Getting Here

Downtown Elko mapThe Western Folklife Center is located at 501 Railroad Street in Elko, Nevada, in the Northeastern corner of the state along Interstate 80. Elko is 295 miles East of Reno, 230 miles West of Salt Lake City, and 255 miles Southeast from Boise.

Our offices are open from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday; the Gift Shop and Wiegand Gallery are open from 10am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday. We are closed Sundays and Holidays.

For travel information, click on the underlined word to view Nevada road conditions, and current NOAA online reports about Elko, Nevada weather.

Driving From Reno or the West?

  1. Take I-80 EAST - Elko is  286.8 miles from Reno.
  2. Take Exit #301 (NV-225/Mountain City Highway exit) and turn Right towards downtown Elko (0.9 mile)
  3. Move into the Left Lane and turn Left on Idaho Street
  4. Turn Right from Idaho Street on 5th Street - Railroad Street is the next street, but it is a one-way street, so:
  5. Go one block past Railroad Street to Commercial Street and turn Left for parking;
  6. Arrive at 501 RAILROAD STREET, ELKO

Driving From Salt Lake City or the East?

  1. Take I-80 WEST - Elko is 225.4 miles from Salt Lake City.
  2. Take Exit #303 (East Jennings Way/Elko East) and turn Left to East Idaho Street (.03 mile)
  3. Turn Right on East Idaho Street and go approximatel 1.6 miles
  4. Turn Left on 5th Street - Railroad Street is the next street, but it is a one-way street, so:
  5. Go one block past Railroad Street to Commercial Street and turn Left for parking
  6. Arrive at 501 RAILROAD STREET, ELKO
Private plane or charter? Contact El Aero Services for information and assistance.
 
Other Transportation - Elko is also serviced by:

SkyWest Airlines (a Delta Connection) via Salt Lake City
(Rental cars are available at the Airport from Avis, Enterprise and Hertz)
Amtrak and Greyhound Bus lines
For the Elko Taxi Service, call 738-1400

For information about available lodging, visit the website of the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority at www.elkocva.com, or the Elko Chamber of Commerce website at www.elkonevada.com