Nevada

Things to do in Nevada

Drive the 92-mile stretch of State Route 375 between Hiko and Warm Springs, NV, known as the Extraterrestrial Highway, which runs through beautiful desert and past the off-limits Nevada Test and Training Range and Area 51.

This otherworldly bowl-shaped hole is nearly 4,000 feet across and 430 feet deep, and was formed two million years ago when lava bubbled along a fault line. To get there, turn right onto US-6 east at the Warm Springs junction.

This tour operator runs daily bus trips to Red Rock Canyon and offers convenient hotel pick-up.

Bear’s Best was designed by golf champion Jack Nicklaus, and features 18 holes personally chosen from the golfer’s 200-plus previously designed greens. A daily-fee public course, Bear’s Best offers a variety of hole designs and bent grass greens.

A popular stop for visitors en route to Sin City, this casino is part of Buffalo Bill’s Resort in Primm, Nevada, just 40 miles southwest of Vegas.

During summer, Tahoe Whitewater Tours gives guided inflatable-kayak float trips on the city's churning waters.

Get a serious look at the history of the Nevada test site, along with an exhaustive collection of memorabilia from the era when atomic testing was an aboveground spectator sport in Las Vegas (a 1950’s postcard of the Pioneer Club with a mushroom cloud be