Think Nevada - think endless desert and glittering casinos
Nevada is full of fascinating oddities. Take the Stratosphere Tower at the Stratosphere casino in Vegas, the tallest free-standing observation tower and roller coaster in the USA. Or Lake Tahoe, the biggest alpine lake in North America and the US' second deepest. The state boasts almost half of America’s wild horses and donkeys, has more hot springs than any other state and is the driest state in the nation with just 7 inches of rain a year.
It would take 288 years for one person to spend a night in every Las Vegas hotel room.
Some of the most extraordinary natural and man made structures await you in Nevada: the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Mount Charlston, Lake Tahoe, Fly Geyser, Lake Mead and more.
Laughlin, Vegas' little sister with casinos galore
Las Vegas itself, a must-see whether or not you're into gambling
Great Basin National Park, one of many vast natural landscapes where beauty and solitude are easy to find
Take in the brashness and bright lights of Las Vegas and Laughlin. Then sample the dry, remote, endless deserts in all their eye watering beauty. Now you're getting a handle on this extraordinary state.
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Explore miles of beautiful landscape, discover the mysteries of the desert and be enthralled by the urban entertainment of Cali’s most luxurious cities. If you want to experience both sides of the Golden State, this is the trip for you.
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Around 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day. Some are married by an Elvis lookalike, some choose a cowboy-themed wedding, others Nelson Ghost Town in Eldorado Canyon. You want weird? It's yours. And The Mob Museum in Las Vegas itself provides insight into organised crime.
Las Vegas Springs Preserve, 180 acres of stunning landscape dedicated to nature with great walking trails
The National Atomic Testing Museum, a scary but fascinating place to explore
Five acres of amusement park-style fun at the Adventuredome on Las Vegas' Circus Circus
The state's heady combination of man made and natural attractions makes for a very special holiday indeed, everything from Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay to the splendid Marjorie Barrick museum of art.
Nevada offers infinite variety. It's the home to the National Bowling Stadium and Goldwell Open Air Museum. In contrast there's the natural wonder of The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, majestic and awe-inspiring.
Continuing with powerful contrasts, the National Bowling Stadium is your first stop for real, all-American bowling. And there are countless casinos here, each with its own distinct personality. But there's more...The Goldwell Open Air Museum, a bizarre outdoor sculpture park near the ghost town of Rhyolite. Visit the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas that features over 200 stunning vintage pinball machines in perfect playing order, from the start of the craze to modern days. Then there's Bonnie Springs Ranch, dating back to 1843, a brilliant western-themed amusement park near Blue Diamond in southern Nevada. They couldn't be more different. But they're all pure Nevada, through and through.
You'll find the yummy Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson, Nevada, the home of luscious world-class gourmet chocolate. And the Lake Las Vegas resort, also in Henderson, offers thousands of acres of lakeside fun. Test drive Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks for mini golf, an arcade and water park plus cool mini-indy and sprint car racing. Or find out more about local history at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, dating back to 1876 with a beautifully preserved Sandstone Ranch, set like a jewel amidst the glorious Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
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