Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Las Vegas’ Old Fort State Historic Park

Photo: Old fort state park Among our Las Vegas faves, the place where Las Vegas began, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 East Washington Avenue in downtown. Entrance fee is $3 and free for those under 12 years of age. Tue-Sat 8am-430pm. Recommended for history fans. The fort is on the …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. Is there snow on the mountains? Key LinksThe Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, offers opportunities for year-round fun. When you visit, learn about the area by …

Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world and a place we intend to visit after the pandemic – the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. A recommended itinerary includes the museum, Valley of Fire, and lunch in Overton. Currently closed due to the coronavirus, museum …

Ruby Mountains

Lingo Cards The Ruby Mountains are a mountain range, primarily located within Elko County with a small extension into White Pine County, in Nevada, United States. Most of the range is included within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/zRaBKpo9JoaorRgz9 Embedded Tweets Touring the Ruby Mountains this past summer. This is one of the many …

Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Photo During 2021 Responsible Travel Week we are strolling and soundwalking journeys to the waterways of southern Nevada and the fabulous city of Las Vegas. Look for regular updates to this page and other guides mentioned below. Additional headlines and resources are indexed on the Vegas Water Links page. One of the most interesting …

Nevada Governor’s Global Tourism Summit (2019)

Poster Registration is open for the 2019 Nevada Governor’s Global Tourism Summit, November 12-14 at the Plaza Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. Hashtag: #GGTS19 Key Linksgovernorssummit.org Questions Is there live and recorded video from the Summit? Are any of the presentations or resources mentioned available online? What would locals like visitors to know about Las …

Nevada Test Site

Photo: Wikipedia: Buster Jangle (1951) The Nevada Test Site encompasses 1375 square miles in central Nevada, straddling the ecological transition zone between the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin. Wikipedia: The Nevada National Security Site, previously the Nevada Test Site, is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) reservation located in southeastern Nye County, Nevada, …

Area 51

Artwork Wikipedia: Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified United States Air Force (USAF) facility located within the Nevada Test and Training Range. Officially, the facility is called Homey Airport (KXTA) or Groom Lake, named after the salt flat situated next to its airfield. Although details of the facility’s operations are not …

Nevada Arts Council

Logo Nevada Arts Council (NAC) – nvculture.org/nevadaartscouncil – engages in a formal planning process every three years to gather feedback about the agency’s programs and policies, assess the needs of Nevada’s arts industry, and investigate the state of the arts in Nevada’s communities. The Values and Vision strategic plan guides the work of the agency, …