What’s New

Looking Ahead

We always have a blast exploring Nevada’s wild past, but we also love celebrating new beginnings. Take a look at some attractions, activities, and accommodations that are new to the Nevada scene this year.

Highlights

  • Stargazing goes galactic at Great Basin National Park
  • Circa Las Vegas opens with 34 floors of rooms and suites
  • Pinkies up at Eureka’s historic tea house

Before you head our way, be sure to read up on all local COVID-19 and travel safety advisories that vary based on location.

Lehman Caves Celebrates 100 Years

Dedicated in 1922 as Nevada’s very first national monument, this underground cave system celebrates its 100th anniversary with a year-long celebration. Located within Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves stuns with more than 300 shield formations, and its intricate ecosystem is home to a handful of creatures found nowhere else on Earth – like the pseudoscorpion. In January 2022, Lehman Caves Centennial Events will be held in the park and surrounding towns of Baker and Ely.

South Lake Tahoe
Lehman Caves

Tahoe South Events Center

The 143,000 square-foot, multi-purpose facility located next to MontBleu Resort/Bally’s Lake Tahoe completed foundation work and vertical construction. Designed to complement the destination’s gaming and recreational offerings, the Tahoe South Events Center will provide a venue for conventions, special events, and entertainment. The anticipated economic impact to the community is estimated to be $40-$60 million per year. Completion is scheduled for January 2023.

Development along Extraterrestrial Highway

Fuel up for your trip on the Extraterrestrial Highway. The first gas station (and new business!) in the tiny town of Rachel for more than a decade, the Alien Cowpoke offers up tons of photo ops and is a great place to get a lay of the land for the pit stops in the area. This welcoming stop also has plans to open a RV resort and campground, official amphitheater area, and Alien Cowpoke Museum offering artifacts, pictures, maps, and stories of alien encounters.

It’s A Date!

Top Annual Events

With only-gonna-find-it-here festivities, from Burning Man and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering to the Great Basin Astronomy Festival and Off Beat Music Festival, Nevada’s roster of annual shindigs has got some gusto.