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N E VA DA G OV E R N O R

W ELCO ME TO NE VADA

GOV. BRIAN SANDOVAL Photo by: Neil Lockhart

WELCOME TO NEVADA! Our state is special, from its origins during the Civil

America and the Extraterrestrial Highway. Those

War, to the engineering marvel of the Hoover Dam,

looking for inspiration will want to take a look at the

to the dazzling improbability of Las Vegas. Nevada

guide’s photo pages: Nevada travelers sharing their

brings to mind the spare beauty of the Great Basin

experiences at our ghost towns, hot springs, museums

and Mojave deserts as well as the towering landscapes

and wide open spaces. Information on the state’s

of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

special events, from the National Championship Air

It’s a state that preserves its cultural heritage at

such sites and events as the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. Nevada has 23 state parks and numerous federal recreation

Races in Reno — the last air race of its kind — to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, also can be found here. There’s so much to discover in Nevada. Welcome to our state, and enjoy your adventure!

areas, which provide the perfect backdrop for rock and more. It’s a special state full of unique Nevada stories, and we are excited to share it with you.

Sincerely,

Road trips and adventure are at the heart of the

Nevada experience, and this guide is filled with itineraries, from day trips out of the Reno-Tahoe area, to longer excursions on the Loneliest Road in

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Brian Sandoval, Governor


NE VADA STAT E MAP O R E G O N

I D A H O To Boise

Denio

Jackpot

Owyhee

292

Denio Junction

140

225

95

93

Jarbidge

Mountain City

Contact

140 298

Orovada

Wild Horse Reservoir

Paradise Valley

To Salt Lake City

226

140

Tuscarora

290

93

Midas 95

Deeth

Golconda

80

294

Gerlach

Imlay

Rye Patch Reservoir

Empire

Valmy

766

Battle Mountain

400

Carlin

305

Pyramid Lake

West Wendover 229

306

93

Jiggs

Crescent Valley 278

ALT 93

398

Lovelock

447

232

767

Oreana 399

228

Beowawe

Unionville

401

Elko

806

Mill City

Halleck 229 Spring Creek 227 Lamoille

223

80

Wells

231

230

225

789

Winnemucca

447

Montello

Ruby Lake

397

445

Sutcliffe

429 28

828

278 305

Hazen 723

120

Middlegate

206

339

823

395

Smith

C

A

893

Ruth

Ely 6 50

6

Gabbs

379

Carvers

361

Hadley

Walker Lake

488

Majors Preston Place Lund

Duckwater

Ione

844

95 Hawthorne

L

376

722

Kingston

208

338

McGill

361

Wellington

208

892

490

Eastgate

95

Schurz

Yerington

Eureka

50

Austin

839

Minden Gardnerville 88

93

50

121

Fallon116

CARSON CITY

50 207

Stateline

Fernley

Sparks 50 Silver Springs 117 341 Virginia Stagecoach City Lahontan Dayton Reservoir Moundhouse

Washoe 431 Lake Incline

Lake Tahoe

95

Wadsworth

RENO

To Sacramento

Village

80

U T A H

445

395

Cherry Creek

Nixon

446

Round Mountain Belmont

894

Baker

487

318

377

Luning

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Manhattan

93

Mina

I

359

F

O

95

360

R

N

264

I

773

375

376

6 95

6

Tonopah

6 265

320 319

318

264

A

322

Pioche

95

Dyer

Silver Peak

Rachel

93

Hiko

Caliente

Crystal Springs Ash Springs

375 266

Gold Point

Panaca

Goldfield

317

Alamo

774

Scotty’s Junction 267

93

95 Rhyolite 374

Beatty

Mesquite 168

Amorgosa Valley

To Death Valley

Mercury

Glendale

Indian Springs

373

15

156 157

Pahrump

147

159

Henderson Lake

Blue Diamond

COWBOY COUNTRY INDIAN TERRITORY (ENTIRE STATE) LAS VEGAS TERRITORY NEVADA SILVER TRAILS PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY RENO-TAHOE TERRITORY

160

Goodsprings

25

50

MILES

Mead

93 Boulder City

215 95

604

165

Jean

Nelson

Primm To Los Angeles

164

Searchlight 95

Cal Nev Ari 163

162

Laughlin

A R I Z O N A

Nevada’s Territories

Mountain Springs

161

0

169

LAS VEGAS

Mt. Charleston

372

N

Logandale

Overton

95 160

To St. George

Moapa

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TOU RIS M INFO DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND C U LT U R A L A F F A I R S The Department of Tourism and

ON THE COVER

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 Phone: 775-687-4322 Fax: 775-687-6779 Email: info@TravelNevada.com Website: TravelNevada.com

GOVERNOR:

BRIAN SANDOVAL

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND NE VADA COMMISSION ON TOURISM CHAIRMAN: MARK A. HUTCHISON

T O U R I S M A N D C U LT U R A L AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: CLAUDIA VECCHIO

NE VADA COMMISSION ON TOURISM:

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

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK Photo by: Michael Okimoto

Gaze at the night sky over rural Nevada,

opportunities and its annual astronomy

and you’ll see an assemblage of stars like

festival. The park was designated an

diamonds on a velvet backdrop. To showcase

International Dark Sky Park in spring 2016 by

this, TravelNevada organized a photo shoot

the International Dark-Sky Association.

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.

this fall at Great Basin National Park, home of

large cities and light pollution. It’s here, under

Today, the skies above Tonopah twinkle

DOES YOUR BUSINESS OR VISITORS CENTER NEED MORE VISITORS GUIDES? Contact the Nevada Division of Tourism, 775-687-4322.

clear desert sky, where constellations and the

brightest: USA Today ranked the town as the

Milky Way command attention.

nation’s top spot for stargazing.

annual Great Basin Astronomy Festival. Much of Nevada is rural, miles away from

Great Basin draws astronomers from all over the country with its stargazing

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Another stargazing destination is Tonopah, a former mining town that produced millions in silver ore during the early 20th century.

On your next night out in Nevada, don’t forget to look up!

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CONTENTS 2 Governor’s Welcome

Vacation Inspiration

7 Distance/Temperature Information

60 Dining

8 What’s New

64 Ghost towns

10 Events

70 Museums

14 Photo Opportunities

Territories Itineraries 18 Reno-Tahoe Area

87 Las Vegas Territory 97 Reno-Tahoe Territory

26 Northern Nevada Area

104 Cowboy Country

36 Las Vegas Area

109 Pony Express Territory

50 U.S. 93 Great Basin Highway

112 Nevada Silver Trails 116 Indian Territory

UNLESS NOTED, PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY TRAVELNEVADA STAFF: KAITLIN GODBEY SYDNEY MARTINEZ CHRIS MORAN

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S ILVER STATE STORIE S

GHOST OF MARK TWAIN

Master storyteller Mark Twain

Photo by: Ira Gostin

lived in Nevada in the 1860s, and some of his exploits in

NEVADA: FERTILE GROUND FOR THE IMAGINATION

the Silver State made it into the “Roughing It,” published

Tall tales in early Nevada were often the only escape from

in 1872. Now as then, Nevada

an exacting life of mining and her ancillary industries. Early

provides fertile ground for

Nevadans were so happy to hear a tall tale, because it dragged

the imagination. Tell us

their troubles away from their thoughts, which is the healthiest thing a body can do. So the Nevada tall tale became an elixir, a

was so clear it magnified

cure for whatever ails you, the best medicine on the shelf. I tell

everything. The water was clearer

many of those old chestnuts today as the Ghost of Mark Twain,

than the air, and the air was the

and they still work their magic.

air that angels breathe.

Of course the healing power is in the telling, and no printed

“No, if there’s a happier life than the life we led on our timber

your Nevada story by visiting TravelNevada.com and clicking on the “My Favorites” link. Here, you can log in or create an account. Then, share your Nevada adventures with fellow travelers.

me give you one example of a harmless little sketch, which,

ranch at Lake Tahoe for those two

if told with the right emotional slant, will restore an Egyptian

or three weeks, it must be the sort of life which I have not read

mummy to its pristine vigor. I don’t mean the oldest and driest

of in books. We did not see another human, nor hear anything

of mummies — but the fresher ones.

but the sound of the waves, the sighing of the pine, and now

“We paddled around on logs on the Lake of the Sky, and it was like balloon voyaging, the water was so clear you could count the scales on a cutthroat trout at 80 feet. You would see a building looming out of the water at you, then it would turn into a cathedral, until you realized as you passed over, it was but a boulder, perhaps 20 feet down. But the water

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and then the far-off thunder of an avalanche. The eye suffered but one grief, that it must close sometimes in sleep. It was a veritable habitation with the gods. No, if Lake Tahoe doesn’t cure whatever ails you, I’ll bury you at my own expense.” —McAvoy Layne, ghostoftwain.com


DISTAN CE/ TEMPE RAT URE S 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

SAND MOUNTAIN

Travel lengths are rounded and travel times are approximate.

INTRA-STATE DISTANCES Beatty 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

(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

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

31°F/-1°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

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

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

289 miles, 4.5 hours 289 miles, 4.5 hours

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

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W HAT ’S N E W

PLAZA HOTEL CASINO

ALIBI ALE WORKS

NEVADA CONTINUES TO GROW AND CHANGE Las Vegas continually reinvents itself with new resorts

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network), an immersive and

dynamic growth is echoed throughout the Silver State from

educational experience that brings visitors into the superhero

Minden to Elko. Here’s a look at some recent projects

world of the Avengers, opened in June 2016 at Treasure Island

in Nevada.

Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The attraction allows guests to engage with Marvel characters such as the Hulk,

LAS VEGAS

Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and other Avengers icons.

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas opened Cornerstone — a Classic American Steakhouse in August. The new restaurant is part of a larger renovation project that included upgrades in the casino and convention rooms.

Original props and costumes from the Marvel films round out the experience. Professional hockey comes to Las Vegas in 2017 with a franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights. The addition of the Las Vegas franchise, which boosts the National Hockey League roster to 31 teams, was announced in June 2016. The team will play at the new T-Mobile Arena, which opened in 2016 in the space between New York New York Hotel & Casino and the This is Las Vegas’ first major professional sports league team. The Pool at the Plaza opened in July 2016 at the Plaza Hotel Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The renovation project resulted in a 70,000-square-foot pool deck sporting a “retro Palm Springs meets classic downtown Las Vegas” look and feel, with a wet deck and lily-pad daybeds, among other amenities. The project also included new pickleball courts and refurbished adjacent tennis and basketball courts. Seven Magic Mountains, a large-scale outdoor sculpture by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, opened May 2016 on the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard along Interstate 15. The work, which will be on display for two years, consists of seven

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individual towers made of fluorescent boulders standing 30


to 35 feet tall. The artwork extends Rondinone’s long-running

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, a 169,000-square foot,

interest in natural phenomena and their reformulation in art,

154-room hotel, is set to open in June 2017 at Edgewood

according to the Nevada Museum of Art, one of the sponsors

Tahoe golf course in Stateline. Edgewood, located on the shore

of the piece.

of Lake Tahoe and home of the annual American Century

TopGolf Las Vegas, a golf-entertainment venue behind the MGM Grand resort on the Las Vegas Strip, opened in May 2016. The four-story facility has 108-climate-controlled hitting bays as well as interactive golf games that can be enjoyed

Celebrity Golf Championship, steps it up with the new lodge, which also will have a health spa, a restaurant and bar, as well as a conference and event center. Ramada opened in Elko, taking over the old Stockmen’s

by people all ages and skill levels. TopGolf also has a concert

Hotel and Casino, in July 2016. The turnover involved a remodel

venue, five bars, two pools, a Callaway fitting studio, a retail

of all 133 rooms on the property, which has been open

shop and more.

since 1944.

Reno 1868 FC is the first-ever major league team to call Reno home. The soccer team will play its first match in Reno in

Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience, a helicopter skiing outfitter in Elko, is set to open the 10,000-square-foot Ruby 360 Lodge

February 2017 at the Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno.

in January. Located in the Ruby Mountains, the two-story Ruby

The field is also home to minor league baseball team the

360 Lodge will have 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and will serve

Reno Aces.

NEVADA AT LARGE

Ruby 360 Lodge can be reserved for weddings, parties and other events.

Craft brewery Alibi Ale Works opened recently in the mountain town of Incline Village, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The brewery’s lineup is balanced between traditional European styles, “hop-forward” American beers and innovative Bently Heritage distillery plans to open in 2017 in Minden, about 48 miles/77 km south of Reno, in a former flour mill. The estate distillery plans to produce single-malt whiskeys, gin, brandies and liqueurs from grains grown on the Bently Ranch, using water from a natural aquifer at the foot of the Lake Tahoe basin. Heavenly Mountain Resort completed developments to its Epic Discovery Park at the top of its gondola located near Stateline in 2016. Mostly open in the summer, the attractions include the new Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster, the Skyway Canopy Tour and the Summit Expedition 4X4 Mountain Tour. The new activities complement multiple other attractions at Epic Discovery Park, including zip lines and ropes courses.

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S PECIAL E VENTS

LOVE A GOOD CELEBRATION? Special events run throughout the year in Nevada, from major national spectacles like the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas to community festivals such as the Genoa Candy Dance, and everything in between. Want to race your car as fast as you can? Check out the Silver State Challenge in Ely. Interested in cultural events? Attend the Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow in Carson City. Love a great music festival? Plan on the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at some Nevada special events:

JANUARY

Red Rock Rendezvous March 24-27, 2017 Las Vegas RedRockRendezvous.com

World Financial Group Continental Cup Curling Championship Jan. 11-15, 2017 Las Vegas OrleansArena.com

APRIL

White Pine Fire and Ice Show Jan. 13-15, 2017 Ely ElyNevada.net

MARCH

Eagles & Ag birding event Jan. 26-29, 2017 Carson Valley CarsonValleyNV.org

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend March 1-5, 2017 Winnemucca RanchRodeoNV.com

Sierra Arts Foundation Brew Haha! Jan. 27, 2017 Sparks Sierra-arts.org

Shooting the West March 6-12, 2017 Winnemucca ShootingtheWest.org NASCAR Weekend March 10-12, 2017 Las Vegas Lvms.com Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry/St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11, 2017 Virginia City VisitVirginiaCityNV.com

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2017 Elko WesternFolklife.org

FEBRUARY Lovers Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival Feb. 2-12, 2017 Lovelock CowboyCountry.org Winter Steam Photo Spectacular Feb. 10-12, Feb. 17-19, 2017 Ely Nnry.com

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Laughlin River Run April 26-29, 2017 Laughlin LaughlinRiverRun.com Vegas Uncork’d April 28-May 1, 2017 Las Vegas VegasUncorked.com

MAY Reno River Festival May 2017 Reno RenoRiverFestival.com Reno Craft Beer Week May 2017 Reno RenoCraftBeerWeek.com Nevada Open Road Challenge May 18-20, 2017 Ely SilverStateClassic.com


Chili on the Comstock May 20-21, 2017 Virginia City VisitVirginiaCityNV.com Jim Butler Days May, 27-29 2017 Tonopah JimButlerDays.TonopahNevada.com

JUNE Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival June 2017 Reno EldoradoReno.com America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride/Bike the West June 4, 2017 Lake Tahoe BiketheWest.com Reno Rodeo June 15-24, 2017 Reno RenoRodeo.com Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow June 17-18, 2017 Carson City StewartIndianSchool.com Electric Daisy Carnival June, 26-18, 2017 Las Vegas ElectricDaisyCarnival.com Rock Tahoe Half Marathon June 17, 2017 Lake Tahoe EpicTahoe.com Cocktails & Cannons/Great Bathtub Boat Races June 24, 2017 Ely ElyNevada.net

JULY Boulder City Damboree Fourth of July event July 2017 Boulder City Bcnv.org

Lights on the Lake July 2017 Lake Tahoe TahoeSouth.com

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival July-August 2017 Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village LakeTahoeShakespeare.com

National Basque Festival July 2017 Elko ElkoBasqueClub.com

Silver State Stampede July 13-15, 2017 Elko SilverStateStampede.com

Artown July 1-31, 2017 Reno RenoisArtown.com

American Century Celebrity Golf Championship July 11-16, 2017 Stateline AmericanCenturyChampionship.com

