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Nevada - The Silver State
Nevada - When you are in Nevada, you won’t get bored, that’s for sure. Recreation and attractions abound in Nevada. From hiking and biking to fishing and hunting, Nevada’s vast public lands provide a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. Then there are Reno and Las Vegas... Las Vegas is a city that barely needs an introduction. From its top-of-the-line resorts, shopping and dining to its exciting entertainment and nightlife, Las Vegas has earned its place as one of the world’s premier tourist destinations. Nevada’s largest city has long outgrown its adult playground moniker and is no longer just a gambling Mecca.
Nevada City Highlights
Henderson was settled during World War II as a housing area for employees of a magnesium plant. The town since has expanded into Nevada's main industrial center, with many plants concerned principally with chemical and metal production. Henderson is the southwest terminus of scenic SR 147, which follows the spectacular Lake Mead shoreline from Hoover Dam to Overton Beach. The 35-mile-long River Mountains Loop Trail connects Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Hoover Dam, Henderson and Boulder City. Hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders enjoy views of Lake Mead, Las Vegas and the River Mountains as well as wildlife such as bighorn sheep and desert tortoises.
Las Vegas let's you see the Statue of Liberty, the Sphinx, the Eiffel Tower, pirate ships and Venetian canals all on one street. Hundreds of years ago they came for water at a desert oasis. But green felt tables rumbling with ruby red dice have replaced bucolic meadows that gave the town its name. The thirst of today's Las Vegas visitor is for gambling, intoxicating glitter, sexy entertainment, dining and shopping. It's all here in this fantasyland escape where fun, all kinds of it, is the name of the game.
Nevada State Facts
The Silver State
takes its name from a Spanish word meaning snow-clad.
10/31/1864 12:00:00 AM
All for our country
Home Means Nevada
Total: 110567 sq.mi., Land: 109806 sq.mi., Water: 761 sq.mi.