Rockhounds head to the Denio area near the Oregon border, where three mines offer for-fee digging.

Nevada Commission on Tourism

The Wild West looms large in the national consciousness. Studied in high school history classes, immortalized in spaghetti westerns, celebrated in books and song, the West evokes ideas of rugged individualism and Manifest Destiny, the 19th century belief that America was destined to expand across the continent.

Ride a historic railroad to get a feel for the Old West.

Hundreds of migrating birds stop at the refuge near Fallon, a major stop on the Pacific Flyway 

Alumni of the former federal boarding school for American Indian children tell their stories in an audio tour.

The Silver State played a major role in the development of nuclear weapons.

Nevada’s resort hotels have much to offer beyond the gaming floor. From the themed properties of Las Vegas to the classic retreats of Reno and Lake Tahoe, visitors can find the perfect spot to relax, dine and be entertained.

Nevada has extraordinary highways, some with intriguing nicknames, some with astounding claims to fame and some that are just downright quirky.