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N E VA DA G OV E R N O R

W E LC O M E TO NE VADA

Photo by: Neil Lockhart

Gov. Brian Sandoval is photographed with a fuel-injected 1957 Chevy Bel Air owned and restored by Russ Sheltra, board member of Hot August Nights classic car festival held this year Aug. 2-7 in Reno.

WELCOME TO NEVADA! You are about to explore one of the most

remarkable states in the nation — one that draws

highways and byways. Inside this year’s guide, you’ll

visitors from around the world to Las Vegas, while

find itineraries to help plan your trip — including two

also holding hidden gems such as Great Basin National Park. Nevada is a state of incomparable beauty, from

Lake Tahoe — the largest alpine lake in North America — to Valley of Fire State Park, home of stunning red

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Road trips are at the heart of the Nevada experience, and I encourage you to travel our

that highlight Nevada’s American Indian cultural sites. One important piece of Nevada’s American Indian history can be found at the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. This former boarding school was in use from 1890 through 1980 and its stone buildings are an icon of education and life for many American

sandstone formations. This is a state where roadways

Indians in the West. It is now listed on the National

lead to mining towns brimming with the history of the

Register of Historic Places and managed by the State

American West.

of Nevada.

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Passport is a unique guide to our state, outlining each park to help you plan your adventure.

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The Silver State is beautiful and diverse, as you will see in this guide. From Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas to Elko, Nevada is a

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TO U R ISM INFO DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM & C U LT U R A L AF F A I R S

Tell us your Nevada adventure!

The Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs includes the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada), the Nevada Division of Museums and History, the Nevada Arts Council and the Nevada Indian Commission. 401 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 Toll Free: 800-NEVADA-8 Phone: 775-687-4322 Fax: 775-687-6779 Email: info@travelnevada.com Website: TravelNevada.com

GOVERNOR

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BRIAN SANDOVAL

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR & COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

What’s your Nevada story? Did you travel some back roads with a real buckaroo, take a dip in an unforgettable hot springs or conquer one of Nevada’s tallest peaks? Maybe you drank your first Picon punch or discovered some impressive photo ops at one of Nevada’s many ghost towns. Whatever legendary stories you have to tell, we want to hear about it.

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T O U R I S M & C U LT U R A L AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

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COMMISSIONERS

JULIA ARGER RICHARD ARNOLD CINDY L. CARANO DALLAS HAUN BOB MORSE DON NEWMAN ROSSI RALENKOTTER HERB SANTOS JR. RYAN SHELTRA BOB STOLDAL MIKE (MANOHAR) VASWANI JOHN WAGNON

Head to TravelNevada.com and click the “My Nevada” link at the top right of the page. Here, you’ll have the chance to log in or create an account. Use this tab as your personal portal to build out itineraries of places you want to explore in Nevada, and then tell tales of your adventures for fellow travelers to discover. Give your story a name, post any photos and video you might have and click “Submit Adventure.” Once we’ve taken a peek at your tale, you’ll get an email letting you know it’s live on the site. Nevada is a world within and a state apart - enjoy the journey!

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this guide, please contact the businesses, services and event coordinators to verify specific details and obtain the most up-to-date information.

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N E VA DA PHOTO OPS

NEVADA PHOTO OPS Nevada, with its fascinatingly diverse landscapes, just begs to be captured on film (or on digital files)! For inspiration, here are a few suggestions for photo-ops:

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Goldwell Open Air Museum: This collection of seven large outdoor statues was developed in the 1980s by a group of Belgian artists. Note: The Goldwell statues are protected by copyright, but non-commercial photography for personal use is permitted.

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

TravelNevada

Lake Tahoe: North America’s largest alpine lake is known for

Hoover Dam: Built in the 1930s to harness the power of

its water clarity and stunning mountain scenery. Photo tip: Sand

the Colorado River, Hoover Dam today is still considered an

Harbor State Park has numerous photogenic coves and boulder

engineering marvel. Photo tip: Get a full photo of the dam

formations.

from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

INTERESTED IN NEVADA PHOTOGRAPHY? CHECK OUT OUR NEVADA PHOTOGRAPHERS FACEBOOK PAGE, FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/NEVADASNAPS

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Pyramid Lake: The 125,000-acre desert lake located on the

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Sand Mountain: This 2-mile-long, 600-foot-high sand

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation has tufa formations and

dune is popular with ATV riders and sand boarders, but

Anaho Island, home of one of the largest colonies of American

also provides an opportunity for photographers. Photo tip:

white pelicans in the United States. Photo tip: Visit in the spring,

Spring and fall are the best times to visit.

when pelicans return to Anaho Island from their wintering areas.

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Cathedral Gorge: This Nevada state park in Lincoln County

Lamoille Canyon: This glacier-carved canyon in the Ruby

draws photographers with its siltstone canyons and spires.

Mountains is known for its fall colors. Photo tip: Get out

Camping, hiking and mountain biking also are popular in this

of the car! The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway has a few

area. Photo tip: The terrain really stuns after a rainstorm and

trailheads along the road.

cloudy skies provide a beautiful contrast to the sand and rock.

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D I STA N CE / T EM PER AT U R ES FROM

TO

DRIVE TIME

MILES

KM

Grand Canyon

Las Vegas

4.5 hours

275

443

Los Angeles, Calif.

Las Vegas

4 hours

270

435

Phoenix, Ariz.

Las Vegas

5 hours

286

460

San Diego, Calif.

Las Vegas

5 hours

332

534

Zion National Park

Las Vegas

2.75 hours

163

262

Portland, Ore.

Reno

9.75 hours

578

930

Salt Lake City, Utah

Reno

7.25 hours

519

835

San Francisco, Calif.

Reno

3.75 hours

218

351

Seattle, Wash.

Reno

12.75 hours

721

1161

Yosemite, Calif.

Reno

5 hours

218

351

Regional Distances

Virgin River, Mesquite

Travel lengths are rounded and travel times are approximate.

Intra-state Distances Beatty

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Las Vegas

Laughlin

Reno

Tonopah

West Wendover

197 miles, 3 hours

338 miles, 6 hours

328 miles, 5.75 hours

117 miles, 1.75 hours

214 miles, 3.5 hours

331 miles, 5.5 hours

94 miles, 1.5 hours

381 miles, 6 hours

319 miles, 5.25 hours

124 miles, 2.5 hours

26 miles, .5 hours

25 miles, .5 hours

438 miles, 7.25 hours

535 miles, 8.75 hours

33 miles, .75 hours

227 miles, 4 hours

415 miles, 6 hours

188 miles, 3 hours

324 miles, 4.75 hours

322 miles, 3.75 hours

330 miles, 5 hours

430 miles, 7 hours

568 miles, 8.75 hours

289 miles, 4 hours

271 miles, 4.5 hours

109 miles, 1.5 hours

271 miles, 4 hours

345 miles, 6 hours

345 miles, 6.5 hours

242 miles, 4 hours

339 miles, 5.5 hours

320 miles, 5 hours

168 miles, 2.5 hours

120 miles, 2 hours

150 miles, 3 hours

149 miles, 3 hours

314 miles, 5 hours

411 miles, 6.5 hours

135 miles, 2.25 hours

104 miles, 1.5 hours

392 miles, 6 hours

25 miles, .5 hours

465 miles, 7.75 hours

561 miles, 9.5 hours

37 miles, .75 hours

253 miles, 4.5 hours

430 miles, 6.25 hours

436 miles, 7.5 hours

542 miles, 9.25 hours

60 miles, 1.25 hours

234 miles, 4.25 hours

440 miles, 6.75 hours

97 miles, 1.75 hours

449 miles, 7.25 hours

211 miles, 3.25 hours

362 miles, 6 hours

546 miles, 8.75 hours

308 miles, 5 hours

500 miles, 8 hours

238 miles, 4 hours

398 miles, 5.5 hours

Carson City

Elko

Ely

Hawthorne

321 miles, 5.5 hours

364 miles, 6 hours

260 miles, 4 hours

307 miles, 4.5 hours

Beatty

(Incline Village)

(Stateline)

Carson City

321 miles, 5.5 hours

Elko

364 miles, 6 hours

307 miles, 4.5 hours

Ely

260 miles, 4 hours

319 miles, 5.25 hours

188 miles, 3 hours

Hawthorne

197 miles, 3 hours

124 miles, 2.5 hours

324 miles, 4.75 hours

271 miles, 4 hours

Lake Tahoe

338 miles, 6 hours

26 miles, .5 hours

322 miles, 3.75 hours

345 miles, 6 hours

150 miles, 3 hours

Lake Tahoe

328 miles, 5.75 hours

25 miles, .5 hours

330 miles, 5 hours

345 miles, 6.5 hours

149 miles, 3 hours

25 miles, .5 hours

Las Vegas

117 miles, 1.75 hours

438 miles, 7.25 hours

430 miles, 7 hours

242 miles, 4 hours

314 miles, 5 hours

465 miles, 7.75 hours

436 miles, 7.5 hours

Laughlin

214 miles, 3.5 hours

535 miles, 8.75 hours

568 miles, 8.75 hours

339 miles, 5.5 hours

411 miles, 6.5 hours

561 miles, 9.5 hours

542 miles, 9.25 hours

97 miles, 1.75 hours

Reno

331 miles, 5.5 hours

33 miles, .75 hours

289 miles, 4 hours

320 miles, 5 hours

135 miles, 2.25 hours

37 miles, .75 hours

60 miles, 1.25 hours

449 miles, 7.25 hours

546 miles, 8.75 hours

Tonopah

94 miles, 1.5 hours

227 miles, 4 hours

271 miles, 4.5 hours

168 miles, 2.5 hours

104 miles, 1.5 hours

253 miles, 4.5 hours

234 miles, 4.25 hours

211 miles, 3.25 hours

308 miles, 5 hours

238 miles, 4 hours

West Wendover

381 miles, 6 hours

415 miles, 6 hours

109 miles, 1.5 hours

120 miles, 2 hours

392 miles, 6 hours

430 miles, 6.25 hours

440 miles, 6.75 hours

362 miles, 6 hours

500 miles, 8 hours

398 miles, 5.5 hours

(Incline Village)

(Stateline)

LOCATION

JANUARY Max.

APRIL Min.

Max.

JULY Min.

Max.

OCTOBER Min.

Max.

Min.

Beatty

55°F/13°C

29°F/-2°C

72°F/22°C

41°F/5°C

98°F/37°C

62°F/17°C

78°F/26°C

44°F/7°C

Caliente

47°F/8°C

20°F/-7°C

68°F/20°C

36°F/2°C

96°F/36°C

59°F/15°C

73°F/23°C

36°F/2°C

Carson City

45°F/7°C

22°F/-6°C

63°F/17°C

34°F/1°C

90°F/32°C

52°F/11°C

68°F/20°C

35°F/2°C

Elko

36°F/2°C

14°F/-10°C

60°F/16°C

31°F/-1°C

90°F/32°C

50°F/10°C

65°F/18°C

29°F/-2°C 31°F/-1°C

Ely

39°F/4°C

14°F/-10°C

59°F/15°C

30°F/-1°C

89°F/32°C

53°F/12°C

64°F/18°C

Gerlach

43°F/6°C

23°F/-5°C

66°F/19°C

37°F/3°C

93°F/34°C

60°F/16°C

70°F/21°C

38°F/3°C

Hawthorne

47°F/8°C

24°F/-4°C

67°F/19°C

38°F/3°C

95°F/35°C

63°F/17°C

71°F/22°C

40°F/4°C

Lake Tahoe

43°F/6°C

16°F/-9°C

54°F/12°C

27°F/-3°C

81°F/27°C

41°F/5°C

63°F/17°C

28°F/-2°C

Las Vegas

58°F/14°C

39°F/4°C

78°F/26°C

56°F/13°C

104°F/40°C

81°F/27°C

81°F/27°C

59°F/15°C

Laughlin

65°F/18°C

43°F/6°C

86°F/30°C

56°F/13°C

111°F/44°C

80°F/27°C

88°F/31°C

60°F/16°C

289 miles, 4.5 hours 289 miles, 4.5 hours

Average Temperatures

Reno

46°F/8°C

22°F/-6°C

64°F/18°C

38°F/3°C

92°F/33°C

58°F/14°C

69°F/21°C

39°F/4°C

Tonopah

45°F/7°C

20°F/-7°C

64°F/18°C

35°F/2°C

92°F/33°C

58°F/14°C

68°F/20°C

37°F/3°C

Great Basin National Park

Winnemucca

42°F/6°C

19°F/-7°C

63°F/17°C

31°F/-1°C

93°F/34°C

52°F/11°C

67°F/19°C

30°F/-1°C

Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

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Gardnerville

Genoa

Minden

Topaz Lake

@JenniferFox

Your next great vacation is closer than you think. In a reachable 45-minute drive south of Reno on Highways 580 and 395, or just 12 miles east of South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley offers an abundance of escapes from routine. Bask in the possibilities and let mother nature take care of the itinerary.

What adventure will you choose today?

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VisitCarsonValley.org

@KevinMiklossi

800-727-7677

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W H AT ’ S NE W

NEW IN NEVADA From attractions in Las Vegas to expansions in Reno-Tahoe to developments in rural Nevada, the Silver State continues to evolve. Here’s a look at some recent projects:

LAS VEGAS Bear Grylls Survival Academy opened an Adventure Day Course in September 2015 in Overton, about 64 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Shelter building, high rope work and a navigation challenge in Valley of Fire State Park are among the activities at the academy. Casa de Shenandoah, the 52-acre Las Vegas estate of Wayne Newton, opened September 2015. Tours include an introductory video about “Mr. Las Vegas,” a museum area that includes Newton’s private jet and classic car collection, an exotic animal collection and Newton’s mansion. Jennifer Lopez will begin a headlining residency Jan. 20, 2016, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Bear Grylls Survival Academy in Overton

on the Las Vegas Strip. The show will feature Lopez’s hits as well as a combination of ballads, Latin music, funk and more.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip opened a 350,000-square-foot expansion to its convention center in August 2015, and plans a second phase of expansion that transitioned existing space into a 70,000-square-foot carpeted ballroom. That project was completed in early 2016. The Park, an eight-acre outdoor dining and entertainment district between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, is set to open in 2016. The Shake Shack, Bruxie gourmet waffle restaurant and Sake Rok, a theatrical restaurant/late-night lounge, are among the businesses included in the project. The Park will open in conjunction with the Las Vegas Arena, a 20,000-seat, $375 million indoor arena west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Premium Outlets North, a retail destination at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas, opened a 25-store expansion in mid-2015. Name brands CH Carolina Herrera, Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone are among the new retailers. In all, the center totals 685,000 square feet and 175 stores. Speed Vegas, a new racecar driving experience on a 1.5-mile track, is set to open March 2016 on Las Vegas Boulevard South, about 11 miles south of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Visitors will be able to get behind the wheel of exotic and muscle cars, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Audis, Ford Shelby Mustangs North Las Vegas Premium Outlets

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and Corvettes.


Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, a 128-acre visitors’ center at 2525 Kyle Canyon Road inside Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mount Charleston), opened May 2015. About a 45-minute drive north of Las Vegas, this center has an education building, two amphitheaters, group picnic sites and more than 40 miles of adjoining new trails. The Moapa Band of Paiutes expanded its Travel Plaza in Moapa (off Interstate 15 and Valley of Fire Highway) to include an events center/concert venue to accommodate monthly events along with the Moapa Band’s annual Fourth of July concert, which featured LeAnn Rimes and Bret Michaels in 2015.

RENO-TAHOE Craft brewery Beer NV opened in August 2015 at 15 Foothill Road inside the South Creek shopping center in Reno. The tap house, with 60 craft beers and four wines on draft, joins a host of craft breweries and distilleries in the Reno area. Edgewood Tahoe golf course on the south shore of Lake Tahoe in Stateline, will debut a new No. 9 hole in 2015. The realignment of the No. 9 hole and other changes to the course are part of a project to open the spectacular 154-room Lodge at Edgewood in 2017. Heavenly Mountain Resort debuted a permanent climbing wall at its Epic Discovery center at the top of the gondola in September 2015. Also opened in September: a children’s ropes course and zip line, which will operate during the summer season. The resort also added a alpine coaster in November 2015 slated to be in operation during the 2015-16 ski season. The coaster is at the top of the gondola and allows guests on individual sleds to descend on a raised track through forest and natural rock formations. Heavenly also plans to open its mid-station zip line canopy tour in summer 2016.

Heavenly’s alpine coaster

Jack Affleck

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W H AT ’ S NE W The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is set to open a Travel Plaza in early 2016 in Gardnerville, part of a larger project that will include a casino. The Travel Plaza will have a 6,000-square-foot convenience store and smoke shop and a fueling station. An 18,000-square-foot casino is scheduled to open in summer 2016. The casino project is in partnership with the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe from Alabama.

RURAL NEVADA Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in the Amargosa Valley, about 90 miles from Las Vegas, opened a visitors center in 2015. Interactive exhibits on area wildlife, including the rare desert pupfish, can be found here. The Elko Convention & Visitors Authority completed a 29,000-squarefoot expansion to the Elko Conference Center in late 2015. The expansion added 19,000 square feet of meeting space; in total the Conference Center has 80,000 square feet, with 30,000 square feet of meeting space and a 913seat theater. Holiday Inn Express and Suites opened in September in Pahrump. The 104-room property has a pool, fitness center and inroom Wi-Fi. The Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada broke ground in August 2015, on a new casino, hotel and travel plaza in Battle Mountain. The project will include a 150- to 200-room hotel, 200 to 300 gaming machines, a convenience store and two fuel islands, one for big rigs and one for smaller vehicles. The project is expected to be completed in December 2016.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS Basin and Range National Monument, a 700,000-acre monument in Lincoln and Nye counties known for desert valleys rich with prehistory and recent history, was established in July 2015. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Basin and Range currently does not have a visitors center or facilities. Those interested in visiting should contact the BLM. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, about 20 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, was established in December 2014. The 22,650-acre monument has sites that represent geological periods from 200,000 years to 3,000 years ago. Currently there is no visitors center or facilities at this National Park Service-managed monument, but those interested in visiting can find information on the NPS website, nps.gov, then searching in Nevada in the “Find a Park” field. Bob Wick

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A WORLD OF ORIGINALS

SP ECI A L E VE N TS LOVE A GOOD CELEBRATION? NEVADA HAS SPECIAL EVENTS REGULARLY SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, GIVING YOU A PERFECT EXCUSE TO PLAN YOUR NEVADA ROAD TRIP.

WINTER:

National Cowboy Poe try Gathering

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering January 25-30, 2016 Elko westernfolklife.org

Eagles & Agriculture February 18-21, 2016 Carson Valley Sydney Martinez/Tra velNevad

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Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend March 2-6, 2016 Winnemucca ranchrodeonv.com

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry March 12-2016 Virginia City visitvirginiacitynv.com/events

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 1-10, 2016 Las Vegas

Eagles and Agriculture

Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

nfrexperience.com

Reno Santa Crawl December 2016 Reno renosantacrawl.com

Christmas on the Comstock December 2016 Virginia City visitvirginiacitynv.com/events

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SP ECIA L E VENTS SPRING

Chili on the Comstock

Elko Motorcycle Jamboree

Red Rock Rendezvous

May 14-15, 2016

June 17-19, 2016

April 1-3, 2016

Virginia City

Elko

Red Rock Canyon

visitvirginiacitynv.com/events

elkomotorcyclejamboree.com

Snow Mountain PowWow

The Great Bathtub Boat Races/Cocktails & Cannons

redrockrendezvous.com

Shooting the West Photography Symposium

(Las Vegas Paiute Tribe)

April 25 - May 1, 2016

Las Vegas

Winnemucca

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May 2016

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National Basque Festival July 1-3, 2016 Elko elkobasqueclub.com

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NEVADA IS A BIG STATE – the seventh biggest, actually – and we know all that wide-open terrain and maze of highways can make you wonder where to start. This guide is to help you do just that: start creating that next amazing memory. The following pages are filled with road-trip routes and ideas. Maybe ghost towns are your jam, and you want to know where the most photogenic ruins can be found. Or perhaps you’re looking for some quiet and respite in one of Nevada’s 23 state parks. Yes, we can guide you to those gems as well. In these pages, you’ll find itineraries that we’ve mapped out for your convenience. They’re just suggestions to get you started on your way. Take them and make them your own. And remember, it’s about the journey, not the destination.

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LAUGHLIN: Hotel-resorts line the Colorado

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Black Mountains and Lake Mohave.

km) scenic drive offers several trailheads. Red Rock Canyon NCA also encompasses Bonnie Springs Ranch, a family-friendly destination with horseback rides and more, and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Finish the day with a trip to Goodsprings, about 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Red Rock Canyon. The town’s claim to fame is the storied Pioneer Saloon where, in 1942, actor Clark Gable waited for three days to hear the fate of his wife, Carole Lombard, who had died in a nearby plane crash.

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“VINTAGE LAS VEGAS” IS BACK AND HOTTER THAN EVER.

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Downtown Las Vegas exudes retro-funk from the cool neon at the El Cortez – Las Vegas’ longest-running hotel and casino – to the old-fashioned malts, with prices to match, at the 1950s soda foundation of Tiffany’s Café. Soak up some history with a stroll through two of Las Vegas’ most celebrated museums, the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum. The Mob Museum is housed in the former federal courthouse where mob trials took place. The Neon Museum is an outdoor collection of vintage neon signs spanning many decades of Las Vegas’ casino history. Several mid-century-modern neighborhoods have withstood the test of time and reemerged as the place to live the Vintage Vegas dream. Paradise Palms, once home to Rat Pack stars and mob kings such as Dean Marty, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, Johnny Carson, and Debbie Reynolds, is a community of 1950s lime green and sky blue single-story homes near the Las Vegas National Golf Course, then known as the Stardust Country Club.

RETRO DIGS You can deck out your home in midcentury décor or find that perfect piece of retro art in this funky shop along “Antique Alley” southwest of downtown. Shops include Retro Vegas, Vintage Vegas Antiques, Glam Factory Vintage, Lost Vegas Antiques, and Sin City Pickers, just to name a few.

DRINK AND DINE Atomic Liquors, a 1950s bar named for the time when patrons watched atomic blasts far off in the Nevada desert from the store’s roof. The Rat Pack and Smothers Brothers were said to have ended their nights here, and Barbara Streisand even had her The Golden Steer has served its famous steak dinners to droves of Golden Age celebrities, including Natalie Wood, Nat King Cole, Joe DiMaggio, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. The Bootlegger Italian Bistro doesn’t look vintage on the outside – its modernized Tuscan exterior south of McCarran International Airport belies the depth of history found inside its stone façade – but history runs deep here, as evidenced by the walls covered in snapshots of celebrities who have dined on Mama Marie’s authentic Italian fare. Marie’s daughter and restaurant owner, former Nevada Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt-Bono, often takes the stage with her showbiz husband Dennis Bono to entertain patrons and share a hint of Las Vegas’ glamorous past.

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BASE CAMP: RENO — ARRIVE IN RENO BY

PLANE, TRAIN OR AUTOMOBILE AND GET READY FOR DAY TRIP ADVENTURES TO DESERT AND MOUNTAIN LAKES AND AN OLD WEST MINING TOWN.

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PYRAMID LAKE: About 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Reno is a vast desert lake within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation. Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway, on the southwest side of the lake, is the only national scenic byway completely within an American Indian reservation. To the northwest is the Dunn Fish Hatchery in Sutcliffe; tours are available in the spring. On the southern end of the lake is the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Visitors Center in Nixon. Viewable from the lake shore is Anaho Island, home to one of the largest colonies of American white pelicans in the United States.

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Day 2 VIRGINIA CITY: Step back in time — about 150 years — when you enter Virginia City, 26 miles (42 km) south of Reno. Wooden sidewalks, saloons, Mark Twain artifacts and a whole lot of fun await in this town, which was featured in the ’60s TV series “Bonanza.” A narrated trolley tour is the best way to learn the history of the town before spending the day shopping, taking old-fashioned photos and sidling up to a genu-wine saloon bar. The historical V&T Railroad offers excursion rides from May through October.


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Lake Tahoe’s two main destinations – North Shore and South Shore – are easily accessible from Reno and Carson City, and are thriving with activity and entertainment year-round.

