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Nevada is home to close to 2.76 million people. The state is known as the Silver State because silver is very important to its economy and played a significant part in its history. Today, however, the state is quite popular because of its liberal laws and gambling options. It relies heavily on tourism, cattle ranching, and mining. Get a bus rental in Nevada and explore that state today.

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A lot of people come to Nevada for the glitz and glamor of the many casinos in the state. But if you think that this is all there is to Nevada, then you are dead wrong. Nevada has more than just gambling to offer. You can enjoy the great outdoors here, or check out the art and culture venues. You can watch a show, go on a shopping spree, and feast on delicious food. You can even get some unique adventures in the state. So what are you waiting for? Get on a bus rental in Nevada and do everything that you want to do in the state.

Entertainment & Amusement Parks

Nevada, Entertainment & Amusement Parks

The Adventuredome occupies five acres of space and is located in Las Vegas. The indoor amusement park has more than 25 attractions and rides, including two roller coasters: the Canyon Blast and El Loco. Other rides you could try here include Chaos, Disk'O, Extreme Ride Theatre, FX Theatre, Inverter, Lazer Blast, Canyon Cars, and Sand Pirates. Meanwhile, the kids can try Frog Hopper, Thunderbirds, and Miner Mike. The whole family can get on the Circus Carousel, Drifters, and B.C. Bus.

At Bonnie Springs Old Nevada, you can experience what it was like to be in the Old West. The ranch was built in the 1840s, but it was only in the 1950s that it became an Old West theme park. Bonnie Springs occupies 115 acres of land and offers a free miniature train ride to visitors, as well as re-enactments and gunfights. You could also visit their large petting zoo.

You can also go to the Big Apple Coaster & Arcade, where you can be one of the over 1.4 million people who line up for the rides each year. The roller coaster holds the distinction of being the first in the world to have a 180-degree twist and dive maneuver. If you think your heart is not up for that, then you can play arcade and video games here instead.

You can also check out the rides and attractions at the Stratosphere Las Vegas. Check out the Big Shot, known as the highest situated thrill ride in the entire globe. Or you can get on X-Scream, SkyJump Las Vegas, and Insanity.

Located in Spring Valley, Wet n Wild Las Vegas opened in 2013. Get on more than two dozen attractions here, including the Canyon Cliffs, Colorado Cooler, Constrictor, Desert Racers, Hoover Half Pipe, Rattler, Royal Flush Extreme, Splash Island, the Wave Pool, Zipp Zapp, and Zoom.

Wild Island, on the other hand, is located in Sparks and opened in 1989. This waterpark has four pools – a wave pool, a lazy river, a play area for kids, and Hurricane Cove. It also features slides for different ages. The Tortuga, Fire and Ice are great for families, while those looking for thrills would love the Speed Slide Tower. They also have the Zulu Racer, which allows you to race with three friends down the slides.

Nevada, Entertainment - Casinos

Casinos. The state has more than 200 casinos. As you can imagine, you certainly would not run out of choices here.

More than half of these casinos are in Clark County, where Las Vegas is. Las Vegas is a gambling man's city. There are a variety of casinos that welcome everyone here. Not all casinos have all the games. If you want to play bingo, first check out if the casino you are planning to go to offers it. You can go to Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino in Summerlin for a great bingo game.

As you know, some of the best casinos are found on the Las Vegas Strip. If for anything, the sheer number of casinos you get on The Strip would make the trip worthwhile. There are more than 40 casinos on The Strip that are all vying for your attention and business. Some of the best include Tropicana Las Vegas, which underwent a $200-million renovation to make it look like a hotel on South Beach. Its casino has 50,000 square feet of gaming fun, including at least 800 slot machines, table games such as Let It Ride, craps, Big Six, poker, blackjack, baccarat, and roulette. Cantor Gaming also operates a top notch sports and race book here.

Then you can go to Aria Resort & Casino, which has close to 2,000 slot machines and close to 150 table games. It also has great poker games with two dozen poker tables that are ready to play. High stakes poker players could easily spend the night at the Ivey Room here. The Aria also has a small race and sports book that can connect you to 200 live events simultaneously.

