The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
Tours and Events
Guided Tours

Guided tours take visitors through the main level of the Dangberg residence, where they hear the family's private and public history and learn how it helped shape the community we know today. The artifact displays connect the stories with the family members in ways both comedic and heart-breaking. Reservations are required and the tours are available all year.

Reservations: 775-783-9417.  Reservations are required.
Fee: $8 for adults 17 and older, free for children 16 and younger.
Schedule: Tours are usually available Wednesdays through Sundays, year-round. However, special events, private site rentals, volunteer availability and other activities create exceptions. Please call at least 24 hours in advance--sooner if possible--to plan your visit.
Group size: All group sizes (starting with one person) are welcome on the tour. However, large groups require greater advance planning for the park. Groups of more than twelve people should schedule their visit at least one month in advance. The park has limited facilities, but toilets, picnic tables and other amenities are available. Please plan your visit in consultation with park representatives.
Special Information: Wheelchairs and similar are permitted on the property, but there are few walkways. Non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted on the full tour, but motorized wheelchairs have only limited access in order to care for the historic carpeting. There are several short, one-level steps. This is a walking tour that lasts about 75 minutes, but chairs are available when required. Small children will not enjoy the tour.

2014 Events

April: National Kite Month
All are welcome, Wednesdays through Sundays, to bring their family, friends and favorite kite to the park, because there is no wind finer than the Washoe Zephyr. The park provides big open spaces with a beautiful view of the snow-tipped Sierra Nevada. Schedule a guided tour, bring a picnic and enjoy the spring blooms in Gertrude’s Garden. And there’s no reason you can’t fly your kite here any month of the year. No charge.

April-October: Gardening Classes
The park will be the location for a series of monthly gardening classes on a variety of topics, all taught by Heather Kahabka of Plant It Nursery in Gardnerville. 
All of the classes begin at 2:00 pm, take place outdoors, and are free to the public. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to RSVP by contacting Kahabka at 775-781-1918 or

February 7: Seed Starting. Find out when to start different varieties of seeds, discover which are the most economical to start, and learn some easy planting tricks. 
March 21: Flowering Shrub Care. Learn the best care for spring-flowering shrubs, including pruning and feeding.
April 11: Organic Gardening. Discover some of the organic practices in use by the park, and learn how to apply simple organic techniques in home gardens.
May 9: Stunning Containers. Learn how the experts create amazing container gardens and keep them looking that way.
Additional classes on topics pertinent to the season will also be held through October, and will be announced soon.

May 3-4: Genoa Cowboy Festival Tours
A guided park tour is just one option at the Genoa Cowboy Festival. Details are at

June-September: Storytelling Days
The Park’s grounds are the setting for local and regional tellers, performing tall, folk, fairy, Western and musical tales for children and adults, during Storytelling Days.

June-September: Concerts in the Park

July 26-27: Dangberg Melodrama
A don't-miss event. Always fun, always surprising.

June-October: Ferris Family Speaker Series

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