NORTH SHORE – 36 MILES (58 KM) VIA I-580 AND S.R. 431 The north shore is anchored by Incline Village, an upscale mountain hamlet boasting its own ski resort, Diamond Peak, two golf courses, a range of accommodations, and sunny stretches of sandy beach. Visitors staying at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village can rent kayaks and other water toys from the hotel’s private beach. The entire property – beach and pier included – are Wi-Fi equipped, but don’t spend too much time on a laptop when you have the blue expanses of Lake Tahoe at your fingertips. In the summer, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents live performances every night of its six-week season. Arrive early to stroll along the beach and share a picnic dinner in the festival’s sand amphitheater. Plan your day of outdoor adventure with the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail, which links water and land trails to breweries and pubs.

SOUTH SHORE – 59 MILES VIA I-580 AND US-50 The south shore of Lake Tahoe is perhaps best known for the towering casinos of Stateline and the bustling village at Heavenly Mountain Resort. This year-round village features restaurants, shops, galleries, and activities right at the base of Heavenly’s ski gondola. Visitors can ride the gondola in the summer months to access seemingly endless miles of hiking trails or to simply take in the staggering view of the lake. Zephyr Cove on the southeast shore of the lake is a hot spot for renting boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, or meeting friends during a game of beach volleyball. This is also the launch point for the regal M.S. Dixie II, a southern-style paddlewheel boat that runs sightseeing excursions and evening dinner/dance cruises throughout the year. The beach-lined cove is also a favorite for family gatherings, weddings, and weekend getaways. Harveys Tahoe casino-resort brings big-name musical artists to its outdoor amphitheater all summer long while neighboring resorts boast comedy and music acts any night of the week. Be sure to visit in July to get your celebrity fix at the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Edgewood Tahoe. The golf resort’s fine-dining restaurant also offers lakeside dining with spectacular sunset views.

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FROM RENO TO LAS VEGAS – THREE DAYS

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Day 1 RENO, FALLON: 63 MILES, (101 KM), PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 12 MILES (19 KM) FOR A DETOUR TO STILLWATER: Depart Reno on Interstate 80 west and U.S. Alt 50 west to Fallon, one of

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to the east. Take a break in Hawthorne, dubbed “America’s Patriotic Home,” as it houses a U.S. Army ammunition depot. Check out wartime memorabilia and vintage U.S. weaponry at the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum. Continue on U.S. 95 to Tonopah, site of a major mining strike in 1900. Learn why this town once was called “The Queen of the Silver Camps” at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and explore the area’s history at the Central Nevada Museum. Overnight in Tonopah.

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SOUTHERN NEVADA LOOP — EXPLORE THE VALLEY OF FIRE, DRIVE THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY AND CHECK OUT HISTORICAL MINING TOWNS ON THIS ROAD TRIP BEGINNING AND ENDING IN LAS VEGAS. PLAN FOR FOUR DAYS, 564 MILES (908 KM).

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STATE PARK AND ALAMO, 150 MILES, (241 KM): Rev your engines in Las Vegas and take off for Valley of Fire State Park. Explore red sandstone formations, hike trails past ancient Indian petroglyphs and track down the sites where scenes from “Star Trek: Generations” and “Transformers” were filmed. On your way to Alamo, stop at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, one of the few wetland habitats in southern Nevada, for bird watching and hiking. Overnight in Alamo at the luxurious A Cowboy’s Dream Bed & Breakfast or at Windmill Ridge, which boasts a cluster of cozy cabins. Valley of Fire State Park

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Day 2: RACHEL, THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY, TONOPAH, 160 MILES, (258 KM) Be on the lookout for UFOs as you drive the Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada State Route 375). This remote highway is on the northern edge of Nevada Test and Training Range, which houses the mysterious Area 51, reportedly the site of alien autopsies. Stop at the Little A’Le’Inn — you can’t miss it, it’s among the only cluster of buildings you’ll see on this stretch — for a snack and some souvenir shopping. Continue to Tonopah, site of Nevada’s second great mining boom in the early 20th century. Learn about this history at the Tonopah Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum. There’s plenty of lodging options in Tonopah, including the stately Mizpah Hotel.

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INTERSTATE 80-HIGHWAY 50 LOOP – FIVE DAYS — GREAT BASIN

NATIONAL PARK, THE HISTORICAL NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY AND THE “COWBOY CAPITAL” OF ELKO ARE ON THE INTERSTATE 80-HIGHWAY 50 LOOP, WHICH BEGINS AND ENDS IN RENO. FOR PART OF THIS LOOP, YOU’LL BE TRAVELING WHAT LIFE MAGAZINE ONCE CALLED “THE LONELIEST HIGHWAY IN AMERICA” — THE STRETCH OF U.S. 50 FROM FERNLEY TO ELY. PLAN FOR FIVE DAYS, 865 MILES, (1,392 KM)

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Day 1: LOVELOCK, WINNEMUCCA, ELKO 289 MILES (466 KM) Goodbye, Reno — east on Interstate 80 to Lovelock. In the mid-19th century, this community served as a resting place for pioneers traveling the Emigrant Trail out West. Here, you can “lock your love” in the plaza behind the Pershing County Courthouse, visit the Marzen House Museum or explore the Lovelock Cave archeological site about 20 miles south of Lovelock. Continue on to Winnemucca, swing by the visitors center inside the Winnemucca Convention Center and stretch your legs on

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HIGHWAY 50 DETOURS TO EXPLORE

TRAVELING HIGHWAY 50? VENTURE OFF THE HIGHWAY — ALSO KNOWN AS THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA — TO SEE MORE OF NEVADA’S HIDDEN GEMS.

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CHURCHILL VINEYARDS AND FREY RANCH DISTILLERY About eight miles (12 km) south of downtown Fallon on U.S. 95 is Churchill Vineyards, the only Nevada winery producing estate white wines, and Frey Ranch Distillery, the state’s first commercial distillery. Open by appointment only.

GRIMES POINT ARCHEOLOGICAL AREA This Bureau of Land Management archeological site seven miles (11 km) east of Fallon has several petroglyphs — ancient rock art — visible from an interpretive trail. Hidden Cave, just one mile from Grimes Point, is another archeological site and is accessible by guided tour only. Check with the Churchill County Museum in Fallon for information.

STILLWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE About 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Fallon, Stillwater attracts migrating fowl and shorebirds on the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south route for birds. Interpretive signs on the refuge’s hiking trails explain the cultural and geologic history of the Lahontan Valley. Stillwater is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

SAND MOUNTAIN Just 25 miles (40 km) east of Fallon, Sand Mountain is a 2-mile-long, 600-foot-high sand dune popular with off-road vehicle riders and sand boarders. The site is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

COLD SPRINGS STATION Highway 50 roughly parallels the old Pony Express, the horseback mail route that operated from 1860 to 1861. See a remnant of a Pony Express station at Cold Springs, about 60 miles (96 km) east of Fallon. The area also has a restaurant, RV park and convenience store.

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TRAVELING THE LONELIEST ROAD? YOU’LL NEED TO PICK UP AN OFFICIAL HIGHWAY 50 SURVIVAL GUIDE. AS YOU TRAVEL FROM TOWN TO TOWN ALONG U.S. 50, GET YOUR GUIDE STAMPED. AT THE END OF YOUR TRIP, MAIL YOUR GUIDE TO TRAVELNEVADA AND YOU WILL GET A CERTIFICATE COMMEMORATING YOUR TRAVELS AS WELL AS AN “I SURVIVED HIGHWAY 50” PIN. TO ORDER A GUIDE, VISIT PONYEXPRESSNEVADA.COM.

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STOKES CASTLE This three-story stone tower on the west end of Austin was built in 1897 as a summer home for mine developer Anson Phelps Stokes. It was used for only a few months before it was abandoned. Today, visitors can view the structure as well as the surrounding panoramic valley.

TOQUIMA CAVE AND PETROGLYPH SITE The Toquima Cave campground, part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is about 13 miles (20 km) east of Austin, 12 miles of which are gravel road. Petroglyphs dating back to about 600 to 1300 A.D. are visible from the cave entrance, which is fenced off. Access is via a half-mile trail beginning at the campground.

HICKISON PETROGLYPHS This Hickison Petroglyphs campground, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is 24 miles (38 km) east of Austin. Hiking paths wind by petroglyphs in this area. There also are 24 campsites and picnic facilities.

GARNET HILL About four miles (6.5 km) northwest of Ely, Garnet Hill is a designated rock-hounding area managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Visitors can search for garnets and take them home. There is limited camping space, and access to the area is free.

CAVE LAKE STATE PARK Cave Lake State Park, about 14 miles (22.5 km) southeast of Ely, attracts visitors with its 32-acre reservoir. Trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking are popular here.

WARD CHARCOAL OVENS STATE HISTORIC PARK Just 18 miles (29 km) south of Ely on a well-graded gravel road that may not be accessible in inclement weather, the Ward Charcoal Ovens are a set of six 30-foot-high, beehive-shaped ovens. From 1876 to 1879, charcoal was made here for use in the smelters of the Ward Mining District.

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HIGHWAY 93 — THE GREAT BASIN HIGHWAY — NEVADA STATE PARKS FROM

LAS VEGAS TO ELY – TWO DAYS

THIS HIGHWAY CONNECTS LAS VEGAS TO GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK NEAR ELY. SEVERAL OF NEVADA’S 23 STATE PARKS ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM HIGHWAY 93, MAKING FOR A SCENIC DEPARTURE FROM LAS VEGAS. PLAN FOR TWO DAYS, 344 MILES (554 KM)

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Day 1: VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK, KERSHAW-RYAN STATE PARK, CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK 237 MILES, (381 KM), PLUS DRIVING WITHIN THE STATE PARKS

Depart Las Vegas on Interstate 15 to Valley of Fire State Park, named for its stunning red sandstone formations. Ponder the park’s petroglyphs — ancient rock art dating back thousands of years — before backtracking a bit on Interstate 15 to the Highway 93 interchange. From here, it’s on to Kershaw-Ryan State Park. Nowhere is the contrast of wild and tame as stark as in Kershaw-Ryan State Park. Located in a scenic canyon with a springRV campground, a manicured lawn, picnic tables and a shallow wading pool. Beyond are rugged stone cliffs reaching up to 700 feet and lined with hiking trails. Continue north on Highway 93 to Cathedral Gorge State Park. Here, explore unusual clay spires and towers carved by erosion over millions of years. Walking trails provide great views of the cathedral-like structures and original picnicking facilities built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s remain in use today. A visitors center provides information about the park as well as six other area state parks. Overnight in Pioche, Panaca or Caliente.

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If time allows, consider checking out more of the area’s state parks: Beaver Dam State Park, Echo Canyon State Park and Spring Valley State Park are in the vicinity. Then it’s north on Highway 93 to Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. Here, six 30-foottall, beehive-shaped stone ovens stand sentinel at the base of the Egan Mountain Range. These ovens were used in 1870s to make charcoal for use in the smelters of the Ward Mining District. Continue on to Cave Lake State Park, which showcases a glistening, high-elevation lake in the Schell Creek Range. Hikers, anglers and adventure junkies are drawn to Cave Lake all year round. Just far enough off the main highway to get away with a little mischief, the lake also is home to the offbeat Great Bathtub Boat Races, also known as Cocktails and Cannons for the drinks and random cannon-firing that happen July 4 weekend. Overnight in Ely, a mining town and home of the historical Nevada Northern Railway. From here, plan a side trip to Great Basin National Park, about 67 miles (108 km) east of Ely.

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NEVADA’S STATE PARKS NEVADA’S 23 STATE PARKS SPAN ALL CORNERS OF THE SILVER STATE, AND OFFER UNLIMITED ADVENTURE AND ACTIVITIES. CHECK OUT A FEW HIGHLIGHTS HERE, AND DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP A PARK PASSPORT AT ANY NEVADA STATE PARK. GET YOUR PASSPORT STAMPED AT 15 DIFFERENT PARKS, AND YOU CAN EARN ONE FREE ANNUAL PASS TO ALL NEVADA STATE PARKS. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT PARKS.NV.GOV.

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur: This park is a curious blend of history. Berlin was an 1890s mining town adjacent to an ichthyosaur fossil site. Visitors can tour the ghost town and mill; seasonal tours of the park’s Diana Mine and the Fossil Shelter are available.

Fort Churchill: Ruins of an 1860s U.S. Army fort are a fascinating backdrop for hiking, biking and camping. Visitors can tour the fort. Across the highway is Buckland Station, a stop on the old Pony Express mail route that operated from 1860 to 1861.

Mormon Station: Tucked into the base of the eastern Sierra Nevada is Genoa. Mormon settlers built a trading post here in the 1850s. The site later was used by the Pony Express and by travelers. Visitors can tour the museum, stockade and wagon shed, as well as the surrounding park.

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Rye Patch Reservoir: The 22-mile-long reservoir draws visitors for camping, fishing, boating, swimming and, of course, exploring.

Spring Mountain Ranch: This western ranch once owned by eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes gives visitors a peek into ranching life in the early 20th century. The park is inside the Red Rock National Conservation Area.

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NATIONAL PARKS — EVERYONE LOVES A BIRTHDAY, AND THIS YEAR YOU’RE

ALL INVITED TO THE PARTY. THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TURNS 100 IN 2016, AND NEVADA’S OWN GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK TURNS 30. THIS IS THE YEAR TO LOG SOME SERIOUS ROAD TRIP MILES AND REDISCOVER AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS.

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm,” said President Theodore Roosevelt, conservationist and founder of the National Park Service. Thanks to his vision and action as president, some of America’s most stunning, inspiring landscape is protected and maintained for public use. Great Basin National Park, the only national park entirely within Nevada’s borders, is still a youngster in park-years, designated in 1986 and followed by only 10 parks since then. It is best recognized by the glacial Wheeler Peak, the tallest mountain peak in Nevada, and the subterranean Lehman Caves. Adventure-seekers can plot a route to the top of Wheeler Peak, best attempted in the late spring and early fall seasons. But you don’t have to be Bear Grylls to enjoy the rugged terrain of Great Basin; the paved 12-mile Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive offers access to trail heads, camping, and picnic areas. The Bristlecone Trail is a moderate 5 1/2-mile roundtrip hike to a grove of bristlecone pine trees, some as old as 3,000 years. Great Basin National Park is on the eastern edge of Nevada, a five-hour drive from Las Vegas. It’s often included as a must-see on treks across Highway 50, “The Loneliest Road in America.” On Nevada’s southwestern edge is Death Valley National Park, arguably one of the most famous parks in the U.S. With adjectives like hottest, driest, lowest, and names like Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, Badwater, and Devil’s Golf Course, one might be surprised that more than 1.1 million people venture into its protected lands every year, many from its eastern border with Nevada. Pahrump, one hour northwest of Las Vegas, is a perfect base camp for adventuring in Death Valley. From 24-hour casinos and restaurants to new hotels, a JetPack experience, and two celebrated wineries, there’s plenty to do in Pahrump after spending a day exploring the natural wonders and oddities of Death Valley. Check out FindYourPark.com to view centennial events around the country, and to share your own National Park adventure.

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NEVADA’S INDIAN TERRITORY — THREE-NIGHT NORTHERN NEVADA INDIAN

TERRITORY ADVENTURE

LAKE TAHOE, STEWART INDIAN SCHOOL, LOVELOCK CAVES, PYRAMID LAKE AND OTHER AREAS OF CULTURAL AND HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN THIS ITINERARY BEGINNING AND ENDING IN RENO.

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Day 1: RENO, LAKE TAHOE, CARSON CITY, 107 MILES (172 KM) From Reno, take Interstate 80 west to Donner Memorial State Park and Tahoe City, both of which showcase the culture of the Washoe (WA She Shu) people and more. Continue on State Route 28 and U.S. 50 to Cave Rock State Park on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe (Dao w). Cave Rock (De’ek wadapushand) is one of the most sacred cultural and spiritual sites to the Washoe People. From Cave Rock State Park, travel east on U.S. 50 to Carson City and visit the historic Stewart Indian School, a federal boarding school for Native American children in operation from 1890 through 1980. Visitors can experience the history of the school through a self-guided cell phone walking tour. Head north on U.S. 395 to tour the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, which features an “Under One Sky” exhibit as well as compelling artifacts from the lives of American Indian leader Sarah Winnemucca and basket weaver Dat-So-La-Lee. Overnight in Carson City.

Day 2: CARSON CITY, FORT CHURCHILL, WALKER RIVER RESERVATION, FALLON, 152 MILES (244 KM) From Carson City, take U.S. 50 and Alt. Highway 95 to Fort Churchill State Historic Park. Fort Churchill was established in July 1860 by the federal government following the Pyramid Lake War between American Indians and settlers arriving in western Nevada. From there, take Alt. Highway 95 east to the Walker River Paiute Reservation, the home of the Walker River Paiute Tribe (Agai-Dicutta). There, you can fish or camp at the Weber Reservoir (tribal permit required) and purchase American Indian crafts at the Four Seasons Market in Schurz. From the reservation, head north to Fallon and visit the Churchill County Museum, where you can view exhibits of what life was like for the area’s early Northern Paiute (Numu) and Western Shoshone (Newe) inhabitants. Overnight in Fallon.

PLEASE NOTE Nevada’s tribal communities welcome visitors. Museum hours and tribal regulations may be subject to change. Contacting or visiting the tribal administration offices or museums before your visit is recommended. For information on proper etiquette when visiting a tribal community or when purchasing authentic American Indian art, please visit nevadaindianterritory.com.

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SAND MOUNTAIN, GRIMES POINT, STILLWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, LOVELOCK, 136 MILES (212 KM) From Fallon, take U.S. 50 east to the Sand Mountain Recreational Area, an important spiritual area to the Fallon PaiuteShoshone Tribe (Toi Ticutta). From there, travel west to the Grimes Point Archaeological Area to take a self-guided interpretive walking tour through ancient petroglyphs and rock art. From Grimes Point, it’s a short ride east (partially unpaved) to the Hidden Cave Archaeological Area. Tours of Hidden Cave are offered to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month by the Churchill County Museum and the Bureau of Land Management, and special tours can be arranged through the museum. From Hidden Cave, take U.S. 50 and Nevada State Route 116 to the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. The Paiute and Shoshone people have lived near these diverse wetlands for thousands of years and the area attracts more than a quarter million waterfowl annually. From Stillwater, follow Nevada State Route 116 and U.S. 50 back to Fallon and shop for American Indian crafts at the Fox Peak Station, then continue on U.S. 95 north and I-80 east to Lovelock. Overnight in Lovelock.

Day 4: LOVELOCK CAVES, PYRAMID LAKE, RENO, 165 MILES (265 KM) From Lovelock, you’ll travel southeast on Lovelock Cave Backcountry Byway to the Lovelock Cave archaeological site. In 1924, archeologists discovered a 2,000-year-old tule duck decoy within Lovelock Cave; the decoy would later become Nevada’s official state artifact. From Lovelock Cave, follow I-80 west and Nevada State Route 447 north to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Museum and Visitors Center in Nixon. At the museum, discover the unique history and culture of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Kuyuidokado) and learn why the Paiute people consider Pyramid Lake and its surrounding landscape sacred. From the museum, take State Route 446 west to the Popcorn Rock Wildlife Viewing Area. Here, you can see area fish and wildlife as well as view the distinctive tufa rock formations that surround Pyramid Lake. From Popcorn Rock, you can enjoy world-class fishing and other recreation (tribal permit required) or take the Pyramid Lake National Scenic Byway and State Route 445 back to Reno for additional days or for your departure from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

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NEVADA’S INDIAN TERRITORY — THREE-NIGHT SOUTHERN

NEVADA INDIAN TERRITORY ADVENTURE

EXPLORE NEVADA’S AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE BY FOLLOWING THIS ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTING CULTURAL SITES IN SOUTHERN NEVADA.

Day 1: LAS VEGAS, PAHRUMP, 78 MILES (125 KM) Start with a visit to the Springs Preserve cultural institution and the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas. At Springs Preserve, explore colorful galleries, botanical gardens and interpretive trails through a scenic wetland habitat. On the same campus, the Nevada State Museum offers an opportunity to learn about Sarah Winnemucca, Wovoka, and Dat So La Lee and to learn how American Indians have shaped and continue to shape the history and culture of Nevada. From the museum, take West Charleston Boulevard and Nevada State Route 159 west to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. As many as six different American Indian cultures may have inhabited the area for different purposes throughout the years. While at Red Rock, learn about the region’s history at the visitors center and explore trails along the 13-mile scenic loop drive. From there, follow state routes 159 and 160 west to Pahrump to visit the Pahrump Valley Museum. The museum features artifacts from the area’s Southern Paiute (Nuwu) people as well as exhibits detailing Pahrump’s prospecting, ranching and farming history. Overnight in Pahrump.

Day 2: AMARGOSA VALLEY, SOUTHERN NEVADA, NORTH LAS VEGAS, 176 MILES (283 KM) From Pahrump, travel east on Bell Vista Road and north on Spring Meadows Road to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley. The refuge is home to nearly 30 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anyplace else on Earth. The Southern Paiute and Timbisha Shoshone people maintain a strong cultural connection to the area. From Ash Meadows, follow State Route 373 and U.S. 95 to the Corn Creek Visitors Center, part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. The visitors center includes interpretive exhibits of the local tribes and nature trails through the refuge, the largest in the lower 48 states. From there, take U.S. 95 south to the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The resort is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe (Tudinu) and is home to three world-class 18-hole courses; Snow Mountain (Nu-Wav Kaiv), Sun Mountain (Tav-Ai-Kaiv) and Wolf (Kwetoo-Unuv). Continue on U.S. 95 and State Route 157 to the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway inside the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. At the visitors center, learn about the area’s history and wildlife and see the Paiute Nation Seven Sacred Stones monument, which honors the seven Southern Paiute nations of the region. From the visitors center, take state Route 157 and US. 95 south to North Las Vegas. Overnight in North Las Vegas.

PLEASE NOTE Nevada’s tribal communities welcome visitors. Museum hours and tribal regulations may be subject to change. Contacting the tribal administration offices or museums before your visit is recommended. For more information about proper etiquette when visiting a Tribal community or purchasing authentic American Indian art please visit www.nevadaindianterritory.com.

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Day 3: MOAPA, OVERTON, BOULDER CITY, 146 MILES (234 KM) From North Las Vegas, take Interstate 15 north to the Moapa Travel Center at exit 75. Owned and operated by the Moapa Band of Paiutes, the center features a large selection of native crafts. From there, follow Valley of Fire Highway south into Valley of Fire State Park. Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park and is home to magnificent red sandstone and other geological formations. This cultural area, important to the Southern Paiute (Nuwu) people, has examples of rock art dating back thousands of years. From Valley of Fire, take Nevada State Route 169 north to Overton to visit the Lost City Museum. There, learn about the Ancestral Puebloans as well as the geological and cultural history of the area. From the museum, enjoy a scenic drive through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area along state routes 169 and 167 south to Boulder City. Overnight in Boulder City.

Day 4: LAUGHLIN, HENDERSON, LAS VEGAS, 202 MILES (325 KM) From Boulder City, take U.S. 95, Nevada State Route 163 south and Christmas Tree Pass (partially unpaved) to Grapevine Canyon within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Take an easy Âź-mile walk past boulders and through canyons to see petroglyphs and other evidence of the prehistoric people who lived in this area. The canyon lies at the base of Spirit Mountain, considered a sacred area to the Yuman-speaking tribes of the lower Colorado River. The mountain (known as Avikwame by the Mohave and Wikame by the Hualapai people) plays a prominent role in the religion and mythology of these people as the spiritual birthplace of these tribes. From Grapevine Canyon, take Nevada State Route 163 and the Needles Highway south to visit the Avi Resort & Casino, owned and operated by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Pipa Aha Macav). Continue on Nevada State Route 163 and U.S. 95 back to Henderson to visit the Clark County Museum. There, explore the history and culture of the ancient Pueblo and more recent Southern Paiute (Nuwu) people and the heritage of Las Vegas. From Henderson, return to Las Vegas for a few more days or fly home from McCarran International Airport.

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NEVADA SCENIC BYWAYS — YES, THE SHORTEST DISTANCE FROM A TO B IS A

STRAIGHT LINE. SURE, DIRECT ROUTES ARE FINE IF YOU HAVE PLACES TO GO, BUT THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED IN NEVADA ARE THE ONES THAT LEAD TO ADVENTURE, DISCOVERY AND RICH EXPERIENCES. Nevada has a number of state scenic byways, from the lush Lamoille Canyon in the north to the sandstone sights of Red Rock Canyon in the south. Three of the Silver State’s byways — Eastshore Drive in north Lake Tahoe, the Las Vegas Strip at night and Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada —are national scenic byways. Many of the scenic byways listed in the following pages are near state parks or sections of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, areas that are fun to explore by hiking trails or a trip to a visitors center, so allow time to soak it all in. Most of Nevada’s scenic byways are near population centers, so on your next trip to Reno, Las Vegas, Elko or Ely, consider a day trip on one of Nevada’s scenic byways.

