Nevada's museums provide a unique and interactive learning experience for kids young and old. Get up close to Christopher, a 1,000-year-old, 14-foot Columbian Mammoth at Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas. Take a ride on the historic McKeen Car No. 22, a self-propelled passenger car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Explore the many exhibitions at Nevada's only accredited art museum, the Nevada Muesum of Art in Reno, or explore one most unusual sculpture parks in the world at the Goldwell Open Air Museum. Whatever your niche, Nevada can enlighten!
One of the largest natural lakes in Nevada is also among its most incredible, with a fascinating history to boot. Pyramid Lake stretches 125,000 acres and is the largest remnant of the ancient Lake Lahontan, an enormous inland sea that once covered most of the Silver State. The intriguing desert lake is a component of the National Scenic Byways Program, and the only byway in the country that is entirely within a tribal reservation.
The Nevada State Museum , Las Vegas is located at the Springs Preserve.
Artifacts tell the stories of the indigenous people who lived in the Muddy River Valley for thousands of years.
The small town of Beatty serves as the gateway to Death Valley National Park, roughly 100 miles north of Las Vegas. The rural community is rich in desert adventure and richer still in historical significance, with the incredibly preserved Ordovician fossils at the nearby Great Beatty Mud Mounds serving as evidence. In more recent history, the town was founded at the turn of the century as the main supply hub of what was known as the “Bullfrog Mining District.” At its peak, three railroads roared through Beatty on their way to the bustling nearby town of Rhyolite.