Sacred Visions Pow Wow July 2017 Wadsworth SacredVisionsPowWow.com Star Spangled Sparks July 4, 2017 Sparks CityofSparks.us

Night in the Country July 27-29, 2107 Yerington NightintheCountry.org

AUGUST Canfest August 2017 Reno CanFestBeer.com Hot August Nights Aug. 4-13, 2017 Reno, Sparks, Virginia City HotAugustNights.net White Pine County Fair and Horse Races Aug. 8-13, 2017 Ely ElyNevada.net Burning Man Aug. 27-Sept. 4, 2017 Black Rock Desert BurningMan.org

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SEPTEMBER Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair September 2017 Fallon FallonCantaloupeFestival.com Tour de Tahoe/Bike the West September 2017 Lake Tahoe BiketheWest.com Great Reno Balloon Race Sept. 8-10, 2017 Reno RenoBalloon.com International Camel & Ostrich Races Sept. 8-10, 2017 Virginia City VisitVirginiaCityNV.com

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Tonopah Historic Mining Park, Historic Downtown, Central Nevada Museum

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Genoa Candy Dance September 2017 Genoa GenoaNevada.org Great Basin Astronomy Festival September 2017 Baker Nps.gov National Championship Air Races Sept. 13-17, 2017 Reno AirRace.org Silver State Classic Challenge Sept. 14-17, 2017 Ely SilverStateClassic.com Street Vibrations Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2017 Reno RoadshowsReno.com Life is Beautiful Sept. 22-24, 2017 Las Vegas LifeisBeautiful.com

OCTOBER World Championship Outhouse Races October 2017 Virginia City VisitVirginiaCityNV.com Pahrump Grape Stomp October 2017 Pahrump PahrumpWinery.com Eldorado Great Italian Festival October 2017 Reno EldoradoReno.com Beatty Days October 2017 Beatty BeattyNevada.org Lake Tahoe Marathon Oct. 13-15, 2017 Lake Tahoe LakeTahoeMarathon.com

Reno Bites Oct. 9-15, 2017 Reno RenoBitesWeek.com Nevada Day celebration Oct. 28, 2017 Carson City NevadaDay.com

NOVEMBER Wizard World Comic Con Nov. 17-19, 2017 Reno WizardWorld.com

DECEMBER Reno Santa Crawl December 2017 Reno RenoSantaCrawl.com Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2017 Las Vegas NFRExperience.com

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SILVER STATE VIEWFINDER The perfect portrait, sweeping landscape or lively candid shot is just a click away in Nevada. From rustic structures in ghost towns to ancient rock art, there are plenty of subjects for shutterbugs to ponder. Capture an unexpected lush mountain meadow in Jarbidge or the solitude of the Loneliest Road in America. Take the classic tourist portrait in front of the Hoover Dam, or a dramatic shot at Lake Tahoe. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

HOOVER DAM IN BOULDER CITY: Built in the 1930s to harness the power of the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam today is still considered an engineering marvel. Photo tip: Get a full photo of the dam from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

Photo by: Romona Robbins

LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA: So named in a 1986 Life Magazine article, U.S. 50 across Nevada is a blank canvas for your creative outlet. Tip: Watch for vehicles! It may be the Loneliest Road in America, but it’s still a road.

BONZAI ROCK AT LAKE TAHOE: About one mile south of Sand Harbor in Incline Village is Bonzai Rock, a photo favorite. Lighting tip: Shooting the rock from the shore, you will be facing west. You may want to go early in the morning or late in the evening for dramatic lighting.

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GOLD POINT: About an hour’s drive southwest of Tonopah is Gold Point, one of many ghost towns dotting Nevada’s desert landscape. Tip: When shooting Nevada’s dark skies, shoot with a full-frame DSLR. There are always environmental/ situational factors you’ll have to react to, but a good place to start is using a high ISO, like 3200, and dropping your aperture to its lowest setting.

JARBIDGE: Tucked into the northeastern corner of Nevada is the picturesque mountain community of Jarbidge and the surrounding Jarbidge Wilderness, part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Tip: Plan a summer adventure if you’re interested in capturing some of the stunning Jarbidge Wilderness Area; it’s so remote that roads are often snowed in until July, and only remain clear through the summer and early fall.

ANCIENT ROCK ART: Petroglyphs and pictographs — ancient rock art — can be found throughout Nevada. Created by people thousands of years ago, this artwork is sacred to American Indians and provides a fascinating look into the past. Tip: Valley of Fire State Park in Overton has many petroglyphs; the one in this photo was taken near the beginning of the trailhead at Mouse’s Tank. Experts say it’s unusual because it’s one of the only examples of human interaction or hand-holding.

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LET’S FACE IT. NEVADA IS BASICALLY ONE VAST PLAYGROUND. From sandstone to fresh powder, dirt to open road… Nevada boasts a limitless supply of routes, slopes, trails and adventures.

GET OUT HERE AND EXPLORE.

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Nevada is a big state — the seventh biggest, actually — full of wide-open terrain and mazes of highways. If you’re wondering where to start, this guide can help you do that, and help you create that next amazing memory. The following pages are filled with road-trip routes and ideas. Maybe ghost towns pique your curiosity and you want to find the most photogenic ruins. Perhaps you’re looking for a quiet respite in one of Nevada’s 23 state parks. We can guide you to those gems as well. In these pages, you’ll find itineraries and vacation inspirations, but they’re just suggestions to get you started on your way. Take them and make them your own. Remember, it’s about the journey, not the destination.

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THE OLD V&T RAILROAD Photo by: Jeff Moser

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Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises are divisions of Aramark. All vessels are U.S. documented and Coast Guard inspected. Zephyr Cove Resort is managed by Aramark by special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

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SNAPSHOT: DAY 1: Pyramid Lake, 50 miles (80 km) from Reno

DAY 2: Virginia City, 26 miles (42 km) from Reno

DAY 3: Carson City and Carson Valley, 31 and 46 miles (50 and 74 km) from Reno

RENO ARCH

DAY 4: Lake Tahoe, 37 miles (60 km) from Reno

BASE CAMP: RENO Arrive in Reno by plane, train or automobile and get ready

Lake Paiute Tribe Visitors Center in Nixon. Viewable from the

for day-trip adventures to desert and mountain lakes and an

shore is Anaho Island, home to one of the largest colonies of

Old West mining town.

American white pelicans in the United States.

DAY 1: PYRAMID LAKE

DAY 2: VIRGINIA CITY

Pyramid Lake is a vast desert lake within the Pyramid Lake

Step back in time — about 150 years — when you enter

Paiute Tribe Reservation. Pyramid Lake Scenic

Virginia City. Wooden sidewalks, saloons, Mark Twain artifacts,

Byway, on the southwest side of the lake, is

and a whole lot of fun await in this town, which was featured

the only national scenic byway completely

in the TV series “Bonanza.” A narrated trolley tour is the best

within an American Indian reservation. To the northwest is the Dunn Fish available in the spring. On

way to learn the history of the town before spending the day shopping, taking old-fashioned photos and sidling up to a excursion rides from May through October.

the southern end of the lake is the Pyramid

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DAY 3: CARSON CITY, CARSON VALLEY Carson City, the state capital, makes for an easy day trip from the Biggest Little City. Tour the Capitol building, the Nevada State Museum, and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, which often runs diesel or steam trains on weekends and some holidays from May to December. Those interested in the city’s history may want to take the Kit Carson Walking Tour, a self-guided walk through the historic district. Just south of Carson City are the towns of Genoa, Minden and Gardnerville in the Carson Valley. These bucolic communities are marked by ranches, antique shops and Victorian homes. Check out

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the Corley Ranch in October for the Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival or visit Jacobs Family Berry Farm from mid-summer to early fall for fresh produce. Learn more at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, or plan ahead to visit the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, accessible by guided tour. Don’t forget to check out the tiny community of Genoa, home of Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor, Genoa Bar, and Mormon Station State Historic Park.

DAY 4: LAKE TAHOE Sand Harbor State Park is a popular destination on the north shore of Lake Tahoe during the summer months. It is home to the annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and is one of the best beach and swimming stretches at the lake. Nearby Incline Village is where you’ll find dining, hotels, and Diamond Peak Ski Resort, which boasts up-close views of the lake. On the south shore, you’ll find towering casino-resorts and late-night entertainment. Zephyr Cove Resort is popular in the summer months for its boat rentals, beach access, and paddlewheel boat cruises. Heavenly Mountain Resort spans the Nevadaand a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment at its base village.

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LAKE TAHOE Photo by: Reno Tahoe USA

BIKE, HIKE AND MORE AT LAKE TAHOE of the country’s most scenic playgrounds for water sports, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and more. Lake Tahoe’s two main destinations – North Shore and South Shore – are easily accessible from Reno and Carson City, placing you minutes away from year-round activity and entertainment.

NORTH SHORE – 36 MILES (58 KM) FROM RENO VIA INTERSTATE 580

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The North Shore is anchored by Incline Village, an upscale

beach. In the summer, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

mountain hamlet boasting its own ski resort, Diamond Peak;

performs at Sand Harbor State Park. Plan a day of outdoor

two golf courses; and sunny stretches of sandy beach. Visitors

adventure on the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail, which links water

staying at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village

and land trails to breweries and pubs.

can rent kayaks and other water toys from the hotel’s private

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SOUTH SHORE – 59 MILES (95 KM) FROM RENO VIA INTERSTATE 580 AND U.S. 50

Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is perhaps best known for the towering casinos of Stateline, Edgewood Tahoe golf course (home of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship), and the bustling village at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Zephyr Cove is a hot spot for renting boats, kayaks, and standup paddle boards, and is also the launch point for the M.S. Dixie II, a Southern-style paddlewheel boat that runs sightseeing excursions.

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RENO TO THE BLACK ROCK DESERT The spirit of Burning Man can be found year-round in northern Nevada. This route will take you on the same path that “Burners” travel every August for the Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert, and beyond.

DAY 1: RENO In Reno, Burners are keeping the Burning Man magic alive all over the city. Take a day to explore boutiques, art from the playa, and the creative corners of the Biggest Little City where Reno-based Burners thrive.

BURNER BOUTIQUES Reno is home to many local businesses that have a little extra Burner flair. Pop in to these shops while exploring MidTown, Reno’s hippest neighborhood.

THE GENERATOR COMMUNITY ART AND BUILDERS SPACE The Generator is an inclusive art space for anyone who wants to make art and be a part of a creative community. This collaborative art space operates under the same creative community ethic outlined in Burning Man’s Ten Principles. The Generator is best known for the large projects people create there for display (and participation) at Burning Man. The best part: you don’t have to be an artist to browse through the working gallery. The Generator is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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MORRIS BURNER HOTEL THE MORRIS BURNER HOTEL AND RENO BREWERY DISTRICT The Morris Burner Hotel is part hostel, part art gallery. It is open to everyone, but you must become a member to rest your head here. Never fear, a monthly membership is only $20. If you’ve made other hotel arrangements, this place is still worth checking out. Free guided tours are given, and no reservation is required. Just stop by and people will be happy to show you around and answer questions. While in the area, check out the new craft breweries on Fourth Street along with the Reno Bike Project, a community bike shop that fixes up old bikes for Burning Man.

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SNAPSHOT: 205 MILES / 330 KM DAY 1: Reno, The Generator, Morris Burner Hotel, post-playa art; overnight in Reno

DAY 2: Pyramid Lake; overnight in Sutcliffe

DAY 3: Gerlach, Planet X Pottery, Guru Road; overnight in Gerlach

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I TI NER A R IES: BUR NER BY WAY POST-PLAYA ART TOUR Some of the art from Burning Man has a permanent home in Reno. You’ll find sculptures from the playa, but also murals and other creative pieces, while strolling along the Reno Riverwalk and at the plaza outside the Nevada Museum of Art.

JUB JUB’S THIRST PARLOR Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor is a perfect place to whet your whistle while getting in the Burning Man spirit. The owners are Burners themselves and they have a Jub Jub’s theme camp at Burning Man. You’ll meet some characters in this dive bar that will leave you with some pretty great stories to tell.

PORTAL OF EVOLUTION from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during

DAY 2: PYRAMID LAKE

the summer, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Pyramid Lake is nestled in the desert mountains northeast of Reno, and is a must-see while experiencing the Burner Byway.

TAKE A TOUR OF THE PYRAMID LAKE FISHERIES This is a great place to learn about fish husbandry and how

HIGHWAY VIEWPOINT

the fisheries help to ensure high environmental standards

Many people drive to Pyramid Lake from Reno taking Interstate 80 east to Nevada state Route 445 (Pyramid Way). Once at the highway viewpoint (the intersection of Nevada

for the lake’s natural resources. The best time to tour the hatcheries is during spawning season, March through May; they are closed for tours from December to March. To schedule a

state routes 445 and 446), get out of the car and don’t forget the camera. From this spot, spectacular tufa deposits are visible as well as the lake’s eponymous pyramid-shaped island.

DAY 3: GERLACH The town’s slogan is, “Where the pavement ends, and the

PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center features exhibits on the tribe’s history

West begins,” and that couldn’t be more fitting. Gerlach is the last place to get gas before heading into the Black Rock Desert, but there are a few other reasons to hang around Main Street.

BRUNO’S COUNTRY CLUB Stop in at Bruno’s Country Club for the famous ravioli. They

and culture. Here,

also have homemade pies and an ice cream machine, which

visitors can learn

makes for a perfect treat on hot days.

why the Paiute people consider this

FRIENDS OF BLACK ROCK/HIGH ROCK

entire area to be sacred. Visitors can purchase camping, boating and fishing permits at the center. Hours of operation are

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to learn about the area and pick up last-minute supplies. tips and tricks to exploring the Black Rock High Rock National Conservation Area. Find them at 320 Main St. or blackrockdesert.org.


GURU ROAD

Elvis, Aphrodite, and the Desert Broadcast System. Guru Road

No trip to Gerlach is complete without a visit to Guru Road. Built by DeWayne “Doobie” Williams in the late ’70s through the early ’90s, this mile-long dirt road corridor can be found

is just north of town on County Road 34 (on the left).

PLANET X POTTERY Planet X, 28 miles from Gerlach, started with just the

just two miles north of Gerlach. Using local stone and other found objects, Williams crafted tributes to family, friends, and

remnants of an old homestead on the Emigrant Trail. Today, it

local residents. Words of wisdom line the road and there are

is a working pottery studio and has four show galleries, along

several large pieces, including a weather station, a tribute to

with an outdoor bar and picnic area.

BLACK ROCK DESERT/HIGH ROCK CANYON EMIGRANT TRAILS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA The annual Burning Man festival takes place on the playa at the Black Rock Desert, but the area offers much to explore at other times of the year. Wagon ruts, historic inscriptions and a wilderness landscape largely unchanged since the days of the pioneers are found in the Black Rock-High Rock Region of northwestern Nevada.

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Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend Shooting the West

Silver State International Rodeo Winnemucca Wheels Car Show

Run-A-Mucca - Motorcycle Rally

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Winnemucca Basque Festival Ladies Ranch Rodeo

Fall Farm Festival Western States Ranch Rodeo Finals

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September October

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THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA: U.S. HIGHWAY 50 FROM FERNLEY TO ELY Drive The Loneliest Road in America, the stretch of U.S. 50 that traverses Nevada, and you’ll find more than peace and quiet. There’s a burger-eating challenge, a hot springs to dip into, and the chance to mine garnets along the way. Make a game of it: with a side trip to Great Basin National Park, where you can tour Lehman Caves or hike up 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak.

DAY 1: FERNLEY TO AUSTIN Start your trip in the small community of Fernley, about 35 miles east of Reno. Stock up on road trip supplies, get your

state Route 116. Migrating waterfowl and shorebirds traveling the Pacific Flyway stop at Stillwater, an internationally recognized area for bird watching.

Chamber of Commerce, and hit the road. The next town you’ll see is Fallon, an agricultural community

About seven miles (11 km) east of Fallon on the Loneliest Road is Grimes Point Archeological Area, where you can

known for such small farms as Lattin Farms (open to the

see petroglyphs (ancient rock art) along a short interpretive

public). Check out Churchill Vineyards, one of four vineyards

trail. Grimes Point is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Hidden

in Nevada, and its sister property Frey Ranch Distillery, one

Cave, a four-millennia-old American Indian storage site that

of only two grain-to-glass distilleries in the country. Bird watchers may want to make a side trip to Stillwater National

Churchill County Museum.

