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Travelling Nevada

Nevada is a land of sightseeing and adventure. Finding the best that Nevada has to offer means you have to turn off the main highway and be ready for a great journey.

Red Rock Road – is a wonderful scenic drive that will only take around one day and it is based in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. There are views of red sandstone cliffs and limestone bluffs that formed millions of years ago. You can also enjoy an off-trail experience where you can go exploring on the sandstone, this proves to be popular with rock climbers. Before setting off on the scenic drive you may want to have a look into the visitor centre as this has indoor & outdoor exhibits explaining the area.

Hoover Dam – is one of the most astonishing construction achievements of the 20th century, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere. You can walk across the dam and you can have fantastic viewing and photographic opportunities, you can only visit the dam in daylight due to the rules that are in place.

Pyramid Lake – is located within the Great Basin desert, it is one of the largest natural lakes in Nevada and is the focus of three national byways that offer stark desert landscapes. You can take up the opportunity to go fishing at the lake but this really can depend on the weather, people normally say it is better to fish in the warmer periods. As the lake is on an Indian Reservation you must buy a pass to be able to enjoy the park.

Reno – is the largest city in northern Nevada, it is surrounded by indoor & outdoor activities and this comes with wonderful weather. Reno is famous for its casinos and is the birth place of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Reno is the most populated part of Nevada other than Las Vegas.  Before the late 1950s it was the gambling capital of the United States, but in the last twenty years Las Vegas has taken over this status.

Las Vegas – draws millions every year with its casinos, shopping, dining, entertainment and the fantastic LED and neon light displays. The Las Vegas strip has an ever changing skyline that includes New York New York, which has a roller coaster going through the hotel. The views that are available today are very different from what people saw back in the early 20th century, there is outstanding hotel rooms with stunning views and there is now even a zip wire flying through the Vegas strip.


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Date Created: 20/02/2016

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