Visit Elko

Visit Elko

Learn about other sights and experiences awaiting you in Elko, Nevada, home of the Western Folklife Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Visit Elko
  • The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in One Word

    How would you describe people migrating to the middle of nowhere in the middle of winter to hear cowboys spewing poetic? You get one word. Go!

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  • Elko! Your Adventure Starts Here!

    A 3-minute synopsis of everything we love about Elko. Did you catch the glimpse of our very own Wiegand Gallery among the shots of the Ruby Mountains, hot rods, quakies, strongmen, neon, and so much more? It’s true, every day in Elko will bring you something new.

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  • Towneplace Suites by Marriott

    Please support businesses that support the Western Folklife Center. Towneplace Suites is a proud sponsor of the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Call 775-738-9900 before Dec. 30 and mention Cowboy Poetry to book your discounted room.

  • Nevada Legacy

    John Wright, owner of J.M. Capriola Co., explains the importance of guarding tradition, building custom saddles, and why he chooses to call Elko, Nevada home. Learn more about J.M. Capriola Co. and the work that they do: