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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“Truly the gem of the Rubies, Lamoille Canyon is a must-see for anyone staying in the area. Take an expedition up the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway - a two-lane, 12 mile drive - to experience wildflowers, spectacular colors, and glaciated peaks. There are countless hiking trails, or creeks and alpine lakes for fishing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
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“Family style Basque restaurant...steaks are incredible and the portions huge. Have to try the Picon Punch....but make sure you taxi home..”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a surprisingly awesome place, with local stuff ranging from mastodon bones to Shoshone artwork to Basque shepherding gear to mining and cowboy equipment. Some of it's kitschy, some of it's cool, all of it is a great window into Elko County's past. There's a whole wing of taxidermy, too, that doesn't have much to do with Elko County history but is still interesting to see. The traveling exhibits can be pretty amazing, too... for example, the museum recently hosted a collection of artwork by beloved Western author Will James. Wonderful stuff.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is amazing...local grown produce and meats are used whenever possible.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Local bar with good bar food - burgers, wings, soups, salads, and cheap drinks!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great steakhouse in the middle of Lamoille, the Pine Lodge is easy to get to, and will treat you to a unique rustic environment with great service.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Because coffee is a must. Fun non-chain coffee place with plenty of local artists exhibiting photos and paintings.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Scenic and often much cooler on trails at altitude than in town or lower elevations”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Super fresh Mediterranean food - Home made pitas, super baba ganoush, shwarma... Plain atmopshere.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Upscale bar by evening (Thurs-Sat) with tappas and sometimes has live music. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Casino
“If you like to hear live music, eat great food, or try your luck at the tables, check out the Red Lion or any of our local casinos.”
  • 1 local recommends
Tourist Attraction
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The Lamoille Farmer's Market features food and other agricultural products grown by local farmers and ranchers. The market features locally grown meats, fruits and veggies, hand crafted cheese and breads, local honey, as well as products made from beeswax, locally grown wool and locally produced goats milk. The market itself is held in a field in downtown Lamoille next to Lamoille Creek. Visitors can take a selfie with Yogi the llama, wade in the creek, and even on occasion listen to live music. It makes for a fun and family friendly morning, with a chance to go home with some delicious locally-grown edible treasures. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month June - October, 8AM - 12N.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“It can get noisy and crowded, but the vibe is fun and they have a wide variety of microbrewed beers on tap, including locally-brewed offerings from Ruby Mountain Brewing. Their pizza is the best in town.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Lodging
“Family style Basque restaurant...steaks are incredible and the portions huge. Have to try the Picon Punch....but make sure you taxi home..”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The food is amazing...local grown produce and meats are used whenever possible.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Local bar with good bar food - burgers, wings, soups, salads, and cheap drinks!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great steakhouse in the middle of Lamoille, the Pine Lodge is easy to get to, and will treat you to a unique rustic environment with great service.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Super fresh Mediterranean food - Home made pitas, super baba ganoush, shwarma... Plain atmopshere.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Upscale bar by evening (Thurs-Sat) with tappas and sometimes has live music. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Food Truck
“The best Mexican food in town comes from a food truck. They have two, one that parks at 3rd and Idaho, and one that parks at a gas station on East Idaho street. This is the classic stop to refuel after a big road bike ride.”
  • 1 local recommends

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