The beautiful town of Minden is home to historic downtown district which hosts popular arts and craft fairs and other community events several times a year.

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Erik Kisbye

Erik Kisbye from R. Schletewitz Family Farms travels five hours every week from Sanger, California to Minden Farmer's Market. "I love coming here for Douglas County's priority towards family, tradition and camaraderie." The name, "Schletewitz," derives from Russian and German descent, according to Kisbye. Want to get involved too? Contact to share your Douglas... Continue Reading →

Christina Rodriguez

Christina, Independent Arbonne Consultant, works as a vendor every Tuesday at the Farmer's Market in Minden, Nevada. Christina, who is from Topaz, loves Douglas County for tight knit community and its open spaces. "Topaz, Minden and Garderville all provide a safe sense of community to me. Since I live in Topaz, I love riding horses... Continue Reading →

Ron and Dorothy Rudolph

Ron and Dorothy Rudolph from Surprise Arizona love visiting Genoa for the quiet, quaint and beautiful atmosphere of Genoa. "We love Nevada's Oldest Saloon. It is one of our favorite things to do when we come here." Want to get involved too? Contact to share your Douglas County story.

Kathy Jo Kidd

What does Douglas County mean to you? "It means a great place to raise my family and now grand babies! Small town feel with quality of life!" What is your favorite thing to do in Douglas County? Why? "Attend all of the events like movies and concerts in the park, wine walks, etc. Community means... Continue Reading →


Topaz Lake Recreation Area is located on Topaz Lake just off U.S. Highway 395 near the Nevada-California border.


Genoa is the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and one of the most attractive communities anywhere in the American West.


Gardnerville, elder sibling to Minden, is one of the earliest-settled, richest and most productive of the state's agricultural regions.

Lake Tahoe

With 40 feet of snow and 300 days of sun a year, Lake Tahoe's conditions are optimal for your winter skiing or snowboarding trip.

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