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LAMOILLE CANYON Stunning fall colors and verdant spring waterfalls can be seen in Lamoille Canyon, about 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Elko in the Ruby Mountains. Lamoille Canyon, formed by glacial action thousands of years ago, can be explored through the 12-mile (19 km) scenic byway (Lamoille

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Angel Lake Road (Nevada State Route 231), a paved road that starts in Wells and heads west, winding up the east side of the East Humboldt Range before ending at the Angel Lake recreation area (8,500 feet). From Wells, plan for 24 miles (39 km) up and back. Schedule time to get out and explore Angel Lake, a natural body of water that was dammed in 1900 to create an irrigation system still in use today. Fishing is allowed (rainbow, brook and tiger trout), as well as non-motorized boating. Look to the south for a glimpse of Chimney Rock, a rock spire that serves as a local landmark. Here, you’ll also find trailheads to Smith Lake and Winchell Lake as well as a picnic area, restrooms and a campground. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. Angel Lake and the East Humboldt Range are part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.


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MOUNT CHARLESTON LOOP Mount Charleston — officially Charleston Peak — reaches to 11,916 feet, and is part of the Spring Mountains National Recreation area north of Las Vegas. Hiking trails, picnic areas, a new visitors center and Lee Canyon ski resort are found in this area. The Mount Charleston loop incorporates three scenic drives — Kyle Canyon Road, Deer Creek Road and Lee Canyon Road — and is 36 miles (58 km) long. Begin at the intersection of U.S. 93 and Kyle Canyon Road (Nevada State Route 157), about 18 miles (29 km) north of downtown Las Vegas. Travel west into the mountains, where you’ll gain about 3,000 feet in elevation

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VALLEY OF FIRE Valley of Fire State Park, 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas, offers several scenic drives through the area’s famous red sandstone formations. Once inside the park, you can travel Valley of Fire Road, a 10.5-mile (17 km) route from the park’s west entrance to its east entrance. This Nevada Scenic Byway travels past Atlatl Rock, where you can see examples of petroglyphs (ancient rock art), including a depiction of an atlatl, a primitive weapon. Continue on to the visitors center, which offers exhibits on the geology and natural history of the park. Further exploration east on Valley of Fire Road reveals the Seven Sisters, a grouping of red rock formations visible from the road, as well as the trailhead that leads to Elephant Rock, a natural formation named for its resemblance to an elephant. Also check out another Nevada Scenic Byway, White Domes Road, which starts near the visitor center and heads north about seven miles to White Domes, a collection of sandstone formations with contrasting colors. Stops along this route are Mouse’s Tank, which includes a trailhead and petroglyph viewing area, and Rainbow Vista sightseeing area. Entry into Valley of Fire State Park is $10 per vehicle. Extend your trip: Depart Valley of Fire via the east entrance and travel north on Nevada State route 169 to Overton to see the Lost City Museum. This state museum preserves American Indian artifacts threatened with submersion by Lake Mead, which formed after the creation of Hoover Dam in 1936.

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RED ROCK ROAD Red Rock National Conservation Area, 17 miles (27 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip, is easy to access through the 13-mile (21 km) Red Rock Road. This scenic drive begins at the Red Rock National Conservation Area Visitor Center and ends on Nevada State Route 159, just south of the visitors center. Red Rock Road affords views of red sandstone cliffs and limestone bluffs formed millions of years ago. Multiple parking areas along the road provide access to trailheads and picnic areas. Visitors also enjoy off-trail exploring on the sandstone, especially at the Calico I and Calico II areas, which are popular with rock climbers. Before embarking on the scenic drive, visitors may want to check out the visitors center, which has indoor/outdoor exhibits explaining the area’s geology, wildlife and recreational opportunities. Entry into Red Rock NCA, which is operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is $7 per car. Extend your trip: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, a 520-acre oasis kept green by spring water, is about five miles south of Red Rock NCA Visitor Center on Nevada State Route 159. Walking trails pass by pinion-juniper, black brush and other desert plants. The park’s centerpiece is the ranch house, once owned by Howard Hughes. Entry into the state park is $9 per car.

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LAS VEGAS STRIP The Las Vegas Strip draws millions every year with its casinos, entertainment, shopping and dining, and thanks to the profusion of LED light displays and neon signs, it’s considered a nighttime scenic byway by the Federal Highway Administration. The 4.5-mile (7.2 km) Las Vegas Strip begins at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road and continues north on Las Vegas Boulevard until it intersects with Sahara Avenue. Start your trip on the Strip a little south of Russell Road, so you can view the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. There’s a parking lot at the sign (accessible from southbound Las Vegas Boulevard) so be sure to stop for a photo op. The Strip’s ever-changing skyline currently includes New York-New York, which has a roller coaster snaking through the resort’s recreation of the Big Apple; Paris Las Vegas, which sports a 541-foot-tall Eiffel Tower; and the Bellagio, fronted by a lake with water fountains timed to operate in coordination with music and lights. One of the newer attractions is the High Roller, a 550-foot-tall observation wheel directly across from Caesars Palace, with its Greek columns and classic statues. Thrill-seekers may want to make a stop at the Stratrosphere, a 1,149-foot tower with thrill rides at the top. The views you take in today are markedly different from what visitors saw in the early 20th century. The first casinos built in the 1940s were smaller than the monoliths that line the famous byway today, but Las Vegas preserves its rich history in several compelling, interactive museums just off the Strip. Those include the Nevada State Museum, inside Springs Preserve cultural institution on Valley View Boulevard; the National Atomic Testing Museum on Flamingo Road; the Mob Museum on Stewart Avenue; and the Neon Museum on North Las Vegas Boulevard. Extend your trip: The intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue is the north end of the official national scenic

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Some of Nevada’s best stories can’t be conveniently mapped in a single road trip; some adventures take a few tries to complete. You may just have to create a checklist of hot springs to hit over the next several years, or spend a summer staking out your favorite ghost towns, but we’ll help you do that. Over the next dozen or so pages, you’ll find roundups of railroads and the best 18-holes in the state, a quick look at shopping, a crash course in wedding planning, and even a peek at the best of Burning Man. If history is your passion, check out pages 76-77 for a rundown of the Nevada State Museums. Feel like mining your own opal or turquoise? We’ve got you covered on pages 78-79. Need a shot of culture? You can read all about art museums and public art on pages 82-83. Use this guide to help you find new destinations for your lifelong interests.

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Lovers travel from all over the globe to Nevada to take advantage of the myriad fun and unique wedding experiences offered throughout the state. With beachside weddings at Lake Las Vegas or along the crystalline shores of Lake Tahoe, the state offers a wide variety of natural settings for scenic outdoor ceremonies. Get married among desert dunes, with ancient petroglyphs as a wedding backdrop, in a meadow filled with desert wildflowers, or underneath a prehistoric red sandstone arch. But there is no place like Las Vegas, the marriage capital of the world, to get married. Here, enjoy the vintage, classic charm of dozens of wedding chapels that line the Las Vegas Strip. Chapels range from those with Elvis impersonators and drive-through windows to elegant venues in which the bride walks down the aisle bathed in the glow of Venetian glass windows. Couples traveling to Las Vegas have many options, styles and price ranges from which to choose. Throw in a photographer, custom floral bouquets, live video streaming and custom cocktails to make the day truly special. Private and chapel wedding planners help couples select or customize a package of services that is just right. Venues include everything from the civil marriage commission to small garden weddings to private venues around the valley to the luxury resort wedding chapels that can get as lavish as the couple wants.

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The Legalities The nuts and bolts of getting married are simple and open to traditional or same-sex couples. There is no waiting period or blood test requirement, but a license is mandatory. Couples must go to a county clerk’s office in the county of choice to obtain a marriage license. Both parties must be present with proper identification. With the license in hand, head to the wedding venue of your choice and exchange vows. The officiant will sign and file the marriage certificate and 10 days later, couples may request the official document showing their marriage ($15). A Nevada marriage license may be used anywhere in the state. However, after the ceremony, the marriage certificate will need to be filed in the county where the application was issued. The Marriage License Application Fee varies throughout the state, between $60-$77. • Picture identification and proof of age is required. • Both parties must be over 18 years of age or have parental approval. • Each must know their mother’s and father’s full name and state of birth. Clark and Washoe county offices offer a pre-application on their websites to expedite the process. The Clark County Marriage Bureau is three blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience and is open from 8 a.m. to midnight daily, including holidays. Couples using the online pre-application (go to mlic.vegas to complete) in Clark County and zip in and out using the express window at the main Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas and at the auxiliary locations in Henderson and Laughlin. A marriage license is not proof of marriage and is valid for only one year. After a couple gets their marriage license, they must make public vows in the presence of a marriage officiant and a witness. Chapels, private wedding venues and wedding planners will be able to provide a licensed wedding officiant to preside over the ceremony. Friends or family members of the couple who want to perform the ceremony must apply for a one-time Certificate of Authority to Solemnize a Single Marriage Ceremony from the office of the county clerk. These applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the wedding date in order to be processed in time for the ceremony. Some couples from other countries may be required to provide their country of origin with a copy of the marriage license and an apostille (authentication of signatures) to register a marriage in a foreign country.  International tourists will need to contact the Nevada Secretary of State to order an apostille.

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R A I L R OAD S Nevada Northern Railway in Ely

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The whistle blows and steam unfurls from the engine. The conductor bellows the long-awaited words: “All aboard!” And you’re transported to another era of travel, one of curious settlers seeing new lands beyond the gritty soot of their railroad car, one of legendary holdups and robberies. Trains are as much a part of the Wild West as Billy the Kid. The lore crosses all boundaries: language, geography, and age. Nevada’s history is told through its miles of rail ties, and through its collection of historic engines and boxcars on display at the Nevada State Railroad Museums in Ely, Boulder City, and Carson City. The Nevada Northern Railway in Ely offers visitors rides along the same routes that were built in 1905 to haul ore from nearby mines. Walk through the East Ely Depot Museum, restored to its original 1907 appearance, and see original waiting rooms, baggage storage, and offices used by one of the nation’s most important railroads. Ride the rails behind the 1905 Baldwin Steam Locomotive No. 25 at the museum in Carson City. See the futuristic boat-inspired McKeen Car, a national historic landmark and perfectly restored example of a rare self-propelled vehicle that used internal combustion, or the newly restored Glenbrook steam engine, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Relive the early days of Hoover Dam in Boulder City on the Union Pacific Railroad Boulder Branch Line, commissioned in 1931.

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Climb aboard this excursion train outside Las Vegas for a trip along the tracks of southern Nevada’s colorful past in refurbished and air-conditioned Pullman coaches dating to 1911. Check out the Union Pacific Railroad No. 2314, an official Railway Post Office car that once carried postal employees and mail across the country. Special events provide ideal opportunities for the entire family to enjoy the historic trains. These trains feature ghosts, outlaws, Santa, and the magical Polar Express. In every shape and form, Nevada’s railroad treasures animate the Wild West for 21st century riders. Welcome aboard!

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Kyle Hot Springs – NEAR INTERSTATE 80 NORTH OF LOVELOCK Amazing hot springs with a side of mysterious Nevada history? Count us in. Located in the expansive and beautiful Buena Vista Valley, Kyle Hot Springs is nearest the ghost town of Unionville and the larger cities of Lovelock and Winnemucca. Today, Kyle Hot Springs is a hilltop sulfur spring that is a small, but enjoyable spring. Although the specific timeframe is unknown, Kyle Hot Springs was once a mineral bath resort that boasted lodging, hot baths and even steam treatments. When visiting Kyle Hot Springs, take notice of the remnants of adobe buildings on the way up to the cattle trough. There are some serious photography opportunities to take advantage of in this remnant of Nevada’s yesteryear. The springs are about 90 degrees, so they are definitely optimal for summer months. Winter months are still nice, but it may become a little chilly. Also, a strong sulfur odor is present at these springs. Be sure to leave all silver jewelry in the car; if you take a dip in the springs with any silver jewelry on it will not be so shiny afterward.

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Spencer Hot Springs – SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50 NEAR AUSTIN A hot-tub-sized dipping pool has been created at the upper spring and is lined with flat stones, offering a very primitive version of a hot tub. The lower spring offers a smaller metal dipping pool where you can regulate the temperature of the water flowing through a small pipe. The water flowing out of the tub continues on its path downhill, creating several smaller pools, giving unique life to the desert. A couple dozen goldfish live in the springs’ runoff, calling the warm water home year round. Several metal fire pits exist near the springs to create primitive camping areas. There is plenty of room to park trailers or set up tents; however, if you do decide to camp, be sure to set up a good distance away from the soaking pools to avoid infringing on others’ ability to enjoy the springs.

Soldier Meadow Hot Springs – NORTH OF GERLACH NEAR BLACK ROCK DESERT North of the Black Rock Desert and Gerlach lies a remote soaking area, Soldier Meadows Hot Springs. These springs form a hot creek in which man-made dams cause hot-tub-sized dipping pools to form. According to Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the area includes seven semi-primitive camping facilities (parking areas and fire pits), a vault toilet, and trails that lead to the springs. The area also includes a primitive cabin that is available for public use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of approximately 60 miles of dirt road between the Black Rock Desert and the springs, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. BLM suggests people making the trip carry two spare tires. The area is very remote and can be difficult to find, but that’s what adventure is all about.

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G H O ST TOWNS WHEN A BOOM ENDS WITH A BUST, NEVADA’S ONCE-GREAT GET HITCHED IN NEVADA! MINING TOWNS TURNED INTO GHOST TOWNS, PRESERVED IN THE ARID DESERT IN A STATE OF ARRESTED DECAY.

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Rhyolite One of the most photographed ghost towns in the west, Rhyolite stands guard at Death Valley’s eastern entrance, ushering visitors through the passage of time and space and terrain. The mission-style railroad depot gives the town an almost modern look when compared to the stone ruins of a bank, store, and schoolhouse. The famed Bottle House, constructed of nearly 50,000 beer bottles, has been restored and hints at an eccentricity sown through the “Wild West.”

Berlin Berlin is a ghost town tied by the terrain to its closest neighbor, an ichthyosaur fossil site, and now known as Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. The town, adjacent mine, and dinosaur remains are a reminder of Nevada’s vast history. Located near the geographic center of Nevada, the fossils tell a tale of life under the sea, of reptilian beasts that swam over what was then the ocean’s floor and is now mountainsides. Berlin

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Belmont Historical graffiti in this mountain ghost town marks the decades that have passed and gives a glimpse into the visitors – both welcome and unwelcome – that have entered its domain. An eerie autograph is etched into a doorframe at the courthouse, believed to have been left by Charles Manson in 1969 while he and his “family” hid in the deteriorating court house. Today, the courthouse stands sentinel over the nearly deserted town of Belmont, its ruins crumbling down the hillsides and hidden in the high desert.

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The Desert Lobster Café in Mina and the ruins of abandoned Coaldale are a few of the signs of civilization before you turn from U.S. 95 on State Route 265, headed for Blair. Essentially abandoned by 1920, today Blair is composed of several stone and cement structures. Rusty combinations of artifacts and old trash speckle the surrounding area, while fragments of fine china can be found in the cracked mud floors. An old wood-burning fireplace and chimney act as the optical centerpiece amongst the walls, which, remarkably, still hold strong after nearly a century of withstanding the elements.

Hard Luck Castle Ten miles south of Gold Point on a dirt road is the Hard Luck Castle, a work of art. As you approach the castle, a cylindrical central granite column is visible, decorated with forest-green roofing and an American flag blowing in the breeze. The structure is impossible to miss against the sagebrush backdrop of the desert. The Hard Luck Mine operated from 1897 to around World War II. Because of looting, the mine could not reopen after the war. It was purchased by a family who decided to turn it into a legacy, beginning construction in 2000. They have nearly completed the four-story, 8,000-square-foot castle, complete with a theater, game room, two kitchens, four bedrooms, and two grandiose pipe organs that fill the walls of the castle. Tours of the castle are available daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors also have the opportunity to sleep in an original miner’s cabin. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead for availability and road conditions.

Como Gold brought miners to the small town of Como near Carson City in 1860s. Now there’s only rubble representing what was a thriving townsite with a bar, hotel, newspaper and post office. Visitors can access the site via a 4WD road out of Dayton, and the payoff is solitude among the stone mill and hotel ruins, which are frequented by wild horses and other wildlife. Nevada is dotted with ghost towns, each settlement telling the story of the miners, railroad workers, explorers and settlers who answered the call to “go west, young man.” You may see the signs of their struggles and triumphs as you, too, go west.

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GOLF

FROM TEE TO SHINING TEE GET HITCHED IN NEVADA! NEVADA IS HOME TO MORE THAN 100 GOLF COURSES, NEARLY 60 IN AND AROUND LAS VEGAS, SO THERE ARE PLENTY OF CHANCES TO SWING THE CLUBS. IN THE SILVER STATE, YOU’LL FIND MILES OF FAIRWAYS, SOME ON DESERT COURSES, OTHERS IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, BUT ALWAYS WITH UNIQUE NEVADA TWISTS.

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Northern slice Edgewood Tahoe, set on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Stateline, offers stunning views and great golf on a George Fazio-designed course. Challenging yet fair, this course offers four sets of tees, ranging in length from 5,567 yards to 7,555 yards. Edgewood hosts the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in July, and will open a 154-room resort-hotel in 2017. Other courses near Lake Tahoe are the Championship Course and the Mountain Course in Incline Village on the northern end of the lake. Both designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the par-72 Championship Course offers beautiful views. The par-58 Mountain Course is an executive course that’s fun and affordable. LakeRidge Golf Course in Reno, a local favorite, offers a casual weekend diversion on a par-71 course. Its signature hole is No. 15, a par-3 set on a ridge overlooking a lake. In the Carson City/Carson Valley area just south of Reno, you’ll find the Divine 9. These nine courses are within a 40-minute drive of each other, making the area a perfect golf destination. Among this group of courses is the Dayton Valley Golf Club, home to a PGA Tour qualifier since 1995. This Arnold Palmer-designed course offers challenging holes and views of the eastern Sierra. Another Divine 9 offering is the Lakes Course at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort. Lush wetlands and the winding Carson River bring water into 14 holes of play. Another area favorite is the Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf and Resort in Sparks, Reno’s neighboring city. This 7,140-yard course sits on natural wetlands and throws in more than 100 bunkers to create a challenge.

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Southern swing Las Vegas doesn’t do anything small, and its golf courses are no exception. From the top-rated Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas to the exclusive Wynn Golf Club on the Strip, the golf experience can be over-the-top. Among the offerings: Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, owned by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, offers three courses; its Snow Mountain Course is a favorite with challenges at holes 16, 17 and 18. Bali Hai, a par-71 course with such features as a par-3 island green at No. 16 and the 468yard, par-4 No. 3. Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, a neighboring city to Las Vegas, offers a Rees Jonesdesigned course in the foothills of the Black Mountain Range, as well as the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Venture beyond Sin City to the mecca of desert golf in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. There are nine courses in this quiet oasis, and the mild desert climate makes it a year-round recreation destination. Among those is the Wolf Creek Golf Club, where the fairways wind through red rock canyons and white sand bunkers; and Conestoga Golf Club, which boasts a scenic 18-hole course designed by Gary Panks.

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SH O P P ING WHIP OUT YOUR WALLET AND MAKE A LITTLE EXTRA SPACE IN YOUR SUITGET HITCHED IN NEVADA! CASE, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR RETAIL THERAPY ON.

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Bargain-hunters will find nearly every brand they can hope for at one of four outlet malls in Nevada: the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, two Premium Outlet centers in Las Vegas, and the Outlets at Sparks. The Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas are located in Primm, a 40-mile drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Many Las Vegas hotels offer shuttles to the outlets, and the rock-bottom deals at the stores make your trip more than worth it. The outlet center is adjacent to Primm Valley Resort and Casino, one of three resorts in Primm. The three resorts together boast 2,600 hotel rooms, one of the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters, a concert arena, 11 restaurants, and two golf courses. Premium Outlets has two locations in Las Vegas in the north and south ends of town for convenient access no matter where you’re staying. The south location near downtown offers more than 145 stores including Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein and Zales. The north location is bursting at the seams with 175 stories ranging from Kate Spade and Dolce & Gabbana to Tory Burch and True Religion. If you’re staying in the Reno area, you’ll want to drop by the Outlets at Sparks, an outdoor outlet center near the Sparks Marina with everything from Express to Old Navy and Adidas. The center is anchored by Scheels All Sports – a mammoth sporting-goods store with a full-size Ferris wheel in the center, two 16,000-gallon aquariums, and hunting and sporting simulators. On Reno’s southern end is The Summit, outdoor lifestyle center with fashions for the whole family, restaurants, a movie theater, and weekly farmers’ markets and holiday events. The best souvenirs you can take home are the memories you make while exploring Nevada’s rugged outdoors and pulsing urban life, but when you want serious shopping, Nevada offers global brands and great bargins.

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let off some steam Give your family a thrill on the V&T Railway! Choose the Carson City–Virginia City historic steam engine ride or the Virginia City–Gold Hill route and experience narrated excursions that bring the 1870s Comstock Era to life with colorful canyons, close–your–eyes tunnels and next–bend surprises.

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Reno Billed as a neighborhood restaurant with an Italian influence, Campo in downtown Reno is the place where friends gather after work, business partners meet over lunch, and good food is celebrated by all. The menu highlights local ingredients and changes depending on what’s available and in season. The Depot is a recent addition to the Reno culinary scene. Housed in a 1910 railroad depot, this restaurant, distillery and

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Midtown Reno’s recent gentrification has brought with it a surge of new restaurants sure to impress any foodie in your circle of friends. Great Full Gardens opened in 2013 with a wholesome menu that caters to those with special dietary needs and those who just want great, fresh food.

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Süp keeps it simple with soups, salads, and sandwiches made from scratch daily. They use the freshest ingredients possible sourced from local farms and ranches. Vegetarian and vegan options abound so no one is left out of the satisfaction of a hearty bowl of homemade soup. Midtown Eats serves up rustic and comfort food for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Hearty dishes like the bison burger or the falafel flatbread sandwich don’t disappoint the hungry patron, while unique starters like fried avocado slices and deviled eggs with kalamata olive tapenade are sure to whet your appetite. Wash it all down with a choice of creative cocktails (lavender gin, honey syrup and lemon? Yes, please!).

Las Vegas Minimalist in style with maximum flavor, Mochiko Chicken is an Asian fusion café a short 15-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Dive into the spice with the Sriracha chargrilled chicken bowl, or keep it light with the coconut curry chicken bowl. There are several burger joints in Las Vegas that can claim to be the best, and we won’t even try to decide between them. Instead, here are several that will not disappoint, whether you’re looking for a simple old-fashioned burger or a gourmet patty. Bachi Burger, with three locations in the Las Vegas area, puts an Asian twist on the classic burger, while BLT Burger inside The Mirage allows you to choose your own selection of gourmet toppings and sides. The king of culinary mean, Gordon Ramsay, opened his own gourmet burger restaurant inside Planet Hollywood. Burgr makes a statement with a fire-lined wall and omnipresent line at the entrance, but everyone in line knows the wait is worth it. Ramsay never fails, and his Burgr restaurant is no exception. Whist Stove and Spirits at The District at Green Valley Ranch is an affordable neighborhood restaurant whose price point belies the exquisite caliber of its food. Open 24 hours, diners can try the signature Spanish octopus served with chimichurri, jicama and cilantro, or try the seafood hot pot with crab, shrimp and mussels. Craft cocktails shaken (and stirred) by in-house mixologists seal the deal as a true foodie find.

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D I N IN G Basque Traditional Basque restaurants dot the Nevada culinary landscape and are concentrated more heavily in the northern end of the state. A Basque meal is usually served family style, so make friends with your neighbors or they won’t pass the salad or beans your way. The fare may vary, depending on whether the restaurant leans more Spanish-Basque or French-Basque, but you can be sure there will be at least five courses leading up to your main dish.

Ormachea’s in Winnemucca

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JT Basque Bar and Dining Room in Gardnerville is about as down-home authentic as it gets. The large bar welcomes patrons into the family before they’re ushered into a dining room that could be in any family farmhouse. The Star Hotel in Elko is one of the most iconic Basque restaurants in Nevada, as demonstrated by the always-packed dining room and line of cowboys and ranchers on bar stools tossing back picon punches. Be sure to order your steak or lamb “Basque style,” which comes with a heaping helping of roasted garlic. Louis’ Basque Corner and the Santa Fe Hotel in downtown Reno keep Reno on the Basque map with their authentic cuisine including sweetbreads and roast lamb. Louis’ was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

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2000 miles of adventure

california trail interpretive center Where History Comes Alive!

