North-central Nevada on the Humboldt River in the southeast corner of Humboldt County; 167 miles east of Reno, 267 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho, and 366 miles west of Salt Lake City.
5.4 square miles
Average temperature in January: High 42/Low 17
Began in 1850 as French Ford, a wagon crossing on the Humboldt River for miners and prospectors on their way to California and Oregon. In 1863, the town was named after the Paiute Chief Winnemucca.
By road: East-west Interstate 80; north-south U.S. Highway 95
1,150 hotel/motel rooms and 4 RV parks
14 restaurants/cafes, 2 Basque restaurants and 13 fast-food restaurants
5 major casinos with gaming tables; slot machines are located in various businesses throughout the city
Humboldt Museum, Buckaroo Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Museum, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Winnemucca Farms, Inc. and many historical buildings such as the Winnemucca Hotel, St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Humboldt County Courthouse, the Shone House, the Martin Hotel and the site of the Butch Cassidy bank robbery.
Outdoor recreation includes camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, rock and mineral collecting, horseback riding, mountain biking, visiting ghost towns and emigrant trails, hang gliding, golf, tennis, swimming, boating, soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball. Indoor recreation includes racquetball, bowling, swimming, volleyball, basketball, movie theater and fitness facilities.