and access to the Carson River. Visitors can enjoy hiking, historic and environmental education, camping, picnicking, photography and canoeing. The park is located eight miles south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95, and one mile on Fort Churchill Road.