Arguably, the three best casinos on the strip are:

  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, which has at least 170,000 sq. ft. of space that offers every game you want, from 2,500 video poker and slot machines, to a wide variety of table games, and smoking and non-smoking poker rooms.
  • The Venetian, which mixes great architecture with great gaming. Along with its sister property, the Palazzo, the Venetian gives you more than 230 table games niftily segregated by gaming areas. You could play Pai Gow poker, baccarat, roulette, Pai Gow tiles craps, blackjack, and more than two dozen novelty games here.
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which is one of the newest additions on the strip. It offers you a swanky and posh gambling experience that includes 100,000 sq. ft. of classic table games, slot machines, high limit games, and a race and sports betting facility.

Other casinos you can go to include: the Cromwell Las Vegas, the Quad Resort and Casino, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, South Point, Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Harrah's Las Vegas, Hooters Casino Hotel, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Paris Las Vegas, Silver Sevens Hotel and Casino, the Palms Casino Resort, Tuscany Hotel and Casino, Westin Causarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa, Wynn Las Vegas, and Riviera Hotel and Casino.

Then there are the casinos that you could find downtown. The best you can go to are the D Las Vegas and Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the newest hotel downtown and features one of the most visually arresting casinos in the city. You have 25,000 sq. ft. of space that features around 30 table games, close to 600 slot machines, and the Spread Sportsbook. The D, on the other hand, gives you a mix of table games and slots. You could also get a classic casino experience on the second floor of the casino featuring coin-operated slots as well as a Sigma Derby machine.

Other casinos in downtown Las Vegas include:

  • Pioneer Casino
  • Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel
  • California Hotel and Casino
  • El Cortez
  • Four Queens
  • Fremont Hotel and Casino
  • Gold Spike
  • Golden Gate Casino
  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas
  • La Bayou
  • Las Vegas Club
  • Main Street Station Hotel
  • Mermaids Casino
  • Plaza Hotel & Casino

Neighboring Henderson has the M Resort Spa and Casino, which has at least 92,000 sq. ft. of gaming space with at least 1,800 slot machines, 64 table games, and a high-limit section. You could also bet on a live event here. Other casinos here include Eldorado Casino, Green Valley Ranch, Jokers Wild Casino, and Sunset Station.

Laughlin is another city with a high concentration of casinos in Clark County. Some of the best include the Golden Nugget Laughlin where you can play at the slot machines and join poker tournaments. On top of great table games such as Pai Gow, roulette, blackjack, and craps, you can also play video poker or bet on races. Harrah's Laughlin offers at least 900 slots, progressive jackpots, and a pit area featuring classic games, as well as a keno lounge. Then you can go to the Tropicana Express Hotel Casino and enjoy its train theme and great games. Other casinos in Laughlin include Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino, Edgewater Hotel and Casino, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall, River Palms Casino, and Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

North Las Vegas has close to a dozen casinos, including the Cannery, Aliante Casino and Hotel, Jerry's Nugget Casino, Santa Fe Station, Silver Nugget, Speedway Casino, and Cannery Casino and Hotel. Meanwhile, Mesquite has CasaBlanca. The facility includes a casino, an RV park and a 480-room hotel.

Other casinos by city here in Clark County include:

  • Primm: Buffalo Bill's, Primm Valley Resort, Whiskey Pete's
  • Paradise: Arizona Charlie's Decatur, the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Arizona Charlie's Boulder, Stage Door Casino, and Wild Wild West.
  • Sunrise Manor: Eastside Cannery, Boulder Station, Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
  • Others: Silverton, Indian Springs Casino, Gold Strike, Hacienda Hotel and Casino, Terrible's Casino Searchlight, Searchlight Nugget Casino, Wildfire Casino, and Rampart Casino.

Apart from Clark County, you would also want to visit Washoe County. Check out some of the biggest casinos here, including Atlantis Casino Resort, Peppermill Hotel Casino, Harrah's Reno, Silver Legacy, Eldorado Casino, and Grand Sierra Resort. Together these casinos provide close to close to 10,000 guest rooms and are located in various points in Reno. Other casinos you can visit here include Bonanza Casino, Circus Circus, Club Cal Neva, Diamond Casino, Gold Dust West Casino, Reno Nugget Casino, Sands Regency and Siena Hotel Spa Casino.