Wildlife Refuge, about 12 miles (19 km) from Fallon on Nevada

SNAPSHOT: 285 MILES/457 KM, PLUS SIDE TRIPS TO GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS DAY 1: Fernley, Fallon, Frey Ranch Distillery, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Grimes Point, Sand Mountain, Shoe Tree; overnight in Austin

DAY 2: Hickison Petroglyphs, hot springs, Eureka, Garnet Hill, Nevada Northern Railway; overnight in Ely

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Continue eastward, and in about 20 miles (32 km) you’ll hit

the roadway. Come hungry. This is the home of the Monster

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, a 600-foot-high sand dune

Burger: more than a pound of ground beef stacked inside a

created by geological forces over several millennia. Today, the

sourdough roll sliced into thirds and garnished with lettuce, onion, cheese and sometimes jalapeno peppers, served with

More than a century ago, this area was a stop on the Pony

a pile of French fries. Eat it all, and you get an “I Ate the

Express route, a horseback mail service in operation from 1860

Monster” t-shirt. Only the hungriest are victorious.

to 1861. The Loneliest Road roughly follows the path of the Pony Express, and historical markers here, as well as at Cold Springs (farther east), represent the former way stations. From Sand Mountain, it’s about 25 miles (40 km) to

Nevada has its share of quirky roadside attractions, and one of them is about one mile east of Middlegate, on the north side of the highway. The Shoe Tree is a giant cottonwood bedecked with hundreds of shoes dangling from its branches. continued

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NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY From here, it’s another 65 miles (104 km) to the mining town of Austin and a warm bed for the night.

Now you’re on the road to the mining town of Ely, home of the steam-powered Ghost Train. But just west of town, before you hit Ely proper, is Garnet Hill, a public rock-hounding area

DAY 2: AUSTIN TO ELY Wake up in Austin, population 192. An outdoor visitors’ center on the Loneliest Road (Main Street) has interpretive panels telling the story of the community’s origins in 1862. Be sure to check out Stokes Castle on the western end of town, an 1890s-era stone structure built as a summer home for Anson Phelps Stokes, one of the area’s silver mine investors. Mountain bikers may want to spend some extra time in Austin exploring area trails, then take a short detour to Spencer Hot Springs, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Austin (ask a local for specific directions). Here, you can soak in a tub or below-ground pool of naturally heated water. From Austin, continue east on the Loneliest Road for about 24 miles (39 km) to the Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area. If you didn’t get a chance to stop at Grimes Point, here’s another chance to see some of the ancient rock art carved by the area’s indigenous people. Continue another 46 miles (74 km) to Eureka, a mining town just seeping with Old West charm. Stop here to check out the historical Eureka Opera House, a beautifully restored 1880s-era building; and the Eureka Sentinel Museum, housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building.

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STOKES CASTLE Photo by: Romona Robbins


where you can look for garnets embedded in rock and take

Other suggested side trips include Ward Charcoal Ovens

them home. Once you’ve settled into your lodging in Ely, check

State Historic Park and Cave Lake State Park. Ward Charcoal

out the Ghost Train — also known as the Nevada Northern

Ovens, about 20 miles (32 km) south of Ely, is notable for its

Railway — a historical train, depot, and rail yard. Also check out

six beehive-shaped ovens, all about 30 feet (nine meters) tall,

Renaissance Village, a section of restored homes that reflect

where charcoal was made from

the various ethnic groups that came to the Ely area, and view

1876 to 1876. Cave Lake,

the town’s many murals depicting regional history.

about 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Ely, draws

DAY 3: SIDE TRIP TO GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK IN BAKER AND

WARD CHARCOAL OVENS

From Ely, it’s 67 miles (108 km) to Great Basin National Park, one the country’s most beautiful and most isolated parks. Here,

people for fishing, hiking and oddball events, such as the annual Great Bathtub Races in June.

you can take a guided tour of Lehman Caves, a marble cave ornately decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and more than 300 rare shield formations; and hike up Wheeler Peak (one of the tallest peaks in Nevada). A 12-mile (19 km) scenic drive takes you to the Wheeler Peak campground, where you can hike to see bristlecone pines, 5,000-year-old trees believed to be the oldest living things on earth.

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RUBIES ROUTE: EXPLORE SCENIC BYWAYS IN NEVADA’S RUBY MOUNTAINS The northeastern Nevada city of Elko is your base camp

The scenic drive ends at 8,800 feet (2,438 meters), and

when exploring the Ruby Mountains, the perfect playground

this upper part of Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is closed

for hiking, fishing and photography. One of the jewels of

in winter due to snow. During the more temperate seasons,

the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Ruby Mountains

hikers can access several trails from the terminus of the

are a steep and rugged range capped by the 11,387-foot

Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, including trails to Lamoille

(3,470-meter) Ruby Dome. In winter, many of the roads at

Lake and the Ruby Crest Trail.

higher elevation are closed due to snow, so plan your trip accordingly.

DAY 1: ELKO TO LAMOILLE CANYON

On the drive back to Elko, you may want to take the onemile detour into the tiny community of Lamoille, home of the picturesque Lamoille Presbyterian Church, a popular subject for photographers.

Start your trip in Elko, famous for its cowboy and ranching traditions, and home to the Western Folklife Center, which presents the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering every January. Be sure to check out the Western Folklife Center themed exhibits; a 20-seat black-box theater, where you can watch a 16-minute video about cowboy song; and a gift shop. Head across the street to J.M. Capriola Co., a Western-wear business dating back to the 1920s, to see saddles being made in the store’s small, second-story workshop. Head out of town on Nevada state Route 227 (Lamoille Highway). That takes you to Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway. There are places to pull your vehicle over on the drive, including one that leads to an interpretive trail that passes by a small pond and beaver dam.

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SNAPSHOT: DAY 1: From Elko to Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, 22 miles (35 km) (one way), plus another 12 miles (19 km) on Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway

DAY 2: From Elko to Angel Lake, 54 miles (87 km) one way

DAY 2: ELKO TO ANGEL LAKE Angel Lake, a mountain lake in the East Humboldt Range

When the road is clear, schedule time to explore Angel Lake,

just north of the Rubies and also part of the Humboldt Toiyabe

a natural body of water that was dammed in 1900 to create an

National Forest, is your goal today.

irrigation system still in use today. Here, you’ll find trailheads

From Elko, head east on Interstate 80 about 48 miles (77 km) to the junction with state Route 231 (Angel Lake Road). This paved road winds up the east side of the East Humboldt

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.

Range before ending at the Angel Lake Recreation Area. At 8,500 feet (2,591 meters), this area is closed during the winter due to snow.

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THE STAR HOTEL, ELKO

INTERSTATE 80 FROM RENO TO ELKO At first glance, Interstate 80 through Nevada appears to be one of those major east-west freeways a traveler takes to get to his destination in a hurry. It’s so much more than that. Interstate 80 roughly follows the route of the California Trail used by emigrants in the mid-1800s, as well as the path of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Travel this route and visit a former archaeological site, ghost towns and the Western Folklife Center in Elko, among other things. Explore the history of the American West at such museums as the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko or the Humboldt Museum in Winnemucca. If time allows, take an extra day to explore the Ruby Mountains on the eastern end of the state.

DAY 1: RENO TO WINNEMUCCA Grab sunscreen, your sweetie and sturdy walking shoes: Today you’ll “lock your love” in the agricultural/ranching the Lovelock Cave, and visit the ghost town of Unionville, where American author Mark Twain once prospected for gold. From Reno, head east on Interstate 80 to Lovelock. Lovelock got its start in the mid-19th century when pioneers on the California Trail stopped for water and grass for their

chain on the courthouse grounds and throw away the key. Bam! Your love is locked. Head south of Lovelock (about 20 miles/32 km) to see Lovelock Cave, a former archaeological site now managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management. Before embarking on this detour, you may want to download the BLM’s Lovelock Cave Backcountry Byway brochure, which has information on the area’s history, geology and environment, as well as a map that will get you from the city of Lovelock to the cave. Note: a large portion of the road to Lovelock Cave is gravel and dirt. After exploring the Lovelock Cave, head back to I-80 and continue east. If time allows, take a detour to Unionville, population 14, a former mining town where Mark Twain briefly prospected in the early 1860s. From I-80 East, take Nevada state Route 400 south (Exit 149) about 31 miles/50 km to Unionville. There are a few residents in this “ghost” town, including the proprietor of the Old Pioneer Garden B&B Guest Ranch. Call it a night here, or head back to I-80 and east to Winnemucca, another 50 miles/80 km.

DAY 2: WINNEMUCCA TO ELKO Named after a 19th-century Northern Paiute Indian chief,

animals. Today, visitors can check out the Marzen House

the city of Winnemucca today primarily attracts visitors with

Museum and the Pershing County Courthouse. It’s here on the

recreational opportunities and such events as the Ranch Hand

courthouse grounds where you can lock your love. Engrave a

Rodeo in March and the Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally in May.

lock with your name and that of your love, lock it onto the

Check out Winnemucca’s history and more at the Humboldt Museum.

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SNAPSHOT: 396 MILES/637 KM, PLUS SIDE TRIPS TO OTHER ATTRACTIONS DAY 1: Lovelock, Unionville, Winnemucca DAY 2: California Trail Interpretive Center, Elko

CA LIF ORNIA TR AIL CE NT ER From Winnemucca, continue east on I-80. You’ll pass the small communities of Battle Mountain and Carlin before seeing exit 292, just before Elko. Take this exit to see the California Trail Interpretive Center, which tells the story of the 19thcentury pioneers who traveled the California Trail in search of gold and adventure. From the California Trail Interpretive Center, it’s a short (10 mile/16 km) drive on I-80 East to the mining/ranching community of Elko. Elko is the home of the Western Folklife Center, which runs the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in January. Year-round, you can visit the Western Folklife Center and watch a short video “Why the Cowboy Sings.” Fans of the American West also will want to check out J.M. Capriola, a western-wear store where saddles are made, and the Northeastern Nevada Museum, which has an extensive

collection of work by writer/artist Will James, who chronicled cowboy life in the early 20th century. If you have time to spend in Elko, you may want to explore the Ruby Mountains, a range just east of Elko that is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. For details on scenic byways inside the Rubies, see the Rubies Route itinerary on pages 30-31. Suggested dining spot: The Star Hotel in Elko. This is an authentic historical Basque restaurant, one of a handful found in northern Nevada. Expect hearty portions of steaks and chops served family-style with beans, pasta, French fries and salad. This calorie-rich meal is similar to those served up to Basque immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many of whom worked as sheepherders and needed hearty meals to support strenuous physical labor.

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LOVELOCK AFTER ELKO Continuing east: Continue east on I-80. Nevada stops along

Backtracking to Reno: Travelers can either backtrack west

the way include the town of Wells, home of the Trail of the

on I-80, or continue east on I-80 to Wells, then take U.S. 93

49ers Interpretive Center and more; as well as the community

south to Ely. Here, you can pick up U.S. 50, also known as

of West Wendover on the Nevada-Utah border. Don’t forget

the Loneliest Road in America, westbound back to Reno. For

to take a picture with Wendover Will, a landmark neon sign

details on the Loneliest Road, see the itinerary on pages 26-29.

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BASE CAMP: LAS VEGAS Las Vegas is the perfect base camp from which to explore such treasures as the Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

DAY 1: RED ROCK CANYON, GOODSPRINGS Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is popular for hiking, bicycling and rock climbing. A visitors’ center explains the area’s geologic and natural history, and a 13-mile (21Rock Canyon NCA also encompasses Bonnie

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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, southeast of Red Rock Canyon. The town’s claim to fame is the Pioneer Saloon,

DAY 2: LAUGHLIN Hotel-resorts line the Colorado River in this small gaming

where, in 1942, actor Clark Cable waited for three days to hear

town south of Las Vegas close to the California and Arizona

the fate of his wife, Carole Lombard, who had died in a nearby

borders. Lounge by the river, rent boats or Jet Skis, or explore

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SNAPSHOT: DAY 1: Red Rock Canyon and Goodsprings, 65 miles (105 km) from Las Vegas

DAY 2: Laughlin, 102 miles (165 km) south of Las Vegas

DAY 3: Boulder City, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, 26 miles (42 km) from Las Vegas

DAY 4: Valley of Fire and Lost City Museum, 52 miles (84 km) from Las Vegas

DAY 5: Death Valley National Park, 120 miles (193 km) from Las Vegas

DAY 3: BOULDER CITY, HOOVER DAM, LAKE MEAD Constructed in the 1930s to house workers building the Hoover Dam, Boulder City is one of two Nevada towns where gaming is illegal. The town is home to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City and the Nevada Sothern one of the country’s engineering marvels, is a short drive from downtown Boulder City. Lake Mead, created with the construction of Hoover Dam, is accessible at Boulder Beach

DAY 4: VALLEY OF FIRE, LOST CITY MUSEUM Valley of Fire State Park, northeast of Las Vegas, is famous for its red sandstone formations and petroglyphs (ancient

rock art). Learn about the park at the visitors’ center, and explore area trails. Depart through the park’s eastern entrance and head up to Overton to see the Lost City Museum, which preserves artifacts from Pueblo Grande de Nevada, which was submerged by the creation of Lake Mead in the 1930s.

DAY 5: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Death Valley National Park straddles Nevada and California. Get the lay of the land at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center before exploring Badwater Basin, Devil’s Golf Course, Artists Palette, Zabriskie Point and Dante’s View. The park is open year-round, but some services may be limited in the summer months.

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CRUISE THE LAS VEGAS STRIP The Las Vegas Strip draws millions every year with its casinos, entertainment, shopping and dining, and thanks to

fountains timed to operate in coordination with music and

the profusion of LED light displays and neon signs found

lights. One of the newer attractions is the High Roller, a 550-

there, it’s considered a nighttime scenic byway by the Federal

foot- tall observation wheel directly across from Caesars, with

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its Greek columns and classic statues. Thrill-seekers may want

The 4.5-mile (7.2-km) Las Vegas Strip begins at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road and

to make a stop at the Stratrosphere, a 1,149-foot tower with amusement rides at the top.

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 selfie. The Strip’s ever-changing skyline currently includes New York New York, which has a roller coaster snaking

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 the Strip. Those include the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas inside Spring Preserve cultural institution on Valley View Boulevard; the National Atomic Testing Museum on Flamingo Road; and the Mob Museum on Stewart Avenue.

through the resort’s recreation of the Big Apple; Paris Las Vegas, which sports a 541-foot-tall

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EXTEND YOUR TRIP: The intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue is the north end of the official national scenic byway, but you can continue north on the Strip for another 2.9 miles — this is the state of Nevada’s North Las Vegas Strip Scenic Byway. Check out the Neon Museum, which chronicles the history of Las Vegas through its neon signs; the Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district in historical downtown Las Vegas; and Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park.

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VINTAGE VEGAS LIVES ON IN HISTORICAL BARS, CLASSIC NEON SIGNS AND MUSEUMS One of the best vintage photo ops is at Atomic Liquors, a to hold onto the past, but for whatever reason, “vintage Las

1950s bar named for the time when patrons watched atomic

Vegas” is back and hotter than ever. 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 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. Stock up on antiques, home furnishings and art at Retro Vegas. You can deck out your home in mid-century décor or find that perfect piece of retro art in this funky shop along Antique Alley southwest of downtown. Other shops include Vintage Vegas Antiques, Glam Factory Vintage, Lost Vegas Antiques, and Sin City Pickers, just to name a few.

be drinking in good company: the Rat Pack and Smothers Brothers are said to have ended their nights here, and Barbra Streisand even had her own seat, which has been restored and is on display. Get a taste of the good ol’ days at The Golden Steer, which 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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30 YEARS OF SURVIVING “AMERICA’S LONELIEST ROAD” A HISTORIC HIGHWAY STRETCHING ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF NEVADA AND PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY In July 1986, Life magazine described Nevada’s Highway 50 from Ely to Fernley as the “Loneliest Road in America” and recommended that drivers have “survival skills” to travel the route. But Nevadans know it’s also one of the state’s most scenic and historic corridors. This year, we’re celebrating its thirty-year anniversary.

