About Elko

Let's have a look around into background of Elko

County: Elko County
State: Nevada
Country: United States
Latitude: 40.8325
Longitude: -115.7622222
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -8 hours

Weather in Elko

Climate: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate
Best Time to Visit: Spring and Fall


Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 18,297 at the 2010 census. The city straddles the Humboldt River.

Distance from Elko center to Airport

The closest major airport to Elko, Nevada is Elko Regional Airport (EKO / KEKO). 
Driving Distance: 2 miles / 3 km
Driving Time: 5 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

Airport: Elko Regional Airport 
Rail: Amtrak: National Rail Passenger System.
Road: Bus: Greyhound Bus Lines

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: $5 Minimum
Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
Concierge: Between $5 - $25
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

Emergency Contact Numbers in Elko city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
Railroad: 1800 872 7245
Airport: +1 775-777-7190 (Elko Regional Airport)
Hospital: +1 775-738-5151 (Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital)


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
National Basque Festival
Rumble in the Rubies Motorcycle Rally

Tourist Attractions

Western Folklife Center
Northeastern Nevada Museum
Commercial Casino

Theatre & Concerts

UEC Elko Cinema 6
UEC Crystal 5
GBC Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Elko

Star Hotel
La Fiesta

Top Shopping Centers in Elko

Elko Junction
Sunrise Shopping Center 

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Northeastern Nevada Museum
Western Folklife Center
California Trail Interpretive Center

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Bison Burger – McAdoo's
Southwest Salad – J R's Bar and Grill
Crab Rangoon – Chef Cheng's

Sports Club

Telescope Lanes\Blind Onion\Coldstone Creamery – Bowling

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: $ 6.00
3 BHK (Downtown): $     1,200.00
Cheap meal: $ 16.00
3 course meal: $ 55.00