In nearby Sparks, you can visit John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, the only high rise hotel casino in the city. It has 1,600 rooms and a total gaming area of 85,000 sq. ft. Other casinos in the city you can go to include Bourbon Square Casino, Rail City Casino, and Sparks Western Village Inn & Casino.

Or you can go to Cal Neva Resort & Casino when it re-opens after the renovation. Meanwhile, you can also go to Hyatt Boomtown or Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino.

You can also go to Douglas County and check out the following casinos: Carson Valley Inn, Harvey's Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, and Sharkeys Casino.

There are also a number of casinos in Elko County, including Barton's Club 93, Cactus Pete's, Montego Bay Resort, Wendover Peppermill, Rainbow Casino, Red Garter, Red Lion Casino, Stockmen's Casino & Hotel, the Pony Express Casino, and Wendover Nugget.

In Nye, you can go to the Longstreet Hotel, Casino, and RV Resort, where you could also play on a nine-hole golf course on the premises. Another notable casino in Nye is the Stagecoach Hotel and Casino, where you stay in one of their 80 rooms and eat at Alexander's Steakhouse. Other casinos in Nye include:

  • Mountain View Casino
  • Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall
  • Pahrump Station Hotel & Casino
  • Saddle West Casino
  • Stagestop Casino
  • Terrible's Lakeside
  • Terrible's Town Pahrump
  • The Station House
  • Tonopah Station

Further, how about going to Carson City and checking out their casinos such as Bodines Casino, Carson Nugget, Carson Station, Casino Fandango, and Gold Dust West Hotel & Casino. You could also go to Dini's Lucky Club or Delta Saloon & Casino.

Arts & Culture

Nevada, Arts & Culture

Nevada has a lot of must-see museums that teach everyone anything about history, art, and special subjects. In Nevada, you can check out a 14-foot Columbian Mammoth, named Christopher at the Nevada State Museum. Christopher is already at least 1,000 years old. You could also see several interactive exhibits here from prehistoric animals and plants to Native Americans, early settlers, railroaders, entrepreneurs and other significant groups in the state's history. You could also learn more about the nuclear testing in the state, Hoover Dam, and other state-centric topics.

You can also get on the McKeen Car No. 22 when you visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum located in Carson City. You could also find other cars and locomotives that came from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. You could also see the Wabushka Railroad Station that was relocated here. Other railroad-related museums include Nevada Southern Railroad Museum, and Nevada Northern Railroad Museum.

There is also a Madame Tussauds museum within the state. Or why not go to the Nevada Museum of Art, which is regarded as the state's only accredited art museum. Located in Reno, the museum focuses on art and the environment, and has several permanent collections such as The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment photography collection. It also has the Center for Art + Environment. Other art museums in the state include the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Brothel Art Museum, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Sierra Arts Gallery, Western Folklife Center, and the University of Nevada-Reno Fine Art Galleries.

Meanwhile, you can go to the Goldwell Open Air Museum, and see the sculptures there. There's The Last Supper, Ghost Rider, Desert Flower, Lady Desert: The Venue of Nevada, and Sit Here!, among other works. Or you could check out the natural history museums here such as the Great Basin National Park, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and Marjorie Barrick Museum or the mining museums such as the Comstock Gold Mill, The Way It Was Museum, and Tonopah Historic Mining Park.

The kids would love these children's museums:

  • Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
  • Lied Discovery Children's Museum
  • Nevada Discovery Museum

Then there are the other museums here that allow you to explore special interests such as the Pinball Hall of Fame, Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum, Erotic Heritage Museum, Julia C. Bulette Red Light Museum, Pierre Fauchard Museum, Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum & Visitors Center, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Northeastern Nevada Museum, and Wilbur D. May Center, as well as museums dedicated to the life and times of Liberace and Harry Houdini.

