When it comes to the great state of Nevada, the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip usually overshadow those thoughts. However, Nevada has much more than just glitzy casinos to offer. The following list entails some of the coolest attractions that you must visit on your next trip to Nevada.
This 22-mile-long freshwater lake is one of the most incredible sites in the state. It’s beautiful blue water, and scenic snow-capped mountains background is truly a sight to behold for any traveler. The lake provides something to do for travelers all year long. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is a great place for hiking, camping or simply taking in the sun at its shores. During winter the lake offers various ski resorts that cater to families and individuals alike.
It is one of America’s greatest accomplishments. Amid the great depression, the government ordered the building of the 726-foot-high Hoover Dam to provide not only lake control and water supplies but to create jobs. This marvel of engineering is only a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas and is a must-see during your time in Nevada.
Great Basin National Park
Located in east-central Nevada the Great Basin national park extends to over 77,000 acres of basin and range grounds, according to RV Share. The park offers tourists the ability to camp overnight as well as visit various locations of the park. If you find yourself within this beautiful national park, make sure to explore the areas of the Lehman Caves, Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, and Baker Creek Road.
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum was founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization dedicated solely to protecting the history of iconic Las Vegas signs. The museum holds such a large collection that they even have a separate area outside called the Neon Boneyard. According to The Points Guy, if you wish to visit the Neon Museum, the staff does offer group or self-guided tours of the facility. If you’re in the Las Vegas area during your stay, and we know you are, make sure to stop by this incredible attraction.
Located about three or so hours from Reno, this amazing festival has grown from a few people in the Black Rock Desert wanting to get away from it all to a yearly celebration. The uniqueness of Burning Man is not only the incredible people you will meet but the fact that you’re the attraction and not the other way around. The Burning Man promotes self-expression and creativity in any form you can think of. If you’re planning to attend, make sure you’re ready for some heavy foot and car traffic. According to Benson & Bingham, travel to the festival can create traffic jams that bring cars to a standstill.
Nevada has so much more to offer than just the bright lights of Las Vegas. Although seeing the various casinos on the strip is a must, they are not the only interesting attractions there. We hope that the list above has given you a few ideas for your plans the next time you’re in the great state of Nevada.