HOW TO BECOME A LONELIEST ROAD SURVIVOR Anyone who’s ventured across Highway 50 deserves some recognition and we want to make sure you get more than just bragging rights for your achievement. Request a Survival Guide at PonyExpressNevada.com and find out how you can commemorate your journey.

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MARY JANE FALLS SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA Photo by: Kyle Kesterson

ESCAPE THE LAS VEGAS HEAT ON THE MOUNT CHARLESTON LOOP Gateway (2525 Kyle Canyon Road), which has a visitor to 11,916 feet (3,632 meters), and is part of the Spring Mountains National Recreation area north of Las Vegas. Hiking trails, picnic areas, a new visitors’ center and the 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. From Las Vegas, take U.S. 95 north. At the intersection of U.S. 95 and Kyle Canyon Road (state Route 157), travel west on Kyle Canyon Road into the mountains, where you’ll gain about 3,000 feet in elevation and experience cooler temperatures. Be sure to stop at the Spring Mountains Visitor

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center, trail systems, picnic areas, and more. Continue on Kyle Canyon Road to Deer Creek Road (state Route 158). High in the Spring Mountain Range, this byway twists and turns past piñon pines and mountain slopes. The North Loop Trailhead, one of the paths up Charleston Peak, is accessible from the west side of Deer Creek Road. Don’t forget to stop at Desert View Overlook to take in the sights of the valley below. Deer Creek Road will intersect with Lee Canyon Road (state Route 156), which you can take east back to U.S. 95. Enjoy more mountain scenery and views. The Sawmill Trailhead is on the north side of the road.


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EXPLORE DESERT BEAUTY JUST WEST OF LAS VEGAS ON RED ROCK ROAD Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 17 miles (27 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip, is easy to access through the

especially at the Calico I and Calico II areas, which are popular

13-mile (21 km) Red Rock Road. This scenic drive begins at the

with rock climbers.

Red Rock National Conservation Area Visitor Center and ends on state Route 159.

Before embarking on the scenic drive, visitors may want to check out the 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

areas along the road provide access to trailheads and picnic

Management, is $7 per car.

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I TI NER A R IES: FREE-RANG E ART HIGHWAY

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ART, ART ON THE RANGE Nevada’s wide-open landscapes have served as inspiration

Before leaving Las Vegas, take a detour just south of the

for many artists, from Swiss-born mixed-media artist Ugo

Las Vegas Strip to visit Seven Magic Mountains, a colorful,

Rondinone, the visionary behind the Seven Magic Mountains

large-scale public artwork featuring seven 30- to 35-foot-high

installation just south of Las Vegas, to the creatives expressing

brightly colored totems composed of painted, locally sourced

themselves at the International Car Forest of the Last Church

boulders. This sculpture, installed in May 2016, will be on

in Goldfield. Travel Nevada’s U.S. 95 from Las Vegas to

display for the next two years.

Tonopah — the Free Range Art Highway — to see some of the state’s interesting outdoor sculptures.

After leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas, you’ll drive toward the small town of Beatty along U.S. 95. Beatty is about 120 miles (193 km) from Las Vegas, a two-hour drive. Before

DAY 1: LAS VEGAS TO BEATTY Start your trip in the heart of downtown Las Vegas and its budding arts district. Thanks to the arts and music festival Life is Beautiful, downtown Las Vegas is now an open-air art gallery. Murals and sculptures are scattered along Fremont East and adjoining neighborhoods. One of the most eye-catching pieces is the praying mantis sculpture at Container Park, a shopping/restaurant/entertainment area. This towering insect originally made its appearance at Burning Man, and if you catch it at night, it periodically breathes fire.

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your final stop for the day, you’ll want to take a quick detour to the Goldwell Open Air Museum and Rhyolite ghost town. Here, you can walk among larger-than-life sculptures and explore the ruins of Rhyolite, once a booming mining community in the early 20th century. Stick around for sunset for some incredible photo opportunities. Beatty is known as the gateway to Death Valley, but there’s more to this little town than meets the eye. Stop at the Happy Burro and order the worldfamous chili, and other great eats can be found at KC’s Outpost and the Sourdough Saloon. Be sure to have a dollar or two in your wallet so you can add it to the walls of the Sourdough to proclaim your adventure through Beatty. Keep an eye out for the Beatty Cowboys who like to hang out around KC’s Outpost — but be careful, they might mix you up with a wily prospector and throw you in (temporary) jail.

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DAY 2: BEATTY TO TONOPAH From Beatty, it’s 67 miles (108 km) to Goldfield, once a booming mining community that is now a living ghost town. On the south end of town, on the right (east side of U.S. 95), you’ll find the International Car Forest of the Last Church, a sprawling artistic junkyard of cars, trucks, vans and buses tipped on their noses or stacked on top of each other. Each junked car has been uniquely painted by roaming artists passing through. Goldfield itself is a town worth exploring. Peek inside the windows of the notoriously haunted Goldfield Hotel, grab a cold one and rub elbows with “Nevada’s Meanest Bartender” at

the Santa Fe Saloon, stroll the Goldfield Cemetery and for a truly immersive experience, tune in to Radio Goldfield, KGFN 89.1. Continue north about 27 miles (43 km) to Tonopah, site of several silver strikes in the early 20th century. Check out the Tonopah Historic Mining Park next to the Mizpah Hotel. The park is on the original mining claims that started the rush to Tonopah, making it the “Queen of the Silver Camps.” The Central Nevada Museum is another place where you can explore the rich and colorful history of central Nevada. Before bed, look skyward to see why Tonopah has been rated by USA Today as the No. 1 Stargazing Destination in

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America. Head out to the Crescent Sand Dunes (using Pole Line Road) just north of town for spectacular stargazing. Continuing on to Reno? Check out these other installations along the way. In Fernley stop at the new Main Street Art Park. Here, you’ll find two former Burning Man pieces, Bottlecap Gazebo and Rockspinner 6, as well as the Burning Maninspired community artwork, Desert Tortoise. Finish your trip in Reno with a visit to the new Reno Playa Art Park, which showcases art from Burning Man.

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GREAT BASIN HIGHWAY explore them all and more on Nevada’s Great Basin Highway, also known as U.S. 93. This trek takes you through eight Nevada state parks and ends at Great Basin National Park, home of 13,065-foot Wheeler Peak and the Lehman Cave system. You may want to bring your gear — this road trip is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, swimming and fishing.

DAY 1: LAS VEGAS TO VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK From Las Vegas, it’s about 52 miles (84 km) on Interstate 15 East to Valley of Fire State Park. Your first stop should be the visitor center, where you can learn about the area’s geologic and natural history before exploring trails through area canyons and past rock formations. Petroglyphs can be found throughout the park, but they are most easily viewed at Atlatl Rock area near the western end of the park. From Valley of Fire, you’ll head west on Interstate 15 to the junction with U.S. 93, the Great Basin Highway, heading north. You’re on your way! Overnight in Alamo.

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DAY 2: KERSHAW-RYAN AND BEAVER DAM Grab a lunch to go at Windmill Ridge Restaurant and Bakery and head out on U.S. 95 north toward the state parks in Lincoln County (it’s about 55 miles/89 km to Caliente, home of Kershaw-Ryan State Park). If you get an early start, you might want to stop at Oak Springs Summit Trilobite Area (about 44 miles/71 km) on the south side of Oak Springs Summit. This site, overseen by the federal Bureau of Land Management, contains fossil remains of six types of trilobites (marine creatures from the Paleozoic Era). Continue on to Caliente and Kershaw-Ryan State Park (two miles/three km south of Caliente on state Route 317). A verdant canyon with small springs and a spring-fed wading pool is the centerpiece of this park. Stretch your legs on the easy


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If time allows, you’ll want to check out a few interesting sites in the town of Pioche: the Million Dollar Courthouse and Boot Hill Cemetery.

DAY 4: WARD CHARCOAL OVENS, CAVE LAKE, ELY Continue north on the Great Basin Highway — it’s 101 miles/163 km to Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. Here, you’ll find a great photo opportunity in six large beehiveshaped ovens where charcoal was made from 1876 to 1879. Juniper and piñion pine were burned in the ovens to create charcoal to be used in the smelters for the Ward Mining District. From here, it’s only 17 miles/27 km to Cave Lake State Park, which has a 32-acre reservoir popular for fishing — brown trout in particular. Hikers can attempt the Cave Lake Overlook Trail, a strenuous, 4.5-mile loop that begins on the eastern end of the lake. Cave Lake also is home to two of Ely’s biggest community events, the White Pine Fire and Ice Show, an annual ice sculpture competition, usually held in January; and Cocktails &

Cannons: The Great Bathtub Races, an annual event held in June. From Cave Lake, it’s a quick 13 miles/21 km to Ely. This mining town is home to the Nevada Northern Railway, an historical railway that now runs the Ghost Train of Old Ely, an excursion train; and the adjacent East Ely Railroad Depot Museum. Stroll the downtown area to view the city’s many murals as well as Renaissance Village, a cluster of dwellings renovated to 20th century. For a downloadable map of the Art Walk murals and the Renaissance Village, visit the Ely Renaissance Society website, ElyRenaissance.com.

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here; the park also is known for its prime stargazing conditions.

Basin Highway is complete! From here, you can backtrack to

An annual astronomy festival is held in the fall.

Las Vegas (243 miles/391 km). Or for more adventure, head to

Your first stop should be one of the park’s two visitors’

Reno on U.S. 50 westbound (320 miles/515 km) and drive the famed Loneliest Road in America.

October; the other is inside the park, at the end of state Route 488 and next to the Lehman Caves. Discovered in the 1880s, Lehman Caves is a marble cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave formations that developed over eons. Those delicate structures can be viewed via year-round. Head back to Ely for a hot meal and a warm bed — your exploration of the Great

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TOUR NEVADA’S STATE PARKS of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park to the mountain beauty of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, there’s plenty of space for outdoor recreation. Check out a few highlights below, and for a complete listing of state parks, visit Parks.NV.gov.

FORT CHURCHILL STATE HISTORIC PARK Berlin-Ichthyosaur: This central Nevada park is a curious

Fort Churchill: In 1861, three

blend of history. Berlin was an 1890s mining town (abandoned

years before Nevada would

by 1911) that happens to be adjacent to the Ichthyosaur Fossil

become a state, the federal

Shelter, an excavation site housing the fossils of ichthyosaurs —

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Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park: Swimming, boating, hiking and bicycling are popular at this state park, which includes Sand Harbor beach, three miles south of Incline Village, as well as Spooner Lake Backcountry, near the intersection of Nevada of hiking trails, including access to the Marlette Flume Trail, a favorite of mountain bikers.

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now Fort Churchill State Historic Park. Across the highway is Buckland Station, a stop on the old Pony Express mail route, which operated from 1860 to 1861.

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EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY In the belly of Nevada, surrounded by miles of undeveloped desert, lies a mystery. Area 51, a secret military base within Nellis Test and Training Range — so secret the government did not acknowledge its existence until 2013 — is here. According to UFO lore, this is where the Pentagon has stored frozen extraterrestrials and recovered alien spacecraft, especially in an area on the base known as Groom Lake. Drive the highway just north of Area 51 — also known as the Extraterrestrial Highway or Nevada state Route 375 — and you just may see a UFO.

DAY 1: LAS VEGAS Start your trip with a visit to the National Atomic Testing Museum for a look at “Area 51 — Myth or Reality.” This exhibit examines some of the stories surrounding the Area 51 military base. Now you’re ready to drive the ET Highway and make up your own mind about aliens. As fans of the 1990s TV show “The X-Files” know, the truth is out there. Lodging in Las Vegas is plentiful, but for a retro experience, consider one of the refurbished classic hotels in the up-andcoming downtown Las Vegas.

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DAY 2: EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY Head north from Las Vegas on U.S. 93: it’s about 109 miles/175 km to Crystal Springs, a junction where U.S. 93 connects to the ET Highway. Here, you’ll want to stop at ET CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK

Fresh Jerky, a roadside stop that sells jerky in such flavors as Teriyaki Time Travel and Hell Hole Hot. Get your photo taken next to the store’s cool alien murals, and you’re on your way. On the eastern end of the ET Highway is another photo op: the ET Highway sign. In 1996, Nevada state Route 375 was renamed the Extraterrestrial Highway and a public dedication

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was held in the community of Rachel in conjunction with the 1996 movie “Independence Day.” The movie, about an alien

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invasion of Earth, has humans making their final stand at none other than Area 51. Just past the ET Highway sign, on the north side of the road, is the Alien Research Center gift shop. You’ll know it from the giant alien statue next to the building. Snap another photo,

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and you’re on your way to Rachel. Rachel, population 54 according to 2010 U.S. Census data, is home to the Little A’Le’Inn, a roadside stop that includes a bar, restaurant and motel. Here, browse for alien souvenirs and take advantage of yet another photo op — a tow truck pulling a UFO is a permanent fixture in the Little A’Le’Inn parking lot — and hit the road. On the journey, you may notice a couple dirt roads from the ET Highway heading south toward Nellis Test and Training Range and Area 51. Yes, those are paths to Area 51, but you cannot pass the gates into the base, and you should obey all posted signs.

SNAPSHOT: 211 MILES/340 KM Day 1: Las Vegas, National Atomic Testing Museum; overnight in Las Vegas

Day 2: Extraterrestrial Highway, Alien Research Center, Rachel; overnight in Tonopah

The ET Highway’s western end comes at its junction with U.S. 6. Continue on U.S. 6 (westbound) for about 50 miles into Tonopah, home of the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum.

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DO WHAT YOU LIKE! Your Nevada story reveals your interests and passions, whether it’s high-end shopping Delve into the history of the American West at Nevada’s museums and railroads. Plan a ski or golf vacation in the state that has multiple slopes and fairways from which to choose. Go rock hounding — Nevada is a state founded upon mining, after all — and then relax in a natural hot spring. From fishing to rock climbing, your options abound.

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Nevada visitors have enjoyed all of the above, and have inspired us with their stories and photos. In the next pages, learn about activities and experiences possible in Nevada. Then, tell us your Nevada story by visiting TravelNevada.com and clicking on the “My Favorites” link. Here, you can log in or create an account, and share your Nevada adventures with fellow travelers. We’d also love to see you on social! When posting your Nevada experiences on your social media channels, tag #TravelNevada and/or #DFMI for a chance to be featured on TravelNevada’s social media accounts and website.

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SAVORING THE SILVER STATE culture and history, the basis upon which family and friends gather, a form of art. Dining in Nevada can provide a sense of place, whether you’re indulging in a Basque meal in Elko or noshing at the latest celebrity chef restaurant in Las Vegas. Reno watering holes feature locally sourced produce and libations — revealing a side of this desert state of which you may not have been aware. And then there’s all those roadside stops discovered on Nevada road trips… On these pages, find dining inspiration from fellow Nevada travelers, but first, here are a few ways to savor your Nevada trip:

TONOPA H BREW ING CO . Basque dining: Yes, we said Basque, as in the region between France and Spain. A wave of immigration in the mid-19th century landed many Basque in the American West, where they often worked as sheepherders. Boarding houses catering to Basque sheepherders opened, with kitchens that sent out hearty meals served family-style, and washed down with a Picon punch. Today, visitors still can eat in the style of a Basque sheepherder at such restaurants as the Star Hotel in Elko, the Martin Hotel in Winnemucca, Louis’ Basque Corner and the Santa Fe Hotel in Reno, and J.T. Basque in Gardnerville. Come hungry!

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restaurant at the Cromwell to Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas is bursting with famous cooks. Among the latest to open eateries are James Beard Awardwinning chef Shawn McClain (Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay); and Masaharu Morimoto, star of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” (Morimoto inside the MGM Grand.) Meanwhile, Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” plans to open a place inside the Tropicana in 2017. Farm to table: A desert state, Nevada has pockets of agriculture, the fruits of which can be found on menus

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only uses produce from local farms, but also grows some of its own on-site. Old Granite Street Eatery in Reno draws from farms in Sparks, Carson City and Winnemucca. In Pahump, the Pahrump Valley Winery presents its vintages at the on-site Symphony’s Restaurant.

