Rest of Nevada
Rest of Nevada Travel Guide
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.
During summer, Tahoe Whitewater Tours gives guided inflatable-kayak float trips on the city's churning waters.
Once owned by Howard Hughes, the 520-acre oasis features more than 50 miles of marked trails and is always 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the Strip.
This kid-pleasing site has a 500-foot elevator ride down the canyon wall. The tour includes a walk-through of the generators, diversion tunnel, and power plant and access to all the exhibits.
Here, on a lonely stretch of private land, for no particular reason, rest half a dozen outsize sculptures, including a 24-foot oxidized steel miner, pick in hand, standing next to a penguin.
The base of the ski mountain is a whopping 8,510 feet above sea level. There are 10 trails; the summit of the ski lift is 9,370 feet, and you can snowboard from the half-pipe and terrain park that was added in 2000.
The impressive National Automobile Museumfeatures a 1936 Mercedes-Benz Roadster worth more than $3 million.
Check out Reno’s classic casino and the “biggest little” sign next door.
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.
This remote desert park in east-central Nevada has plenty of groves of gnarled bristlecone clocking in at more than 4,000 years old, as well as aspen, jackrabbits, and alpine wildflowers spread over 77,000 acres that range from the basin floor at 5,000 feet above sea level to peaks topping 13,000
The delightfully kitschy, 472-room resort has packed in the waterfalls, gardens, and pools to help you forget you’re in the middle of the desert. You won’t forget completely, but the place is a bargain.
Vegas is known for having scads of discount outlets, but the king of them all is 35 miles west, in the border town of Primm.
The circus shows are free on the hotel's Midway stage.
Located in Primm, Nevada, 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, this miniature Wild West—themed amusement park is ideal for those who haven’t quite reached the gambling age.
The formal downtown river walk follows both banks of the Truckee River for half a mile. Professional kayakers run its up-to-class-3 rapids.