Located off I-80 Hunter exit 292 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada, www.californiatrailcenter.org 775-738-1849 LIFE SIZE DIORAMAS, OUTDOOR EXHIBITS ORIGINAL ARTWORK, TRAIL SHOP, PRESENTATIONS

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SK I I N G

400 OFINSNOW GETINCHES HITCHED NEVADA! 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF SKI RESORTS IN NORTH AMERICA

This is Lake Tahoe. The Nevada side of Tahoe boasts 24-hour nightlife, world-class entertainment, easy access to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and a wide variety of hotel and resort accommodations. Heavenly Mountain Resort spans the Nevada-California border and boasts the most skiable terrain at the lake and the most vertical feet on the West Coast. You could call this the granddaddy of Tahoe ski resorts, but it’s not your granddaddy’s resort. Three terrain parks and the High Roller Half Pipe welcome hotshot boarders and skiers of all ages. For adults-only action hit the Unbuckle Apres Party at Tamarack Lodge. This weekend slopeside party offers killer drink specials, live DJs, and dancers that could melt the ice off the Arctic Circle. Not a skier? Not to worry. Heavenly has one of the biggest and baddest tubing hills in the country, named the best tubing hill in America by Fox News. Diamond Peak Ski Resort is perched lakeside on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and offers breathtaking views of the lake. An award-winning ski school, the Burton Learn to Ride Center, and a generous mix of green, blue, and black runs make this a great family destination for all levels of skiers and boarders. The nearest hotel resort is the Hyatt Lake Tahoe, which has its own ski retail and rental shop. Oh, it also has a casino, a luxurious spa, and outdoor fire pits. Yes, you can take your hot toddy poolside (heated, with indoor swim-out access!) or lakeside and cozy up around a roaring fire pit and relive your best lines of the day.

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Always trust the locals! Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is the locals’ favorite with 1,200 acres of terrain only 25 minutes from Reno. Visitors can take advantage of a variety of ski-and-stay packages from Reno hotels. With the highest base elevation at the lake, Mt. Rose towers high above Incline Village on the north shore and offers sweeping views of both Lake Tahoe and Reno. Mt. Rose’s real claim to fame is The Chutes, double-black-diamond runs with some of the longest vertical in North America. For years, skiers risked their season passes by sneaking into this previously closed terrain because it is THAT good. Mt. Rose officially brought The Chutes into its terrain in 2004 with designated gate entry only.

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SK I I N G Hey, not all fun has to be found within the confines of a ski resort. Lake Tahoe is encircled by the Tahoe Rim Trail, 165 miles of trails that can be trekked by snowshoe in the winter months. If a DIY adventure isn’t your speed, tour companies located in and near Reno offer guided snowshoe treks throughout the season. Want to create your own Norman Rockwell-esque memory? Book a sleigh ride with Borges Sleigh Rides, which offers tours romantic and relxing along the south shore of Lake Tahoe and at Sand Harbor State Park on the north shore. Need a faster pace? Zephyr Cove Resort on the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe runs snowmobile tours into the mountains 9,000 feet in elevation. Tours depart from Zephyr Cove, which offers snowsuit rentals, and include free hotel shuttle transportation.

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It’s time for adventure! Speed around one of the biggest racetracks in the world, soar 40 feet in the air on a jetpack or take a short drive to a national park. VisitPahrump.com. 60 miles west of Las Vegas. 180 degrees different.

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M U SEU M S FORGET THE HISTORY CHANNEL. NEVADA’S SEVEN STATE MUSEUMS ARE GETPLACE HITCHEDTO IN SEE NEVADA! THE AND FEEL HISTORY COME TO LIFE. FROM PIPING HOT STEAM LOCOMOTIVES TO SCINTILLATING SHOWGIRL COSTUMES TO RECREATED ADOBE HUTS, NEVADA’S MUSEUM DISPLAYS REVEAL A HISTORY AS DIVERSE AS ITS LANDSCAPE.

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Photos by: Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

Northern Nevada NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY For the serious history buffs, this museum adjacent to the University of Nevada, Reno, is a gold mine of historical manuscripts, artifacts, and collections. Make this your first stop if you want to really set the foundation for understanding Nevada’s past and future. NEVADA STATE MUSEUM An underground mine exhibit, a life-size ghost town, the silver service from the USS Nevada, and a working coin press from the Carson City Mint. Yeah, you could spend some time here. The State Museum is in downtown Carson City, an easy walk from the Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Kit Carson Trail walking tour. The coin press fires up once a month and on special occasions, providing a glimpse into early American coin making and the Comstock Mining boom.

NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM Only a mile south of downtown Carson City is the Nevada State Railroad Museum, a fascinating collection of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and artifacts from Nevada’s railroad past. A working railway encircles the site and provides train rides on select weekends throughout the year. Don’t miss the historic McKeen Motor Car or the newly restored Glenbrook steam engine.

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Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Southern Nevada NEVADA STATE MUSEUM Nowhere is the range of Nevada’s history more prominent than at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas. Here you can walk by a sound wall of native animals, muscle a handcar along a virtual track, and round a corner into a room of showgirl costumes and Rat Pack relics. See items from Howard Hughes’ residency at the Desert Inn, or listen to the detonation of nuclear bombs that were tested in the Nevada desert.

NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM All aboard! The highlight of this railroad museum in Boulder City is the 45-minute ride aboard the Nevada Southern Railway. Restored Pullman cars trek over the tracks that were laid to transport supplies to nearby Hoover Dam. It’s truly a trek through time.

LOST CITY MUSEUM The Lost City Museum was built in 1935 by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada, which was soon to be flooded by Lake Mead and the newly constructed Hoover Dam. While the museum tells the story of our American Indian ancestors, its very existence is a testament to the forced migration of people, water and land as immigrants moved farther West.

Eastern Nevada EAST ELY DEPOT MUSEUM The state’s industrial development through mining and transportation are

Lost City Museum

on full display here in the Depot Building and Freight Barn adjacent to the Nevada Northern Railway. After perusing the mining and railroad exhibits in the museum, buy a train ticket and ride the always fun Ghost Train.

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R O CK H OU ND ING THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS, AND TURQUOISE, OPALS, AND GET HITCHED IN NEVADA! GARNETS. AND MUCH OF IT IS JUST WAITING TO BE CLAIMED. IT JUST MIGHT TAKE SOME INGENUITY AND DETERMINATION… AND A STURDY ROCK HAMMER.

Opals The Virgin Valley deep in the northwestern corner of Nevada is not easy to get to, but the payoff is big. Sage-covered valleys, jagged rock cliffs, and natural hot springs await the rugged adventurer. Commercial opal mines welcome visitors to mine their tailings – for a fee – and dig out luminous opals and the rare black opal, found in only two locations in the world (the other is in Australia). Amateur rockhounds, intrepid travelers, and memory-making families can be found in the mine quarries poring over rock piles in search of the precious gemstones. The mines that allow digging are Royal Peacock, Bonanza, and Rainbow Ridge. The digging season typically starts in May, and if you go, be prepared for primitive camping and limited services. This trip has all the makings of a true adventure: gravel roads, spotty cell service, and few people.

Photos by: Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

Royston Turquiose Mine

Turquoise Nevada is the second largest producer of turquoise in the U.S., and you can find it for yourself at the Royston Turquoise Mine near Tonopah. Digging sign-ups are at Otteson’s Royston Turquoise Mine, conveniently located in the Mizpah Hotel. Group tours are driven out to the mine, and then miners are turned loose with the instruction: “You’ll know it when you see it!”

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When you return to the Mizpah with your loot in hand, you can pay to have the resident jeweler to turn the brilliant blue stones into oneof-a-kind jewelry. This is the definition of unique… you can bet that no one else in the world will have the same ring!

Garnet Hill

Garnets Just a few miles west of Ely is a small recreation area called Garnet Hill, and it’s free to the public, just bring your own hammer. Rockhounds can look for the deep-red gemstone peeking through weather-worn rocks, or break open rocks to look for the gems inside. Because Garnet Hill is so close to Ely, it’s a fun addition to Ely’s other attractions such as riding the Nevada Northern Railway, visiting the East Ely Depot Museum, viewing the cultural homes in Renaissance Village, or taking a day trip to Great Basin National Park. And after chasing your fortune (in fun) at Garnet Hill, you can feel like a real miner when you order a beer at the Historic Hotel Nevada that night with a heavy lump of pay dirt in your pocket.

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BU R N ING M AN & T HE BLAC K R OC K DESERT

Photo: Alex Baackes, @alexinwanderland

No doubt you’ve heard of Burning Man, the event celebrating art, self-expression and self-reliance held the week before Labor Day in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles northeast of Reno. Every year, as summer turns to fall, tens of thousands of people descend on the desert playa to form Black Rock City, to create and enjoy large-scale art installations and to participate in a grand experiment in creating community. Photo by: BLM

For those interested in attending, preparation is key. Tickets are slated to go on sale early in the year; visit the Burning Man website, www.BurningMan.org, for more information. You’ll need to bring everything you will need to survive a week in the desert, including water, food and shelter. With the exception of ice and coffee, nothing is available for sale at Burning Man. More information, including the Survival

A WORLD OF ORIGINALS

Guide — mandatory reading for all Burners — is available on the Burning Man website.

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Photo by: BLM

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The Black Rock Desert can also be visited at other times of the year. The Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area draws visitors to its playa — an enormous, flat, dry lakebed that once was the bottom of ancient Lake Lahontan. The area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, also has mountain ranges, volcanic tablelands and the longest intact segments of the emigrant trails to California and Oregon.

The Black Rock-High Rock NCA is very rugged, and highclearance vehicles with off-road tires are recommended. Visit the Friends of Black Rock High Rock website, www.BlackRock. org, for more information. The BLM also operates a visitor center from April to October just west of Gerlach, at the entrance to Black Rock-High Rock NCA.

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P U BL I C ARTS

ODE THE ARTS GETTOHITCHED IN NEVADA! ART LIVES IN NEVADA, FROM LARGER-THAN-LIFE OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS TO HIGHLY COVETED EXHIBITS IN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES.

Marilyn Manroe

John Wayne

Nevada Museum of Art

Check out the Nevada Museum of Art in downtown Reno, Nevada’s stage for a variety of traveling exhibits including Maurice Sendak, Frida Kahlo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Andy Warhol, and Picasso. Permanent collections follow thematic lines – Altered Landscape Photography, Art of the Greater West, Contemporary Art, and the Work Ethic – offering a wide range of art and media to even the most casual museumgoer. Some of the most robust art collections in southern Nevada are found – where else – in casino resorts. The Fine Art Gallery at Bellagio brings world-renowned names like Faberge, Warhol, O’Keefe, and Monet to the glitzy Las Vegas Strip. Picasso can be found at the restaurant of the same name in the Bellagio, and Leonardo da Vinci’s life and work is on display at the Venetian. Nevada and neon just naturally go together, which is why the Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas has become one of the most visited art collections in Nevada. Neon signs from Nevada’s yesteryear are on display in an outdoor gallery that takes visitors through the history of gaming in the Silver State. Near the eastern entrance to Death Valley sits the ghost town of Rhyolite, a collection of wood and stone ruins… and a brilliant outdoor

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Goldwell Open Air Museum

art gallery. The Goldwell Open Air Museum was created by a group of prominent Belgian artists and is anchored by the haunting “Last Supper” sculpture. Only 72 miles to the north of Rhyolite is the town of Goldfield, where a few holdout residents keep it from becoming a bonafide ghost town. One local artist is putting Goldfield back on the map with his installation of painted cars planted in the desert. This exhibit is known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church, and is a photographer’s dream.

International Car Forest

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T ER R ITOR IES NEVADA IS A BIG STATE… A REALLY BIG STATE. TO HELP YOU GET AROUND GET UNDERSTAND HITCHED IN NEVADA! AND ITS GEOGRAPHY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND HISTORY, WE TALK IN TERMS OF TERRITORIES. THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO FIND HOTELS, RV PARKS, INTERESTING ATTRACTIONS, AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH OF THE STATE’S SIX TERRITORIES.

COWBOY COUNTRY: Named for the gritty and gutsy cowboys that still work the ranches in the northern part of the state, Cowboy Country stretches from California to Utah along Interstate 80. cowboycountry.org

6 = Statewide

RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY:

This is the area in the northwestern part of the state named for Reno and the great Lake Tahoe. This territory includes Carson City, the state capital, and Virginia City. renotahoe.com

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PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY: The famed Pony Express Route cuts through the middle of Nevada, roughly parallel to U.S. Highway 50. You’ll find Great Basin National Park on the eastern edge of this territory, and Dayton, the first gold discovery site in Nevada, on the western edge. ponyexpressnevada.com

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NEVADA SILVER TRAILS:

Ghost towns and played-out silver mines dot the landscape in Nevada Silver Trails. This territory is the largest in Nevada, spanning the state east/west and encompassing Area 51 and the Extraterrestrial Highway. nevadasilvertrails.com

LAS VEGAS TERRITORY: The eponymous area anchored by Las Vegas also includes the golf

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mecca of Mesquite and the river city of Laughlin. lvterritory.com

INDIAN TERRITORY:

This is the only cultural rather than geographic territory, and it encompasses the entire state. Nevada is covered with significant tribal lands and cultural sites, and it’s these gems that make up the Indian Territory. nevadaindianterritory.com

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L AS VEGAS T E RRI TORY THE EPONYMOUS AREA ANCHORED BY LAS VEGAS ALSO INCLUDES THE GOLF MECCA OF MESQUITE AND THE RIVER CITY OF LAUGHLIN.

Resources: Boulder City Chamber of Commerce

Laughlin Chamber of Commerce

702-293-2034

702-298-2214

bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com

laughlinchamber.com

Boulder City Tourism Council

Laughlin Visitor Information Center

visitbouldercity.com

800-452-8445 visitlaughlin.com

City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism 877-775-5252

Mesquite Area Chamber of Commerce

visithenderson.com

702-346-2902 mesquite-chamber.com

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 877-847-4858 lasvegas.com

Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce (Logandale) 702-398-7163 moapavalleychamber.com

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce 702-641-5822 lvchamber.com

Nevada Welcome Center at Mesquite 877-637-7848 visitmesquite.com

Las Vegas Territory lvterritory.com

Searchlight Community Center 702-297-1682

Must-sees: Boulder City and Hoover Dam Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas and Desperado Roller Coaster (Primm) Fremont Street Experience (downtown Las Vegas) Lake Mead Laughlin and the Colorado River LINQ/High Roller (Las Vegas) Mesquite Mount Charleston Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Springs Preserve (Las Vegas) The Strip, a National Scenic Byway Valley of Fire State Park

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Boulder Inn & Suites • 704 Nevada Hwy. • 702-369-1000 • 866-51-THEME • boulderinnandsuites.com

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El Rancho Boulder Motel • 725 Nevada Way • 702-293-1085 • elranchoboulder.com

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Hacienda Hotel & Casino • U.S. Hwy. 93 South • 702-293-5000 • 800-245-6380 • haciendaonline.com

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Nevada Inn • 1009 Nevada Hwy. • 702-293-2044 • 800-638-8890

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Comfort Inn & Suites - Henderson • 475 Marks St. • 702-387-6500 • 800-424-6423 • comfortinnhenderson.com

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Courtyard Henderson/Green Valley • 2800 N. Green Valley Pkwy. • 702-434-4700 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com

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Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino • 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy. • 702-558-7000 • 888-899-7770 • fiestahendersonlasvegas.com

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Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino • 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. • 702-617-7777 • 866-782-9487 • gvrstyle.com

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Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas/Henderson • 421 Astaire Dr. • 702-992-9292 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.com

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Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas South • 3245 St. Rose Pkwy. • 702-385-2200 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.com

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham • 910 S. Boulder Hwy. • 702-568-7800 • 800-527-1133 • hawthorn.com

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Hilton Garden Inn Henderson • 1340 W. Warm Springs Rd. • 702-322-9000 • hiltongardeninn.com

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Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa • 1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy. • 702-567-4700 • 888-810-0440 • hilton.com

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Henderson • 441 Astaire Dr. • 702-990-2323 • 888-HOLIDAY • hendersonexpress.com

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Henderson/S. Las Vegas • 10450 S. Eastern Ave. • 702-450-1045 • 800-225-5466 • homewoodsuites.com

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The M Resort Spa & Casino Las Vegas • 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-797-1000 • 877-673-7678 • themresort.com

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Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino • 2800 South Boulder Hwy. • 702-294-5000 • 800-654-0877 • railroadpass.com

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Residence Inn Henderson/Green Valley • 2190 Olympic Ave. • 702-434-2700 • 800-331-3131 • marriott.com

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SpringHill Suites Henderson/Green Valley • 1481 Paseo Verde Pkwy. • 702-270-0995 • marriott.com

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Sunset Station Hotel & Casino • 1301 W. Sunset Rd. • 702-547-7777 • 800-678-2846 • stationcasinos.com

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TownePlace Suites Las Vegas/Henderson • 1471 Paseo Verde Pkwy. • 702-896-2900 • marriott.com

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The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa • 101 Montelago Blvd. • 702-567-6000 • westinlakelasvegas.com

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INDIAN SPRINGS Indian Springs Casino and Motor Hotel • 372 Tonopah Hwy., East U.S. Hwy. 95 • 702-879-3456 • indianspringscasino.com

LAS VEGAS 49’er Motel • 3045 E. Fremont St. • 702-457-7877

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Ambassador Strip Inn Travelodge • 5075 Koval Ln. • 702-736-3600 • 866-GOSTRIP • lvtravelodge.com

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Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Casino and Hotel • 740 S. Decatur Blvd. • 702-258-5200 • 888-236-8645 • arizonacharliesdecatur.com ARTISAN Hotel Boutique • 1501 W. Sahara Ave. • 702-214-4000 • 800-554-4092 • artisanhotel.com Aruba Hotel & Spa • 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-383-3100 • 866-383-3150 • arubalasvegas.com

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Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Casino Hotel & RV Park • 4575 Boulder Hwy. • 702-951-9000 • 888-236-9066 • arizonacharliesboulder.com

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L A S V E G A S , continued Americas Best Value Inn Las Vegas • 167 E. Tropicana Ave. • 702-795-3311 • 888-315-2378 • abvilasvegas.com Americas Best Value Inn • 1000 N. Main St. • 702-382-3455

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Bally’s Las Vegas • 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-739-4111 • 877-603-4390 • ballyslasvegas.com

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Baymont Inn & Suites Las Vegas Flamingo at Paradise • 4055 Palos Verdes St. • 702-473-6400 • baymontinns.com

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Baymont Inn & Suites Las Vegas South Strip • 55 E. Robindale Rd. • 702-273-2500 • 800-771-7171 • baymontinns.com

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Bellagio Resort Casino • 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-693-7111 • 888-987-6667 • bellagio.com

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Best Western Main Street Inn • 1000 N. Main St. • 702-382-3455 • 800-851-1414 • bestwestern.com

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Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino • 3500 Paradise Rd. • 702-731-2020 • 800-634-6501 • mardigrasinn.com

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Best Western McCarran Inn • 4970 Paradise Rd. • 702-798-5530 • 800-626-7575 • bestwestern.com

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Best Western Plus Casino Royale • 3411 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-737-3500 • 800-854-7666 • casinoroyalehotel.com

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Best Western Plus Las Vegas West • 8669 W. Sahara Ave. • 702-256-3766 • 800-WESTERN • bestwestern.com

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Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel • 128 E. Fremont St. • 702-382-1600 • 800-937-6537 • www.binions.com

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Blair House Suites • 344 E. Desert Inn Rd. • 702-792-2222 • 800-553-9111 • theblairhousesuites.com

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Boulder Station Hotel & Casino • 4111 Boulder Hwy. • 702-432-7777 • 800-683-7777 • boulderstation.com

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Budget Suites of America - Las Vegas • 8440 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-837-2000 • 866-877-2000 • budgetsuites.com

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Budget Suites of America - Rancho • 2219 N. Rancho Dr. • 702-638-1800 • 888-637-0704 • budgetsuites.com

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Candlewood Suites • 4034 S. Paradise Rd. • 702-836-3660 • 800-226-3539 • candlewoodsuites.com

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas • 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-698-7000 • 877-551-7772 • cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

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Courtyard Las Vegas/Summerlin • 1901 N. Rainbow Blvd. • 702-646-4400 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com

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Crestwood Suites I • 7260 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-407-5300 • 877-EXTENDED • crestwoodsuites.com Crestwood Suites II • 2530 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-650-9070 • 877-EXTENDED • crestwoodsuites.com

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Comfort Inn & Suites • 4375 E. Craig Rd. • 702-982-6700 • 866-476-9330 • choicehotels.com

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The Cromwell • 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-777-3777 • 844-1-AM-CROM (844-4-26-2766) • thecromwell.com

188

$$$-$$$$

the D Las Vegas • 301 E. Fremont St. • 702-388-2400 • 800-522-4700 • thed.com

638

$-$$$$

Days Inn Wild Wild West Gambling Hall • 3330 W. Tropicana Ave. • 702-740-0000 • 800-634-3488 • www.daysinn.com

260

$-$$$$

Delano Las Vegas • 3940 S Las Vegas Blvd. • 702-632-7888 • 877-632-7888 • delanolasvegas.com

1,117

$$$-$$$$

Desert Hills Motel • 2121 Fremont St. • 702-309-5891 • vegas-motels.com

32

$-$$

Desert Moon Motel • 1701 E. Fremont St. • 702-382-5535 • www.desertmoonmotel.yolasite.com

30

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Desert Rose Resort • 5051 Duke Ellington Way • 702-739-7000 • 888-732-8099 • desertroseresort.com

284

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Diamond Inn Motel • 4605 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-736-2565 • www.diamondinnlv.com

44

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Doubletree Club Las Vegas Airport • 7250 Pollock Dr. • 702-948-4000 • 800-222-TREE • doubletreelasvegas.com

190

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Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino • 206 N. 3rd St. • 702-719-5100 • 855-384-7263 • downtowngrand.com

629

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Downtowner Motel • 129 N. 8th St. • 702-384-1441 • 800-777-2566

200

$

Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel • 5255 Boulder Hwy. • 702-507-5700 • 866-999-4899 • cannerycasinos.com

307

$-$$$$

El Cortez Cabana Suites • 651 E. Ogden Ave. • 702-385-5200 • 800-634-6703

64

$-$$$

El Cortez Hotel and Casino • 600 E. Fremont St. • 702-385-5200 • 800-634-6703 • elcortezhotelcasino.com

362

$-$$$

element by Westin Las Vegas/Summerlin • 10555 Discovery Dr. • 702-589-2000 • 877-353-6368 • elementhotels.com/summerlin

123

$$-$$$$

Embassy Suites Airport - Las Vegas • 4315 Swenson St. • 702-795-2800 • 800-EMBASSY • lasvegasairport.embassysuites.com

220

$$-$$$$$

Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas • 3600 Paradise Rd. • 702-893-8000 • 800-362-2779 • eslvcc.com

285

$$-$$$

Emerald Suites Convention Center • 3684 Paradise Road • 702-699-7000 • emeraldsuites.com

359

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Desert Paradise Resort • 5165 S. Decatur Blvd. • 702-257-0010 • 877-257-0010 • diamondresorts.com

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Emerald Suites - Cameron • 4777 Cameron St. • 702-365-5500 • 866-847-2002 • emeraldsuites.com

96

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Emerald Suites - Las Vegas Blvd • 9145 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-948-9999 • 866-847-2002 • emeraldsuites.com

386

$$-$$$

Encore Wynn Las Vegas • 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-770-7171 • 888-320-7125 • wynnlasvegas.com

2,034

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Excalibur Hotel & Casino • 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-597-7777 • 800-937-7777 • excalibur.com

3,981

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Extended Stay America Las Vegas - Flamingo • 1550 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-731-3111 • 800-EXT-STAY • extendedstayhotels.com

125

$$

Extended Stay America Las Vegas Valley View • 4270 S. Valley View Blvd. • 702-221-7600 • 800-EXT-STAY • extendedstayhotels.com

175

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Las Vegas South • 5775 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-895-9810 • 800-228-2800 • marriott.com

