Top 10 Nevada Attractions


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Planning for a vacation in Nevada this Year? Looking for fun things to do? We have been asked many times: What are the top places to see in Nevada? So here is our list of top 10 "Must-See" attractions in Nevada.

1: Las Vegas Strip

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Interesting facts:
- More than 37 million people visit every year. The first casino to be built on Highway 99 was the Pair-O-Dice club.
- The first gaming license was issued in 1931, world's largest hotels are located on the Strip.
- When viewed from space the Las Vegas city is the brightest spot on Earth.

Things to do:
Gambling, casinos, rides, shopping, las vegas strip events, photography, nightlife, drinks, crazy crowd.

Website: www.lasvegas.com/hotels/on-the-strip

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2: Las Vegas Casinos

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Interesting facts:
- Most unique casinos in the world. City of all gambling and casinos.
- The first hotel to be built on what is today's Strip was the El Rancho Vegas, opening in 1941 with 63 rooms.
- Parties and gala events were becoming more frequent, the golden era of casinos were demolished and reconstructed as the modern casino destination.

Things to do:
Gambling, rollercoasters at Newyork Hotel & Circus Circus, Jump off the Stratosphere Tower at SkyJump, take off your top at a Topless pool in Las Vegas, Volcano at Mirage, dancing, drinking and laughing at the Carnival Court at Harrah's.

Website: www.lasvegas.com/activities/casinos

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3: Las Vegas Bellagio Fountains

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Interesting facts:
- The best free show, vast visual water symphony choreographed to light and music.
- Show takes place in front of the Bellagio Hotel, fall in love with the stunning nature of this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment.
- The Bellagio Fountains learn new dances from time to time, keeping frequent visitors on their toes

Things to do:
Watch dancing fountains, performances,water light and music, Enjoy with crowd around the fountain, photography.

Website: www.bellagio.com

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4: Fremont Street Experience

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Interesting facts:
- Fremont Street dates back to 1905, when Las Vegas itself was founded.
- Fremont Street was the first paved street in Las Vegas in 1925 and received the city's first traffic light in 1931.
- The Golden Nugget opened in 1946, Wayne Newton started singing at the Fremont Hotel in 1959 and continues to sing for 50 years.

Things to do:
Free live entertainment, viva vision canopy and light show, crowds of people, an intimate party atmosphere, live tribute bands, group of great casinos near to each other.

Website: Fremont Street Experience

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5: Hoover Dam

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Interesting facts:
- Hoover Dam reaches 726 feet in height, 1,244 feet across at the top, 660 feet thick at the base.
- Construction started in April 1931 and was completed in March 1936.
- in total, 21,000 men labored on the dam, and the average total payroll was $500,000 per month

Things to do:
Photo Spots / Photography, Animal Life, Tours, canoe, kayak or raft, Observation Deck atop the Visitor Center providing panoramic views of Lake Mead, the Colorado River and the dam.

Website: www.vegas.com

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6: Grand Canyon Tours

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Interesting facts:
- Second largest canyon in the world. 18 miles wide and 277 miles long, made a national park in 1919.
- Around 6000 feet deep,800 million gallons of water flow through it per hour.
- Around 88 species of mammals, 250 - 300 species of birds, 25 types of reptiles.

Things to do:
Watch park orientation film, learn more about the nature, science, history and culture, hiking, rafting, search for one of the rarest birds in the world, hike the Rim Trail and bike the Greenway Trail, Grand Canyon Skywalk, AirStar Helicopter Tours.

Website: www.nps.gov/grca

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7: Lake Tahoe

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Interesting facts:
- About 22 miles long and l2 miles wide with 72 miles of shoreline.
- Lake Tahoe is the third deepest lake in North America and the tenth deepest in the world, greatest measured depth is 1,645 feet and averages 1,000 feet.
- Lake Tahoe’s water is so pure and deep that it reflects the blue sky and surrounding landscape, the water is crystal clear, reflecting dazzling turquoise.

Things to do:
Cruise, fishing, Ice-skating round the year at Squaw Valley USA and Northstar-at-Tahoe, Bike and hike the lake's circumference or down forested trails at area ski resorts, enjoy free concerts and evening movies on the beach.

Website: www.gotahoenorth.com

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8: Lake Mead Cruise

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Interesting facts:
- The largest reservoir in the U.S.A in maximum water capacity, about 24 miles from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 112 miles long when the lake is full, 550 miles of shoreline.
- Around 500 feet at greatest depth, 247 square miles of surface, 28 million acre-feet of water

Things to do:
Cruise, fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, sunbath, hiking, wildlife viewing, wildlife photography.

Website: www.lakemeadcruises.com

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9: Lehman Caves

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Interesting facts:
- Lehman Caves were discovered in 1885, it attracts tens of thousands of visitors to eastern Nevada yearly.
- The temperature in the caves remains low, about 50 degrees, best places to see rare shield formations, Over 300 shields are known to exist in Lehman Caves.
- The elevation at the cave entrance is 6,825ft.

Things to do:
Photography, scenic views, cave tours including Lodge Room Tour, Grand Palace Tour, Candlelight Tour.

Website: www.nps.gov/grba

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10: Red Rock Canyon

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Interesting facts:
- The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year.
- The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust.

Things to do:
Scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing.

Website: www.redrockcanyonlv.org

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