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
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
cathedral gorge state 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. 

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. 

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Alien Research Center
beautiful sunset on nevada road
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.

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Lake Tahoe
ophir mill ghost town
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.

Today was a day for outdoor adventures...some nature therapy. We hike Mary Jane Falls in Mt. Charleston. Perfect weather. #hikingadventures #hiking #familyadventures #nevada #travelnevada #optoutside
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Summertime on the lake. ☀️ 🏔 🏄🏻‍♀️ My Christmas present this past December was an inflatable paddle board. I had been coveting one since we moved near Tahoe almost a decade ago. Riding on the board might be the only time my kids sit still. 😊 It’s been a beautiful, peaceful escape from the chaos of real life. I wish everyone could find that place. ❤️ .
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futuremakerslv encourages kids to think outside the box, providing a variety of classes like art, music, and dance. We adore their free kids yoga on the lawn every weekend in front of mothershipcoffee. Also, watching the little wiggly kids try to lay still in shavasana is the cutest thing ever.⠀
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🎈 We are so sad that @renoballoon is cancelled this year, but we will be ready for Dawn Patrol next year!⁣
✨Have you been to the balloon races? It’s one of the earliest, most beautiful, and entertaining mornings of the year in Northern Nevada!⁣
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Took a fun family trip out to the Seven Magic Mountains today. Hot weather, but cool photos!
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We went on a beautiful hike up to a waterfall today. It’s so surprising how many beautiful places there are to see in our area in Nevada.
We are having a blast exploring this area and we are really appreciating our time here. I wish more things were open for us to explore but it’s nice to find little jewels like this place.
Our transition into fulltime RVing hasn’t been difficult to our surprise. The boys are really enjoying all of the outdoor time and we’re exploring everyday! We are excited to see where our path takes us next!
Black Jack and her flock keeping cool in the pool under a #Vegas sunset. 🦩 #WildlifeHabitat #4EverFabulous
Hello Reno! carrasykes and I are on our first road trip with baby Walt! I'm so excited to have partnered with travelnevada again to explore the free range art highway! Follow us along this psychedelic, open-air odyssey across the Silver State where we will encounter awesome art, wide-open roads, and everything in between. 

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