This was the second time we've been to the KOA in Ely, and its the nicest RV park we've ever stayed at. KOAs tend to be nicer than most RV parks, at least consistant, standardized, but for amenities for a family, KOA #35 in ELy can't be beat. The picnic tables at each camp spot aren't for show, you can use them, as well as the barbeque. There's a nice dog run, the playground is new and bright, and they've got this thing going, on the grass that doubles as a volleyball court. At night, they open up this little cabin that houses a big-screen TV. The kids get the biggest kick out of sitting on the grass with a blanket over their shoulders and watching some family movie. They make friends with the other kids, and its just generally a good experience. We were there to ride the Ghost Train, the Northern Nevada Railroad Museum train, so we stayed for two days. Besides the train (we took both the Ruth steam train and the Highline train) we hunted garnets at Garnet Mountain, and checked out the Ward Charcola kilns, and even found the Ward cemetery. Like the wife told me, we could have spent a week in Ely, but we said that about Pahranagat NWA as well. We were there this time from June 25 to 27, 2006.