142

$$$-$$$$

Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport • 3850 Paradise Rd. • 702-791-0899 • 800-228-2800 • marriott.com

128

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Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino • 2400 N. Rancho Dr. • 702-631-7000 • 800-731-7333 • fiestarancholasvegas.com

100

$-$$$$

Flamingo Las Vegas • 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-733-3111 • 888-902-9929 • flamingolasvegas.com

3,545

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Fortune Hotel & Suites • 325 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-830-4010 • fortunelasvegas.com

150

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Four Queens Hotel and Casino • 202 Fremont St. • 702-385-4011 • 800-634-6045 • fourqueens.com

690

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Four Seasons Hotel at Mandalay Bay • 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-632-5000 • 877-632-5000 • fourseasons.com/lasvegas

424

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Fremont Hotel and Casino • 200 Fremont St. • 702-385-3232 • 800-634-6182 • fremontcasino.com

447

$

Fun City Motel • 2233 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-731-3155

86

$

Gatewood Motel • 3075 E. Fremont St. • 702-457-3660

20

$-$$

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino • 4000 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-367-7111 • 888-402-6278 • goldcoastcasino.com

712

$

Golden Gate Hotel and Casino • 1 Fremont St. • 702-385-1906 • 800-426-1906 • goldengatecasino.com

122

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Golden Nugget • 129 E. Fremont St. • 702-385-7111 • 800-634-3454 • goldennugget.com

2,345

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Las Vegas • 6575 S. Eastern Ave. • 702-647-8000 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.hilton.com

129

$$-$$$

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Red Rock/Summerlin • 4280 S. Grand Canyon Dr. • 702-227-3305 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.hilton.com

106

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Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin • 7100 Cascade Valley Ct. • 702-360-5700 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninn.hilton.com

127

$$-$$$

Hampton Inn Tropicana • 4975 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-948-8100 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninntropicana.com

322

$$-$$$

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • 4455 Paradise Rd. • 702-693-5000 • 800-HRD-ROCK • hardrockhotel.com

1,500

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Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino • 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-369-5000 • 800-214-9110 • harrahs.com

2,530

$-$$$$$

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South • 7830 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-453-7830 • 877-STAY-HGI • hiltongardeninn.com

155

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo - Las Vegas 3575 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-697-2900 • 877-8902-6207 • flamingohgvc.hilton.com

315

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas (Convention Center) 455 Karen Ave. • 702-946-9200 • 888-388-4482 • lasvegasconventioncenterhgvc.hilton.com

419

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Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas South • 5760 Polaris Ave. • 702-736-0098 • 888-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

139

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Holiday Inn Express Rainbow • 6220 S. Rainbow Blvd. • 702-871-4453 • 888-HOLIDAY • lasvegashie.com

110

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Holiday Motel • 2205 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-735-6464

46

$-$$

Homestead Studio Suites Las Vegas • 3045 S. Maryland Pkwy. • 702-369-1414 • 800-804-3724 • homesteadhotels.com

124

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport • 230 Hidden Well Rd. • 702-407-0075 • 800-CALL HOME • homewoodsuiteslv.com

147

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Hooters Casino Hotel • 115 E. Tropicana Ave. • 702-739-9000 • 866-LV-HOOTS • hooterscasinohotel.com

696

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Howard Johnson - East Tropicana • 165 E. Tropicana Ave. • 702-476-6500 • hojo.com

295

$-$$

Howard Johnson - Las Vegas Strip • 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-388-0301 • 800-446-4656 • hojo.com

100

$-$$

Hyatt Place Las Vegas • 4520 Paradise Rd. • 702-369-3366 • 888-444-0611 • lasvegas.place.hyatt.com

202

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The Jockey Club • 3700 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-798-3500 • 800-634-6649 • jockeyclubvegas.com

270

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JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa • 221 N. Rampart Blvd. • 702-869-7777 • 877-869-8777 • jwlasvegasresort.com

548

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La Palm Motel • 2512 E. Fremont St. • 702-384-5874

44

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La Quinta Inn & Suites • 4975 S. Valley View Blvd. • 702-798-7736 • 800-424-6423 • lq.com

59

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport North Convention Center • 3970 Paradise Rd. • 702-796-9000 • 800-753-3757 • lq.com

251

$$-$$$

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South • 6560 Surrey St. • 702-492-8900 • 800-753-3757 • lq.com

140

$$-$$$

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Northwest Tech Center • 7101 Cascade Valley Ct. • 702-360-1200 • 800-753-3757 • lq.com

128

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas RedRock/Summerlin • 9570 W. Sahara Ave. • 702-243-0356 • 800-753-3757 • lq.com

Pool

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76

Pets Allowed

1,228

Holiday House Motel • 2211 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-735-6464

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ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL L A S V E G A S , continued Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip • 2650 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-765-8300 • 888-388-4482 • lasvegasstriphgvc.hilton.com

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Tropicana • 4975 S. Valley View • 702-476-6500 • 800-753-3757 • laquintalasvegastropicana.com

59

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Lamplighter Motel • 2805 E. Fremont St. • 702-382-8791

33

$

Las Vegas Hostel • 1322 E. Fremont St. • 702-385-1150 • 800-550-8958 • lasvegashostel.net

38

$

Las Vegas Marriott • 325 Convention Center Dr. • 702-650-2000 • 800-228-9290 • marriott.com

278

$$$-$$$$

The LINQ Hotel & Casino • 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-731-3311 • 855-891-6863 • caesars.com/thelinq

2,256

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Longhorn Hotel • 5288 Boulder Hwy. • 702-435-8888

150

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Luxor Hotel and Casino • 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-262-4000 • 877-386-4658 • luxor.com

4,400

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Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, Hotel • 200 N. Main St. • 702-387-1896 • 800-373-8933 • mainstreetcasino.com

406

$

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino • 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-632-7777 • 877-632-7800 • mandalaybay.com

3211

$$-$$$$$

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas • 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-590-8888 • 888-881-9578 • mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas

392

$$$$$

Manor Suites • 7230 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-939-9000 • manorsuites.com

260

$$

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino • 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-891-1111 • 800-929-1111 • mgmgrand.com

5,044

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The Mirage Hotel & Casino • 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-791-7111 • 800-374-9000 • mirage.com

3,044

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Monte Carlo Resort and Casino • 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-730-7777 • 800-311-8999 • montecarlo.com

2,992

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Motel 6 - Las Vegas - Boulder Highway • 4125 Boulder Hwy. • 702-457-8051 • 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com

161

$-$$

Motel 6 - Las Vegas I-15 • 5085 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-739-6747 • 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com

139

$-$$

Motel 6 - Las Vegas Tropicana • 195 E. Tropicana Ave. • 702-798-0728 • 800-4-MOTEL6 • motel6.com

607

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Motel 8 - Las Vegas • 3961 Las Vegas Blvd S. • 702-739-1777 • motel8lasvegas.yolasite.com

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New York-New York Hotel & Casino • 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-740-6969 • 866-612-2121 • newyorknewyork.com

2,024

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Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace • 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-785-6677 • 800-223-7277 • nobucaesarspalace.com

181

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The Orleans Hotel and Casino • 4500 W. Tropicana • 702-365-7111 • 888-365-7111 • orleanscasino.com

1,885

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Palace Station Hotel Casino • 2411 W. Sahara Ave. • 702-367-2411 • 800-634-3101 • palacestation.com

1,011

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The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino • 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-607-7777 • 877-883-6423 • palazzolasvegas.com

3,066

$$$-$$$$$

Palms Casino Resort • 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-942-7777 • 866-725-6773 • palms.com

766

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Palms Place Hotel and Spa • 4381 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-932-7777 • 866-942-7779 • palmsplace.com

500

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Paris Las Vegas • 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-946-7000 • 877-796-2096 • parislv.com

2,916

$$-$$$$$

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino • 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-785-5555 • 866-919-7472 • planethollywoodresort.com

2,496

$$-$$$$$

The Platinum Hotel and Spa • 211 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-365-5000 • 877-211-9211 • lvplatinum.com

255

$$$-$$$$

Plaza Hotel and Casino • 1 Main St. • 702-386-2110 • 800-634-6575 • plazahotelcasino.com

1,004

$-$$$

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa • 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. • 702-797-7777 • 866-767-7773 • redrocklasvegas.com

816

$$$-$$$$$

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel • 3400 Paradise Rd. • 702-784-5700 • 800-750-0980 • renaissancelasvegas.com

548

$$$-$$$$$

Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center • 3225 Paradise Rd. • 702-796-9300 • 800-331-3131 • residenceinn.com

192

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Residence Inn Las Vegas Hughes Center • 370 Hughes Ctr. Dr. • 702-650-0040 • 800-331-3131 • residenceinn.com

255

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Residence Inn Las Vegas South • 5875 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-795-7378 • 800-331-3131 • residenceinn.com

160

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Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino • 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-777-7777 • 866-746-7671 • riolasvegas.com

2,522

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Rodeway Inn Convention Center • 220 Convention Center Dr. • 702-735-4151 • 877 689-3855 • choicehotels.com

100

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RUMOR Hotel Boutique • 455 E. Harmon Ave. • 702-369-5400 • 877-997-8667 • rumorvegas.com

150

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Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall • 5111 Boulder Hwy. • 702-456-7777 • 800-634-6371 • samstownlv.com

646

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Santa Fe Station Hotel Casino • 4949 N. Rancho Dr. • 702-658-4900 • 888-767-7771 • santafestationlasvegas.com

200

$-$$$$

Siegel Slots and Suites • 5011 E. Craig Rd. • 702-644-6300 • 800-223-6330 • siegelslots.com

171

$

Siena Suites Hotel • 6555 S. Boulder Hwy. • 702-648-2100 • sienasuiteshotel.com

600

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The Signature at MGM Grand • 145 E. Harmon Ave. • 702-797-6000 • 877-612-2121 • signaturemgmgrand.com

1728

$$-$$$$$

Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino • 4100 Paradise Rd. • 702-733-7000 • 800-640-9777 • silversevenscasino.com

327

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Silverton Casino Lodge • 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. • 702-263-7777 • 800-588-7711 • silvertoncasino.com

300

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Sin City Hostel • 1208 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-868-0222 • sincityhostel.com

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SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center • 2989 Paradise Rd. • 702-433-5880 • 888-287-2166 • springhillsuites.com/laspr

299

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Stay Suites of America - Dean Martin • 5201 Dean Martin Dr. • 702-778-7600 • staysuitesofamerica.com

128

$-$$

Staybridge Suites Las Vegas • 5735 Dean Martin Dr. • 702-259-2663 • 800-225-1237 • staybridge.com

118

$$-$$$

Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower • 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S. • 702-380-7777 • 800-998-6937 • stratospherehotel.com

2,427

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Suncoast Hotel and Casino • 9090 Alta Dr. • 702-636-7111 • 866-636-7111 • suncoastcasino.com

427

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Super 8 Motel Las Vegas Strip Area • 4250 Koval Ln. • 702-794-0888 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

300

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Travelers Motel • 1100 E. Fremont St. • 702-384-7121

93

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Travelodge Las Vegas • 2830 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-735-4222 • travelodge.com

100

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Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip • 3735 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-736-3443 • travelodge.com

125

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Treasure Island - TI • 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-894-7111 • 800-288-7206 • treasureisland.com

2,884

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Tropicana Las Vegas • 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-739-2222 • 800-GO2-TROP • troplv.com

1,375

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Trump International Hotel Las Vegas • 2000 Fashion Show Dr. • 702-982-0000 • 866-939-8786 • trumplasvegashotel.com

1,282

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Tuscany Suites & Casino • 255 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-893-8933 • 877-887-2261 • tuscanylv.com

716

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Vdara Hotel & Spa • 2600 W. Harmon Ave. • 702-590-7111 • 866-745-7767 • vdara.com

1,495

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Vegas Club Hotel and Casino • 18 E. Fremont St. • 702-385-1664 • 800-634-6532 • vegasclubcasino.net

410

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South Point Hotel Casino & Spa • 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-796-7111 • 866-796-7111 • southpointcasino.com

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort • 3000 Paradise Rd. • 702-732-5111 • 800-732-7117 • westgatelasvegasresort.com

2,956

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The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa • 160 E. Flamingo Rd. • 702-836-5900 • 866-716-8137 • westinvegas.com

826

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Wynn Las Vegas • 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South • 702-770-7000 • 888-320-7123 • wynnlasvegas.com

2716

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Aquarius Casino Resort • 1900 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-5111 • 888.662.5825 • theaquarius.com

1907

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Bayshore Inn • 1955 West Casino Dr. • 702-299-9010 • bayshoreinnnv.com

104

$

Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino • 2100 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-4000 • 800-477-4837 • coloradobelle.com

1164

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Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino • 1650 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2535 • 800-227-3849 • riversideresort.com

1405

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Edgewater Hotel & Casino • 2020 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2453 • 800-677-4837 • edgewater-casino.com

1053

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Golden Nugget Laughlin • 2300 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-7111 • 800-950-7700 • goldennugget.com

300

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Harrah’s Laughlin Casino Hotel • 2900 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-4600 • 800-427-7247 • harrahslaughlin.com

1505

Laughlin River Lodge • 2700 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2139 • 800-835-7903 • laughlinriverlodge.com Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall • 2200 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2442 • 800-634-3469 • pioneerlaughlin.com Tropicana Express Hotel Casino • 2121 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-4200 • 800-243-6846 • troplaughlin.com

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Smoking Rooms

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208

Restaurant (On-site)

Gaming

4027

Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort • 5625 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-251-3435 • 888-808-7410 • wgflamingobay.com

Pool

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The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino • 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-414-1000 • 888-2VENICE • venetian.com

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Best Western Mesquite Inn • 390 N. Sandhill Blvd. • 702-346-7444 • 800-463-6302 • bestwestern.com/mesquiteinn

67

$$

CasaBlanca Resort, Hotel, Casino, Golf & Spa • 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. • 702-346-7529 • 877-GETAWAY • casablancaresort.com

472

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Desert Palms Motel • 92 W. Mesquite Blvd. • 702-346-5756

21

$

Eureka Casino Hotel Resort • 275 Mesa Blvd. • 702-346-4600 • 800-346-4611 • eurekamesquite.com

213

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Highland Estates Resort • 555 Highland Dr. • 702-346-0871 • 888-416-8383 • highlandestatesresort.com

81

$$-$$$

Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 1030 W. Pioneer Blvd. • 888-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

130

$$-$$$

The Springs Mesquite • 720 Tamarix Way • 702-345-7670 • thespringsmesquite.com

40

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12

$

Virgin River Hotel Casino and Bingo • 100 Pioneer Blvd. • 702-346-7777 • 877-438-2929 • virginriver.com

717

$-$$$

23 Cabins

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61

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Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa • 7300 Aliante Pkwy. • 702-692-7777 • 877-477-7627 • aliantegaming.com

202

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Barker Motel • 2600 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-642-1138

28

$

Best Western Plus North Las Vegas Inn & Suites • 4540 Donovan Way • 702-649-3000 • 800-528-1234 • lasvegasnorthhotel.com

74

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Branding Iron Motel • 2519 Las Vegas Blvd N. • 702-642-6618

17

$$

Cannery Casino & Hotel • 2121 E. Craig Rd. • 702-507-5700 • 866-999-4899 • cannerycasino.com

200

$-$$$

Hampton Inn Las Vegas/North Speedway • 2852 E. Craig Rd. • 702-655-0111 • 800-HAMPTON • hampton.com

96

$$-$$$

Hitchin’ Post RV Park Motel, Saloon and Steakhouse • 3640 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-644-1043 • 888-433-8402 • hprvp.com

13

$-$$

Holiday Inn Express-Nellis • 4035 N. Nellis Blvd. • 702-644-5700 • 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

87

$$-$$$

Howard Johnson Las Vegas • 5300A E. Craig Rd. • 702-651-0298 • hojo.com

113

$$-$$$

The Inn at Nellis • 4435 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-644-7878

110

$-$$$

Knotty Pine Motel • 1900 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-642-8300

20

$$

La Quinta Inn-Nellis • 4288 N. Nellis Blvd. • 702-632-0229 • 800-753-3757 • laquintalasvegasnellis.com

59

$$-$$$

MOUNT CHARLESTON Mount Charleston Lodge • 1202 Old Park Rd. • 702-872-5408 • mtcharlestonlodge.com The Resort on Mt. Charleston • 2275 Kyle Canyon Rd. • 888-559-1888 • mtcharlestonresort.com

NORTH LAS VEGAS

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SpringHill Suites Las Vegas/North Speedway • 2910 E. Craig Rd. • 702-522-9200 • 888-236-2427 • marriott.com

94

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Sunrise Inn • 910 E. Cheyenne Ave. • 702-399-1500 • sunriseinnlasvegas.com

59

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Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel • 2101 Texas Star Ln. • 702-631-1000 • 800-654-8888 • texasstation.com

202

$-$$$

Vegas Chalet Motel • 2401 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-642-2115 • vegaschaletmotel.com

50

$-$$

Smoking Rooms

163

Siegel Suites Craig • 5230 E. Craig Rd. • 702-644-3038 • 888-422-1212 • siegelsuites.com

Restaurant (On-site)

Nellis Suites at Main Gate • 4555 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-946-9999 • nellissuitesatmaingate.com

Pool

$-$$$

Pets Allowed

78

Gaming

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Lucky Club Hotel and Casino • 3227 Civic Center Dr. • 702-399-3297 • 877-333-9291 • luckyclublv.com

Fitness Center

Rooms

Breakfast Included

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL

Wireless Internet in Rooms

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OVERTON North Shore Inn at Lake Mead • 520 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. • 702-397-6000 • northshoreinnatlakemead.com

43

$$

Plaza Motel • 207 S. Moapa Blvd. • 702-397-2414 • 800-990-8348

11

$-$$

Buffalo Bill’s • 31700 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-382-1111 • 800-FUN-STOP • primmvalleyresorts.com

1264

$-$$

Gold Strike Hotel & Gambling Hall • 1 Main St. • 702-477-5000 • 800-634-1359 • goldstrikejean.com

809

$

Primm Valley Casino Resort • 31900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-386-7867 • 800-FUN-STOP • primmvalleyresorts.com

654

$-$$

Whiskey Pete’s Hotel /Casino • 100 W. Primm Blvd. • 702-382-4388 • 800-FUN-STOP • primmvalleyresorts.com

777

$-$$

Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina Motel • 10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd. • 702-297-1464 • cottonwoodcoveresort.com

24

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El Rey Motel • 430 U.S. Hwy. 95 S. • 702-297-1144

21

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Dinner

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Lake Mead RV Village • 268 Lakeshore Rd. • 702-293-2540 • lakemeadrvvillage.com

115

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245

Wi-Fi

Toilets

Pools/Swimming

Tent Camping

Pets allowed

Store

Laundry

Showers

Handicap Access

Gasoline

156

Full Hookups

90

Canyon Trail RV Park • 1200 Industrial Rd. • 702-293-1200 • canyontrailrvparknv.com

Fishing

Drinking Water

Boulder Oaks RV Resort • 1010 Industrial Rd. • 702-294-4425 • 800-478-5687 • boulderoaksrvresort.com

Dump Station

# RV Sites

RV PARKS

Pull Thru

Milo’s Inn at Boulder • 534 Nevada Way • 702-294-4244 • milosinnatboulder.com

Propane Gas

BOULDER CITY

BOULDER CITY

CAL-NEV-ARI Cal-Nev-Ari Market & RV Park • 2 Spirit Mountain Ln. • 702-297-1115 HENDERSON Desert Sands RV Park • 1940 N. Boulder Hwy. • 702-565-1945 • desertsandsrvpark.com

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Showers

Pull Thru

5

Propane Gas

Pools/Swimming

221

Pets allowed

Arizona Charlie’s East RV Park • 4445 Boulder Hwy. • 702-951-5911 • 800-970-7280 • arizonacharlies.com

Laundry

Handicap Access

Gasoline

Dump Station

44

Full Hookups

Drinking Water

American Campgound & RV Park • 3440 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-643-1222 • americancampground.biz

Fishing

# RV Sites

RV PARKS LAS VEGAS/NORTH LAS VEGAS

Callville Bay Resort Marina • 100 Callville Bay Marina Rd. • 702-565-8958 • callvillebay.com

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Duck Creek RV Park • 6635 Boulder Hwy. • 702-454-7090 • duckcreekrvparklv.com

207

Hitchin’ Post RV Park Motel, Saloon and Steakhouse • 3640 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-644-1043 • 888-433-8402 • hprvp.com

196

King’s Row Trailer Park • 3660 Boulder Hwy. • 702-457-3606 • kingsrowrv.com

200

Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town • 5225 Boulder Highway • 702-454-8055 • 800-562-7270 • koa.com/lasvegas

493

Las Vegas RV Resort • 3890 S. Nellis Blvd. • 702-451-8005 • lasvegasrvresort.com

400

LVM Resort • 8175 Arville St. • 702-897-9300 • 866-897-9300 • lvmresort.com

407

Main Street Station RV Park • 200 N. Main St. • 702-387-1896 • 800-634-6255 • mainstreetcasino.com

99

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort • 2711 W. Windmill Ln. • 702-260-2020 • 800-566-4707 • oasislasvegasrvresort.com

701

Riviera RV Park • 2200 Palm St. • 702-457-8700 • rivierarvpark.com

137

Roadrunner RV Park • 4711 Boulder Hwy. • 702-456-4711 • roadrunnerrvpark.com

200

RV Park at Circus Circus • 500 Circus Circus Dr. • 702-733-9707 • 800-562-7270 • circusrvpark.com

170

Western RV Park • 1023 Fremont St. • 702-384-1033

59

LAUGHLIN Laughlin Avi-KOA • 10000 Aha Macav Pkwy. • 800-562-4142 • koa.com

260

Riverside Resort RV Park • 1651 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2535 • 800-227-3849 • riversideresort.com

740

45

Echo Bay Resort & Marina • 600 Echo Bay Rd. • 702-394-4000 • echobaylakemead.com

35

Fun n Sun RV Park • 280 N. Cooper • 702-397-8894

112

Palm Creek RV Park • 3215 West Warm Springs Rd. • 702-865-2777

16

Robbin’s Nest Mobile Village • 479 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. • 702-397-2364 • robbinsnestmv.com

51

Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina • 10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd. • 702-297-1464 • cottonwoodcoveresort.com

72

Cree’s Mobile Home Park • 701 W. Hwy. 164 • 702-297-1532

15

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T ER R ITOR IES : R ENO -TAHO E THIS IS THE AREA IN THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE STATE NAMED FOR RENO AND LAKE TAHOE. THIS TERRITORY INCLUDES CARSON CITY, THE STATE CAPITAL.

