• CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip and Frank Sinatra Drive: Urban community filled with fine art and spectacular architecture. Home to 4,004-room ARIA Resort and Casino; 392-room Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; the upscale Crystals retail and entertainment district; and the “Viva ELVIS” Cirque du Soleil show that pays tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley. Las Vegas.
• Reno Aces Ballpark: Adjacent to the Ballpark is the new Freight House District, a year-round entertainment complex that features concerts, festivals and four restaurants. Reno.
• Whitewater Park at Rock Park: Offers pools for kayaking, tubing and rafting in a picturesque setting. For all levels of ability. Sparks.
• The Carson River Aquatic Trail: New boating facilities for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Amenities at Carson City’s Morgan Mill Road include a concrete launching ramp, paved parking, picnic tables and restroom. Similar facilities at Santa Maria Ranch in Dayton. Carson City & Dayton.
Nevada Tourism• Lake Tahoe: The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe is a year-round resort internationally famous for both summer and winter recreation – everything from skiing and snowboarding to wind surfing and paddleboarding, and hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail.
• Las Vegas Strip: The heart of Las Vegas is lined with themed resort hotel-casinos providing a never-ending selection of entertainment, elegant cuisine, luxury shopping, opulent spas and world-class shows.
• Truckee River Whitewater Park: Year-round kayaking in fresh, clear water in a year-round whitewater park that offers 11 drop pools and slalom course in the heart of downtown Reno’s famed casino district.
• Nevada State Museum: Tour a ghost town, walk through a silver mine and see the actual equipment used to stamp more than $50 million in gold and silver coins mined from the Comstock Lode in the late 1800s. Carson City.
• Atomic Testing Museum: Intriguing exhibits chronicle the history of U.S. nuclear weapons testing, nuclear science, world wars and the Nuclear Age. Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. Las Vegas.
• Las Vegas Springs Preserve: Indoor/outdoor display of sustainable lifestyle; a reconstructed box canyon with native plants and birds; and “live” flash flood demonstration.
Nevada Tourism• Kit Carson Trail and Talking Houses: Walking trail through Carson City’s downtown historical residential district. Information about celebrated residents, including Mark Twain, are featured on locally available AM radio at various homes along the tree-lined streets, just a few blocks from the state capitol.
• National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (January), Elko.
• White Pine Fire and Ice Show (January), Ely.
• Lock Your Love, Valentine's Day (February), Lovelock.
• Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March), Virginia City.
• Laughlin River Run (April), Laughlin.
• V&T Railroad rides (May-October), Carson City-Virginia City.
• Reno Rodeo (June), Reno.
• Carson City Rendezvous (June), Carson City.
• Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (July to August), Lake Tahoe.
• The Legends Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux, PGA Tour (July), Reno.
• Nevada Territory Wild West Fair (formerly Nevada State Fair) (August), Reno.
• Las Vegas 350 NASCAR (September), Las Vegas.
• National Championship Air Races (September), Reno.
• Virginia City Camel Races (September), Virginia City.
• Haunted Ghost Walks (October) Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa.
• Nevada Day Celebration & Parade (October), Carson City.
• National Finals Rodeo (December), Las Vegas
• Virginia City: Once, one of the richest mining towns in the world and the heart of the Comstock Lode. This lively town with wooden sidewalks, saloons, shops and museums is America’s largest historical monument.
• Great Basin National Park: Dominated by the 3,981-metre Wheeler Peak, this pristine wilderness is also home to ancient bristlecone pines and the limestone Lehman Caves. Public tours available.
• Reno: Popularly known for an abundance of outdoor recreation, arts and culture, gaming and nightlife and the sparkling Truckee River Whitewater Park downtown.
• Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum & Cultural Center: Near mystical Pyramid Lake, the museum is a treasure trove of Paiute history and culture. Gift shop. Nixon.
• Cathedral Gorge State Park: Amazing cathedral spires naturally carved from rock. Panaca.
• Bonnie Springs Old Nevada: Horseback riding, Western town, miniature train rides, dining. Blue Diamond.
• Genoa Courthouse Museum: Fascinating displays depict lifestyle of Native Americans and early settlers in the beautiful Carson Valley. Genoa.
• Hickison Petroglyphs: Interpretive trail off U.S. Highway 50 offers opportunity to see ancient petroglyphs or rock art etched on boulders. Austin.
Did You Know?
State Motto: All for Our Country
State Flower: Sagebrush
State Bird: Mountain bluebird
State Insect: Vivid Dancer Damselfly
America’s Byways: Lake Tahoe National Scenic Byway, Las Vegas Strip National Scenic Byway, Pyramid Lake National Scenic Byway, Great Basin Scenic Byway, Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, Angel Lake Scenic Byway, Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Mt. Rose Scenic Byway, Red Rock Canyon Scenic Byway, Valley of Fire Scenic Byway.
Direct Flights: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, Sunwing, WestJet
Sales Tools: Nevada Visitors Guide, Nevada Adventure Guide, Nevada Open Roads, Hwy 50 Survival Guide
Info: Nevada Commission on Tourism