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REEL ’EM IN Nevada has plenty of abundant waterways where you can cast a line. Opportunities range from alpine lakes in northern Nevada’s Ruby Mountains (you’ll find largemouth bass and several trout species here) to the Colorado River in the south (channel catfish, blue gill and more). In all, Nevada has more than 200 lakes and reservoirs and 600 streams and rivers; it’s one of the few states where you where you can catch all seven fish on the International Game Fish Association’s Royal Trout Slam challenge. Get your fishing license online at the Nevada Department of Wildlife website, www.ndow.org/fish, or if you’re already here, grab it at one of the state’s license agents — a list can be found on the NDOW website. The NDOW site also has the Nevada Fishing Guide, as well as information on where to fish, stocking updates and more.

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FISHING PRO TIP “One of my favorite places to fish in Nevada is the Truckee River. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing fishery right in our backyard. Aside from not having to drive more than five to 10 minutes from downtown Reno to be on a great stretch of river, the Truckee doesn’t see the pressure like comparable rivers in other states. As a result, it is not rare to have a day fishing the Truckee without seeing another angler. While nothing beats watching a fish take a dry fly, I believe one of the most productive methods to fishing the Truckee is learning how to high-stick nymph. Drifting a dead-drift crawfish pattern using this technique on an early summer morning helped me reel in a nice 3.5-pound brown trout.” —David Lewandowski, Reno fly fisherman

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FISHING ADVENTURE by Denis Isbister

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Growing up out west, my fishing addiction began with family trips in eastern Nevada, chasing trout in small creeks and high desert reservoirs. As I grew older, the urge to find more remote destinations drove me to far-reaching places, but I’ve come to realize that it’s not always about the crazy fish and remote travel, but bringing it back to old-school adventure. I couldn’t help but jump on a recent opportunity to fish in eastern Nevada; I wanted to see pockets of Nevada I hadn’t seen in 20 years. We began in Elko, backpacking into Lamoille Canyon to chase brook and native mackinaw trout in the pristine alpine lakes the Rubies are known for, fished for largemouth bass on the Ruby Marsh, and rounded out the trip with a visit to the extremely remote Jarbidge Wilderness Area. The short time I spent here really brought back some good memories with my grandpa — everything smelled and looked the exact same. We visited the Jarbidge Trading Post for some live bait, and

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started working the creek for hours. As the day progressed, we caught tons of red band rainbows, but were still missing out on the prized bull. We plowed our way through the marsh, crossing the creek countless times and carefully navigating through the willows, eventually posting up near a giant beaver dam and cast into a massive pond. It worked! We set the hook and a bull was on! It was a small trout, but a beautiful trophy that we celebrated with pics before releasing. won’t ever take me 20 years to get back to the basics again! For more of Denis’ “Getting back to basics in Jarbidge,” visit: TravelNevada.com.

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ANGLER’S DELIGHT Take a crack at getting your name on the highly coveted list of trout masters, or the IGFA Royal Trout Slam. Only a couple hundred have secured their spot on this catch and release list, reeling in all seven trout required. Fisherman have traveled all over the western United States to snatch all seven trout on the list, but here’s an insider pro tip we can all rest easy with: You can reel in all seven within the state of Nevada.

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VAC ATI O N INSPIRATIO N: GHOST TOWNS

PAST PRESENT: NEVADA’S GHOST TOWNS Ghost towns — remnants of late 19th and early 20th century mining towns — dot the Nevada landscape. The Silver State, after all, was built on mining, an industry that continues strong today. But its past is still present on Nevada’s back roads and byways, in the form of abandoned buildings and crumbling stone fireplaces. There are more than 600 ghost towns in Nevada. To find these treasures, you may want to check out Nevada Magazine’s ghost town map, available online at NevadaMagazine.com, or review these pages for ideas.

GHOST TOWN PRO TIP “I’ve always found it fascinating to see how and where people in the past survived in places that were in the middle of nowhere. Nevada is lucky because there are so many still existing thanks to the dry weather. It’s tough to pick a favorite out of hundreds, but I like Simon, Sylvania, Tybo, Ophir and Cloverdale the best: they’re true ghost towns that have been completely abandoned with no modern infrastructure or residents. If you’re traveling the back roads to visit these places, try checking in with locals to get road conditions and be aware of the weather. And always remember to bring plenty of water, extra gas, a flashlight, snacks and a good spare tire and tire repair kit. A good topo map is essential, too.” —Herb Robbins, proprietor of Gold Point B&B

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GHOST TOWN ADVENTURE by Sydney Martinez If you can believe it, there are more ghost towns than actual that there are more mining camps of yesteryear than actual populated communities…there are a lot to choose from. If you like your history with a side of recreation, Jarbidge is your jam. Tucked far away in the northeastern corner of Nevada, this quiet community isn’t just a geographical opposite of Vegas…it couldn’t contrast any more in lifestyle either. Jaw-dropping landscapes and big-game trophy animals draw outdoor adventurers into this sleepy town today, but life didn’t always move this slowly in these parts. Jarbidge was quite the happening mining community in the early 1900s, so much, in fact, that it was one of the last true gold rushes in the American West. And with successful mining enterprises comes what? BANDITS. A trip to Jarbidge is far from complete without hitting up the original jail; it’s chock-full of goodies like authentic mining claims and even the original cot bed and chamber pot. Jarbidge was also the site of the last stagecoach robbery in the American West, but what’s especially interesting about it is the fact that this was the very first time a palm or fingerprint had ever been admitted as evidence in a court trial in the WORLD. Jarbidge Jail’s most noted prisoner — Ben Kulh — left a bloody handprint that was lifted from the stagecoach that ultimately threw him in the clink for good. For more of Sydney’s “Nevada Ghost Town Throwdown,” visit: TravelNevada.com.

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TEE TIME IN NEVADA Where can you swing your clubs in Nevada? Pretty much desert courses, others in mountainous terrain, but always than 50 courses, including Cascata in Boulder City and the Wynn Golf Club, right behind the resort on the Strip. There’s also the new, 105,000-square-foot TopGolf center behind the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, as well as the TaylorMade Golf Experience for night golf and instruction. Travel 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, and you’ll find Mesquite — a town of around 15,500 people and nine golf course every day. Travel north to the Carson City-Carson Valley area — just south of Reno — to take on the Divine 9, a group of courses nestled on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. And don’t forget the greens in nearby Lake Tahoe and Reno. Breathtaking lake views can be enjoyed from such courses as Edgewood Tahoe, host of the popular American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, and the

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Golf Courses at Incline Village. In the Reno-Sparks area, choices include LakeRidge Golf Course and Red Hawk Golf and Resort. It’s tee time!

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VAC ATION INSPIRATIO N: S HOPPIN G

RETAIL THERAPY, NEVADA STYLE Pack lightly when visiting Nevada — you’ll need extra space in your suitcase after indulging in some retail therapy. Whether you’re bargain hunting for name brands, cruising for antiques or looking for a one-of-a-kind Nevada gift, there are more than a few ways to lighten your wallet in the Silver State. Here’s a look:

Reno’s Midtown: Just south of downtown Reno, a clutch of local shops, contemporary restaurants and trendy bars have made Midtown a fun visit. Check out everything from vintage clothing and furniture at Junkee Clothing Exchange to goggles and other Burning Man-inspired gear at Melting Pot World Emporium.

Outlets and malls: The Las Vegas Strip is a shopping mecca, with mammoth malls such as the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, a 1.2-mile retail complex; and Fashion Show, with nearly 2 million square feet of name brands. Premium Outlets also has two locations here — one on the south end of the Strip and one at the north. Travel to Primm, 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, for the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas. In the northern end of the state, check out the wares at the Outlets at Sparks or The Summit in Reno.

Austin turquoise shops: In the middle of Nevada, along the Loneliest Road in America (U.S. 50), is the small town of Austin. With a population of 192, Austin is home to a couple

Vegas-area vintage: Las Vegas’ Antique Alley is a collection of antique stores in and around downtown Las Vegas, including the Funk House, featuring ’50s Modern items, and Medusa’s Antiques, for eclectic finds. Head over to Boulder City for more retro finds at such places at Sherman’s House of Antiques and Antique Depot.

VINTAGE VEGAS turquoise shops, Little Blue Bird Turquoise and the Trading Post, which sell the semiprecious stone that is mined near by. Rock on! Western gear in Elko: Home to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko is historically a ranching community (mining also is big here), and home to J.M. Capriola Co. Dating back to 1929, the store sells saddles, Garcia bits and spurs, hats, boots and other items essential to the bona-fide cowboy. The retail section is on the first floor, but visitors also can go upstairs, where saddles are made and other leather work is done.

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Nevada is one of those places with hundreds of hot spots — and we don’t mean nightclubs with celebrity DJs (although we have those, too). Nevada has an abundance of geothermal activity, and this heat from the earth means there are multiple hot springs to visit around the state. Visitors can bathe in a developed spring, such as David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort in Genoa, or experience a spring in a natural setting, such as Spencer Hot Springs near Austin. Be cautious if you’re visiting a spring in a natural setting (check for temperature and bacteria levels), and make sure you are on public land. For details on individual hot springs, visit TravelNevada.com, or review these pages for ideas.

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HOT SPRINGS ADVENTURE by Lauren Renda Being a self-proclaimed hot-springs enthusiast, I love to seek out a soak wherever and whenever I can. Nevada is the perfect place to find them: There are more than 300 naturally occurring hot springs in the state, meaning that Nevada boasts the most hot springs in the United States. One weekend in

Range to the west and the Toquima Range to the east. The combination of water, mountains and expansive desert is so quintessentially Nevada, and one of the things I love so much about the state. For more hot springs adventure, or to start one of your own, visit: TravelNevada.com.

me hard, so the decision to explore Spencer Hot Springs was an easy one. I grabbed a friend and some camping gear and from Reno to Austin, which is a great stop on its own or in conjunction with the hot springs, and then another 20 miles on a dirt road out to Spencer. The location is amazing both in terms of physical beauty and the fact that you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but it’s so easy to get to. There is something so soul-soothing about warm, natural water, and an outstanding view. Nestled comfortably in the tub, your view is of the aptly named Big Smoky Valley with the Toiyabe

HOT SPRINGS PRO TIP: “The reason hot springing in Nevada is better than anywhere else is simple: the scale, the vastness, the variety. From tree-shrouded oases to never-ending peak-studded valleys... from natural pools and rockdammed creeks to cattle troughs and pipe-fitted, valve-controlled feats of backcountry cowboy-tub genius. Throw in some long dirt roads, a little riffraff-filtering remoteness and whoppingly dark night skies that’d make ol’ Hubble weep, and you’ve got yourself a pretty alright time. The best part? You’ve probably got it all to yourself.” —Devon Blunden

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EXPLORE HISTORY, CULTURE, ART AND MORE AT NEVADA’S MUSEUMS Get a handle on Nevada’s history and culture when you visit one the state’s many museums. There are seven state museums, plus others that focus on art, children’s education and more. Plan a visit to make every trip brighter. Here’s a look at a few: Carson City: The state capital is home to the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City. The State Museum includes the old Carson City Mint, in operation in the late 19th century to process silver from the nearby Comstock mines in Virginia City. Here, American Indians’ stories are told in “Under One Sky,” one of several other

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exhibits at the site. The railroad museum has artfully restored, and operates, signature artifacts that convey the challenges vast Nevada with ribbons of steel. See the famous Glenbrook and Inyo steam locomotives from 1875. Elko: The California Trail Interpretive Center, eight miles west of Elko on Interstate 80, tells the story of the thousands of pioneers who traveled the California Trail in the mid-19th century, seeking their fortunes in the gold fields of California. In the city proper is the Northeastern Nevada Museum, which features an extensive collection of work by Western artist and author Will James.

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Ely: The East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, another state museum, is located in the East Ely Railroad Depot and tells of the region’s mining and transportation heritage. Pair your visit with an excursion ride on the historical Nevada Northern Railway, in the same complex. Las Vegas and Las Vegas area: The award-winning Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, is world recognized for its collection of gaming artifacts; showgirl costumes; and mining, ranching and railroad items. It’s located inside Springs Preserve, a 180acre cultural institution with its own museums and galleries.


The Lost City Museum, preserving prehistoric artifacts of the Ancestral Pueblo people, is in Overton, about 63 miles/101 km east of Las Vegas. The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City, tells the story of the Boulder Branch Line, commissioned by Union Pacific Railroad in 1931 to haul equipment and material needed to construct the Hoover Dam. While visiting here, take a ride on the Nevada Southern Railway. In Las Vegas, also is home to the Mob Museum, presenting a fascinating view of organized crime in Las Vegas, as well as in the United States and the world; and the Neon Museum, which features more than 200 historical Las Vegas signs in a two-acre outdoor campus. Children

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can explore nine hands-on exhibition halls at the Discovery Children’s Museum or see an animatronic dinosaur exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

artists on a rotating basis, as well as contemporary art and

Reno: The Nevada Historical Society on the University of

more in its permanent collection. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada

Nevada, Reno, campus is a state museum that preserves and

Discovery Museum, originally founded as a children’s museum,

shares the life of the Silver State and Reno’s history. Reno also

has evolved into a hands-on science exploration center

is home to the National Automobile Museum, featuring 200

for all ages.

cars in galleries designed to represent different time periods. The Nevada Museum of Art exhibits national and international

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AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY PRESERVED AT HISTORICAL SCHOOL Aletha Tom was 12 when she left her home on the Moapa

state of Nevada. The grounds are open to the public each day

Indian reservation in southern Nevada to attend the Stewart

from dawn until dusk. Many of the 83 buildings currently are in

Indian School in Carson City. The year was 1959, and the

use by state agencies, such as the Nevada Indian Commission,

Stewart Indian School — a federally-run boarding school for

and nonprofit groups.

American Indian children — had been in operation since 1890. Times had changed a bit from those early decades, when the children at Stewart often were there against their will, forcibly separated from their families and forbidden to speak native languages. Instead, Tom recalls life at the school as generally positive — a life governed by strict rules, but one that also included happy memories, such as the times she and her classmates snuck food into their room in the Small Girls Dorm.

administration building to help tell the story of the Stewart Indian School, and preserve this important chapter in American history. Long-term plans include refurbishing additional buildings on the campus to create a cultural heritage destination. For more information, visit: StewartIndianSchool.com.

Tom’s story is one of many that visitors can listen to during a self-guided audio tour that can be accessed through personal cell phones at the Stewart Indian School, about three miles south of downtown Carson City. Visitors, referencing signs at the site, can listen to recordings of Stewart alumnae and former employees sharing their stories about the school. The trail is .6 miles on paved surface, with 20 stops, each connected to an audio recording. The school, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, closed in 1980, and the 109-acre facility today is owned by the

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EXPLORE NEVADA’S AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center:

began using the cave to store food, tools and other supplies

Located in Nixon, on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

about 3,500 years ago — a time when this high desert area

Reservation (about 48 miles/77 km) northeast of Reno,

was a marsh around an ancient lake. The cave can be visited

the museum describes the tribe’s history and culture, and provides insight into why the Paiute people hold the lake and

of the month. For details, visit the Churchill County Museum

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Lovelock Cave: This former archaeological site is 20 miles/32 km south of Lovelock. First excavated in 1912, among the artifacts recovered were 2,000-year-old tule duck decoys believed to be the oldest in the world. Scientific research shows that people used the cave between about 2,000 B.C. and 1,000 A.D., when the desert area had more water, plants and animals. Before embarking on your trip, download the Lovelock Cave Backcountry Byway Guide, which has information on the area’s history, geology and environment, as well as a map that will get you from the community of

Hidden Cave: Located in Fallon, about 1.5 miles north of

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ALL ABOARD NEVADA’S HISTORICAL RAILWAYS Nevada’s heritage railways tell the vivid story of how

drove the railroads, including steam locomotives, the self-

railroads changed the face of the American West in the 19th and 20th centuries. In a hostile environment, the train pioneers built transportation and communication systems that helped develop and serve mining and logging industries across the state. Nevada State Railroad museums in Carson City, Boulder

frozen in time. In Boulder City, the museum explores the Nevada Southern 1930s to haul supplies from Las Vegas to Boulder City, where the Hoover Dam was being constructed. Themed rides during

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the holidays and fun, family activities throughout the year

The East Ely Depot Museum tells the story of eastern

complement the museum’s heritage exhibits, programs and

Nevada’s mining and transportation heritage with timetables,

community events.

personnel records and historical offices. Then find the Nevada

The state capital is home to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, and the V&T Railroad. The railroad museum focuses on the how the railways hauled ore from the mines in nearby Virginia City to mills along the Carson River, made possible logging at Lake Tahoe and spurred the growth of small towns. The museum shares the Silver State’s connection with the transcontinental Central Pacific Railroad. In addition to exhibits with a rare collection of railroad

Northern Railway, which hauled copper ore from the mines west of town in the early 20th century and today offers excursion rides, including such themed rides as the Haunted Ghost Train and the Polar Express. Activities available include Railroad Reality Week, where visitors learn how to preserve and operate the trains, and winter photo shoot camps. Guests can even spend the night at the facility in the caboose or the bunkhouse.

equipment and artifacts, train rides are offered seasonally around the facility. The newly restored 1875 narrow gauge steam locomotive the Glenbrook, and its standard gauge sister the Inyo, are on display and operate on special occasions. On the other side of Carson City is the V&T Railroad, offering excursion rides from Carson City to Virginia City, from Virginia City to Gold Hill, and a third route along the Carson River Canyon. Themed rides, including the holiday Polar Express excursion, are offered.

