Nevada Top 10 Attractions

Nevada is largely a desert and semi-arid state but that has not detracted from its beauty. The state boasts several natural and man-made attractions that are a major tourist draw and the tourism industry is the largest business in Nevada. Most tourists prefer the large cities that have gambling and entertainment facilities. However, the state also has several natural attractions that are just a few hours away from any major city. A few of the most popular must see places and tourist draws in the state are listed below.

1: Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

The Strip is pure entertainment and it has something for everyone. More than 37 million people visit the Strip every year and the entire area of 4.2 miles consists of casinos offering gambling, entertainment facilities with rides and shopping, live music, theaters, restaurants, clubs and pubs. Fifteen of the city's 25 hotels are located on the strip and the area is open 24-7. The Strip also has several golf courses, major malls, and restaurants. From the Strip, tourists can see the fountains at the Bellagio, the Mirage's volcano and Caesars Palace with its Fall of Atlantic and Festival Fountains. The Strip has a vibrant nightlife and free trams operate from major hotels to the Strip all through the day.

Address: S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

2: National Automobile Museum

National Automobile Museum
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You don't have to like cars to visit the National Automobile Museum. Established in 1989, the historic museum houses automobiles right from the 19th century to the modern day. At last count, the museum had more than 200 cars permanently on exhibit in its four galleries. The museum also has Elvis Presley's 1973 Cadillac Eldorado, the 1962 Lincoln Continental that John F. Kennedy was assigned, and John Wayne's 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. Don't forget to gawk at the 24-carat, gold-plated DeLorean DMC-12 that was expressly built for American Express.

Address: 10 Lake St, Reno, NV 89501

3: Las Vegas Bellagio Fountains

Las Vegas Bellagio Fountains

The Bellagio is a luxury resort hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel has a beautiful fountain located right in front of the hotel in an eight-acre lake. Every day, the fountains run through a choreographed water feature that is set to music and light. Three 30-minute shows are held every day in the afternoon, in the evening, and at midnight. The lake and fountain cost more than $40 million dollars to build but it is one of the most popular free tourist attractions in the city and on the strip.

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

4: Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience
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If you like shopping, the Fremont Street Experience is right up your alley. This pedestrian mall is a major downtown attraction and it is spread out over five blocks of Fremont Street. The entire mall is covered by a barrel vault canopy called Viva Vision that is illuminated with a light and sound show. Free concerts are usually held on the sound stages in the mall. The venue is a major tourist attraction and it hosts a huge New Year party complete with fireworks every year.

Address: Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

5: Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
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Everybody know about Hoover Dam but no one know just how impressive this dam actually is! The Dam extends about 726 feet high and 1,244 feet wide at the top. At the base, the dam is about 660 feet thick. More than 22,000 people worked to make the dam and it took approximately five years to complete. The Dam is invaluable for its irrigation capability and hydroelectric power generators. The Dam is astounding and visitors can photograph the dam and its vicinity, tour the surrounding areas for flora and fauna, kayak or raft on the Colorado River, enjoy the views from the Observation Deck at the Visitor center, and lunch at the local restaurants.

Address: Hoover Dam, Nevada 89005

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