Family Adventure Quiz

Family Adventure Quiz Results

What’s better than one Silver State adventure? A whole bunch of ‘em! See all six of our quiz results to fill this summer – and beyond – with endless amounts of family-friendly, only-in-Nevada experiences.


Surround Yourself in Silence!

Escape the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life and treat your family to some true rest and relaxation. Spend a night stargazing under some of the darkest (and quietest) skies in the Lower 48 at Great Basin National Park, or find serenity in some incredible Nevada State Parks, where you might just have the entire place to yourself. Gemfield is a geological wonderland just off the beaten path with A++ rockhounding, and the Rubies Route is all but guaranteed to get you off the grid and into some wide-open wilderness.

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park


It’s Adventure Time!

Have some fun in the sun – and under the stars! Pack up the car and head outside of the Silver State’s major metros to bask in the outta-this-world stargazing provided by some of the darkest skies in the Lower 48. Nevada’s daylight views are pretty incredible, too, especially from the sweeping vistas and towering peaks you’ll discover on thousands of miles of trails (with hiking options for every level of adventurer). We also think you’ll dig the opportunity to go rockhounding for turquoise, garnets, and Virgin Valley black fire opal, our state gemstone. We could go on and on, but trust us – adventure is out here, and eagerly awaiting you. 

Alien Research Center

Weird & Wild

Welcome to Weird Nevada!

Here in the Silver State, our quirks are our perks – and if you’ve landed here, you love oddball attractions as much as we do. A stop (or a stay!) at The Clown Motel is a must, as it’s home to literally thousands of clowns AND next door to a historic (and allegedly haunted) cemetery. You can search for signs of alien life along the Extraterrestrial Highway, and even attempt to make contact via the Black Mailbox. Speaking of otherworldly, take a nature walk to the kaleidoscopic Fly Geyser, an accidentally man-made geyser that looks transplanted from another planet. No matter which Weird Nevada adventure ends up calling your name, you’re guaranteed to experience memory-making magic. 

Loneliest Road in America

Road Trip

Hit the Highway!

Tunes up, windows down – there’s nothing like cruising the open road! A good ol’ fashioned road trip is your ticket to endless adventure, and anything but ordinary when you let the stars decide which route you take. And with oodles of only-in-Nevada overnighters, you can keep the fun going all night long by bunking in a castle, a clown motel, or even a train caboose. Let one (or all!) of our 10 favorite road trips inspire you, or pick a new-to-you city and point the car in that direction. Don’t forget to send us a postcard!

History & Heritage

Get Carried Away with Culture!

The Silver State has a fascinating history, and it’s best experienced through hands-on, only-in-Nevada adventures! Travel back in time with a visit to Virginia City, where you’ll instantly be immersed in the Wild West atmosphere of the Comstock Lode era. Speaking of mining, the still-standing ruins of so many boom-and-bust mining ghost towns are equally enchanting – Rhyolite is a popular favorite! You’ll wanna pack an appetite for learning about Basque culture in Nevada, too, best enjoyed over delicious family-style feasts in historic boarding houses. And field trips are way more fun when you’ve got museums like ours – specializing in everything from pinball machines and the Atomic Age to vintage neon and a million dollar courthouse.

Lake Tahoe
Ophir Mill Ghost Town

On the Water

Make a Splash!

Nothing beats the heat like getting on the water! Make Laughlin your home base for all kinds of activities on the Colorado River, including boating, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and tour cruising. Up north, the beauty of Lake Tahoe is even more awe-inspiring when you paddle through those crystal-clear waters on a transparent Clearly Tahoe Kayak Tour. Take advantage of the poolside paradises offered at five-star resorts in Las Vegas and Reno, or go more off-the-grid with a natural hot spring soak. 


With dozens of amazing family events, children’s museums, wildlife preserves and fun family activities in and out of doors, it’s easy to make family memories here. Tag #TravelNevada to share yours. If we love your photo, you may find it featured here.

