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Welcome to Nevada

From the bright lights of Las Vegas and Reno to the red-rock vistas of the Sierra Nevada to the snowcapped peaks around Lake Tahoe, the Silver State has something for just about everyone.

Most visitors cluster around the likes of Vegas and Reno, where they find an endless supply of high-stakes gambling, gourmet dining and world-class shows.

In Vegas, don’t miss the Fremont Street Experience and—even if you’re not planning to hit the tables—a chance to stroll the main strip, which is home to iconic (and free) Vegas fare like the Bellagio’s dancing fountains and Treasure Island’s massive pirate ship.

In Reno, the National Automobile Museum is a must-visit for car enthusiasts. You can also take in a Reno Aces ballgame at Reno Aces Ballpark, visit the Animal Ark wildlife sanctuary, stroll the scenic Riverwalk District and explore the Nevada Museum of Art. When you’re tired of city life, nearby Lake Tahoe is a picture-perfect spot for an escape from the Biggest Little City in the World.

Of course, no visit to Nevada is complete without a trip to the Hoover Dam. Stop into Boulder City on your way from Las Vegas for a chance to visit the Hoover Dam Museum and learn how this massive, record-breaking public works project came to fruition.



When you’re ready for a break from the bright lights of Vegas and Reno, the Silver State has no shortage of incredible parks and outdoor spaces to explore. Nevada is home to some of the most striking and picturesque landscapes in the country, with much of it looking like it was ripped straight from an old Western film.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area lies just west of Las Vegas, making it a perfect spot to make a quick daytrip or weekend camping getaway. There’s a 13-mile scenic drive for a tour of the park’s iconic rock formations, as well as an abundance of other activities, such as hiking and horseback riding.

Northeast of Vegas you’ll find Valley of Fire State Park, home to ancient trees and 3,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs. Other highlights include Lake Mead National Recreation Area (next to the Hoover Dam) and Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park near Reno.