You could also go to local history museums scattered all over the state as well.

Performing arts. While most people watch the shows at the casinos and hotels, you should make an effort to watch a production at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts center has a distinct gold dome, and can accommodate around 1,500 people. Another venue you should not forget is the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The center has three theaters:

  • The Reynolds Hall accommodates more than 2,000 people.
  • Cabaret Jazz accommodates more than 250 people and is designed to look like a cabaret.
  • Troesh Studio Theater rehearsal theater has a capacity for 250 people.

You could also watch outdoor performances here at the Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park lawn.

The center also features a carillon with close to 50 bells. It is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic, which is the only professional symphony in southern Nevada, and the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

You could also check out the following venues:

  • Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • The Joint
  • Pearl Concert Theater

Festivals. You could go to Viva Las Vegas held every April. Viva Las Vegas is the grandest rockabilly party worldwide and it has four days of music, swimwear and swimsuit contest, Guitar Geek Festival Show, jiving fetes, and the world's best car show.

Or how about going to the Clark County Fair and Rodeo, one of the best rodeo events in the United States? Then you have the Cinco de Mayo Festival, where you can see how Northern Nevada celebrates its Hispanic heritage.

There are notable music fests in the state as well: Reno Jazz Festival, Life Is Beautiful, Neon Reverb Music Festival, and Punk Rock Bowling Festival.

Other festivals are Helldorado Days, Reno River Festival, Reno Rodeo, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Hot August Nights, Burning Man, the Great Reno Balloon Race, Reno Air Races, Las Vegas Bikefest, Nevada Day, Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball, and Pahrump Powwow.

Restaurants & Shopping

Nevada, Restaurants & Shopping

The state's best restaurants are, not surprisingly, clustered around the most popular cities that are frequented by tourists: Las Vegas, Stateline and Reno.

Las Vegas has some of the world's best chefs working their magic for everyone in Sin City. And there is something for everyone. If you have just hit the jackpot and want to celebrate in style, then go to Joël Robuchon Restaurant at the MGM Grand, where you could taste the best food from the Chef of the Century.

Do not have that kind of dough to burn? Go to Lotus of Siam, where you can taste the food prepared by Chef Saipin Chutima. And if you want the best cocktails in town, go to Minus 5 Ice Lounge Las Vegas, Parasol Down at Wynn Las Vegas, iBar at the Rio, Revolution Lounge at the Mirage, Aurora at Luxor Las Vegas, West Wing Bar at MGM Grand Hotel, Red Square at Mandalay Bay Hotel, Bally's Sports Bar, and Mermaids Downtown Las Vegas.

You can taste the dishes prepared by celebrity chef Mario Batali at Enoteca San Marco. You can find it inside the Venetian casino. Sit outdoors and admire the view outside as you sip wines or eat delicious nibble foods. Order the finocchiona, or choose from a wide array of charcuterie or formaggi.

If you have just woken up, then head out to Hash House A Go Go, where you could have the best breakfast. You can admire the metallic and agri-industrial atmosphere here as you enjoy their signature crispy potato hash, which you can liven up with your own choice of corned beef, roasted chicken, vegetables, salmon, or meatloaf. The hash browns also come with two eggs cooked the way you want it, biscuits and fresh fruits. That's one hearty breakfast!

One of the best places to eat in Las Vegas is by going to a buffet. There are lots of restaurants offering buffets in the city, such as the Buffet at Wynn and the Buffet at Bellagio. Buffets are usually a good way to save money while enjoying the best food the city has to offer. You can eat all the cocktail shrimps, crabs and even wagyu beef that you can at a very low price, considering that most of them are open for four hours or longer.

Reno might not have the range and quality of restaurants that Las Vegas has, but it does have its own gems. Check out 4th Street Bistro, as well as the restaurants in the Riverwalk District. You can taste the area's finest wines every month on Wine Walk. Other restaurants you should not miss out on here include Peg's Glorified Ham N' Eggs and Beto's Taqueria.

Then there is Stateline, which borders California's Lake Tahoe. Some of the best restaurants here include the Lodge at Zephyr, Evan's, and Heavenly Ski Resort.

