“America’s Adventure Place” is how some describe the Reno-Tahoe area. That said, you’ll..Southern Nevada Information
Towering peaks, breathtaking vistas, a wild, rushing river…not exactly what comes to mind when..Central Nevada Information
Much of Nevada looks just as it did when the pioneers traveled west more than a century ago. The..North Central Nevada Information
You won’t find much traffic as you drive over the mountain passes and across the..Indian Territory Information
The entire state of Nevada is known as Indian Territory, and no wonder. Native peoples have dwelled..Northern Nevada Information
Strap on your hat and pull on your boots for a visit to northern Nevada’s Cowboy Country, where..
Venture beyond Las Vegas to experience surprising attractions.
Nearly everyone in the world has heard of Las Vegas, and hundreds of millions of people have visited the exciting “Entertainment Capital of the World,” enjoying the glittering resort hotels, nightlife, gourmet dining, designer shopping and scenic wonders. But, one might ask, what’s to be found beyond those dazzling city lights, in the rest of the state of Nevada?
Venturing beyond the Las Vegas lights is an experience that visitors find surprising and rewarding. Grand Canyon National Park is a short sightseeing flight from the Las Vegas Strip and some of the airlines will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Death Valley National Park is less than three hours from Las Vegas and enables visitors to see the driest, hottest place in the United States with the lowest elevation in North America, 282 feet below sea level at Badwater, and unforgettably desolate landscape.
Nevada is vast -- America’s seventh largest state among 50 -- and also claims the distinction of being the most mountainous, with at least 314 ranges and peaks. Its made-for-adventure landscape is part of the great American West, with forests, rivers, lakes and awesome vistas that enable a traveler to see mountain ranges 50 or 100 miles (80 to 160 kilometers) in the distance.
Nevada is a desert state, and most of the towns north of Las Vegas are at 4,000 to 6,000 feet elevation and higher, where climates are cooler and scenery greener than in the southern part of the state. Charming historic mining towns with Old West ambience await the curious visitor, guest ranches welcome those who want to step into the boots of a cowboy for a few days, and resort hotels beckon with bright lights, 24-hour dining, and, of course, Nevada’s famous casino entertainment that’s always open.
Many of Nevada’s towering mountain peaks live up to the state’s name, which is Spanish for “snowcapped.” Between the mountain ranges are picturesque valleys, perhaps with sprawling ranches and grazing cattle, fields of crops such as alfalfa, or covered with sagebrush, Nevada’s state flower.
Like a blanket of jewels glittering in the desert, the neon-lit playground of Las Vegas sparkles..Carson City Information
Nevada’s state capital, Carson City, is nestled in the northwestern part of the state only a..Reno Information
What began as a small community built to serve westward travelers in the mid-1800s has become a..Lake Tahoe Information
Welcome to the jewel of Nevada, Lake Tahoe. The largest alpine lake in the United States, Lake..Boulder City Information
Boulder City was established in 1931 to house the builders of Hoover Dam and to be a model of the..Genoa Information
Home to only 250 people, Genoa offers visitors a quaint town with historical charm. You can spend..Virginia City Information
Step back in Nevada time in Virginia City, a Storey County town nestled in the foothills of..See all locations in Nevada