The first thing people think of when they hear Nevada is Las Vegas. The gambling capital of the world, also known as Sin City, Las Vegas has taken on a reputation all of its own over the past century since its days as just a worker’s town, but Nevada isn't just about the gambling. The state is packed with natural beauty and plenty of cities that are filled with plenty of adventure and excitement outside of the casinos and resorts, and when you throw in a few brothels here and there, you have a state unlike any of the others.
Nevada is unique in that almost 90% of the entire state is owned by the federal government. The vast majority of the area is unpopulated, with the cities being the main congregated areas. Nevada contains so much open space that many people incorrectly assume that it is nothing more than a barren wasteland of desert, which is far from the truth. From Lake Tahoe to the Truckee River to the rugged beauty of the Great Basin National Park, there is definitely more than meets the eye to this arid state, but it definitely takes getting out from underneath the glaring lights of the casinos to see it.
Most of Nevada is in what is known as the Basin and Range geographical province, which is filled with plenty of mountain ranges. If you are a person who enjoys time in the outdoors, then Nevada has plenty to offer, although it's definitely a different type of environment in comparison with more lush climates, since most of the state is definitely arid, and the terrain reflects this.
But, if you’d rather participate in some good old-fashioned Texas Hold ‘em, there are plenty of casinos to be found in the state, from Reno to Las Vegas to Carson City.
Las Vegas is America’s real life Sin City. It’s the city where notorious rapper Tupac Shakur met his end in a brutal assassination; a city with a main strip so bright you’ll find yourse…
Although Reno is known as the northern gambling center for Nevada the increase in California Indian gaming casinos has really hurt the casinos of Reno and Sparks. It is much lesser known for…
Henderson is located southeast of Las Vegas.
It has malls, parks, great shopping, restaurants and casinos etc.
Lake Las Vegas is also located in Henderson.It has some beautiful sites an…
Boulder City (NV) is a large town about 20 miles south of Las Vegas, NV, with population of about 15,000. Boulder City began as a town that housed workers building the Hoover Dam from about …
Laughlin, Nevada is a tourist community made up of Hotel/Casinos on the west side of the Colorado River. Visitors can try their luck and gambling, go shopping in many of the casinos or shops …
Carson City is the capital of Nevada. It is located close to Lake Tahoe and Reno and gets tourism from both. The nearest airport is Reno/Tahoe International Airport which is located about 3…
North Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing communities. It's a great palce to visit when you want to get away from the tourist crowds and traffic jams in central Las Vegas.
There are a …
Begun back in the 1870s as a stagecoach stop and post office this eastern Nevada city is located at the conjunction of Highways 6, 50, and 93 at the southern end of the Steptoe Valley where i…
Sparks, Nevada is a suburb of Reno to the north east. It includes an area where Hotels and Casinos have been built much like its neighbor. That area is know as Victorian Square. It is as fa…
Between 1-2 hours past Las Vegas is the city of Mesquite, Nevada. It is like an oasis in the middle of the desert; there is no feeling of real civilization anywhere around. There are a few …
Virginia City is a relatively famous ‘living ghost town’, meaning that it is still alive despite only having a tiny fraction of its boom population during the Silver Rush, back when Samue…
Incline Village is the largest community on Lake Tahoe's north shore, just on the Nevada side of the CA/NV border. Some will know it for being the home of the Bonanza Ranch, but that sadly i…
Pahrump, Nevada, located about 70 miles due east of Las Vegas, is a growing city of about 35,000. Nestled along Highway 160 (Pahrump Valley Road (or Blue Diamond Highway, as it is known by V…
Primm is a small town in Clark County, Nevada about 44 miles south of Las Vegas. It's located on Interstate I-15 on the border to California.
Primm mainly consists of three casino-hotels and…
Mount Charleston is located within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Its base rises from about 5,500 feet, to its peak of 11,916 feet (Charleston Peak). Charleston Peak is the highest p…
The town was originally build on the discovery of gold. Its a rough, remote life, surrounded by harsh deserts, snakes, sagebrush and a few wild mustangs. But today, a good portion of the town…
West Wendover, Nevada lies on the very eastern border of Nevada on I-80 and has close ties to Wendover, Utah. Since both towns share a border, West Wendover is in Mountain Time while the res…
McDermitt is as far as you can get in Northeast Nevada without crossing the border into Oregon. The border passes just a few feet past the Say When Casino. This is a quiet, dusty town in th…
Those in any way interested or amused by talk of aliens should count Rachel, Nevada among their first stops on the quest for first contact. Situated on the Extraterrestrial Highway (Hwy 375) …
A very small community between Reno and Ely along Highway 50. It was born as an old west mining town and has managed to stay slightly more than a "ghost town" ever since.
Being in very rural…
Pioche is a small community perched on the side of a mountain on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range about 180 miles north of Las Vegas. This high desert town began back in early min…