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Resources: Carson City Chamber of Commerce

Genoa

North Lake Tahoe Visitors & Convention Bureau

775-882-1565

775-782-8696

800-462-5196

carsoncitychamber.com

genoanevada.org

gotahoenorth.com

Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-638-2321 visitcarsoncity.com

(Incline Village)

800-367-7366

800-468-2463

visitrenotahoe.com

gotahoenorth.com

Reno-Tahoe Territory

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority 800-727-7677

Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of

carsonvalleynv.org

Commerce (Stateline)

visitcarsonvalley.org

775-687-7410 renotahoe.com

775-588-1728 tahoechamber.org

Ski Lake Tahoe 800-588-7669

The Chamber (Reno/Sparks) 775-636-9550

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (South Lake Tahoe)

thechambernv.org

800-288-2463

skilaketahoe.com

tahoesouth.com Virginia City Tourism Commission 775-847-7500 visitvirginiacitynv.com

Must-sees: Genoa

Nevada State Capitol

Lake Tahoe

Nevada State Museum/Carson City Mint

National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection (Reno)

Truckee River Whitewater Park and Reno Riverwalk District Virginia City

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Wi-Fi in Rooms

Rest.aurant (On-site)

$-$$$

City Center Hotel • 800 N. Carson St. • 775-882-5535 • 800-338-7760 • ccnugget.com

78

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Courtyard Marriott • 3870 S. Carson St. • 775-887-9900 • marriott.com/RNOCC

100

$$$

Days Inn • 3103 N. Carson St. • 775-461-3701 • 877-231-1574 • daysinn.com

81

$$

Frontier Motel/Royal Inn • 1718 N. Carson St. • 775-882-1377 • royalinncarsoncity.com

56

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Gold Dust West Casino Hotel and Good Sam RV Park • 2171 E. William St. • 775-885-9000 • 877-519-5567 • gdwcasino.com

142

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Hampton Inn & Suites • 10 Hospitality Way • 775-885-8800 • 800-426-7866 • carsoncitysuites.hamptoninn.com

85

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Hardman House • 917 N. Carson St. • 775-882-7744 • 800-626-0793 • hardmanhousehotel.com

62

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites • 4055 N. Carson St. • 775-283-4055 • carsoncity-hotel.com

85

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Mill House Inn • 3251 S. Carson St. • 775-882-2715

24

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Motel 6 - Carson City • 2749 S. Carson St. • 775-885-7710 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

82

$-$$

Nugget Hotel • 651 N. Stewart St. • 775-882-7711 • 800-933-5715 • thenuggethotel.com

110

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Pioneer Motel • 907 S. Carson St. • 775-882-3046

34

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Plaza Hotel & Conference Center • 801 S. Carson St. • 775-883-9500 • 888-227-1499 • carsoncityplaza.com

168

$$-$$$

Quality Inn Trailside Inn • 1300 N. Carson St. • 775-883-7300 • choicehotels.com

67

$-$$

Round House Inn • 1400 N. Carson St. • 775-882-3446

39

$-$$

Super 8 Motel • 2829 S. Carson St. • 775-883-7800 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

63

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Wyndham Garden Carson City • 900 S. Carson St. • 775-883-0900 • 800-501-2929 • wyndham.com

91

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Pool

$-$$$

62

Pets Allowed

Breakfast Included

58

Carson Inn • 1930 N. Carson St. • 775-461-3274

Gaming

Rates

Americas Best Value Inn • 2731 S. Carson St. • 775-882-2007 • 888-231-6326 • americasbestvalueinn.com

Fitness Center

Rooms

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL

CARSON CITY

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GARDNERVILLE Best Western Topaz Lake Inn • 3410 Sandy Bowers Ave. • 775-266-4661 • 800-385-2399 • bestwestern.com/topazlakeinn

30

$$-$$$

Historian Inn • 1427 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-783-1175 • 877-783-9910 • historianinn.com

34

$$-$$$

Sierra Motel • 1501 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-5145 • 800-682-5857 • sierramotel.net

19

$-$$

Topaz Lodge & Casino Super 8 • 1979 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. • 775-266-3338 • 800-536-9326

95

$-$$$

Village Motel • 1383 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. • 775-782-2624 • nvvillagemotel.com

17

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Westerner Motel • 1353 U.S. Hwy. 395 S. • 775-782-3602 • 800-782-3602 • westernermotel.net

25

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1862 David Walley’s Resort • 2001 Foothill Rd. • 775-782-8155 • davidwalleys-resort.com

211

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Genoa Country Inn • 2292 Main St. • 775-782-4500 • genoacountryinn.com

11

$$-$$$

The Border House at Crystal Bay Casino • 14 SR 28 • 775-831-0512 • crystalbaycasino.com

9

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Club Tahoe Resort • 914 Northwood Blvd. • 775-831-5750 • 800-527-5154 • clubtahoe.com

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Crystal Bay Motel • 24 SR28 • 775-831-0660 • 800-BILTMORE • tahoebiltmore.com

113

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino • 111 Country Club Dr. • 775-832-1234 • 800-233-1234 • laketahoehyatt.com

422

$$$-$$$$$

Parkside Inn at Incline • 1003 Tahoe Blvd. • 775-831-1052 • 800-824-6391 • innatincline.com

38

$$-$$$

Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino • 5 SR 28 • 775-831-0660 • 800-BILTMORE • tahoebiltmore.com

113

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L A K E TA H O E S O U T H Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe • 50 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-6211 • 800-648-3322 • hardrockcasinolaketohoe.com

539

$-$$$$$

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel Casino • 15 U.S. Hwy. 50 & Stateline • 775-588-6611 • 800-427-7247 • harrahstahoe.com

532

$$-$$$$$

Harveys Resort Casino • 18 U.S. Hwy. 50 & Stateline • 775-588-2411 • 800-427-7247 • harveystahoe.com

740

$$-$$$$$

Lake Tahoe Accommodations • 292 Kingsbury Grade • 775-588-5684 • 800-544-3234 • tahoeaccommodations.com

300

$$$-$$$$$

Lakeside Inn & Casino • 168 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-7777 • 800-624-7980 • lakesideinn.com

124

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L A K E TA H O E S O U T H , continued MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa • 55 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-3515 • 800-648-3353 • montbleuresort.com The Ridge Resorts • 400 Ridge Club Dr. • 775-588-3553 • 800-334-1600 • ridgetahoeresort.com

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5 rooms/ 29 cabins

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Carson Valley Inn Hotel Casino RV Resort • 1627 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-9711 • 800-321-6983 • carsonvalleyinn.com

149

$$-$$$

Carson Valley Motor Lodge • 1643 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-9711 • 800-321-6983 • carsonvalleyinn.com

74

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 1659 SR 88 • 775-782-7500 • hiexpress.com

81

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Holiday Lodge • 1591 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-782-2288 • 800-266-2289 • holidaylodgecasino.com

20

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Quality Inn & Suites • 1795 Ironwood Dr. • 775-782-7766 • 866-441-1234 • qualityinn.com

83

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Zephyr Cove Resort • 760 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-589-4980 • 800-238-2463 • zephyrcove.com

MINDEN

RENO America’s Best Travel Inn • 666 N. Wells Ave. • 775-329-3125

97

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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa • 3800 S. Virginia St. • 775-825-4700 • 800-723-6500 • atlantiscasino.com

824

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Baymont Inn & Suites • 2050 Market St. • 775-786-2506 • 866-473-6668 • baymontinns.com

114

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Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel • 1981 Terminal Way • 775-348-6370 • 800-648-3525 • airportplazareno.com

265

$$-$$$$

Boomtown Hotel and Casino • 2100 Garson Rd. • 775-345-6000 • 800-648-3790 • boomtownreno.com

318

$-$$$$

Circus Circus Reno • 500 N. Sierra St. • 775-329-0711 • 800-648-5010 • circusreno.com

1572

$-$$$

Club Cal Neva • 133 N. Virginia St. • 775-323-1046 • 877-777-7303 • clubcalneva.com

181

$-$$$

Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport • 1250 E. Plumb Ln. • 775-682-4444 • 866-848-4450 • comfortinn.com

59

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Courtyard Reno • 6855 S. Virginia St. • 775-851-8300 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com

117

$$-$$$$

Days Inn Reno • 701 E. Seventh St. • 775-786-4070 • 800-448-4555 • daysinn.com

138

$-$$$

Eldorado Resort Casino Reno • 345 N. Virginia St. • 775-786-5700 • 800-648-5966 • eldoradoreno.com

814

$-$$$$$

Extended Stay America Reno - South Meadows • 9795 Gateway Dr. • 775-852-5611 • 800-EXTSTAY • extendedstayhotels.com

104

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Gold Dust West Casino Inn • 444 Vine St. • 775-323-2211 • 800-438-9378 • gdwcasino.com

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Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino • 219 N. Center St. • 775-786-3232 • 800-HARRAHS • harrahsreno.com

928

$-$$$$

Hilton Garden Inn Reno • 9920 Double R Blvd. • 775-850-9700 • 877-850-9700 • hiltongardeninn.com

135

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 2375 Market St. • 775-229-7070 • 888-465-4329 • reno-airport-hotel.com

98

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Reno • 5450 Kietzke Ln. • 775-853-7100 • homewoodsuites.com

96

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Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport • 1790 E. Plumb Ln. • 775 826 2500 • 888-HYATTHP • hyattplace.com

126

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Hampton Inn & Suites South Reno • 10599 Professional Cir. • 775-336-2222 • 800-HAMPTON • hamptoninnreno.com

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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino • 2500 E. Second St. • 775-789-2000 • 800-501-2651 • grandsierraresort.com

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Lexington Inn & Suites - Reno Airport • 2050 Market St. • 775-786-2500 • lexingtonhotels.com

89

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Meadow Wood Courtyard Days Inn • 5851 S. Virginia St. • 775-825-2940 • daysinn.com

70

$-$$$

Meadow Wood Courtyard Super 8 • 5851 S. Virginia St. • 775-829-4600 • super8.com

85

$-$$$

Motel 6 - Reno Convention Center • 1901 S. Virginia St. • 775-827-0255 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

115

Motel 6 - Reno Events Center • 866 N. Wells Ave. • 775-786-9852 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com Motel 6 - Reno West • 1400 Stardust St. • 775-747-7390 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

Wi-Fi in Rooms

$$-$$$

Smoking Rooms

$-$$$

93

Rest.aurant (On-site)

130

Legacy Vacation Club • 140 Court St. • 775-329-4251 • 866-507-1429 • legacyvacationclub.com

Pool

$$

Pets Allowed

24

La Quinta Inn Reno • 4001 Market St. • 775-348-6100 • 800-753-3757 • lq.com

Gaming

Inn at Renown (Guests of patients only) • 75 Pringle Way • 775-982-5080

Fitness Center

Rates

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Rooms

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Peppermill Resort, Spa, Casino • 2707 S. Virginia St. • 775-826-2121 • 800-648-6992 • peppermillreno.com

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Plaza Resort Club • 121 West St. • 775-786-2200 • 800-628-5974 • plazaresortclub.com

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Quality Inn • 1885 S. Virginia St. • 775-992-2694 • 800-4CHOICE • qualityinn.com

103

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Ramada Hotel and Casino • 1000 E. Sixth St. • 775-786-5151 • 800-2 RAMADA • ramadareno.com

281

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Residence Inn Reno • 9845 Gateway Dr. • 775-347-2319 • 888-347-2319 • residenceinnreno.com

120

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Sands Regency Casino Hotel • 345 N. Arlington Ave. • 775-348-2200 • 866-386-7829 • sandsregency.com

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Seasons Inn • 495 West St. • 775-322-6000 • 800-322-8588 • seasonsinn.com

55

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Showboat Inn / Knights Inn • 660 N. Virginia St. • 775-786-4032

99

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Siena Hotel Spa Casino • One S. Lake St. • 775-327-4362 • 877-743-6233 • sienareno.com

214

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Silver Legacy Resort Casino • 407 N. Virginia St. • 775-329-4777 • 800-687-8733 • silverlegacy.com

1711

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Staybridge Suites • 10559 Professional Cir. • 775-657-8999 • 800-238-8000 • staybridgesuites.com

94

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Super 8 Motel University Area • 1651 N. Virginia St. • 775-329-3464 • 888-511-RENO • super8.com

68

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Vagabond Inn • 3131 S. Virginia St. • 775-825-7134 • 800-522-1555 • vagabondinns.com

130

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Wildflower Village • 4275 - 4395 W. Fourth St. • 775-747-8848 • wildflowervillage.com

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Whitney Peak Hotel • 255 N. Virginia St. • 855-499-0001 • whitneypeakhotel.com S PA R K S Fairfield Inn & Suites • 2085 Brierley Way • 775-355-7700 • 800-228-2800 • marroitt.com/rnofi

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Holiday Inn Reno/Sparks • 55 E. Nugget Ave. • 775-358-6900 • 888-465-4329 • holidayinn.com

220

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Motel 6 Reno Airport Sparks • 2405 Victorian Ave. • 775-358-1080 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com Nugget Casino Resort • 1100 Nugget Ave. • 775-356-3300 • 800-843-2427 • nuggetcasinoresort.com Sparks Super 8 • 1900 E. Greg St. • 775-358-8884 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com Sunrise Motel • 210 Victorian Ave. • 775-358-7010

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Comstock Lodge • 875 S. C St. • 775-847-0233

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Gold Hill Hotel • 1540 S. Main St., Gold Hill • 775-847-0111 • goldhillhotel.net

16

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Silver Queen Hotel • 28 N. C St. • 775-847-0440 • silverqueenhotel.net

28

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Silverland Inn & Suites • 100 E St. • 775-847-4484 • 888-859-4119 • silverlandusa.com

67

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Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel • 430 S. C St. • 775-847-0551

12

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Tahoe House Hotel • 162 C St. • 775-847-5264 • tahoehousehotel.com

15

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Virginia City Inn • 675 S. C St. • 775-847-0282 • virginiacityinn.com

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Pets Allowed

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Gaming

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Windsor Inn • 60 E. Victorian Ave. • 775-355-1177

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Western Village Inn & Casino • 815 Nichols Blvd. • 775-331-1069 • 800-648-1170 • wvsparks.com

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“B” Street House Bed & Breakfast • 58 N. B St. • 775-847-7231 • bstreethouse.com

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Cobb Mansion • 18 S. A St. • 775-847-9006 • 877-847-9006 • cobbmansion.com

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CARSON CITY Bliss Bungalow • 408 W. Robinson St. • 775-230-0641 • blissbungalow.com Deer Run Ranch Bed and Breakfast • 5440 Eastlake Blvd. • 775-882-3643 • 800-378-5440 • bbonline.com/nv/deerrun/

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GENOA Orchard House • 188 Carson St. • 775-783-8070 • orchardhardhouse.us Rustic Romance Guest Cottage • PO Box 317 • 2273 S. Main St. • 775-781-2506 Wild Rose Inn • 2332 Main St. • 775-782-5697 • 877-819-4225 • wildrose-inn.com The White House Bed & Breakfast • 195 Genoa Ln. • 775-783-7208 • whitehousebandb.net

R E N O / S PA R K S Wildflower Village Bed & Breakfast & Hostel • 4275-4395 W. Fourth St. • 775-747-8848 • wildflowervillage.com VIRGINIA CITY

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Topaz Lake Recreation Area • 3700 Topaz Park Rd. • 775-266-3343 • douglascountynv.gov

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Topaz Lodge Casino and RV Park • 1979 U.S. Hwy 395 S. • 775-266-3338 • 800-962-0732 • topazlodge.com

59

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Carson Valley RV Resort • 1639 U.S. Hwy. 395 • 775-782-9711 • 800-321-6983 • carsonvalleyinn.com

59

Silver City RV Park Resort • 3165 U.S. Hwy. 395 • 775-267-3359 • 800-997-6393 • silvercityrvresort.com

206

Bonanza Terrace RV Park • 4800 Stoltz Rd. • 775-329-9624 • bonanzaterracervpark.com

79

Bordertown RV Casino & Resort • 19575 U.S. Hwy. 395 N. • 775-677-0169 • 800-218-9339 • bordertowncasinorv.com

50

Chism Trailer Park • 1300 W. 2nd St. • 775-322-2281 • 800-638-2281 • chismtrailerpark.com

28

Gold Ranch Casino & RV Resort • 320 Gold Ranch Rd. • 775-345-8880 • 877-914-6789 • goldranchrvcasino.com

105

Green Acres Mobilehome Park • 501. W. Moana Ln. • 775-827-2482

23

Keystone RV Park • 1455 W. Fourth St. • 775-324-5000 • 800-868-8559 • keystonervpark.com

105

Panther Valley RV Park • 600 Newport Ln. • 775-323-1447 • pvrvp.com

112

Reno KOA at Boomtown • 2100 Garson Rd. • 775-345-2444 • 888-562-5698 • koa.com

201

Reno RV Park • 735 Mill St. • 775-323-3381 • 800-445-3381 • renorvpark.com

46

Rivers Edge RV Park • 1405 S. Rock Blvd. • 775-358-8533 • 800-621-4792

164

RV Park at Grand Sierra Resort • 2500 E. 2nd St. • 775-789-2147 • grandsierraresort.com

164

Shamrock RV Park • 260 Parr Blvd. • 775-329-5222 • 800-322-8248 • shamrockrv.com

121

Silver Sage RV Park • 2760 S. Virginia St. • 775-829-1919 • 888-823-2002 • silversagervpark.com

43

Sparks Marina RV Park • 1200 E. Lincoln Way • 775-851-8888 • sparksmarinarvpark.com

204

Victorian RV Park • 205 Nichols Blvd. • 775-356-6400 • 800-955-6405 • qmcorp.com

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Gold Dust West RV Park • 2171 U.S. Hwy. 50 E. • 775-885-9000 • 877-519-5567 • gdwcasino.com

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Laundry

Pools/Swimming

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Gasoline

Dump Station

151

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Drinking Water

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Comstock Country RV Resort • 5400 S. Carson St. • 775-882-2445 • comstockrv.com

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Camp-N-Town • 2438 N. Carson St. • 775-883-1123 • 800-872-1123

RV PARKS

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L A K E TA H O E - S O U T H Zephyr Cove Resort • 760 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-589-4907 • 800-23TAHOE • zephyrcove.com

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VIRGINIA CITY Virginia City RV Park • 355 N. F St. • 775-847-0999 • 800-889-1240 • vcrvpark.com

WADSWORTH I-80 Campground • 1000 Smoke Shop Cr. • 775-575-2185

W A S H O E VA L L E Y Washoe County Davis Creek Park • 25 Davis Creek Rd. • 775-849-0684 • washoecountyparks.com

WELLINGTON Wellington Station Resort • 2855 SR 208 • 775-465-2409 • wellingtonstation.com

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Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

Resources: Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Jackpot Recreation & Visitor Center

Wells Chamber of Commerce

775-635-8245

775-755-2653

775-752-3540

battlemountainchamber.com

jackpot-nevada.net

wellsnevada.com

City of Carlin

Jarbidge Community Association

West Wendover Tourism & Convention Bureau

775-754-6354

775-488-2500

866-299-2489

cityofcarlin.com

jarbidge.org

westwendovercity.com

Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority (Battle

Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority

Cowboy Country Territory 877-626-9269, ext. 690 cowboycountry.org

Elko Chamber of Commerce 775-738-7135 elkonevada.com

Elko Convention & Visitors Authority 775-348-3556 exploreelko.com

Mountain)

800-962-2638

775-635-1112

winnemucca.com

battlemountaintourism.com

Lovelock/Pershing County Chamber of Commerce 775-273-7213 loverslock.com

McDermitt information cowboycountry.org/mcdermitt

Must-sees: Angel Lake (near Elko)

Jarbidge/Jarbidge Wilderness

Black Rock Desert

Lamoille Canyon (near Elko)

Basque dining

Lovers Lock Plaza (Lovelock)

California Trail Interpretive Center

Ruby Mountains (near Elko)

Historic Wendover Airfield

Western Folklife Center (Elko)

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Big Chief Motel • 434 W. Front St. • 775-635-2416 • bigchiefmotel.com

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Clark Cabins • 625 W. Humboldt • 775-635-9600

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Smoking Rooms

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Fitness Center

$-$$

72

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Breakfast Included

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Battle Mountain Inn & Suites • 650 W. Front St. • 775-635-5200 • battlemtninn.com

Pets Allowed

Rates

Americas Best Value Inn • 521 E. Front St. • 775-635-5880 • americasbestvalueinn.com

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Enchanted Garden Inn • 150 W. Front St. • 775-635-0121 • 844-784-1652 • enchantedgardeninnnv.com

10

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Royal Inn • 521 E. Front St. • 775-635-5880

71

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Owl Club Casino Restaurant Motel • 72 E. Front St. • 775-635-2444

27

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Super 8 - Battle Mountain • 825 Super 8 Dr. • 775-635-8808 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

54

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Carlin Inn • 1018 Fir St. • 775-754-6110

61

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Cavalier Motel • 1003 Chestnut St. • 775-754-6311

18

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10

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American Inn • 500 W. Oak St. • 775-738-7269

19

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Americas Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino • 2050 Idaho St. • 775-738-8421 • 800-621-1332 • playelko.com

150

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Best Western Elko Inn • 1930 Idaho St. • 775-738-8787 • bestwestern.com

108

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Budget Inn • 1349 Idaho St. • 775-738-7000

60

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Centre Motel • 475 3rd St. • 775-738-3226

22

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Comfort Inn of Elko • 2970 Idaho St. • 775-777-8762 • 800-4-CHOICE • comfortinn.com

52

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Days Inn • 1500 Idaho St. • 775-738-7245 • 800-329-7466 • daysinn.com

32

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Economy Inn • 411 10th St. • 775-738-8018 • 800-565-3286 • economyinnelko.com

18

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Elko Inn Express • 837 Idaho St. • 775-738-7261 • elkoinnexpress.com

49

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Elko Motel • 1243 Idaho St. • 775-738-4433 • elkomotel.com

32

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Esquire Inn • 505 Idaho St. • 775-738-3157 • 800-822-7473 • motelinelkonv.com

20

$-$$

High Desert Inn • 3015 Idaho St. • 775-738-8425 • 888-394-8303 • playelko.com

171

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Hilton Garden Inn • 3650 E. Idaho St. • 775-777-1200 • 800-HILTONS • hiltongardeninn.com

84

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DENIO Denio Junction Motel • 6505 Hwy. 140 North #5 • 775-941-0171

ELKO

Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 3019 Idaho St. • 775-777-0990 • 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

77

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Holiday Motel • 1276 Idaho St. • 775-738-7187

17

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Key Motel • 650 W. Idaho St. • 775-738-8081 • keymotelelko.com

33

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Manor Motor Lodge • 185 Idaho St. • 775-738-3311

24

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Mid Town Motel • 294 Idaho St. • 775-738-3515

24

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Motel 6 - Elko • 3021 Idaho St. • 775-738-4337 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

122

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Oak Tree Inn • 95 Spruce Rd. • 775-777-2222 • 888-456-8733 • oaktreeinn.net

120

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Quality Inn and Suites Elko • 3320 E. Idaho St. • 775-777-8000 • 800-4-CHOICE • qualityinnelko.com

60

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Red Lion Hotel & Casino • 2065 Idaho St. • 775-738-2111 • 800-545-0044 • playelko.com

222

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Rodeway Inn • 736 Idaho St. • 775-738-7152 • 800-4-CHOICE • choicehotels.com

27

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Shilo Inn Suites • 2401 Mountain City Hwy. • 775-738-5522 • 800-222-2244 • shiloinns.com

70

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Stampede Motel • 129 W. Idaho St. • 775-738-8471

18

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Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino • 340 Commercial St. • 775-738-5141 • 800-648-2345 • stockmenscasinos.com

141

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Super 8 Motel - Elko • 1755 Idaho St. • 775-738-8488 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

72

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Thunderbird Motel • 345 Idaho St. • 775-738-7115 • thunderbirdelko.com

70

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TownePlace by Marriott, Elko • 2625 E. Jennings Way • 775-738-9900 • marriott.com/ekots

84

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Travelers Motel • 1181 Idaho St. • 775-738-4048

14

$-$$

Travelodge Elko • 1785 Idaho St. • 775-753-7747 • 800-578-7878 • travelodge.com

61

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Western Inn • 132 3rd St. • 775-753-4977

48

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GERLACH Bruno’s Country Club & Motel • 300 Main St. • 775-557-2220

42

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Iveson Ranch • 26 miles north of Gerlach on state Route 34 • 775-557-2804 • ivesonranch.com

3

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Soldier Meadows Ranch & Lodge • Mile 50, Soldier Meadows Rd. • 775-849-1666 • soldiermeadows.com

13

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JACKPOT Barton’s Club 93 Hotel and Casino • 1002 U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-2341 • 800-258-2937 • bartonsclub93.com

102

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Cactus Petes Resort Casino • 1385 U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-2321 • 800-821-1103 • cactuspetes.com

296

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Four Jacks Hotel Casino • 1702 U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-2491 • 800-251-6313 • fourjackshotel.com

60

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Horseshu Hotel Casino • 11385 U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-2321 • 800-821-1103 • cactuspetes.com

120

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West Star Resort • U.S. Hwy. 93 at Poker St. • 775-755-2600 • 800-665-0643 • weststarhotel.com

76

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Outdoor Inn Hotel (May-Nov only) • Main St. • 775-488-2311

10

Outdoor Inn Motel • Main St. • 775-488-2311

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C Punch Ranch Inn & Casino • 1420 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-2971 • 888-234-6835

75

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Cadillac Inn • 1395 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-2798 • cadillacinnlovelock.com

13

$

Royal Inn Suites • 1435 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-2500

30

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Super 10 Motel • 1390 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-0703

10

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LAMOILLE Hotel Lamoille • 925 Lamoille Hwy. • 775-753-6871 LOVELOCK

$

MCDERMITT Diamond A Motel • 140 U.S. Hwy. 95 • 775-532-8551 • diamondamotel.com

11

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McDermitt Motel • 55 U.S. Hwy. 95 N. • 775-532-8588

21

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M O U N TA I N C I T Y Chambers’ Motel • 422 Davidson St. • 775-763-6626

6

$

Mountain City Motel Restaurant and Bar • 525 Davidson St. • 775-763-6617

10

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6

$

10

$

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O R O VA D A Rocky View Inn • U.S. Hwy. 95 N. • 775-272-3337

