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Sightseeing in Nevada - what to see. Complete travel guide

Nevada is the most arid and desolate state of the USA, however, its population is growing by leaps and bounds. Tourists are attracted to these places by incomparable Las Vegas. Just 20 years were taken for a huge city to rise in the heart of the Mojave Desert; now it is famous for its entertainment centers, casinos, luxury hotels and restaurants. The main part of its profit is brought by hotels and gambling business, so travelers can reckon on a first class service there. Buildings housing casinos and hotels are real architectural masterpieces. Despite the fact that they were built fairly recently, the local architecture style is reminiscent of the past century.
The desert state is visited by tourists wishing to spend holidays gambling and walking through the ultra-fashionable shopping malls and restaurants. All major cities of the state are ready … Open
Most notable buildings can be seen on the central boulevard. Local casino pavilions are built in Greek style and resemble palaces. Among other extravagant object of Las Vegas, Treasure Island and Luxor casinos, as well as New York in Miniature and pavilions built in the form of high towers are worth mentioning. Fans of nightlife will appreciate an abundance of clubs, many of which border of popular gambling houses. More than three hundred nightlife places work there, so each of them is trying to attract visitors in all possible ways. Every day, themed parties, concerts and enchanting shows take place there.
Hikers enjoy Fremont alley and leisure-friendly amusement parks. Despite the fact that the province is considered deserted, there are beach resorts too. Modern hotel complexes and sports centers are built on the shore of Lake Tahoe; local beaches deserve the highest praise. The western shore of the lake is occupied by resorts and the eastern one serves as the State Park, one of the most exciting attractions of the state. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. It’s better to communicate with locals in English. Despite the fact that many of them speak Spanish well, the indigenous population is extremely reluctant to use it. 2. Travelers … Open
Among the natural landmarks, the Grand Canyon is worth to mention. Travelers from all over the world come here to see this natural wonder. Near the city of Reno there is Pyramid attracting fishing enthusiasts and fans of eco-tourism. Fans of skiing would also find a suitable place; Mount Charleston and Spring Mountain are the most popular mountain resorts. Thus, Nevada is not so lifeless, as it may seem at first glance.
Nevada will be a real treasure for ecotourism fans. On the territory of the state, there is the National Big Pool Park. The park is quite small and not so many tourists know about it. However, this fact doesn’t belittle its advantages. The park is very picturesque and offers its guests several hiking routes. In a warm period, it provides excellent conditions for camping. Camping sites are located at the height of 3 000 m above sea level.
What can one of the driest states in the country do to surprise gourmets? First of all, national cuisine will impress fans of meats. Those fond of more savory treats will appreciate the … Open
The more famous place here is the National Park with a scary name, Death Valley. The area it occupies is the driest in North America. It is also included in the list of the hottest districts of the words. Here, you can admire beautiful sand dunes and sea typical dwellers of the desert, for which such harsh living conditions are quite comfortable.
One of the most popular tourist sites in Nevada is Lake Tahoe. In summer, it is visited by fans of water entertainments and fishing. You can take a boat trip here and walk along the picturesque shores of the lake. In winter, Lake Tahoe turns into a ski center. There are perfect places for skiing and snowboarding near it. Not so many travelers come here in summer, as well as in winter. It seems more attractive to those who are searching for peace and privacy.
The rich cultural calendar of state doesn’t match with its arid landscape. Every year, grandiose festivals, which are well known to tourists from all over the world, take place in … Open
During the year, a lot of interesting festivals are held in Nevada. In June, the state is visited by rodeo fans from all over the world. In August, the annual food festival The West Nugget Rib Cook-off is held. Its guests can taste different popular national dishes. If taking into account the arid climate of the state, it can be said that there are almost no agricultural fields. The foundation of the national cuisine is meat dishes. Meat is cooked over an open fire here. Fruit and vegetables are rarely used, as they are not grown in the region. The food festival is held in Sparks. The festival was first organized in 1989. For the years of its existence, it has become very popular. Now, the festival is visited by over 500 000 people every year. Besides food entertainments, its visitors can watch music concerts and other themed events here.
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Sights around Nevada from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Nevada Test Site

From the series “Largest and Famous Nuclear Test Sites”
Today over the territory of the old polygon are organized bus tours. Tourists can acquaint with sightseeing of this place. Huge shell holes, saved test tunnels and miniatures of training buildings which were examined on stability – these are the main excursion things of the polygon. A well-known crater Sedan has a diameter about 400 meters and depth about 100 meters. The last tests were made there in 1992 and for more than 20 years the area with moon landscapes looks desert and lifeless. … Read further

Area 51

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
According to the official data provided by the CIA in 2013, the development of experimental aircraft is underway on the territory of the military base, and many important documents containing strategic information are stored on its territory. Over the years, the US government has refused to recognize the existence of a base, which until now has generated many controversies and incredible theories. One of the main positive arguments in favour of many incredible theories is the fact that the location of Zone-51 is considered to be a zone of increased UFO activity. … Read further
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