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Very fond memories of when Sue the T. rex so graciously welcomed visitors to The Discovery. We miss our visitors and we miss Sue! #stayhomefornevada
Freezing cold but gorgeous views
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The Great Reno Balloon Race is ecstatic to announce Cloud 9 and VIP Parking are now available for purchase! Don’t miss out on this opportunity as passes will sell out. Link in bio to purchase. 🎈 #RenoBalloonRace

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Have you ever wondered what you're looking at in the galleries? Well, guided tours can help! Starting this month, the Museum has launched a new Public Tours schedule, including brand new offerings. .
Guided Gallery Tours
Thursday – Sunday | 1:30 pm

Curious Kids Family Tour
Third Saturdays | 10:30 am

Gallery Conversations in Spanish
Third Sundays | 2:30 pm
Registration recommended. FREE with admission.
#NevadaArt #MuseumTours #NevadaArtTours
🏔 Great Basin National Park 🏔
Wow. This National Park is UNREAL. I had no idea what to expect, but it blew us away. The kids happily did a 4.1 mile hike with 2 alpine lakes and Bristlecone Pine Grove. Every step felt like a dream.
Have you ever visited Great Basin?
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I've never considered myself a lake girl. ⠀
Growing up in the Midwest we had lots of lakes.  I enjoyed playing in them as most kids do but I never loved it.  I did not like that I couldn't see the bottom and I hated the feeling of the fish and  plants drifting around my legs. ⠀
But if the lakes of my childhood were like this I would definitely reconsider.  Lake Tahoe gets me every time.  With that crystal clear blue water against that mountainous backdrop I start to rethink the lakes of my youth.  If this was the lake of my childhood I would definitely be a lake girl!⠀
7 years old Jaylah ftom Los Angeles was super excited to stay at the World Famous The Clown Motel. Do follow creepycutejaylah #Kid #GuestsLoveUs #CharlieTheClown #Tonopah #Nevada #TheClownMotel 🤡
From all of us at Safe Haven, we hope you have a safe and happy Easter! #bobcats #bigcats #Nevada #wildlife #animalrescue #Easter #animals
Me dijeron que si estaba LOCA llevando a los niños a Las Vegas. Que que iba a hacer allá con ellos. Pero siempre he dicho que los niños uno los puede llevar a cualquier lugar!! Siempre habrá que hacer con ellos.
Ahora bien, no les miento hay ciertos factores en Las Vegas que se salen de nuestras manos, como por ejemplo los pintorescos anuncios en las calles de ciertas actividades, el constante enfoque a los casinos etc. pero esta visita a Las Vegas fue por motivos laborales de mi esposo y no es verdad que me iba a quedar trancada con ellos #NUNCA.
Tuvimos la Gracia de NO toparnos en la calle con nada que no pudiese explicarse y que fuese ofensivo nivel 15.
Actividades y cosas que hacer con los niños No faltaron, de hecho nos faltaron días para hacer mas. Descubrí cosas que no conocía en Las Vegas pues la vez anterior que fui fue un viaje de chicas con otro enfoque. Aquí debajo les comparto algunas de las cosas que hicimos y otras que quedaron pendiente por si en algún momento les toca ir a Las Vegas con sus hijos.
🌈Seven Magic Mountain.
🎡Parque De Montaña Rusas del Hotel Circus Circus.
🎢Montaña Rusa mega apera del New York Hotel.
🚀Montañas Rusas extremas en el tope Stratosphere Hotel.
🙂We are Happy Place (pop up museum del Mandalay Bay).
🛶 Góndola Ride en el Venetian.
⛲️Show De Fuentes del Bellagio.
🏟 Show Nocturno (en Las Vegas hay cientos de shows de los cuales la mayoría son familiares ya sea circos, Magia etc).
🦈Shark Reef Aquarium en el Mandalay Bay.
🏢Discovery Children Museum.
🥤🍫 Tiendas Divertidas como la de Coca Cola y Hershey’s.
🏜Red Rock Canyon.
🏛Museo de acera.
Y muuuchas cosas más!
Espero que les sea util! 🎢 !!!