VA L M Y Valmy Station • Exit 216, I-80 East • 775-635-5511

WELLS Lone Star Motel • 676 Sixth St. • 775-752-3632

Motel 6 • 1561 Sixth St. • 775-752-2116 • 800-4MOTEL6 • motel6.com

99

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Rest Inn Suites • 1509 E. Sixth St. • 775-752-2277 • 800-935-5768

56

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Super 8 Motel • 930 Sixth St. • 775-401-6636 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

56

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Montego Bay Casino & Resort • 100 Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-9100 • 800-217-0049 • www.wendoverfun.com

552

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Peppermill Hotel Casino • 680 Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-2255 • 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com

382

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Rainbow Hotel Casino • 1045 W. Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-4000 • 800-217-0049 • wendoverfun.com

429

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Red Garter Hotel & Casino • 1225 W. Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-2111 • 800-982-2111

170

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Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino • 101 Wendover Blvd. • 775-664-2221 • 800-848-7300 • wendovernugget.com

480

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71

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WINNEMUCCA Best Western - Gold Country Inn • 921 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-6999 • 800-346-5306 • bestwestern.com $ - up to $50 $$ - $51-$100 $$$ - $101-$200 $$$$ - $201-$300 $$$$$ - $300 and up

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Candlewood Suites • 460 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2700 • candlewoodsuites.com

83

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Cozy Motel • 344 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2615

16

$

Days Inn Winnemucca • 511 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-3661 • daysinn.com

50

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Economy Inn • 635 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-5281 • economyinnwinnemucca.com

29

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Frontier Motel • 410 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2915

19

$

Holiday Inn Express • 1987 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-625-3100 • 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

72

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Budget Inn • 251 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2394

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Model T Quality Inn • 1130 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2588 • 800-645-5658 • modelt.com

73

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Motel 6 - Winnemucca • 1800 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-1180 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

103

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Park Motel • 740 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2810

14

$

Pyrenees Motel • 714 W.Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-1116

46

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Regency Inn • 705 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-4898

22

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Santa Fe Inn • 1620 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-1119

73

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Scott Shady Court • 400 First St. • 775-623-3646

70

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Scottish Inn • 333 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-3703

23

$$

Super 8 Motel • 1157 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-625-1818 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

50

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Town House Motel • 375 Monroe St. • 775-623-3620 • 800-243-3620 • townhouse-motel.com

19

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Val-U Motel • 125 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-5248

72

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Winnemucca Holiday Motel • 670 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-3684 • 800-262-8901

40

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Winnemucca Inn • 741 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2565 • 800-633-6435 • winnemuccainn.com

105

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Winners Hotel/Casino • 185 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2511 • 800-648-4770 • winnerscasino.com

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4

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Pets Allowed

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Private Baths

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Shared Baths

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Rooms

13

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GERLACH Soldier Meadows-Ranch & Lodge • Mile 50, Soldier Meadows Rd. • soldiermeadows.com

UNIONVILLE Old Pioneer Garden Country Inn • 2805 Unionville Rd. • 775-538-7585

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Store

Showers

Pull Thru

Propane Gas

Pools/Swimming

Pets allowed

Laundry

Handicap Access

82

Gasoline

Dump Station

90

Clark RV Park • 625 W. Humboldt St. • 775-635-9600

Full Hookups

Drinking Water

Broadway Flying J Truck Stop • 654 W. Front St • 775-635-5424 • broadwaygroup.com

RV PARKS

Fishing

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T ER R ITOR IES : C OWBOY C OUNT RY

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CARLIN Desert Gold RV Park • 801 Poplar St. • 775-754-2699

47

Silver Sage RV Park • 371 13th St. • 775-754-6889

6

Denio Junction • 6505 U.S. Hwy 140 North • 775-941-0171

5

Royal Peacock RV Park • Virgin Valley Rd. #10 • 775-941-0374 (summer); 775-272-3295 (winter) • royalpeacock.com

18

Americas Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino • 2050 Idaho St. • 775-738-8421 • 800-621-1332 • goldcountryinnelko.com

26

Double Dice RV Park • 3730 E. Idaho St. • 775-738-5642 • 888-738-3423 • doubledicervpark.com

140

Elko RV Park at Ryndon • 507 Scott Rd. • 775-738-3448

130

Iron Horse Resort • 3400 E. Idaho St. • 775-777-1919 • 800-782-3556 • ironhorservresort.com

103

Valley View RV Park • 600 E. Idaho St. • 775-753-9200

75

3

Cactus Petes Saquaro RV Park • 1385 U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-6595 • ameristarcasinos.com

91

Spanish Gardens RV Park • Corner of Gurley & U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-755-2396

38

14

50

15

33

9

10

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GERLACH Iveson Ranch • 26 miles north of Gerlach on state Route 34 • 775-557-2804

JACKPOT

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JARBIDGE Outdoor Inn RV Park • Main St. • 775-488-2311

LOVELOCK Lazy K Campground & RV Park • 1550 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-0577

MCDERMITT Mitchell’s Stateline RV Park • 4112 Stateline Dr. • 514-522-8101

MILL CITY Star Point Trading Post & RV Park • 150 U.S. Hwy. 400 • 775-528-7677

M O U N TA I N C I T Y Hilltop Laundromat & RV Park • 103 Davidson St. • 801-616-1943

PA R A D I S E VA L L E Y Paradise Valley Community RV Park • 60 S. Main St. • 775-578-3531

WELLS Angel Lake RV Park • 124 S. Humboldt Ave. • 775-752-2745 • angellakerv.com

48

Crossroads RV Park • 704 6th St. • 775-752-3012

22

Mountain Shadows RV Park • 807 Humboldt Ave. • 775-752-3525 • mountainshadowsrvpark.com

38

Welcome Station RV Park • I-80 Exit 343 • 775-752-2736

21

154

Hi-Desert RV Park • 5575 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-4513 • hidesertrv.net

137

Model T RV Park • 1130 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2588

58

Westerner Trailer Lodge • 800 E. Fourth St. • 775-623-2907

20

Winnemucca RV Park • 5255 E. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-4458 • winnemuccarvpark.com

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WENDOVER West Wendover KOA • 651 N. Camper Dr., I-80 Exit 410 • 775-664-3221 • koa.com WINNEMUCCA

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ay family fun – . d y r e just down the road Ev

775-423-4556

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Winnemucca, NV Explore the many outdoor adventures, exciting special events, Nevada style gaming and night life, historic museums, and exquisite Basque dining. March

Annual Events

July

Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend Shooting the West

44-Hour Softball Tournament Fifties Fever Car Show

Run-A-Mucca - Motorcycle Rally

Tri-County Fair & Stampede

Basque Festival Silver State International Rodeo

Fall Farm Festival Western States Ranch Rodeo Finals

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September October

Contact Us Today for a FREE Visitors Guide and more Information:

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T ER R ITOR IES : PONY E X PR ES S THE FAMED PONY EXPRESS ROUTE CUTS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEVADA, ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO U.S. 50. YOU’LL FIND GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK ON THE EASTERN EDGE OF THIS TERRITORY, AND DAYTON, THE FIRST GOLD DISCOVERY SITE IN NEVADA, ON THE WESTERN EDGE.

Resources: Austin Chamber of Commerce

Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority

Pony Express Territory

775-964-2200

775-423-4556

888-359-9449

austinnevada.com

visitfallonnevada.com

ponyexpressnevada.com

Churchill Arts Council

Fallon Chamber of Commerce

Silver Springs Chamber of Commerce

775-423-1440

775-423-2544

775-577-4336

churchillarts.org

fallonchamber.com

silverspringsnevada.org

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Fernley Chamber of Commerce

White Pine Chamber of Commerce (Ely)

775-246-7909

775-575-4459

775-289-8877

daytonnvchamber.org

fernleychamber.org

whitepinechamber.com

Eureka County Economic Development

Great Basin Business and Tourism Council (Baker)

White Pine County Tourism & Recreation Board (Ely)

775-237-5484

greatbasinpark.com

800-496-9350 elynevada.net

eurekacounty.com Great Basin National Park Eureka Opera House

775-234-7331

775-237-6006

nps.gov/grba

co.eureka.nv.us

Must-sees: Austin turquoise shops

Lattin Farms (Fallon)

Cave Lake State Park (Ely)

Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark (Ely)

Churchill County Museum (Fallon) Eureka Opera House Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves Highway 50 — “The Loneliest Road in America” Hotel Nevada (Ely)

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East Ely Railroad Depot Museum (Ely) Nevada State Route 722 and Carroll Summit Oats Park Art Center (Fallon) Sand Mountain Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park (Ely)


Wi-Fi in Rooms

Smoking Rooms

Restaurant (On-site)

Pets Allowed

Gaming

Fitness Center

12

$$

Lincoln Motel • 60 Main St. • 775-964-2698

17

$-$$

Pony Canyon Motel • 30 Main St. • 775-964-2605

10

$$

Border Inn • Utah-NV Border, Hwys. 6 & 50 • 775-234-7300 • greatbasinpark.com

29

$-$$

Silver Jack Inn (Seasonal) • 10 Baker Ave., NV Route 487 • 775-293-0189 • silverjackinn.com

10

$$

Whispering Elms Campground, Motel and RV Park • 195 Baker Ave. • 775-234-9900 • whisperingelms.com

6

$

Bristlecone Motel • 700 Avenue I • 775-289-8838 • 800-497-7404 • bristleconemotelelynv.com

31

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Deser-est Motel • 1425 Aultman St. • 775-289-8885

18

$

El Rancho Motel • 1400 Aultman St. • 775-289-3644

12

$

Elk Ridge Motel • 1550 High St. • 775-289-4600

17

$-$$

Fireside Inn Motel • 49 N. McGill Hwy. • 775-289-3765 • elyhotels.us

14

$

Four Sevens Motel • 500 High St. • 775-289-4747 • hotelnevada.com

39

$-$$

Grand Central Motel • 1498 Lyons Ave. • 775-289-6868 • elyhotels.us

13

$

Pool

Rates

Breakfast Included

Rooms

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL AUSTIN Cozy Mountain Motel • 40 Main St. • 775-964-1433

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Great Basin Inn • 701 E. Aultman St. • 775-289-4468

20

$-$$

Historic Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall • 501 Aultman St. • 775-289-6665 • 888-406-3055 • hotelnevada.com

62

$$-$$$

Jailhouse Casino - Motel • 211 5th St. • 775-289-3033 • 800-841-5430 • jailhousecasino.com

59

$$

La Quinta Inn & Suites • 1591 Great Basin Blvd. • 775-289-8833 • 800-531-5900 • lq.com

100

$$-$$$

Lane’s Ranch Motel • Hwy. 318, Lund • 775-238-5246

15

$

Main Motel • 1101 Aultman St. • 775-289-4529 • 877-289-4529

19

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Motel 6 • 770 Avenue O • 775-289-6671 • 800-841-5430 • motel6.com

100

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Park-Vue Motel • 930 Aultman St. • 775-289-4497 • 888-297-2758

21

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Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall • 1501 E. Aultman St. • 775-289-8900 • 800-750-0557 • prospectorhotel.us

61

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Ramada Inn and Copper Queen Casino • 805 Great Basin Blvd. • 775-289-4884 • 800-851-9526 • elyramada.com

65

$$-$$$

Rustic Inn • 1555 Aultman St. • 775-289-2800

16

$-$$

White Pine Motel • 1301 Aultman St. • 775-289-4600

29

$

Eureka Gold Country Inn • 251 N. Main St. • 775-237-5247 • eurekagoldcountryinn.com

42

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Ruby Hill Motel • 380 N. Main St. • 775-237-5339

11

$

Sundown Lodge • 60 N. Main St. • 775-237-5334

27

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FALLON Americas Best Value Inn & Suites • 1051 W. Williams Ave. • 775-428-0300 • 888-315-2378 • americasbestvalueinn.com

61

$-$$

Best Western Fallon Inn & Suites • 1035 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-6005 • 888-466-6005 • bestwesternfalloninn.com

54

$$-$$$

Bonanza Casino/Super 8 Motel • 855 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-6031 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

72

$$

Budget Inn • 60 S. Allen Rd. • 775-423-7021

47

$-$$

Comfort Inn • 1830 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-5554 • 877-424-6423 • choicehotels.com

82

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Econo Lodge Downtown • 70 E. Williams Ave. • 775-423-2194 • 877-424-6423 • econolodge.com

30

$-$$

Holiday Inn Express • 55 Commercial Way • 775-428-2588 • 800-HOLIDAY • hiexpress.com

97

$$$

Overland Hotel & Saloon • 125 East Center St. • 775-423-2719 • theoverlandhotel.com

17

$

Value Inn Motel • 180 W. Williams Ave. • 775-423-5151 • valueinn.net

21

$-$$

Best Western Fernley Inn & RV Park • 1405 E. Newlands Dr. • 775-575-6776 • 877-576-6776 • bestwestern.com/fernleyinn

66

$$-$$$

Comfort Suites • 800 Mesa Dr. • 775-980-6514 • comfortsuitesfernley.com

84

$$-$$$

Lazy Inn • 325 W. Main St. • 775-575-4452

52

$-$$

Super 8 Motel - Fernley • 1350 W. Newlands Dr. • 775-575-5555 • 800-800-8000 • super8.com

49

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Phones in Rooms

Complimentary Breakfast

2

4

Pets Allowed

Private baths

2

$$

Restaurant Close by

Shared baths

$$

Union Street Lodging • 69 Union St. • 775-964-2364 • unionstreetlodging.com

Dinner

Rooms

Paradise Ranch Castle • Reese River Valley • 440-781-8768 • paradiseranchcastle.com

BED & BREAKFASTS

Lunch

Rates

T ER R ITOR IES : PONY E X PR ES S AUSTIN

BAKER Hidden Canyon Bed & Breakfast • 2000 Hidden Canyon Parkway • 775-234-7172 • greatbasinpark.com/hiddencanyon.com

E LY All Aboard Café & Inn • 220 East 11th St. • 775-289-5221 • allaboardcafe.com

$$-$$$

5

0

5

Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark • 1100 Avenue A • 775-289-2085 • nnry.com

$$

3

2

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The Bunkhouse at Nevada Northern Railway Museum • 775-289-0103 • nnry.com

$$

2

1

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The Caboose at Nevada Northern Railway Museum • 775-289-0103 • nnry.com

$$

1

1

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Toilets

Wi-Fi

Tent Camping

Telephones

Store

Showers

Whispering Elms Campground • 195 Baker Ave. • 775-234-9900 • whisperingelms.com

Pull Thru

Border Inn RV Park • Utah-NV Border, U.S. Hwys. 6 & 50 • 775-234-7300 • greatbasinpark.com

Propane Gas

Pools/Swimming

Pets allowed

Laundry

Pony Express RV Park (Seasonal) • 260 Main St. • 775-964-2005 • 800-870-5779 • goaustinnevada.com

4

Internet Access

Handicap Access

Group Rally Area

Full Hookups

Dump Station

Austin RV Park • 234 Water St. • 775-964-2300 (message only)

RV PARKS

Fishing

Drinking Water

Cable TV/Satellite

Miles End Lodge, Bed and Breakfast • 107 Del Dr. • 775-964-1046 • milesendbnb.com

Gasoline

KINGSTON

AUSTIN

BAKER

D AY T O N Dayton RV Park • 75 Pike St. • 775-246-9300 • daytonrvpark.com

Harry’s Wilderness Station • #58 McGill Highway • 775-289-4900

KOA of Ely • 15396 U.S. Hwy. 93 S. • 775-289-3413 • 800-562-3413 • koaofely.com

Lane’s Ranch Motel & RV Spaces • U.S. Hwy. 318, Preston • 775-238-5246

E LY Harry’s Wilderness Station • #58 McGill Highway • 775-289-4900

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Major’s Station RV Park • 26 mi. south of Ely at U.S. Hwys. 50 & 93 • 775-591-0347

Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall • 1501 E. Aultman St. • 775-289-8900 • prospectorhotel.us

Stage Stop • U.S. Hwy. 93 & 93 Alt. Junction • 775-591-0397 Valley View RV Park • 2 mi. from Hwys. 50 & 93 • 40 N. U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-296-1370

West End RV Park • 50 Aultman St. • 775-289-2231

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Bonanza RV Park & Casino • 855 W. Williams • 775-423-6031 • nuggetcasinos.com/bonanza

Cold Springs RV Park • 52300 Austin Hwy. • 775-423-1233

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Fallon RV Park • Off U.S. Hwy. 50 • 5787 Reno Hwy. • 775-867-2332 • fallonrv.com

Middlegate Station • 42500 Austin Hwy. • 775-423-7134 • middlegatestation.com Sage Valley RV Park • 4800 Reno Hwy. • 775-867-3636

Best Western Fernley Inn RV Park • 1405 E. Newlands Dr. • 877-576-6776 • bestwestern.com

Desert Rose RV Park • 3285 U.S. Hwy. 50 E • 775-575-9399 • 877-767-3478 • desertroserv.com

Fernley RV Park • 550 W. Main St. • 775-575-5222

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World Human Powered Speed Challenge,

Battle Mountain St. Augustine’s, Austin

discover lander county’s hidden treasures www.landercountytourism.com

#775-635-1112 Miles Inn, Kingston

spencer hot springs

PHOTOS: ANN MILES (KINGSTON), BRUCE RETTIG (BATTLE MTN), PETE DUBE (AUSTIN).

OF NEVADA Whether you are looking for Romance, Nature, History, or Adventure, Nevada’s B&Bs offer it all. Staying at a Nevada Bed and Breakfast Guild inn is your key to unlocking the fascinating adventure that is Nevada! Each Nevada B&B invites you to share the wonder of a unique experience in the Silver State! Nevada’s B&Bs encompass the diversity of deserts, mountains, lakes and historic central cities. Working ranches and historic ghost towns are homes to exciting B&Bs waiting to share their history and Western lifestyle with visitors. Consider a Nevada B&B for your Nevada wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, personal retreat, adventure holiday, or romantic getaway. No matter where you travel in Nevada, a Nevada B&B is close by, ready to enhance your adventure in the Silver State!

For details about each member B&B visit: www.NevadaBandB.com or call 775-964-2364

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T ER R ITOR IES : NE VADA S ILVER T R A I LS GHOST TOWNS AND PLAYED-OUT SILVER MINES DOT THE LANDSCAPE IN NEVADA SILVER TRAILS. THIS TERRITORY IS THE LARGEST IN NEVADA, SPANNING THE STATE EAST-WEST AND ENCOMPASSING AREA 51 AND THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY.

Kaitlin Godbey/TravelNevada

Resources: Amargosa Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce (Alamo,

Pahrump

775-372-1515

Caliente, Panaca, Pioche, Rachel)

775-727-5107, ext. 310

amargosachamber.org

877-870-3003

visitpahrump.com

lincolncountynevada.com Pioche Chamber of Commerce

Beatty Chamber of Commerce 866-736-3716

Greater Smoky Valley Chamber of Commerce

beattynevada.org

775-337-2830

Death Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce (Yerington)

760-852-4420

775-463-2245

deathvalleychamber.org

775-962-5544 piochenevada.com

Tonopah 775-482-6336 tonopahnevada.com

masonvalleychamber.org

Mineral County Convention & Tourism Authority Death Valley History Association 800-478-8564, ext. 10

775-945-5854 visitmineralcounty.com

dvnha.org Nevada Silver Trails Goldfield Chamber of Commerce/Historical Society

877-848-5800

775-485-3560

nevadasilvertrails.com

goldfieldnevada.org

Must-sees: Beatty

Death Valley National Park and Scotty’s Castle

Beaver Dam State Park

Ghost towns — Belmont, Rhyolite, Goldfield

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Kershaw-Ryan State Park

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Spring Valley State Park

Echo Canyon State Park

Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Extraterrestrial Highway

Walker Lake

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Wi-Fi in Rooms

Smoking Rooms

Restaurant (On-site)

Pool

Pets Allowed

Gaming

Fitness Center

Breakfast Included

Rates

Rooms

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL ALAMO Alamo Inn • 367 U.S. Hwy. 93 N. • 775-725-3371 • 888-740-8009 • alamoinn-nevada.com

14

$-$$

Windmill Ridge • U.S. Hwy. 93, Windmill Circle • 775-725-3686 • 866-383-6759 • wind-mill-ridge.com

25

$$-$$$

60

$$

Atomic Inn • 350 S. First St. • 775-553-2250 • theatomicinn.com

54

$$

Death Valley Inn and RV Park • 651 U.S. Hwy. 95 S. • 775-553-9400 • bestdeathvalleyhotels.com

64

$$

El Portal Motel • 420 Main St. • 775-553-2912 • elportalmotel.com

25

$$

Exchange Club Motel • 119 Main St. • 775-553-2333 • bestdeathvalleyhotels.com

44

$-$$

Motel 6 Beatty - Death Valley • 550 U.S. Hwy. 95 N. • 775-553-9090 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

69

$$

Stagecoach Hotel & Casino • 900 E. U.S. Hwy. 95 N. • 775-553-2419 • 800-424-4946 • stagecoachhotelcasino.com

80

$$

Rainbow Canyon Motel • 880 Front St. • 775-726-3291

13

$$

Shady Motel • 450 Front St. • 775-726-3106 • shadymotel.net

40

$$

9

$

8

$$

America’s Best Inn & Suites • 1402 E. Fifth St. • 775-945-2660 • 800-237-8466 • americasbestinnhawthorne.com

39

$$

El Capitan Lodge & Casino • 540 F St. • 775-945-3321 • 800-922-2311 • northernstarcasinos.com

102

$$

Holiday Lodge • 480 J St. • 775-945-3316

23

$

Monarch Motel • 1291 E. Fifth St. • 775-945-3117

20

$-$$

Sand N Sage Lodge • 1301 E. Fifth St. • 775-945-3352

37

$

Best Western - Pahrump Station • 1101 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-5100 • 866-713-9688 • bestwestern.com/pahrumpstation

90

$$-$$$

Holiday Inn Express and Suites • 861 Pahrump • 775-727-9100 • www.ihg.com

104

$$$

Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall • 681 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-751-6500 • 866-751-6500 • pahrumpnugget.com

69

$$-$$$

Saddle West Hotel & Casino • 1220 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-1111 • 800-433-3987 • saddlewest.com

155

$$-$$$

Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages • 3800 Winery Rd. • 775-751-7805 • wineridgervresort.com

34

$$

Hutchings Motel (Open Apr.-Nov.) • U.S. Hwy. 93 • 775-962-2853 • hutchingsmotel.com

5

$-$$

Motherlode Motel • 378 Lacour St. • 775-962-5159

8

$$

Overland Hotel & Saloon • 662 Main St. • 775-962-5895 • overlandhotelnv.com

13

$$

Pat & John’s Eagle Valley Resort • 12555 Resort Rd. • 775-962-5293 • eaglevalleynv.com

8

$$-$$$

Wright’s Country Cabins • 704 Main St. • 775-962-5205 • 866-810-7303 • wrightscountrycabins.com

3

$$

13

$-$$$

17

$$

5 cottages

$$$

Best Western Hi-Desert Inn • 320 Main St. • 775-482-3511 • 877-286-2208 • bestwestern.com/HiDesertInn

87

$$$

Clown Motel • 521 N. Main St. • 775-482-5920

31

$

Economy Inn • 826 S. Main St. • 775-482-6238

38

$-$$

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A M A R G O S A VA L L E Y Longstreet Inn and Casino RV Resort • 4400 S. Hwy. 373 • 775-372-1777 • longstreetcasino.com

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GABBS Dummar’s Motel • 100 S. Main St. • 775-285-4019

GOLDFIELD Santa Fe Saloon & Motel • 925 N. Fifth Ave. • 775-485-3431

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RACHEL Little A’Le’Inn • 9631 Old Mill St. • 775-729-2515 • littlealeinn.com

R O U N D M O U N TA I N Jumping Jack Motel • Hwy. 376, Carvers • 775-377-2566

S M I T H VA L L E Y Walker River Resort • 700 Hudson Way • 775-465-2573 • 800-446-2573 • wrresort.com

T O N O PA H

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19

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Tonopah Station - Ramada • 1137 Erie St. • 775-482-9777 • 866-611-9777 • tonopahstation.com

78

$$

Copper Inn • 307 N. Main St. • 775-463-2135

13

$-$$

Victorian Rose Inn • 111 S. Main St. • 775-463-2164 • thevictorianroseinn.com

16

$$

Yerington Inn • 4 N. Main St. • 775-463-5310 • yeringtoninn.com

78

$$

Wi-Fi in Rooms

46

Tonopah Motel • 325 N. Main St. • 775-482-3987

Smoking Rooms

National 9 Inn • 720 N. Main St. • 775-482-8202 • 800-524-9999 • national9tonopah.com

