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Fred Horlacher Bus Trip: A Nevada Adventure

May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 am - May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm


A chartered bus will take passengers on this Fred Horlacher tour through Nevada with an overnight in Eureka. Orientation prior to the trip will be held at the museum on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The bus leaves promptly at 6 a.m. Friday, May 19 and will return around 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Horlacher is a retired Nevada history teacher whose career is filled with accolades including the prestigious Milliken Outstanding Teacher Award and both Washoe County’s and Nevada’s Teacher of the Year Awards. His vivid storytelling brings history alive for people of all ages and his bus tours provide a unique experience for history lovers.

Itinerary Includes:

  • Grimes Point
  • Huckabe Salt Works
  • Sand Mountain
  • Frenchman’s Flat
  • Fairview Earthquake Fault
  • Middlegate
  • Ichthyosaur State Park
  • Berlin
  • Grantsville
  • Ellsworth
  • Ione
  • Hickison Summit Petroglyphs
  • Tour of Austin
  • Tour of Eureka
  • Stores and Stations of the Pony Express
  • Nevada State Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest
  • And more along the way!

Tickets include a shared double queen room at the Gold Country Inn in Eureka, water and snacks, and a continental breakfast Saturday. Bring a bag lunch for Friday. Passengers are responsible for their dinner Friday and lunch Saturday at restaurants in Eureka.

Tickets cost $250 for members, or $275 for non-members. This event is a fundraiser for the Sparks Museum, and your ticket purchase helps the museum continue its mission to protect the cultural heritage of Sparks.

Seating is limited, so register early. Call 775-355-1144 or email kelly@sparksmuseum.org to reserve your tickets.


May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 am
May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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Sparks Museum & Cultural Center
814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Kelly Reis