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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The historical La Concha Motel Lobby, an icon of Las Vegas’ mid-century Modern architecture, nowserves as the Neon Museum Visitor Center V&T Railroad, Virginia & Truckee R.R. logo used by permission of Virginia & Truckee Railroad Co., Virginia City, Nevada. Photograph by Pete Larro.

Lobby. wThe building, designed by architect Paul R. Williamsand built in 1961, was entered into the Nevada Register of Historic Places in 2015.

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DIG THOSE NEVADA GEMS Nevada was founded on mining. Silver deposits found in

Nevada’s Virgin Valley, about 35 miles southwest of Denio

1859 near what is now Virginia City were key to the state’s

near the border with Oregon, is home to three opal mines —

acceptance into the Union in 1864. Today, Nevada continues to

Bonanza, Rainbow Ridge and Royal Peacock. For-fee digging

produce ore, everything from gold to lithium, making the state an interesting one for rock hounders. For those who like to play in the dirt, there are a few places where you can mine for garnets, opals and turquoise in Nevada. Garnet Hill, six miles west of Ely, is a public rock-hounding

for the rare black opals, although the stones come in all colors. Head to Tonopah — midway between Las Vegas and Reno, on U.S. 95 — to hunt for turquoise at Royston Turquoise Mine. For-fee tours are held seasonally; visitors can observe the

area managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management.

workings of the mine and rummage through tailing piles in

Here, you’ll find the dark, red-brown mineral inside volcanic

search of the blueish-green rocks. Dig in!

rock called rhyolite, which is abundant in the area. Find one, and you’ve got a unique Nevada souvenir.

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“I’ve been working as a silversmith for about four years and opened Honey & Goldie’s storefront in Reno this past summer. I am very inspired by Nevada and all of its beauty, which is something I try to incorporate into all of my designs. “Nevada has the most turquoise mines out of any state in America; I’m constantly blown away by that. I’ve met so many incredible people through turquoise, (each) with a new, unique story, and everyone is always beyond willing and ready to connect me to the next person. “Austin also has some great stones for purchase! At Honey & Goldies, we cut most of our cabs, but heading to Austin is one of my favorite Nevada trips. So much to explore, and it’s considered to be the turquoise mecca of Nevada.” —Lindsay Jones, owner, Honey and Goldies jewelry

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VEGAS OFF ROAD TOURS

REV YOUR ENGINES! Nevada’s abundance of public land means nearly unlimited in another state (as long as it is not located in Nevada for more exploring the state’s many mountain ranges or cruising the numerous desert valleys and sand dunes, trails await. Popular areas include Sand Mountain in Fallon, the Winnemucca Sand Dunes north of Winnemucca and Amargosa Big Dune

joining a tour will want to check with area visitors bureaus or visit TravelNevada.com.

accessible from four trailheads in Lincoln County. In northeast including Maggie Creek and Coal Mine Canyon.

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SAND MOUNTAIN Photo by: Romona Robbins

Fallon is packed full of eventful happenings and offerings. From ancient petroglyphs and acclaimed bird watching, to the wilder side of dune buggies on Sand Mountain, boxing alfresco and one-of-a-kind ranch-hand rodeos. Come stay a day or two, and start building family memories again and again. Fallon – It’s Eventful!

The Fallon Convention Center can meet all your event needs for groups up to 300. Visit our site or call for information. VisitFallonNevada.com

The historical La Concha Motel Lobby, an icon of • Lasinfo@VisitFallonNevada.com Vegas’ mid-century Modern architecture, nowserves as the Neon Museum Visitor Center 775-423-4556 Lobby. wThe building, designed by architect Paul R. Williamsand built in 1961, was entered into the Nevada Register of Historic Places in 2015.

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BASECAMP

IT’S ALL UP FROM HERE Nevada is home to one of the finest rock climbing areas in the world: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 17 miles/27 km west of Las Vegas. Here, red sandstone climbing enthusiasts from all over. Red Rock NCA, managed by and can provide information on guides. Red Rock also is home to the annual Red Rock Rendezvous climbing festival, open to beginning as well as experienced climbers. Other Nevada climbing areas include Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains near Elko, River Rock in Reno, Dinosaur Rock in Carson City and the East Shore Crags around Incline Village. For information on those sites, visit TravelNevada.com. If you’re looking for indoor or man-made climbing walls, Nevada has that, also. BaseCamp at Whitney Peak in Reno has the tallest climbing wall in the world (164 feet/50 meters) on the outside of the resort, overlooking Virginia Street. Inside is a bouldering park for free (non-harnessed) climbing. Also in Reno is RockSport Indoor Climbing Center; in the southern end of the state, there’s Red Rock Climbing Center.

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CLIMBING ADVENTURE by Matt Kuehl The spirit of adventure is alive and well in Las Vegas and you don’t need a reservation, players’ card, or your name on a guest list to experience it. The Red Rock National Conservation Area, located 17 miles (27 km) outside the entertainment mega-hub of Las Vegas, is attracting people from around the world for a wildly climbing or sightseeing, it seems that this impressive stretch of the Mojave Desert has the world’s attention and people are exploring the canyons with youthful enthusiasm. Spend enough time at Red Rock and you’ll undoubtedly discover that the most common “wildlife” is probably the desert rock climber. These folks spend days and sometimes nights climbing to the high summits of the escarpment for some of the best rockaneering, bouldering and sport climbing in the world. So gather your friends and strap on your hiking shoes, because there’s adventure out there, and I hope you’re excited to find it.

CLIMBING PRO TIP:

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Red Rock is definitely one of the premier climbing destinations in the country, if not the world. The easy access makes it highly desirable...Red Rock is only 30 minutes from the airport in Vegas. Comparatively, Yosemite Valley is four hours from an international airport. Plus, you can climb in a variety of styles at Red Rock: steep low angles, clip bolts, stack pads or go plug cams, single pitch sunny cragging, etc. That, and the abundance of long and moderate routes, makes Red Rock a premier climbing destination for sure. Juniper Canyon and Black Velvet Canyon are favorite routes of mine because they have a remote feel to them, the rock is wonderful, the climbing is challenging, and the positions you find yourself in can be completely outrageous. When it comes to gear, make sure you use your common sense and adequately prepare. Plus, always keep a headlamp on you in Red Rock, try to keep things super casual and fun. -Weston Lippia, climber from Las Vegas

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HIT THE SLOPES With several hundred ranges, Nevada is one of the most

Forest, which encompasses most of the mountainous regions

mountainous states in the Union. That means lots of terrain

of Nevada. The Mt. Rose Meadows, along the Mt. Rose Scenic

for skiing, boarding and cross-country fun. Three of Nevada’s

Byway (about 25 miles south of Reno) is a popular spot. In

four main resorts are in the northern end of the state, around

the northern end of the state, near the community of Ely,

Lake Tahoe and just an hour’s drive from Reno and Reno-

cross country and snowshoeing areas include Ward Mountain

Tahoe International Airport. Heavenly Mountain Resort, which

Recreation Area, Bird Creek Campground and Timber Creek Campground.

4,800 skiable acres — expert favorites are Mott Canyon and Killebrew Canyon on, of course, the Nevada side. Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, whose slopes are visible from the Reno airport tarmac, of north-facing slopes with pitches from 40 degrees to 55 degrees — as well as mid-week deals. Then there’s Diamond

Thrill-seekers may want to check out helicopter skiing options in the Ruby Mountains, which are on the eastern side of the state near Elko. Elko also is home to Snobowl Ski Area, a ski and bike park with one lift and a tow rope for easy winter fun.

Peak, a family favorite for its low-key vibe and views of Lake Tahoe. In the south is Lee Canyon, one of the region’s oftenoverlooked gems. About an hour’s drive north from Las Vegas and just north of Mount Charleston, this small resort (three the Las Vegas visitor. Those who prefer cross-country and snowshoeing will find plenty of terrain within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National

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“I’ve been skiing for 31 years, and a sponsored big mountain/backcountry skier for 12 seasons. Mt. Rose is the best resort experience in Nevada because it’s close to Reno and Tahoe with views of both, and has a rootsy local vibe to it. But my best backcountry experience was at Great Basin National Park. Wheeler Peak is the state’s second highest summit, and the large cirque between it and neighboring Jeff Davis Peak offers some of the finest late-season skiing in the entire state. Steep chutes, open bowls, whatever type of terrain you’re looking for sits above the remnants of an old glacier and an enormous grove of Bristlecone pines. In the late spring, the road is open up to 10,000 feet, providing for easy access to this backcountry bounty.”

Photo by: David Bunker

—Jeremy Benson, professional skier, Lake Tahoe

SKIING ADVENTURE by David Bunker Helicopter rotors throb overhead. Snow crystals beaten by

deep in the desert of Nevada in a remote, wild and intensely

the powerful downdraft of the Astar 350 B3 aircraft erupt

beautiful mountain range halfway between Lake Tahoe and

into a reverse snowstorm, ascending into the brilliant blue

Salt Lake City. As the thwop-thwop-thwop of the helicopter

sky above the Ruby Mountains. Our group of four is kneeling

fades, utter silence envelopes us. We slowly realize that, apart

in deep powder, hunched against the rotor wash as the heli

from perhaps a couple backcountry skiers in Lamoille Canyon,

touches down. Carefully, we pass skis and snowboards to the

we might be the only skiers for hundreds of miles in either

guide and then pile back into the chopper. The rotors whine

direction. It’s my first time skiing Ruby Mountain Powder, and I

as they power back up to full speed and suddenly we are

am instantly addicted.

airborne, levitating over the steep canyons, leafless aspens and jagged ridges of the Rubies. This is not some dream, I have to remind myself. I am heli-skiing for the first time in my

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VAC ATI O N INSPIRATIO N: WE D D ING S

LAKE TAHOE STAND UP PADDLE WEDDING Photo by: TahoeSouth.com

GET HITCHED IN NEVADA! Lovers from all over the globe travel to Nevada to take advantage of the myriad fun and unique wedding experiences

and an apostille (authentication of signatures) to register a marriage in a foreign country. International visitors can contact the Nevada Secretary of State to order an apostille.

in Las Vegas to outdoor events at Lake Tahoe, Nevada weddings run the gamut. Besides beautiful and unique venues from which to choose, knot. There is no waiting period or blood test requirement in the Silver State. Couples will have to obtain a marriage license are ready to exchange vows. Once the ceremony occurs, the

marriage ($15). Couples from other countries may be required to provide their country of origin with a copy of the marriage license

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: • Nevada Wedding Association, NevadaWeddings.org • Clark County (Las Vegas), ClarkCountyNV.gov • Washoe County (Reno), WashoeCounty.us/clerks/mlb • Douglas County (Lake Tahoe), DouglasCountyNV.gov

LAS VEGAS Photo by: LVCVA

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 ITO R IES FINDING YOUR AROUND NEVADA GET HITCHED IN WAY NEVADA! Nevada is a big state… the seventh largest in the Nation. To help you get around and understand the geography, topography and history of the state, 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.

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

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 to west and encompassing Area 51 and the Extraterrestrial Highway. nevadasilvertrails.com

LAS VEGAS TERRITORY: The famous Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam are found in this region, as well as attractions and recreational areas in such cities as Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin and Mesquite. lvterritory.com

INDIAN TERRITORY:

This is a statewide territory; it is cultural rather than geographic. Nevada boasts significant tribal lands and cultural sites, and it’s these gems that make up the Indian Territory. nevadaindianterritory.com

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LAS VEGAS TERRITORY Las Vegas brings to mind gaming and world-class entertainment. But there is another side of Las Vegas we hope you will experience and enjoy! Las Vegas Territory is an organization that promotes outlying tourism entities in the Las Vegas Valley, Boulder City, Henderson, Laughlin, Jean, Primm and Mesquite. This territory is filled with recreation opportunities, dining, shopping and more! Visit LVTerritory.com.

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 Mesquite Mount Charleston and winter skiing Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Springs Preserve The Las Vegas Strip, a National Scenic Byway Valley of Fire State Park

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Resources: Boulder City Chamber of Commerce 702-293-2034

Laughlin Chamber of Commerce 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 visithenderson.com

Mesquite Area Chamber of Commerce 702-346-2902 mesquitenvchamber.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

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Budget Suites of America - Wynn • 4205 W. Tropicana Ave. • 702-889-1700 • 888-611-0414 • budgetsuites.com

414

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Caesars Palace • 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-731-7110 • 866-227-5938 • caesarspalace.com

3960

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California Hotel Casino Las Vegas • 12 E. Ogden Ave. • 702-385-1222 • 800-634-6505 • thecal.com

781

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

276

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Capri Motel • 3245 E. Fremont St. • 702-457-1429

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The Carriage House • 105 E. Harmon Ave. • 702-798-1020 • 800-221-2301 • carriagehouselasvegas.com

155

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Circus Circus Las Vegas • 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-734-0410 • 800-634-3450 • circuscircus.com

3767

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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 Convention Center • 3275 Paradise Rd. • 702-791-3600 • marriott.com

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Courtyard Las Vegas South • 5845 S. Dean Martin Dr. • 702-895-7519 • 800-321-2211 • marriott.com/lascy

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

154

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The Cromwell • 33595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-777-3777 • 844-1-AM-CROM (844-4-26-2766) • thecromwell.com

188

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

638

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

260

$-$$$$

Delano Las Vegas • 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-632-7888 • 877-632-7800 • delanolasvegas.com

1,117

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

32

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

30

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

148

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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 • 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

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

307

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

220

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

285

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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 Convention Center • 3684 Paradise Rd. • 702-699-7000 • emeraldsuites.com

359

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

386

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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

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Extended Stay America Las Vegas - Midtown • 3045 S. Maryland Pkwy. • 702-369-1414 • 800-804-3724 • extendedstayamerica.com

124

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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 • mariott.com

142

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

128

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

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

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

100

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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

150

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

690

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

424

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

447

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

86

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

20

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

712

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Golden Gate Hotel & 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

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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

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

322

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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 & Casino • 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-369-5000 • 800-214-9110 • harrahs.com

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

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

315

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club Paradise 455 Karen Ave. • 702-946-9200 • 888-388-4482 • lasvegasconventioncenterhgvc.hilton.com

419

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard • 2650 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-765-8300 • 888-388-4482 • lasvegasstriphgvc.hilton.com

1,228

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

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Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas South • 5760 Polaris Ave. • 702-736-0098 • 800-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

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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 • homewoodsuites3.hilton.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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Hyatt Place Las Vegas • 4520 Paradise Rd. • 702-369-3366 • 888-444-0611 • lasvegas.place.hyatt.com

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

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Hotel Shalimar Las Vegas • 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-388-0301 • shalimarhotellasvegas.com

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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

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

140

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

128

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

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

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

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Las Vegas Airport Travelodge • 5075 Koval Ln. • 702-736-3600 • 866-GO-STRIP • wyndham.com

106

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

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

278

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

2,256

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

150

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Luxor Hotel & Casino • 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-262-4000 • 800-366-4658 • luxor.com

4,400

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Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, Hotel • 200 N. Main St. • 702-387-1856 • 800-373-8933 • mainstreetcasino.com

406

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

3211

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

392

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

260

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

314

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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. • 702-730-7000 • 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