Other restaurants you can go to are Boulder Pit Stop: Sandwich Shop and Burgers, Southwest Diner, The Dillinger, Star Hotel & Restaurant, Los Lupes Mexican Restaurant, Jehova es Mi Pastor Tacos y Burritos, Steve's Homemade Ice Cream, Saltgrass Steak House, Panaderia Azteca Bakery, Slanted Porch, Toki ONA, the Courtyard Cafe and Bakery, Las Margaritas Mexican, and My Thai.

Shopping. You can go to Meadowood Mall, which has close to 900,000 sq. ft. of retail space and is anchored by JCPenney, Sears, and Macy's. There are 100 stores, restaurants, and services in this Reno super-regional mall.

Check out The Summit Reno, where you can have an upscale shopping experience. It is anchored by Dillard's, Orvis, Old Navy, and Century Theatres. Meanwhile, Sparks has the Outlets at Legends where you could get discounted prices for luxury items at more than 100 stores. It covers 1 million square feet of retail space. Other outlet malls here include Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas and Laughlin Outlet Center.

However, a bulk of the shopping here in Nevada is concentrated in the Strip or in the Las Vegas Valley area.

The Crystals at CityCenter incorporates clubs, restaurants, retailers, offices, galleries, and other services. Stores here include Bally, Yves Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Harry Winston, Fendi, Prada, Bulgari, Ilori, Louis Vuitton, Richard Mille, Paul Smith, HStern, Tiffany & Co., Loro Piana, Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hermès, Van Cleef & Arpels, Roberto Cavalli, Porsche Design Group, Gucci, Versace, Rimowa, Tom Ford, Cartier, Kiton, Marni, Tourbillon, Mikimoto, Lanvin, and Christian Dior.

Another shopping mall nearby is the Boulevard Mall, which has 140 stores and restaurants and is anchored by Bath & Body Works, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, Marshalls, J. C. Penney, and Sears. This is the oldest mall in Paradise, having been opened in 1968. Plus, you have the Fashion Show Mall, also in Paradise. The mall has close to 1.9 million sq. ft. of retail space and is among the biggest enclosed malls in the world. It has more than 250 stores and is anchored by Dillard's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Check out the Cloud here, which serves as a shade in the morning and as a movie screen at night.

You can also go to the District at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson. You have 60,000 sq. ft. of space for commercial outlets, as well as residential units and retail spaces. Galleria at Sunset is also in Henderson and is one of the biggest in the state, having around 1.05 sq. ft. It has 133 stores and restaurants, anchored by Macy's, Dillard's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, and JCPenney.

Furthermore, you should visit the Forum Shops at Caesars. The mall has 636,000 sq. ft. of space and has more than 270 retailers and restaurants, including some of the world's leading luxury brands: John Varvatos, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Emilio Pucci, Christian Louboutin, Georg Jensen, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Judith Leiber, Balenciaga, Salvatore Ferragamo, Elie Tahari, Emporio Armani, Nanette Lepore, CH Carolina Herrera, Ted Baker, and Emilio Pucci.

One of the most visited malls in the United States, the Grand Canal Shoppes, covers 500,000 sq. ft. of space and has at least 140 shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Barneys New York. Then head out to Miracle Mile Shops, with at least 170 stores, entertainment venues and restaurants. It has more than a dozen anchors, including Garrett Popcorn Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Scamp & Scoundrel, Sin City Brewing Company, Tristar Sports Memorabilia, and True Religion Brand Jeans.

Then you have Town Square Las Vegas, an open air shopping, entertainment and dining center with 117 acres of space. Check out the more than 150 retailers and restaurants here.

Other shopping centers you can go to in Nevada include Las Vegas Premium Outlets, Meadows Mall, Grand Canyon Parkway, and the Shoppes at The Palazzo.

If you are into antiquing, you can find several stores in the state where you could get really lovely pieces such as Not Just Antiques, Antiques and Treasures Downtown, Antique Mall of America, Lucky Star Western Americana Gallery, Charleston Antique Mall, Hidden Treasures and Virginia Street Antique Mall, all of them are in either Reno or Las Vegas.

