Monday, December 12, 2016

Feel the True Spirit of the Season at Austin's Live Nativity

Austin's Live Nativity remains a seasonal favorite each and every year. The festivities take place on Tuesday, December 13, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Always a popular community event, it features local volunteer actors, live animals, and beautiful singing. Afterward, attendees can enjoy  cookies, hot chocolate, and a turkey giveaway raffle. Make sure to attend this very special event and get in the holiday spirit!

More information can be found on the Facebook link: or or call the Austin Chamber at 775-964-2200.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Austin has Plenty of Rooms for Travelers

Need a place to stay while traveling Highway 50, "America's Loneliest Road"? Austin features a variety of B&B’s, motels, and RV Parks. Whatever your accommodation needs might be, make sure to check out the town of Austin and nearby Kington. A complete listing can be found on the Austin Chamber website at:, or call the Chamber at 775-964-2200.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The 25th Annual OATBRAN Bikers Are on Their Way!

From Sunday, September 25th, to Saturday, October 1, the 2016 Annual OATBRAN (One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada) is treking down Highway 50 and stopping in Austin. This annual Epic Journey across the Silver State is not just a bike tour but a more like a personalized bicycling vacation tour offered to bicycling enthusiasts from all over the World. This year marks the 25th annual ride and is the Silver Celebration of Biking Across the Silver State!

In 1862, a Pony Express rider kicked over a rock and uncovered a rich silver vein. Within two years, nearly 10,000 people flocked to Austin, which produced over $50 million in silver. Some of the oldest buildings in the state are still standing, like the Stokes Castle, the International Hotel, and the Gridley Store. The town of Austin welcomes the OATBRAN bikers! 

For more information, visit, or call the chamber at 775-964-2200.

Friday, September 2, 2016

We're Getting “Stoked” for Austin's Annual Prospectors Dream Wine Walk on September 10th!

We're getting excited to once again host our annual "Prospectors Dream Wine Walk" on September 10th. This is truly a unique experience where wine lovers can enjoy both a sip of wine and a taste of the town. The walk begins at 2:00 PM at the Austin Museum and continues to several locations along the historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 pm to take them to Stokes Castle for a sunset dinner. Following dinner, there’ll be a toast with special souvenir wine glasses, then the ride back to town. Advance tickets are $25, and day of the event tickets are $30. It’s time to take a taste of Austin! Sponsored by The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit, or call the chamber at 775-964-2200.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Soar into the Annual Austin Fly-In this Weekend!

The Austin Fly-In, sponsored by the Austin Lions Club is this weekend, and will feature pilots from over five states. The event features a BBQ dinner served around noon, followed by flour bomb drops, touch-downs, and other airplane games. This is always a great event and it kicks off at 10:am, Saturday, August 20th, at the Austin Airport and continues most all day. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome! To view a video of this event, visit the Austin YouTube Channel. For more information, visit call The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Save the Date: Kingston Days, August 6th

The town of Kingston comes alive during “Kingston Days!” Kingston is located in southern Lander County, at the eastern foot of the Toiyabe Range, about 20 miles from Austin. It may be your answer if you’re looking to savor some great scenery, history, and a very special annual event. Kingston Canyon is an excellent gateway to the Toiyabe Crest Trail and Arc Dome Wilderness located in the Toiyabe Mountains. Kingston is home to just over one-hundred residents, and they invite you to join them in this annual celebration of “Everything Kingston!” For more information, call The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200 or visit

Monday, June 13, 2016

In 1992, the Austin Historical Society created the Austin Historical Museum inside the Gridley Store in Austin, Nevada. In 2005, the Austin Historical Society purchased the old U.S. Forest Service building at 180 Main Street and has since moved the museum there.

Tourists from all over the world including Denmark, Italy, France, Germany and Canada come to the Austin Historical Museum. The Austin Historical Museum's permanent displays consist of artifacts from mining, ranching, the railroad, Native Americans and the old school as well as a printing press, artifacts/information on the USS Lander, old journals and books. All of these displays have either been loaned or donated by citizens around Austin, Nevada.

The Austin Historical Museum never really closes. If there is a group or individuals who are coming through, we will open the museum at a moment's notice for them. Learn more about Austin Historical Museum at

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pristine Views of the Toiyabe Mountain Range

Now is the perfect time of year for a trip down Highway 50 to experience the awesome winter beauty of Nevada. Travelers are treated to breathtaking scenery as they approach the Shoshone Mountain Range, heading east towards Austin and the middle of the silver state. Ascending Ione Summit, a mountain pass across the Shoshone Range, the Reese River Valley and snow-covered Toiyabe Range come into view. This panorama is truly epic!

From Ione Summit the highway drops into the expansive Reese River Valley. This section of Highway 50 is really special. The Shoshone Mountains rise steeply at the western edge of the valley, the Toiyabe Mountains tower across the eastern edge, and the Reese River runs through the middle of the valley.

Of course you’ll want to spend some time in historic Austin, grab a bite to eat, and maybe spend a night or two. Views from nearby Stokes Castle are excellent, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has an ample supply of maps and brochures for everything to see and do around Austin. For more information, visit