Pool

$$-$$$

Pets Allowed

$-$$

48

Gaming

24

Mizpah Hotel • 100 Main St. • 775-482-3030 • 855-337-3030 • mizpahhotel.net

Fitness Center

Breakfast Included

Jim Butler Inn & Suites • 100 S. Main St. • 775-482-3577 • 800-635-9455 • jimbutlerinn.com

Rooms

Rates

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL

Restaurant (On-site)

T ER R ITOR IES : NE VADA S ILVER T R A I LS

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C R Y S TA L Short Branch Bed & Breakfast • Crystal Ranch Rd. • 775-372-1717

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DYER Queensland Vineyard Bed and Breakfast • Nevada State Route 264 • 888-411-3349 • queenslandvineyardbnb.com

3

GOLD POINT Gold Point Ghost Town Bed & Breakfast • 4th and Gold St. • 775-482-4653 • goldpointghosttown.com

$$-$$$

5

4

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4

0

4

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5

0

5

KINGSTON Miles End Bed & Breakfast • 107 Del Dr. • 775-964-1046 • milesendbnb.com

PA N A C A Pine Tree Inn & Bakery • 412 North Third St. • 775-962-2418 • pinetreebnb.com

◆ With Charge

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ALAMO A Cowboy’s Dream Bed and Breakfast • 95 Hand Me Down Rd. • 775-725-3500 • 877-885-2236 • cowboysdream.com

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Bailey's Hot Springs • 5 mi. north of Beatty on U.S. Hwy. 95, MM65 • 775-553-2395 • baileyshotsprings.com

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Beatty RV Park • 3 mi. north of Beatty on U.S. Hwy. 95, MM 63 • 775-553-2732 • beattyrvpark.com

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Death Valley Inn and RV Park • 300 Hwy. 95 S. • 775-553-9702

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Space Station RV Park • 400 Hwy. 95 • 775-553-9039

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Agua Caliente Mobile Home Park • 1000 N. Spring St. • 775-726-3399

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Young's RV Park • 1350 S. Front St. • 775-726-3418

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Goldfield RV Park • 410 S. 4th St. • 775-485-3280

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Gold Point Ghost Town RV Park • 4th and Gold St. • 775-482-4653 • goldpointghostown.com

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Lakeside Casino/RV Resort • 775-751-7770 • 888-558-LAKE • lakesidecasinopahrump.com

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Nevada Treasure RV Resort • 301 W. Leslie St. • 775-751-1174 • 800-429-6665 • nvtreasure.com

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Pahrump RV Park • 101 S. Linda St. • 775-727-6091 • 888-725-6775 • pahrumprv.com

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Pahrump Station RV Park • 1101 S. U.S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-5100 • bestwestern.com/pahrumpstation

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Preferred RV Resort • 1801 Crawford Way. • 775-727-6429 • 800-445-7840 • preferredrv.com

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Saddle West RV Park • 1220 S. Hwy. 160 • 775-727-1111 • 800-433-3987 • saddlewest.com

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Shadow Mountain Scenic RV Park • 2740 W. Ambler Way. • 775-751-5176 • 866-820-1480

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Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages • 3800 Winery Rd. • 775-751-7805 • wineridgervresort.com

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Pat & John's Eagle Valley Resort • 12555 Resort Rd. • 775-962-5293 • eaglevalleynv.com

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Roll Inn RV Park • Main & Field Sts. • 775-962-5735

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Carvers RV & Mobile Home Park • Hwy. 376 • 775-377-2350

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Smokey Joe's RV Park • Hwy. 376 • Milemarker 77 • 775-964-2422

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"R" Place RV Park • 6799 U.S. Hwy. 93 S., Ash Springs • 775-725-3545

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Alamo RV Park • 115 Broadway • 775-725-3307 • alamorv.com

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A M A R G O S A VA L L E Y Longstreet Inn and Casino RV Resort • 4400 S. Hwy. 373 • 775-372-1777 • longstreetcasino.com

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S M I T H VA L L E Y Buckboard General Store and RV Park • 2160 SR 208 • 775-465-2289

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Joyland Trailer RV & Storage Park • 1260 Ketten R. & U.S. Hwy. 6 • 775-482-9444

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Tonopah Station Ramada • 1137 Erie St. • 775-482-9777 • 866-611-9777 • tonopahstation.com

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Greenfield Mobile Home & RV Park • 500 W. Goldfield Ave. • 775-463-4912

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Pioneer Mobile Home Ranch • 815 W. Bridge, Space #1 • 775-463-2426

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Weed Heights RV Park • 25 Austin Dr. • 775-463-4634 • weedheights.com

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Walker River Resort • 700 Hudson Way • 775-465-2573 • 800-446-2573 • wrresort.com

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T ER R ITOR IES : IND IAN T ER R ITO RY THIS IS THE ONLY CULTURAL RATHER THAN GEOGRAPHIC TERRITORY, AND IT ENCOMPASSES THE ENTIRE STATE. NEVADA IS COVERED WITH SIGNIFICANT TRIBAL LANDS AND CULTURAL SITES, AND IT’S THESE GEMS THAT MAKE UP THE INDIAN TERRITORY.

Pyramid Lake Tribe Museum & Visitors Center

Resources: Grimes Point Archaeological Site (Fallon)

Nevada’s Indian Territory

775-885-6000

775-687-8333

blm.gov

nevadaindianterritory.com

Las Vegas Indian Center

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum & Visitors Center (Nixon)

702-647-5842

775-574-1088

lasvegasindiancenter.org

www.plpt.nsn.us/museum

Lost City Museum (Overton) 702-397-2193 museums.nevadaculture.org

Nevada State Museum (Carson City) 775-687-4810 museums.nevadaculture.org

Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. (Carson City and Reno) 888-885-8447

Stewart Indian School, Stewart Indian School Trail (Carson City) 775-687-8333 stewartindianschool.com

Wellington Station Resort Museum 775-465-2304

Wigwam Native American Museum (Fernley) 775-575-2573

nevadaurbanindians.org

For a complete listing of Nevada tribes, please visit nevadaindianterritory.com. Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

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Valley of Fire State Park

Must-sees: Grimes Point and Hidden Cave (near Fallon)

Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway and Museum (north of Reno)

Hickison Summit petroglyphs (between Austin and Eureka on U.S. 50)

Sarah Winnemucca statue (Capitol, Carson City)

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Toquima Caves (central Nevada)

Lost City Museum (Overton)

Valley of Fire State Park petroglyphs (Overton)

Stewart Indian School (Carson City)

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INDEX A Accommodations Cowboy Country, 103–105 Las Vegas Territory, 86–92 Nevada Silver Trails, 113–114 Pony Express Territory, 109–110 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 97–100 Air shows, 15 Alamo, 28, 112, 113, 114, 115 Amargosa Valley, 27, 42, 112, 113, 115 Anaho Island, 7, 22 Angel Lake, 46 Archeology Grimes Point, 32, 41 Hidden Cave, 41 Lovelock Cave, 30, 41 petroglyphs, 19, 28, 32, 33, 34, 41, 49 Toquima Cave, 33 Area 51, 28 Art, 82–83 Burning Man, 80 festivals, 14, 15, 24 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 27, 29 Hard Luck Castle, 63 International Car Forest of the Last Church, 27, 29, 83 Las Vegas Territory, 85 petroglyphs, 19, 28, 32, 33, 34, 41, 49 Shakespeare Festival, 14, 24 Valley of Fire, 43 Western Folklife Center, 30 Artists Drive, 29 Artists Palette, 19 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 12, 42 Astronomy, 15 Atlati Rock, 49, 117 ATV riding, 7 Austin, 21, 31, 61, 108, 109, 110

Boulder City, 19, 43, 58, 77, 85, 86, 92 Breweries, 11, 14 Buena Vista Valley, 60 Burning Man, 15, 80

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Eagles & Agriculture, 13 Echo Canyon State Park, 35 Edgewood Tahoe, 23 Egan Mountain Range, 35 Elephant Rock, 49 Elko accommodations, 103 attractions, 12, 30, 45 itineraries, 30–31 resources, 102 RV parks, 106 special events, 13, 14 travel distance and weather, 8 Ely accommodations, 109, 110 attractions, 31, 33, 35, 58, 75, 77, 79 RV parks, 110 special events, 14 travel distance and weather, 8 Emigrant Trail, 30 Eureka, 31, 55, 108, 109

C Caliente, 8, 112, 113, 115 California Trail Interpretive Center, 30 Camel races, 15 Camping. See also National parks; RV parks; State parks Cathedral Gorge, 7 Cave Lake State Park, 33 Fort Churchill, 36 Garnet Hill, 33 Soldier Meadow Hot Springs, 61 Spencer Hot Springs, 61 Virgin Valley, 78 Car shows, 2, 10 Carlin, 102, 103, 106 Carson City accommodations, 97, 100 attractions, 23, 40, 58, 63, 67, 76, 116 golf, 64 resources, 96 RV parks, 101 special events, 14, 15 travel distance and weather, 8 Carson Valley, 9, 13, 64 Casa de Shenandoah, 10 Cathedral Gorge State Park, 7, 17, 34 Cave Lake State Park, 33, 35 Cave Rock State Park, 40 Caves Cave Lake State Park, 33, 35 Cave Rock State Park, 40 Great Basin National Park, 31 Grimes Point, 32 Lovelock Cave, 30, 41 Toquima Cave, 33 Charleston Peak, 48 Christmas on the Comstock, 13 Churchill, 108 Churchill County Museum, 26, 40 Churchill Vineyards, 32 Clark County Museum, 43 Cocktails and Cannons, 35 Cold Spring Station, 32 Colorado State Recreation Area, 18 Como, 63 Corley Ranch, 23 Cowboy Country accommodations, 103–105 attractions, 13, 14, 15, 47, 102 itineraries, 30–31 map, 84 resources, 102 RV parks, 106 Cowboy’s Dream Bed & Breakfast, 28 Crystal, 114

B Badwater Basin, 19, 29, 38, 39 Baker, 31, 109, 110 Balloon festivals, 15 Basin and Range National Monument, 12 Basque culture, 14, 15, 26, 107 Battle Mountain, 12, 102, 103, 106 Bear Gryllis Survival Academy, 10 Beatty, 8, 17, 27, 29, 112, 113, 115 Beaver Dam State Park, 35 Bed and Breakfast, 111 Cowboy Country, 105 Las Vegas Territory, 92 Nevada Silver Trails, 114 Pony Express Territory, 110 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 100 Belmont, 63 Berlin, 62 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 36, 62 Berry farms, 23 Big Dune, 27 Biking, 18, 23. See also National parks and recreation areas; State Parks Birding sites, 7 Anaho Island, 22 Lamoille Canyon, 45 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 28, 29 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 32, 41 Black Rock Desert, 61, 80–81 Blair, 63 Boating, 24, 33, 46. See also National parks; State parks Bonnie Springs Ranch, 18 Bottle House, 62

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Extraterrestrial Highway, 28 F Fallon accommodations, 109 attractions, 26, 31, 40, 108 resources, 107, 108 RV parks, 110 special events, 14, 15 Farm markets, 23, 26 Fernley, 108, 109, 110 Filming locations, 22, 28 Fishing. See also National parks; State parks Angel Lake, 46 Cave Lake State Park, 35 Dunn Fish Hatchery, 22 Ely, 33 Pyramid Lake, 41 Weber Reservoir, 40 Fort Churchill State Park, 36, 40 Fossils, 12, 36, 62 Fox Peak Station, 41 Frey Ranch Distillery, 32 Furnace Creek, 29 G Gabbs, 113 Gardnerville, 23, 97, 101 Garnet Hill, 33, 79 Genoa, 14, 15, 36, 96, 97, 100 Genoa Cowboy Festival, 14 Gerlach, 8, 61, 81, 104, 106 Ghost Towns, 62–63 Glendale, 86 Gold Point, 114 Goldfield, 27, 29, 83, 112, 113, 115 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 6, 27, 29, 83 Golf Death Valley, 19 Las Vegas, 42, 43 northern sites, 64 Reno-Tahoe, 11, 14, 23, 24 southern sites, 65 Grapevine Canyon, 43 Great Basin National Park, 8, 15, 30, 31, 35, 38–39, 47, 108 Great Bathtub Races, 35 Greater Smoky Valley, 112 Grimes Point, 32, 41, 116

D Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, 23 Dante’s View, 19 Dayton, 108, 110 Death Valley National Park, 17, 19, 27, 29, 38, 112 Denio, 103, 106 Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, 4 Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 42 Devil’s Golf Course, 29 Driving distances, 8 Dunn Fish Hatchery, 22 Dyer, 114

H Hard Luck Castle, 63 Harveys Tahoe, 24 Hawthorne, 8, 26, 113, 115


I N DE X Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, 26 Heavenly Mountain Resort, 11, 23, 24 Henderson, 43, 65, 85, 86, 92 Hickison Petroglyphs, 33 Hidden Cave Archaeological Area, 32, 41 Highway 50 itinerary, 30–31 Highway 95 itinerary, 26–27 Hiking. See also National parks; State parks Cave Lake State Park, 35 Ely, 33 Great Basin National Park, 31 Hickison Petroglyphs, 33 Lake Tahoe, 23 Lamoille Canyon, 45 Las Vegas area, 18 Mount Charleston, 48 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Valley of Fire State Park, 28 Hoover Dam, 6, 19, 49, 77 Hot Springs, 60–61 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 46

Lamoille, 104 Lamoille Canyon, 7, 30, 45 Lander County, 102 Las Vegas accommodations, 20, 86–92 attractions, 10–11, 20, 42, 52–53, 77, 82, 85 casinos, 10 dining, 69 golf, 65 itineraries, 18–19, 20, 26–29, 34–35 resources, 85 shopping, 10, 20, 52, 66 special events, 13, 14, 15 travel distance and weather, 8 weddings, 56–57 Las Vegas Arena, 10 Las Vegas Territory accommodations, 86–92 map, 84 must-sees, 85 resources, 85 RV parks, 92–93 Lattin Farms, 26 Laughlin accommodations, 91 attractions, 18 resources, 85 RV parks, 93 special events, 14 travel distance and weather, 8 Lehman Caves, 31, 38 Little A’Le’Inn, 28 “Loneliest Road in America,” 30–31, 33 Lost City Museum, 19, 43, 49, 77, 116 Lovelock, 30, 60, 102, 104, 106 Lovelock Cave, 30, 41

I Incline Village, 96 Indian Springs, 86 Indian Territory. See also Native American communities itineraries, northern, 40–41 map, 84 must-sees, 117 resources, 116 International Car Forest of the Last Church, 27, 29, 83 Interstate 80 itinerary, 30–31 Itineraries, 16 Highway 50, 32–33 Highway 93 (Las Vegas-Ely), 34–35 Highway 94 (Reno-Las Vegas), 26–27 Indian Territory, northern, 40–41 Indian Territory, southern, 42–43 Interstate 80 - Highway 50 loop, 30–31 Las Vegas, 18–19 National Parks, 38–39 Nevada State Parks, 36–37 Reno, 22–24 southern Nevada loop, 28–29 J Jackpot, 102, 104, 106 James, Will, 30 Jarbridge, 102, 104, 106 Jean, 92 K Kayaking, 24 Kershaw-Ryan State Park, 34, 35 Kingston, 110, 114 Kit Carson Walking Tour, 23 Kyle Hot Springs, 60 L Lahontan Valley, 32 Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 19, 43, 49 Lake Mohave, 18 Lake Tahoe accommodations, 24, 97–100 attractions, 11–12, 23–24, 95 golf, 11, 64 itineraries, 23–24, 40 photo ops, 6 resources, 96 RV parks, 101 skiing, 72–74 special events, 14 travel distance and weather, 8 weddings, 56–57

Museums art museums, 82–83 Carson City, 23, 40 Central Nevada Museum, 28 Fallon, 26 Goldfield, 27 Hawthorne, 26 Indian Territory, northern, 40–41, 116 Indian Territory, southern, 42–43, 116 Las Vegas, 20, 52 Lost City Museum, 19, 49, 77 Marzen House Museum, 30 National Automobile Museum, 55 Nevada Historical Society, 76 Nevada State Museums, 76–77 Nevada State Railroad Museums, 58–59, 76–77 Northeastern Nevada Museum, 30 Tonopah Mining Park, 28 Music festivals, 14, 15 My Nevada, 4 N National Atomic Testing Museum, 52 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 13 National monuments, 12 National parks and recreation areas Death Valley, 19, 27, 29, 38 Great Basin, 8, 30, 31, 35, 38–39, 47 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 46 itineraries, 38–39 Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 43 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 28, 29 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 18, 37, 42, 50 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 11, 42, 48 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 26, 32, 41 Native American communities events, 11 itineraries, northern, 40–41 itineraries, southern, 42–43 Lost City Museum, 49, 77 Mojave, 43 Paiute Tribe, 7, 11, 22, 40, 41, 42, 43, 116 Pow Wows, 14 Pueblo Grande de Nevada, 19 resources, 116 Shoshone Tribe, 40, 42 Stewart Indian School, 2, 40, 116 Te-Moak Tribe, 12 Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, 42 Walker River Indian Reservation, 26, 40 Washoe Tribe, 12, 40 Nelson-Gans boxing match, 27, 29 Neon Museum, 20, 52, 53, 82 Nevada contact and social media information, 4 special events, 13–15 what’s new, 10–12 Nevada Northern Railway, 31, 35 Nevada Silver Trails, 17 accommodations, 113–114 map, 84 must-sees, 112 resources, 112 RV parks, 115 Nevada State Museum, 40, 42, 52, 76–77, 116 Nevada State Railroad Museum, 19, 58–59 Nixon, 22 North Las Vegas, 91–92 Northeastern Nevada Museum, 30

M Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 10 Maps and distances, 8 territory map, 84 Marathons, 15 Marzen House Museum, 30 Mason Valley, 112 McDermitt, 104, 106 Mesquite, 8, 65, 85, 91, 93 Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, 6 Mill City, 106 Mina, 115 Minden, 23, 98, 101 Mineral County, 112 Mining, gemstones, 78 Mining camps. See also Nevada Silver Trails Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 36 Ely, 31 ghost towns, 62–63 Goldfield, 29 itineraries, 26, 27, 28 Stokes Castle, 33 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 33, 35 Mizpah, 78–79 Mizpah Hotel, 28 Moapa Band of Paiutes, 11, 43 Moapa Valley, 85, 93 Mob Museum, 20, 52 Mojave Indian Tribe, 43 Mormon Station, 36 Mount Charleston, 48, 86, 91 Mount Jefferson, 100 Mountain City, 104, 106 Mouse’s Tank, 49 Movies. See Filming locations

O Opal mines, 78

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INDEX Orovada, 104 Overton, 10, 43, 49, 92, 116

RV parks Cowboy Country, 106 Las Vegas Territory, 92–93 Nevada Silver Trails, 115 Pony Express Territory, 110 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 101 Rye Patch Reservoir, 37

P Pacific Flyway, 32 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 28, 29 Pahrump, 29, 38, 42, 75, 94, 112, 113, 115 Pahrump Valley Museum, 42 Paiute Tribe Reservation, 7, 11, 14, 22, 40, 41, 42, 43, 116 Panaca, 112, 114 Paradise Valley, 106 Pershing, 102 Petroglyphs, 19, 28, 32, 33, 34, 41, 49 Photo ops, 6–7, 83 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 29 Kyle Hot Springs, 60 Lamoille Canyon, 45 Rhyolite, 27 Virginia City, 22, 23 Photography, special events, 14 Pioche, 112, 113, 115 Pioneer trail, 30 Pony Express Territory accommodations, 109–110 attractions, 55, 108 itineraries, 32, 36 map, 84 resources, 108 RV parks, 110 Popcorn Rock Wildlife Viewing Area, 41 Primm, 92 Pueblo Grande de Nevada, 19, 43, 77 Pyramid Lake, 7, 22, 41, 11

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U Unionville, 60 V Valley of Fire, 19 Valley of Fire Highway, 43 Valley of Fire State Park, 28, 34, 43, 49, 117 Valmy, 104 Virgin River, 8 Virgin Valley, 78 Virginia City accommodations, 100 attractions, 17, 22, 23, 67 resources, 96 RV parks, 101 special events, 13, 14, 15

S Sand boarding, 7, 32 Sand Harbor State Park, 6, 23 Sand Mountain Recreational Area, 7, 32, 41 Sandoval, Brian, 2–3 Scenic byways, 44 Angel Lake, 46 Lamoille Canyon, 45 Las Vegas, 52–53 Mount Charleston, 48 Red Rock Road, 50 Valley of Fire State Park, 49 Schell Creek Range, 35 Searchlight, 92, 93 Seven Sisters, 49 Shakespeare Festival, 14, 24 Shopping, 10, 66 Shoshone Tribe, 40, 42 Silver Springs, 108 Skiing, 23, 24, 48, 72–74 Smith Valley, 113, 115 Soldier Meadow Hot Springs, 61 Sparks, 15, 66, 96, 99–100, 101 Speed Vegas, 10 Spencer Hot Springs, 61 Spirit Mountain, 43 Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, 29, 37 Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 18 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 11, 42, 48 Spring Valley State Park, 35 Spring Wings Festival, 14 Springs Preserve, 42 Stargazing, 15 State capital, 23 State Parks Beaver Dam, 35 Berlin-Ichthyosaur, 36, 62 Cathedral Gorge, 7, 34 Cave Lake, 33, 35 Cave Rock, 40 Colorado State Recreation Area, 18 Echo Canyon, 35 Fort Churchill, 36, 40 itineraries, 36–37 Kershaw-Ryan, 34, 35 Mormon Station, 36 Sand Harbor, 6, 23 Spring Mountain Ranch, 18 Spring Valley, 35 Valley of Fire, 28, 34, 43, 49, 117 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 35 Stateline, 23 Stewart Indian School, 2, 40, 116 Stillwater, 26 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 26, 32, 41 Stokes Castle, 33 Sutcliffe, 22

R Rachel, 28, 112, 113, 115 Railroads and railroad history, 58–59 Boulder City, 19 Carson City, 23 Ely, 31, 35, 75 Nevada State Railroad Museums, 76–77 Virginia City, 22, 67 Rainbow Vista, 49 Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend, 13, 107 Ranches, 23 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 18, 37, 42, 50 Red Rock Rendezvous, 14 Renaissance Village, 31 Reno accommodations, 97–100 attractions, 2, 11–12, 55, 76, 82, 96 dining, 68–69 golf, 11, 64 itineraries, 22–24, 26–27, 30–31, 40 resources, 96 RV parks, 101 shopping, 66 special events, 13, 14, 15 travel distance and weather, 8 Reno Santa Crawl, 13 Reno-Tahoe Territory accommodations, 97–100 map, 84 must-sees, 96 resources, 96 RV parks, 101 Rhyolite, 27, 29, 62, 82–83 Rock climbing, 18, 50 Rockhounding, 33, 78–79 Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, 13 Rodeos, 13, 14 Round Mountain, 113, 115 Ruby Mountains, 30, 45, 46

Toquima Cave, 33 Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, 12 Turquoise mines, 78–79

T Television. See Filming locations Te-Moak Tribe, 12 The Park, 10 Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, 42 Tonopah, 8, 26, 95, 112, 113–114, 115 Tonopah Historic Mining Park, 26

W Wadsworth, 101 Walker River Paiute Reservation, 26, 40 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 33, 35 Washoe Tribe, 12, 40 Washoe Valley, 101 Weather, 8 Weddings, 56–57 Wellington, 101, 116 Wells, 46, 102, 104, 106 West Wendover, 8, 102, 104, 106 Western Folklife Center, 30 Wheeler Peak, 31, 38 White Domes, 49 White Pine, 108 Wigwam Native American Museum, 116 Wildlife. See also National parks; State parks Angel Lake, 46 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 12, 42 Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 42 Lamoille Canyon, 45 Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 28, 29 Popcorn Rock Wildlife Viewing Area, 41 SafeHaven Wildlife Sanctuary, 67 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 26, 32, 41 Windmill Ridge, 28 Wineries, 14, 29, 32 Winnemucca accommodations, 104–105 attractions, 30, 60, 107 resources, 102 RV parks, 106 special events, 13, 14 weather, 8 Winnemucca Convention Center, 30 Winter sports, 72–74 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, 13 Y Yerington, 114, 115 Z Zabriskie Point, 19, 29 Zephyr Cove Resort, 23, 24