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

139

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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

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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 & Casino • 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. • 702-365-7111 • 888-365-7111 • orleanscasino.com

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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

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

766

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Palms Place Hotel & Spa • 4381 W. Flamingo Rd. • 702-932-7777 • 866-942-7779 • palms.com/palms-place

500

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

2,916

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

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

255

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Plaza Hotel & Casino • 1 Main St. • 702-386-2110 • 800-634-65750 • plazahotelcasino.com

1,004

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

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

548

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New York-New York Hotel & Casino • 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • 702-740-6969 • 800-612-2121 • newyorknewyork.com

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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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Sam’s Town Hotel & 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

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Serene Las Vegas, An Innplace Resort • 455 E. Harmon Ave. • 702-369-5400 • 877-997-8667 • serenevegas.com

150

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

171

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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

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

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center • 2989 Paradise Rd. • 702-433-5880 • 888-287-2166 • marriott.com

299

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

128

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Laughlin River Lodge • 2700 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-2139 • 800-835-7903 • laughlinriverlodge.com

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

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Aquarius Casino Resort • 1900 S. Casino Dr. • 702-298-5111 • 888-662-5825 • theaquarius.com

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

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Stateline Casino and Motel • 490 W. Mesquite Blvd. • 702-346-5752

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Mount Charleston Lodge & Cabins • 1202 Old Park Rd. • 702-872-5408 • mtcharlestonlodge.com

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The Resort on Mt. Charleston • 2275 Kyle Canyon Rd. • 888-559-1888 • mtcharlestonresort.com

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

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

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

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

200

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

96

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

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

87

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

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

59

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

78

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

163

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

125

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

94

Sunrise Inn • 910 E. Cheyenne Ave. • 702-399-1500 • sunriseinnlasvegas.com Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel • 2101 Texas Star Ln. • 702-631-1000 • 800-654-8888 • texasstation.com

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

1264

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

809

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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

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

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

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

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BOULDER CITY Milo’s Cellar & Inn at Boulder • 438 Nevada Way • 702-294-4244 • milosinnatboulder.com

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Lake Mead RV Village • 258 Lakeshore Rd. • lakemeadrvvillage.com

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

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

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Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town • 5225 Boulder Hwy. • 702-454-8055 • 800-634-6371 • koa.com/lasvegas

493

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

400

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

407

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

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

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Hitchin’ Post RV Park Motel, Saloon & Steakhouse • 3640 Las Vegas Blvd. N. • 702-644-1043 • 800-433-8402 • hprvp.com

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

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

Gasoline

Dump Station

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Drinking Water

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Frontier Motel • 1718 N. Carson St. • 775-882-1377

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

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

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

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites • 4055 N. Carson St. • 775-283-4055 • 800-439-4745 • hiexpress.com

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

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

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Nugget Hotel • 651 N. Stewart St. • 775-882-7711 • 800-933-5715 • thenuggethotel.com Plaza Hotel & Conference Center • 801 S. Carson St. • 775-883-9500 • 888-227-1499 • carsoncityplaza.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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L A K E TA H O E N O R T H The Border House at Crystal Bay Casino • 14 Nevada SR 28 • 775-831-0512 • crystalbaycasino.com

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

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino • 111 Country Club Dr. • 775-832-1234 • 888-233-1234 • laketahoe.hyatt.com

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

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Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino • 5 Nevada SR 28 • 775-831-0660 • 800-245-8667 • tahoebiltmore.com

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L A K E TA H O E S O U T H Doc’s Cottages • 151 Stateline Ave. • 775-588-2264 • docscottages.com

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe • 50 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-1010 • 844-588-7625 • hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

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

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

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

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MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa • 55 U.S. Hwy. 50 • 775-588-3515 • 800-648-3353 • montbleuresort.com

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ACCOMMODATIONS HOTEL/MOTEL L A K E TA H O E S O U T H , continued Perennial Vacation Club-Eagles Nest • 472 Needle Peak Rd. • 775-588-2275

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Pine Cone Resort • 601 U.S. Hwy.50 • 775-588-45043 • 800-624-3887 • pineconeresort.com

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Tahoe Summit Village • 750 Wells Fargo Ln. • 775-588-8571 • tahoesummitvillage.com

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The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing • 133 Deer Run Ct. • 775-588-6247 • thelodgeatkc.com

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The Ridge Resorts • 400 Ridge Club Dr. • 775-588-3553 • 800-334-1600 • ridgetahoeresort.com

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World Class Property Management • 212 Elks Point Rd., #446 • 775-339-1188 • rentattahoe.com

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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

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

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 1659 SR 88 • 775-782-7500 • 800-439-4745 • hiexpress.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Courtyard by Marriott • 6855 S. Virginia St. • 775-851-8300 • 888-236-2427 • marriott.com

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Courtyard By Marriott Reno Downtown/Riverfront • 1 Ballpark Ln. • 775-324-0400 • 888-236-2427 • marriott.com

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Days Inn Reno • 701 E. Seventh St. • 775-786-4070 • 800-225-3297 • daysinn.com

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Econo Lodge • 1885 S. Virginia St. • 775-329-1001 • 800-4-choice • choicehotels.com

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Eldorado Resort Casino Reno • 345 N. Virginia St. • 775-786-5700 • 800-879-8879 • eldoradoreno.com

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Extended Stay America • 9795 Gateway Dr. • 775-852-5611 • 800-804-3724 • extendedstayamerica.com

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

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

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Hampton Inn & Suites South Reno • 10599 Professional Cir. • 775-336-2222 • 800-426-7866 • hamptoninnreno.com

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Harrah’s Reno • 219 N. Center St. • 775-786-3232 • 800-427-7247 • harrahsreno.com

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Hilton Garden Inn Reno • 9920 Double R Blvd. • 775-850-9700 • 877-782-9444 • hiltongardeninn.com

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 2375 Market St. • 775-229-7070 • 800-315-2621 • hiexpress.com

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

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Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport • 11790 E. Plumb Ln. • 775 826 2500 • 888-492-8847 • renotahoeairport.place.hyatt.com

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

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

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

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

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R E N O , continued Peppermill Resort Casino • 2707 S. Virginia St. • 775-826-2121 • 866-821-9996 • 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 & Suites • 2050 Market St. • 775-786-2500 • 877-539-7070 • choicehotels.com

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Ramada Reno Hotel & Casino • 1000 E. Sixth St. • 775-786-5151 • 800-272-6232 • ramadareno.com

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Residence Inn by Marriott • 9845 Gateway Dr. • 775-853-8800 • 800-331-8131 • marriott.com

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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

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Siena Hotel Spa Casino • 1 S. Lake St. • 775-682-3900 • 877-743-6233 • sienareno.com

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Silver Legacy Resort Casino • 407 N. Virginia St. • 775-325-7401 • 800-687-8733 • silverlegacy.com

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Staybridge Suites • 10559 Professional Cir. • 775-657-8999 • 877-228-8889 • staybridgesuites.com

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University Inn • 1651 N. Virginia St. • 775-329-3464

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

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Whitney Peak Hotel • 255 N. Virginia St. • 775-398-5400 • 888-776-9551 • whitneypeakhotel.com

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott • 2085 Brierley Way • 775-355-7700 • 800-228-2800 • marroitt.com

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Holiday Inn Reno/Sparks • 55 E. Nugget Ave. • 775-358-6900 • 800-315-2621 • holidayinn.com

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Motel 6 Sparks • 2405 Victorian Ave. • 775-358-1080 • 800-466-8356 • motel6.com

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Super 8 Motel Sparks • 1900 E. Greg St. • 775-358-8884 • 800-948-8443 • super8.com

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Sunrise Motel • 210 Victorian Ave. • 775-358-7010

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

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Nugget Casino Resort • 1100 Nugget Ave. • 775-356-3300 • 800-843-2427 • nuggetcasinoresort.com

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

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

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

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

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Sugarloaf Mountain Motel & Market • 430 S. C St. • 775-847-0551 • sugarloafmountain-motel.com

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

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

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BED & BREAKFASTS CARSON CITY Bliss Bungalow • 408 W. Robinson St. • 775-230-0641 Deer Run Ranch Bed & Breakfast • 5440 Eastlake Blvd. • 775-882-3643 • 800-378-5440 • bbonline.com/nv/deerrun GENOA The White House Bed & Breakfast • 195 Genoa Ln. • 775-783-7208 • whitehousebandb.net

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

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

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

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Silver City RV Park Resort • 3195 U.S. Hwy. 395 • 775-267-3359 • 800-997-6393 • silvercityrvresort.com

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

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

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Gold Ranch Casino & RV Resort • 350 Gold Ranch Rd. • 775-345-8880 • 877-914-6789 • goldranchrvcasino.com

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Keystone RV Park • 1455 W. Fourth St. • 775-324-5000 • 800-686-8559 • keystonervpark.com

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

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

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

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Rivers Edge RV Park • 1045 S. Rock Blvd. • 775-358-8533 • 800-621-4792

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RV Park at Grand Sierra Resort • 2500 E. 2nd St. • 800-501-2651 • grandsierraresort.com

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

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

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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

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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 • 800-238-2463 • zephyrcove.com

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

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

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TE RRI TO R I ES: C OW BOY C O U NT RY COWBOY COUNTRY Named for the gritty and gutsy cowboys who still work the ranches in the northern part of the state, Cowboy Country stretches from California to Utah along Interstate 80. The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering happens annually in Elko and the Ranch Hand Rodeo in Winnemucca is as authentic as it gets. There’s even a few opportunities to participate in a ranch vacation. For more on that and other fun in Cowboy Country, visit CowboyCountry.org.

Must-Sees: Angel Lake Black Rock Desert California Trail Interpretive Center Historic Wendover Airfield Jackpot Jarbidge/Jarbidge Wilderness Lamoille Canyon Lovelock Cave Lovers Lock Plaza Northeastern Nevada Museum Ruby Mountains Western Folklife Center

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

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

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(Battle Mountain) 775-635-1112 battlemountaintourism.com

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

McDermitt information cowboycountry.org/mcdermitt

800-962-2638 winnemucca.com


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

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

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

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

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

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Centre Motel • 475 Third St. • 775-738-3226

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

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

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

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

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Ledgestone Hotel • 2585 E. Jennings Way • 775-738-2200 • ledgestonehotel.com

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

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Rodeway Inn • 736 Idaho St. • 775-738-7152 • 800-424-6423 • choicehotels.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Super 10 Motel • 1390 Cornell Ave. • 775-273-0703 • super10lovelock.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Scott Shady Court • 400 1st St. • 775-623-3646 • scottshadycourt.com

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

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

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

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Winners Inn Casino • 185 W. Winnemucca Blvd. • 775-623-2511 • 800-648-4770 • winnersinn.com

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GERLACH Soldier Meadows Ranch & Lodge • Mile 50, Soldier Meadows Road

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

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

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

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PONY EXPRESS TERRITORY A portion of the famed Pony Express horseback mail route, in operation from 1860 to 1861, cuts through the middle of Nevada, roughly parallel to U.S. 50. Along this quiet byway you’ll find such hidden gems as Great Basin National Park, the old mining towns of Austin and Eureka, the agricultural community of Fallon, and Dayton, the first gold discovery site in Nevada. Visit ponyexpressnevada.com for more.

Must-sees: Ward Charcoal Oven State Historic Park

Austin turquoise shops Cave Lake State Park Churchill County Museum East Ely Railroad Depot Museum Eureka Opera House Frey Ranch

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK

Great Basin National Park

Photo by: Romona Robbins

Hotel Nevada Lattin Farms Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark Nevada state Route 722 and Carroll Summit Oats Park Art Center Sand Mountain

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

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Fernley Chamber of Commerce

775-289-8877

775-246-7909

775-575-4459

whitepinechamber.com

daytonnvchamber.org

fernleychamber.org

Eureka County Economic Development

Great Basin Business and Tourism Council (Baker)

800-496-9350

775-237-5484

greatbasinpark.com

elynevada.net

eurekacounty.com

White Pine Chamber of Commerce (Ely)

White Pine County Tourism & Recreation Board (Ely)

Great Basin National Park

Eureka Opera House

775-234-7331

775-237-6006

nps.gov/grba

co.eureka.nv.us

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Whispering Elms Campground, Motel & RV Park • 1195 Baker Ave. • 775-234-9900 • whisperingelms.com

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

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

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

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

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T E R RI TO R IES: N E VA DA S ILVER T R AILS NEVADA SILVER TRAILS Ghost towns, off-road routes, state parks with fishing and boating as well as hiking paths: Nevada Silver Trails has what you need for an adventure of a lifetime. This territory in southern/central Nevada includes everything from wineries in Pahrump to historical mining sites in Tonopah to the mysterious Extraterrestrial Highway. Visit NevadaSilverTrails.com for details.

Must-sees: Beaver Dam State Park Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Cathedral Gorge State Park Echo Canyon State Park Extraterrestrial Highway Death Valley National Park Historical ghost towns — Belmont, Rhyolite, Goldfield Kershaw-Ryan State Park Pahrump Valley Winery Sanders Family Winery Spring Valley State Park Tonopah Mining Park Walker Lake

JETPACK AMERICA AT SPRING MOTORSPORTS RANCH

Resources: Amargosa Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

Pahrump

775-372-1515

(Alamo, Caliente, Panaca, Pioche, Rachel)

775-727-5107, ext. 310

amargosachamber.org

877-870-3003

visitpahrump.com

lincolncountynevada.com Beatty Chamber of Commerce 866-736-3716 beattynevada.org Death Valley Chamber of Commerce 760-852-4420 deathvalleychamber.org

Greater Smoky Valley Chamber of Commerce 775-337-2830 Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce (Yerington) 775-463-2245 masonvalleychamber.org Mineral County Convention & Tourism Authority

Death Valley History Association

775-945-5854

800-478-8564, ext. 10

visitmineralcounty.com

dvnha.org Goldfield Chamber of Commerce/Historical Society 775-485-3560 goldfieldnevada.org

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Nevada Silver Trails 877-848-5800 nevadasilvertrails.com

Pioche Chamber of Commerce 775-962-5544 piochenevada.com Tonopah 775-482-6336 tonopahnevada.com


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

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

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Pahrump • 861 S. Nevada SR 160 • 775-727-9100 • hiexpress.com

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Best Western Hi-Desert Inn • 320 Main St. • 775-482-3511 • 877-286-2208 • bestwestern.com/HiDesertInn

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National 9 Inn • 720 N. Main St. • 775-482-8202 • 800-524-9999 • national9tonopah.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 Oasis RV Park • 1101 S. Nevada SR 160 • 775-727-5100 • bestwestern.com/pahrumpoasis

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Shadow Mountain Scenic RV Park • 2740 W. Ambler Way • 775-751-5176 • 800-820-1480

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Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages • 280 Winery Road • 775-751-7805 • wineridgervresort.com

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T ER R ITO R IES: INDIAN TER R ITORY NEVADA’S INDIAN TERRITORY The Silver State is covered with significant tribal lands and cultural sites, and it’s these gems that make up Nevada’s Indian Territory, a statewide territory. Indian Territory is home to four major American Indian tribes: Washoe, Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone. For thousands of years, their ancestors were the stewards of this land. Visit NevadaIndianTerritory.com for more.