There are shops here that help you experience Nevada and the outdoors in a unique way. Check out Tip's Western and Custom Saddles, Scheels, J.M. Capriola Co. and Garcia Bit and Spur Co., Franktown Corners, Smoke Signals Trading Post, and Planet X Pottery.

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Nevada, Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Nevada offers you more than 130 golf courses to play in.

As always, the cities with the most number of golf courses are those that are popular with tourists: Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Carson City, and Mesquite, along with North Las Vegas, Sparks, Boulder City, Pahrump, and Genoa. All of these cities give you the chance to play a relaxing round of golf, or maybe challenge yourself. But if you want the best, then go to Henderson. The city has five great courses you can choose from:

  • Dragon Ridge Country Club
  • Reflection Bay Golf Club
  • Rio Secco Golf Club
  • South Shore At Lake Las Vegas
  • The Legacy Golf Club

Reno also has five of the best golf courses here: ArrowCreek Golf Club, LakeRidge Golf Course, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, Washoe County Golf Club, and Wolf Run Golf Club.

Other fine golf courses in other cities include:

  • Boulder City: Cascata
  • Las Vegas: Las Vegas Country Club, and the Wynn Golf Club
  • Laughlin: Mojave Resort Golf Club
  • Mesquite: Falcon Ridge Golf Course, The Oasis Golf Club, and Wolf Creek At Paradise Canyon
  • Pahrump: Mountain Falls Golf Course
  • Sparks: Wildcreek Golf Course
  • Stateline: Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

There are several sports venues that you can go to in the Las Vegas Valley area alone. There's the Cashman Field, which is primarily used for baseball being where the Las Vegas 51s Triple-A play. The field has a capacity of more than 9,300 people. Meanwhile the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels play their home games at the Cox Pavilion. The multi-purpose indoor arena is located on the UNLV campus and hosts several sports events. Then you have the Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium, which is also located at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It is where the UNLV Hustlin' Rebels play their home games and has a capacity of 3,000 spectators.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway has 1,200 acres of space and features multiple race tracks. The facility has hosted several major events such as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Kobalt 400, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Boyd Gaming 300, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Rhino Linings 350, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Global RallyCross Championship, SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, and TOYOTA NHRA Nationals.

Further, you have the Mandalay Bay Events Center, an indoor arena that holds several boxing, mixed martial arts and music events. While the MGM Grand Garden Arena seats around 17,000 people and also holds several sporting events, arena football, and combat sports, as well as musical acts. The Orleans Arena, on the other hand, is a multi-purpose arena that can seat 9,500 people. This is where the Las Vegas Sins play the home games. This also serves as the alternate venue for the UNLV Rebels.

The Thomas & Mack Center is located inside the UNLV campus and can accommodate around 19,000 sports fans.

Other sports venues in the area include:

  • Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex
  • Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA
  • The Joint
  • Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Sam Boyd Stadium
  • Silver State Arena
  • Star of the Desert Arena

In Reno, you can go to the following sports venues:

  • Aces Ballpark, the home of the Triple-A Reno Aces, which can seat more than 9,000 baseball fans.
  • Lawlor Events Center, the home of the Nevada Wolf Packs and is a multi-purpose area that can seat more than 11,500 people.
  • Mackay Stadium is located inside the University of Nevada campus and is where the university's football and soccer teams play.
  • Reno Events Center, a multi-purpose arena that can seat 7,000 people. This is where the Reno Bighorns play.
  • William Peccole Park is a baseball stadium that is home to the University of Nevada Reno baseball team.

Nevada also has several ski areas that you could go to, such as Diamond Peak, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, and Mount Rose Ski Tahoe.

Other notable sports venues in the state include the Golden Eagle Regional Park & Sports Complex. This is an outdoor artificial turf complex that is located in Sparks. Measuring 1.4 million square feet of artificial turf, it is considered as the biggest artificial turf installation in the country. Also, check out the world renowned Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Nevada, Historical Sites & Landmarks

History buffs would love Nevada as much as the gamblers do.

