Gardnerville began as a way station along a busy wagon road filled with miners on their way to Bodie, California over 125 years ago.
German, Danish, Swiss, Chinese and British immigrants were prominent figures in the town’s growth and popularity. Then in 1898, the Spanish and French Basque shepherds immigrated into the area, tending some 13,000 sheep in Carson Valley, increased to 25,000 by 1925. Basque dining has continued to play a prominent role in Gardnerville.
Today, you can still see and feel Gardnerville’s cultural heritage.
Take a stroll along the Main Street Gardnerville and read the historic marker plaques posted on various buildings throughout the district for a sense of the historical flavor of the district. Visit our shops and enjoy a great meal. You’ll find it all on Main Street Gardnerville. (#GotItOnMainStreet)
You will notice the presence of our Basque and western history in all the new shops, businesses and buildings in our Main Street district. (#MainStreetProud) Our town takes pride in how we appear to visitors and want to invite you in to be a part of it all.
Annual fundraisers to help raise funds for revitalization projects include such annual events as Third Thursday Wine Walks (#TTWW), Freedom 5K Fun Run (#NVFreedom5k), Main Street Fall Fest (#MSFF) and the Coffin Races (#CoffinRacesNV). Our Heritage Park Gardens (#HPGNV) a community garden that offer learning programs for those wanting to learn more about gardening and offer rental plots if you want to grow your own vegetables. (#MainStreetGardnerville)
Gardnerville may have begun as a way station along a busy wagon road, but we are striving to make Main Street Gardnerville a destination! We know the future of Gardnerville is bright and will provide a friendly town that weary travelers will look forward to exploring. From our trail heads to our downtown, from the country roads to the foothills, we know Gardnerville will leave everyone wanting more.
Main Street Gardnerville invites you to come again and enjoy the old with the new!
Main Street Gardnerville1407 Hwy 395 N
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
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