Rest of Nevada

Things to do in Rest of Nevada

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.

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.

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.

Take a cruise of the Colorado River on one of two boats tricked out to look like old-time paddle-wheel steamers.

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.

Check out Reno’s classic casino and the “biggest little” sign next door.

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.

Walk the red sandstone formations. Nevada’s oldest state park is made up of some 35,000-odd acres of petroglyphs and dramatic rock formations. Look for Arch Rock, Piano Rock, and the Three Sisters, whose recognizable forms have been the backdrop for many a western movie.

Brave the 180-foot tower from which you’ll do a combination skydive/bungee jump.

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.

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.