AMERICAN INDIAN BASKETS

Must-sees: Grimes Point and Hidden Cave Hickison Summit petroglyphs Lost City Museum Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway and Museum Sarah Winnemucca statue Stewart Indian School Toquima caves

STEWART INDIAN SCHOOL POW WOW

Valley of Fire State Park petroglyphs

Resources: Grimes Point Archaeological Site (Fallon)

Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. (Carson City and Reno)

Stewart Indian School, Stewart Indian School Trail

775-885- 6000

888-885-8447

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blm.gov

nevadaurbanindians.org

775-687-8333

Las Vegas Indian Center

Nevada’s Indian Territory

702-647-5842

775-687- 8333

Wellington Station Resort Museum

lasvegasindiancenter.org

nevadaindianterritory.com

775-465-2304

Lost City Museum (Overton)

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum & Visitors Center (Nixon)

stewartindianschool.com

702-397-2193

775-574-1088

museums.nevadaculture.org

www.plpt.nsn.us/museum

Nevada State Museum (Carson City) 775-687- 4810 museums.nevadaculture.org

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Wigwam Native American Museum (Fernley) 775-575-2573


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INDEX A

Camping. See National parks; RV parks; State parks Car shows, 12 Carlin, 13, 33, 104, 105, 108 Carson City accommodations, 98, 101, 117 attractions, 11, 13, 19, 49, 70, 72–73, 74–75, 80 dining, 61 golf, 66 maps and distances, 7 resources, 97, 116 RV parks, 102 weather, 7 Carson Valley, 10, 19, 96, 97 Casinos, 8 Lake Tahoe, 21 Las Vegas, 38–41 Cathedral Gorge State Park, 50–51 Cave Lake State Park, 29, 52 Cave Rock, 116 Celebrity Chefs, 61 Central Nevada Museum, 48 Charcoal Ovens, 29, 52, 59 Charleston Peak, 42–43 Chefs, celebrity, 61 Children’s museum, 70–71 Churchill, 109 Cloverdale, 64 Cold Spring Station, 27 Colorado State Recreation Area, 36 Comic Con, 13 Corley Ranch, 19 Cowboy Country accommodations, 105–107 attractions, 10, 13, 19 itineraries, 30–34 map, 3, 86 must-sees, 104 resources, 104 RV parks, 108 shopping, 67 Cross-country skiing, 82–83 Crystal, 114 Crystal Bay, 97

Alamo, 50, 112, 113, 114, 115 Amargosa Big Dune, 78 Amargosa Valley, 112, 113, 115 Angel Lake, 31 Archeology Elko, 32 Grimes Point, 26, 73 Hidden Cave, 26, 73 Lost City Museum, 37, 71, 116 Lovelock Cave, 32, 73 petroglyphs, 15, 26, 28, 37, 50 Area 51, 56–57 Art Burning Man, 11, 22, 24, 46, 49 Ely, 52 festivals, 10-13 Free-Range Art Highway, 46–49 Gerlach, 25 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 47 International Car Forest of the Last Church, 48 Lake Tahoe, 19 Las Vegas Territory, 10–11, 40 Nevada Museum of Art, 71 petroglyphs, 15, 26, 28, 37, 50 Pony Express Territory, 109 Shakespeare Festival, 19, 20 special events, 10-13 Western Folklife Center, 30, 33 Artists Palette, 37 Astronomy, 4, 13, 53 Austin, 6, 28, 67, 68, 77, 109, 110, 111 B Badwater Basin, 37 Baker, 13, 29, 110, 111 Balloon festivals, 10, 12 Basque culture, 11, 33, 60 Battle Mountain, 13, 33, 53, 104, 105, 108 Beatty, 7, 13, 46–49, 78, 112, 113, 115, 117 Beaver Dam State Park, 50–51 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, 54, 55 Biking, 12. See also National parks and recreation areas; State Parks Austin, 28 Carson City, 49 Great Basin Highway itinerary, 50–53 Lake Tahoe, 20, 54 Las Vegas area, 36 Reno, 23 Birding sites, 10, 18, 26 Black Mountains, 36 Black Rock Desert, 11, 24, 25 Blue Diamond, 88 Boating, 11, 19–21, 25, 36, 51, 54. See also National parks; State parks Bonzai Rock, 14 Boulder City, 11, 14, 37, 71, 74–75, 87, 88, 94 Burning Man, 11, 22, 24, 46, 49 C Caliente, 7, 50–51, 112, 113, 115 California Trail Interpretive Center, 32, 33, 70 Cal-Nev-Ari, 88, 94

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dining, 60 distances and weather, 7 resources, 104 RV parks, 108 shopping, 67 Ely accommodations, 110, 111 attractions, 10-11, 13, 28–29, 52, 59, 70, 74–75, 76, 82–83 distances and weather, 7 resources, 109 RV parks, 111 Eureka, 28–29, 58, 109, 110 Extraterrestrial Highway, 56–57 F Fallon, 12, 26, 61, 73, 78, 79, 109, 110, 111 Fernley, 26–27, 109, 110, 111 Filming locations, 18 Fishing, 62–63. See also National parks; State parks Cave Lake State Park, 52 Ely, 29 Great Basin Highway itinerary, 50–53 Pyramid Lake, 18, 24 Fort Churchill State Park, 54 Fossils, 50, 54 Free-Range Art Highway, 46–49 Furnace Creek, 37 G Gabbs, 113 Gardnerville, 19, 96, 98, 102 Garnet Hill, 76 Generator, 22 Genoa, 13, 19, 68, 96, 97, 98, 101 Gerlach, 7, 13, 24–25, 106, 107, 108 Ghost Towns, 47, 48, 64–65, 117 Ghost train, 29 Glendale, 88 Gold Point, 15, 114 Goldfield, 48, 112, 113, 115 Goldstrike Hot Spring, 16 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 47 Golf Lake Tahoe, 21, 66 Las Vegas, 9, 66 special events, 11 vacation inspiration, 66 Goodsprings, 36 Great Basin Highway, 50–53 Great Basin National Park, 29, 52–53, 59, 83, 109 Greater Smoky Valley, 112 Grimes Point, 26, 73, 116 Guru Road, 25

D Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, 19 Dante’s View, 37 Dayton, 109, 111 Death Valley, 112 Death Valley National Park, 37 Denio, 76, 105, 108 Devil’s Golf Course, 37 Dining inspirations, 60–61 Distilleries, 9, 26 Dyer, 114 H

E East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, 70, 75 East Humboldt Range, 31 Echo Canyon State Park, 50–51 Elko accommodations, 9, 105 attractions, 10, 11, 13, 29, 30–34, 63, 70, 78, 80, 82–83, 103

Hawthorne, 7, 113, 115 Heavenly Mountain Resort, 19, 21 Helicopter skiing, 9, 83 Henderson, 87, 88, 94 Hickison Petroglyphs, 28 Hidden Cave, 26, 73 Hiking. See also National parks; State parks


Las Vegas accommodations, 88–93 attractions, 8–9, 38–41, 70–71 dining, 8, 40, 60–61 events, 10-13 golf, 9, 66 itineraries, 36–45, 46–47, 50 maps and distances, 7 RV parks, 95 shopping, 67 weather, 7 what’s new, 8-9 Las Vegas Territory accommodations, 88–94 map, 3, 86 must-sees, 87 resources, 87 Laughlin, 7, 10, 36, 87, 93, 95 Lehman Caves, 29, 50, 53, 59 Little A’Le’Inn, 57 Loneliest Road in America, 14, 26–29, 41 Lost City Museum, 37, 71, 116 Lovelock, 10, 13, 32, 104, 106, 108 Lovelock Cave, 32, 73

Elko, 31 Ely, 29 Great Basin Highway itinerary, 50–53 Lake Tahoe, 20, 54 Las Vegas area, 36, 42–45 Red Rock Canyon, 81 Hockey, 8 Hoover Dam, 14, 37, 74 Horseback riding, 36 Hot air balloons, 10, 12 Hot springs, 16, 68–69 Humboldt Museum, 32–33 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 15, 30–31, 33, 82–83 I Incline Village, 11, 19–20, 54, 97 Indian Springs, 88 Indian Territory. See also Native American communities map, 3, 86 must-sees, 116 resources, 116 International Car Forest of the Last Church, 48 Itineraries Elko, 30–31 Extraterrestrial Highway, 56–57 Free-Range Art Highway, 46–49 Great Basin Highway, 50–53 Las Vegas, 36–45 Nevada State Parks, 54–55 Northern Nevada, 26-34 Reno-Tahoe area, 18–23 J Jackpot, 13, 104, 106, 108 Jacobs Family Berry Farm, 19 Jarbridge, 13, 15, 65, 104, 106, 108 Jarbridge Wilderness Area, 63 Jean, 94 Jet skis, 36 K Kayaking, 20, 21 Kershaw-Ryan State Park, 50–51 Kingston, 111, 114 Kit Carson Walking Tour, 19 L Lake Mead, 37 Lake Mohave, 36 Lake Tahoe accommodations, 9, 98–99 attractions, 4, 9, 11-13, 17 golf, 21, 66 itineraries, 18–23 maps and distances, 7 photo ops, 14 resources, 97 RV parks, 102 skiing, 19–20, 82–83 weather, 7 Lake Tahoe State Park, 54 Lamoille, 106 Lamoille Canyon, 30–31, 63, 80

Neon Museum, 40, 71 Nevada Museum of Art, 71 Nevada State Museum, 38, 70, 116 Nevada State Railroad Museum, 19, 37, 70, 75 Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, 71 vacation inspirations, 70–71 Wigwam Native American Museum, 116 Music festivals, 10-13, 46 N NASCAR, 10 National Atomic Testing Museum, 38 National Automobile Museum, 71 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 10, 33 National parks and recreation areas Black Rock Desert, 11, 24, 25 Death Valley, 37 Great Basin, 29, 50–53, 59, 83, 109 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 15, 30–31, 33, 82–83 Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 37 Lovelock Cave, 32, 73 Red Rock Canyon, 10, 36, 44–45, 80–81 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 42–43 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 26 Native American communities Grimes Point, 73 Indian Territory resources, 116 Lost City Museum, 37, 71, 116 Lovelock Cave, 73 Paiute Tribe, 18, 24, 73 Pow Wows, 11 Stewart Indian School, 11, 72–73, 116 Neon Museum, 40, 71 Nevada, State of contact and social media information, 4, 17 Department of Wildlife, fishing guide, 62 special events, 10-13 state capital attractions, 19 what’s new, 8-9 Nevada Museum of Art, 71 Nevada Northern Railway, 52, 59, 73 Nevada Silver Trails accommodations, 113–114 map, 3, 86 must-sees, 112 resources, 71, 112 RV parks, 37, 115 Nevada Southern Railway, 74–75 Nevada State Museum, 38, 70, 116 Nevada State Railroad Museum, 19, 37, 70, 75 Nixon, 73 North Las Vegas, 93–94, 95

M Maps and distances, 3, 7, 86. See also Itineraries Marathons, 11, 13 Marlette Flume Trail, 54 Marzen House Museum, 32 Mason Valley, 112 McDermitt, 13, 104, 106, 108 Mesquite, 66, 87, 93, 95 Middlegate Station, 27 Mill City, 108 Mina, 115 Minden, 19, 96, 99, 102 Mineral County, 112 Mining, gemstones, 76–77 Mining camps. See also Nevada Silver Trails ghost towns, 64–65 Stokes Castle, 28 Tonopah Historic Mining Park, 48 Moapa Valley, 87, 95 Mob Museum, 38, 40, 41, 71 Mormon Station, 19 Morris Burner Hotel, 23 Mount Charleston, 42–43, 88, 93 Mountain City, 106, 108 Mt. Rose Meadows, 82–83 Museums Central Nevada Museum, 48 children’s museums, 70–71 Discovery Children’s Museum, 71 East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, 70, 75 Goldwell Open Air Museum, 47 Humboldt Museum, 32–33 Las Vegas, 38–41 Lost City Museum, 37, 71, 116 Marzen House Museum, 32 Mob Museum, 38, 40, 41, 71 National Atomic Testing Museum, 38 National Automobile Museum, 71 Natural History Museum, 71

O Opal mines, 76 Ophir, 64 Orovada, 106 Overton, 9, 71, 94, 116

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INDEX P Pahrump, 13, 55, 61, 112, 113, 115 Paiute Tribe Reservation, 18, 24, 73 Panaca, 50, 112, 114 Paradise Valley, 108 Pershing, 32 Petroglyphs, 15, 26, 28, 37, 50 Photography, 10, 14-15, 12, 30, 34, 40, 47 Pictographs, 15 Pioche, 50, 52, 112, 113, 115 Pioneer trail, 29, 32, 70 Pony Express Territory accommodations, 110–111 attractions, 27, 41, 54 map, 3, 86 must-sees, 109 resources, 109 Pottery, 25 Pow Wows, 11 Primm, 67, 94 Pueblo, Lost City Museum, 37, 71, 116 Pyramid Lake, 18, 24, 62, 117 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation, 73, 116 Pyramid Way, 24 R Rachel, 57, 112, 113, 115 Railroads and railroad history Carson City, 19, 70 Ely, 52, 59, 70 First Transcontinental Railroad, 32 Ghost Train, 29 Nevada Northern Railway, 28, 73 Nevada State Railroad Museums, 37 vacation inspirations, 70–71, 74–75 Virginia City, 18 Red Rock Canyon, 10, 36, 44–45, 80–81 Reno accommodations, 99–100 attractions, 1, 9-13, 35, 49, 62, 71, 80 dining, 60–61 golf, 66 itineraries, 18–23, 32–34 maps and distances, 7 resources, 97 RV parks, 102 shopping, 67 skiing, 82–83 weather, 7 Reno-Tahoe Territory accommodations, 98–101 map, 3, 86 must-sees, 97 resources, 97 RV parks, 102 Rhyolite, 47, 117 Rock climbing, 16, 36, 44–45, 80–81 Rockhounding, 76–77 Rodeos, 10, 13, 32 Ropes courses, 9 Round Mountain, 113, 115 Ruby Mountains, 9, 30–31, 33, 62, 80, 82–83 RV parks Cowboy Country, 108

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Tonopah Historic Mining Park, 48 Topaz Lake, 96 Trail of the 49ers Interpretive Center, 34 Truckee River, 62 Twain, Mark, 6, 32 Tybo, 64

Las Vegas Territory, 94–95 Nevada Silver Trails, 115 Pony Express Territory, 111 Reno-Tahoe Territory, 102 S Sand Harbor State Park, 11, 19, 20, 54 Sand Mountain Recreational Area, 27, 78, 79 Sandoval, Brian, 2 Scenic byways Great Basin Highway, 50–53 Las Vegas, 42 Loneliest Road in America, 14, 26–29, 41 Searchlight, 88, 94, 95 Shakespeare Festival, 19, 20 Shoe Tree, 27 Shopping, 40, 67 Silver Springs, 109 Simon, 64 Skiing helicopter skiing, 9, 83 Lake Tahoe, 19–20, 97 Las Vegas area, 42–43 vacation inspirations, 82–83 Sky diving, 4 Smith Valley, 113, 115 Snowshoeing, 82–83 Soccer, 9 Social media information, 4, 17 Sparks, 10-12, 61, 97, 100–101 Spencer Hot Springs, 69 Spooner Lake Backcountry, 54 Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 36 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 42–43 Spring Valley State Park, 50–51 Star Hotel, 33 Stargazing, 13, 48–49, 53 State parks Beaver Dam, 50–51 Berlin-Ichthyosaur, 54, 55 Cathedral Gorge, 50–51 Cave Lake, 29, 52 Echo Canyon, 50–51 Fort Churchill, 54 itineraries, 50–55 Kershaw-Ryan, 50–51 Lake Tahoe, 54 Mormon Station, 19 Sand Harbor, 11, 19, 20, 54 Spooner Lake, 54 Spring Mountain Ranch, 36 Spring Valley, 50–51 Valley of Fire, 15, 50 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 29, 52, 59 Stewart Indian School, 11, 72–73, 116 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 26 Stokes Castle, 28 Stone Cabin, 51 Sylvania, 64 T Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, 71 Tonopah, 7, 11-12, 48–49, 57, 76, 112–115

U UFOs, 56–57 Unionville, 32, 107 V Valley of Fire, 15, 37 Valley of Fire State Park, 50 Valmy, 106 Virginia City, 10-13, 18, 58, 75, 97, 101, 102 W Wadsworth, 11, 102 Ward Charcoal Ovens, 29, 52, 59 Ward Mountain Recreation Area, 82–83 Washoe Valley, 102 Weather, 7 Weddings, 84 Wellington, 102, 116 Wells, 13, 31, 34, 104, 106, 108 West Wendover, 7, 34, 104, 106, 108 Western Folklife Center, 30, 32, 33 Wheeler Peak, 29, 50, 53 White Pine, 109 Wigwam Native American Museum, 116 Wildlife. See also National parks; State parks Elko, 31 fishing inspirations, 62–63 sanctuaries, 34 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, 26 Wineries, 26, 61 Winnemucca, 7, 10, 13, 25, 32–33, 61, 78, 104, 106–108 Winter sports, 82–83 Y Yerington, 11, 114, 115 Z Zabriskie Point, 37 Zephyr Cove Resort, 19 Zip lines, 9


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