Here are the top recommendations that would wow every history lover in Nevada:

  • The Lost City Museum is located in Overton and is among the six state museums in Nevada. There is a restored Anasazi building here that you can enter, as well as other Anasazi artifacts that were culled from Pueblo Grande de Nevada.
  • The California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko tells visitors about the pioneers who trekked from Nevada to California in the mid-1800s. You can find huge exhibits, artworks, artifacts and nature trails here.
  • Virginia City offers mine tours where you can explore unused silver and gold mines in the state. Check out the Chollar Mine, comstock Gold Mill and Ponderosa Mine on these exciting tours.
  • The Mob Museum in Las Vegas tells you about the city's gangsters of old.
  • The Neon Museum is unique in that it displays a variety of neon signs, some of them date back to the 1930s.

In addition to these, there are several places all around the state that are designated as National Historic Sites. And we are not talking about the usual collection of historic houses, public buildings and commercial buildings, churches and schools. Although these types of buildings are on the list, Nevada offers you something new.

For example, you can have a self-guided tour at the Stewart Indian School, an old 1900s boarding school. Or you can see the Million Dollar Courthouse in Pioche, which cost close to a million dollars to construct in the 1870s. Then you could try reading or decoding petroglyphs at the Grimes Point Prehistoric Rock Art Site. A lot of these historic sites are now being used as a museum, so it might be worth your visit!

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Nevada, Parks & Outdoor Activities

There are close to two dozen recreation areas and state parks under the care of the State of Nevada, and these parks offer you everything from hiking, to horseback riding and watching the skies, as well as fishing, water skiing, boating, swimming, camping, mountain biking, nature study, ice-skating, and snowshoeing. Choose your outdoor activity and Nevada would have just the perfect place for you.

If you are into camping, then you should check out Cathedral Gorge State Park, where you could see evidence of the time when Nevada was submerged under a giant lake. You can explore the caverns here, as well as choose from one of the close to two dozen camping sites to pitch your tent in. Meanwhile, the Valley of Fire State Park gives you a glimpse of Red Rock Country and features red sandstone formations. The park is the oldest and biggest state park in Nevada and it has six dozen camping sites to choose from.

Or you could go to the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, where you can visit a ghost town nearby or see fossilized sea creatures. There are 14 camping sites here. Want more? How about going to the Black Rock Desert Recreation Area where you can camp anywhere. Bonus points if you are going during the Burning Man Festival, which happens every August.

Other parks you can go to include:

  • Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
  • Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
  • Fort Churchill State Historic Park
  • Kershaw-Ryan State Park
  • Lahontan State Recreation Area
  • Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
  • Mormon Station State Historic Park
  • Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
  • Rye Patch State Recreation Area
  • South Fork State Recreation Area
  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
  • Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
  • Wild Horse State Recreation Area

Zoos & Aquariums

Nevada, Zoos & Aquariums

You can go to Roos-n-More Zoo, a hands-on zoo that is located in Moapa and has several exotic animals that includes coatis, otters, lemurs, and kangaroos among others. Meanwhile, the Sierra Safari Zoo near Reno is the biggest zoo in Nevada, with several exotic animals from the world over. This includes big cats, reptiles, sloths, and primates.

Other Points of Interest

Nevada, Other Points of Interest

There are several unique things that you could do only in Nevada. These unique experiences help you have a more memorable time away from the gambling on the Strip. Be sure to see the Hoover Dam, which remains an engineering masterpiece up to today. You should also see Area 51 here, if only for the experience of being outside its gates. If you want more E.T. experience, you can go on the Extra-terrestrial Highway, where the movie Independence Day was filmed, along with its moonlike terrain and reported UFO sightings.

Why not explore ghost towns here, especially the more intact ones, such as the ones in Belmont, Gold Point, and Rhyolite.

You can also experience how it is to be a cowboy for a day or a weekend at All Things Cowboy, or mine for turquoise at Otteson's Turquoise Royston Mine. Or tour the mines that dot the state, such as Eldorado Canyon and Techatticup Mine Tours, Ponderosa Mine Tour, or Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine.

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