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Overview

Nevada is known around the world for its legal gambling in cities like Las Vegas and Reno, both of which also feature plenty of other attractions to suit all types of travellers. Nevada is one of the most visited states in America with sophisticated attractions in the cities of Carson City, Mesquite, Boulder City and Laughlin. Each offers a number of recreational activities and accommodation options. In north Nevada historic attractions are the stars of the show, and travellers to southern Nevada enjoy exploring old ghost towns, uninhabited remnants telling the tales of the silver rush of the early 19th century. The southern part of the state also offers countless recreational activities in its state parks, including popular Cave Lake State Park.

North Nevada is also called the Crossroads of the West due to a major expansion route that directed explorers through the region. In the early 1900s near Carlin, some the world’s largest outdoor gold deposits were discovered, causing unparalleled growth in the region.  The industry continues today, and the Newmont Gold Company in Elko continues to produce large quantities of gold and offers exciting public tours and educational events. Also in Elko, Wild Horse Recreation Area is home to outdoor adventure options and a range of lodging categories. For a quick city break, popular downtown Winnemucca beckons with historic architecture, unique boutiques, pubs and tempting eateries. Spend a few hours strolling and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere. 

Glitzy casinos, dazzling neon lights and larger than life attractions are what make Las Vegas the ultimate vacation destination in the U.S. Other than gambling, visitors will find countless ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. North Las Vegas is home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Valley of Fire State Park showcase incredibly diverse landscapes and opportunities to get away from the hustle of the big city. The Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas is an incredible entertainment complex spanning five pedestrian-only blocks between the Strip and Main Street. The Strip is the place to find outrageous family attractions including the Bellagio Fountains, Azure in the Aquarium in the Silverton Hotel, and the Mirage’s Secret Garden.

Nevada’s well-managed system of public parklands provide a bounty of options for visitors to enjoy the great outdoors, and 300 sunny days each year mean blue skies and smiles all around. For the golfer, the state’s perfectly manicured championship courses are as breathtaking as they are demanding, and consistently rank in top golf lists. Often Nevada is thought of as a desert region, and while that is very true in some areas of the state, several areas offer incredible skiing and snow sports activities during the colder months. Lake Tahoe is home to over 15 gorgeous resorts, and southern Nevada lures visitors with the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.


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