The City of Fallon has no shortage of things to do. From high-adrenaline racing to downtown shopping, it’s easy for anyone to have fun in Fallon.
Visit our City Recreation page for details on libraries, museums, and other recreational activities.
Shop and Eat Local
The City of Fallon encourages you to Live Local by shopping and dining at our fabulous local businesses. By keeping money in our community, consumers support the neighbors and children of Fallon directly.
“We have seen the effect of Live Local Fallon take hold and improve the lives of our residents one by one. Local business is the core of our community and we are proud to support the entrepreneurs of Fallon.” – Mayor Ken Tedford
Maine Street quaintly blends historic buildings, charming boutiques, and to-be-discovered culinary jewels. Park on the street and experience a pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined downtown corridor. Enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the City’s restaurants, welcoming watering holes or the Fallon Local Food Hub. Find a new look at one of the trendy clothing stores or salons.
Fallon Trap Club
The City of Fallon Trap Club, located at 2007 Airport Rd behind Rattlesnake Raceway, brings shooting enthusiasts from around the region monthly on the first and third Sunday, as well as the first Thursday, at 1 p.m. from April-October to shoot trap and skeet. Additional special events and times vary.
Rattlesnake Raceway is Northern Nevada’s International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) dirt track for racers of all skill levels. From Outlaw Karts to Dwarf Cars, this track has a schedule that will get any driver’s heart pumping.
Top Gun Raceway
The only quarter-mile NHRA sanctioned track in Northern Nevada is located 14 miles south of Fallon on Highway 95. The track is part of the NHRA Pacific 7 Division and hosts an annual Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Points race every June.
Come out for street car, door car, dragster and motorcycle racing in addition to the Junior Drag Racing League. Or bring out your ride every Friday night for $5 Test and Tunes. Drivers of all abilities can test vehicles and practice or test for NHRA licenses while spectators can watch for just $5.
Churchill County Fairgrounds
Churchill County Fairgrounds is home to a large arena, multiple smaller practice arenas, announcer and timer stands, all surrounded by covered grandstands that can seat 3,000 people. In addition to the event space, the fairgrounds houses 120 enclosed and covered livestock stalls, the Dry Gulch building, concession stands, two animal wash stations, stock pens, a camping area with enough room for 48 RV sites complete with water and electric hook-ups, an RV dump station and public showers.
Visit our event calendar to see what’s coming up at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
The Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge not only covers 80,000 acres of the Lahontan Valley with lush marsh and an abundance of wildlife, but the area is also named a globally important bird area by the American Bird Conservancy. This internationally significant stopover on the bird migration highway welcomes hundreds of thousands of shorebirds not normally found in the high-desert. Birders, wildlife enthusiasts, hunters and adventurers from across the nation travel to experience the year-round views that Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge has to offer.
Sand Mountain Recreation Area
Adventurers flock to 4,795 acres of sand dunes for off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding, sandboarding, and hiking. The Sand Mountain Recreation Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and requires a fee for entry. When not racing across the wide-open dunes, visitors can easily check out the nearby historic 1860 Pony Express station or learn about the plants and animals of the Great Basin at the Sand Springs Desert Study Area.
More than 8,000 years ago, Native Americans first visited Grimes Point, now one of Nevada’s finest National Recreation Trails. Visitors can view rock writings and petroglyphs on a self-guided tour.
Grimes Point Archaeological Area is just eleven miles east of Fallon and features a trail filled with intriguing rock writings and the art of ancient civilizations. Visitors can find details about the trail in a free brochure available at the site. The recently-upgraded areas includes a restroom, five sheltered picnic tables, an interpretive kiosk, new benches, a paved parking lot and road. It is also wheelchair user accessible.
The cave, previously closed for the scientific study of the 21,000-year exposed stratigraphy, is now open for Bureau of Land Management tours. Scientists also uncovered how people dwelled in the cave about 3,500 years ago. Today tours are conducted on the second and fourth Saturday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. at the Churchill County Museum.