Dayton is known for its beautiful high-desert setting, its historic past, wonderful location, and its proximity to the wonders of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. To top it all off, Carson river flows right through the center of the downtown. Dayton is located close to the historic town of Virginia City, Nevada's state capitol - Carson City and the City of Reno. The city is home to an Arnold Palmer championship golf course and an airpark with a more than 5,000 foot runway. The downtown of Dayton still holds on to its history as a Nevada mining town, with an easy going lifestyle that reflects an earlier time. But today the town also offers many of the modern conveniences that residents can rely on. The area is home to two medical complexes, two veterinary clinics, several restaurants, casinos and many shopping opportunities. It is also home to four schools, a public library, and museums. Dayton is a community rich in history and the lure of the gold rush. Residents protect the history of the town and enjoy the lifestyle that living in the community affords them.