Welcome to the Weirdest, Wildest West

Every state in the nation has its fair share of cool places to visit. But in the contest for weird, wild, and altogether unusual attractions, the Silver State takes the gold every time. From haunted hotels and alien-occupied highways to mysterious museums and offbeat art installations, these ain’t your traditional tourist attractions

If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to get “out there,” check out this lineup of our favorite weird places to see in Nevada—a state that proudly believes that the quirks are always the perks. Next step? Pack the tinfoil hats, embrace your inner oddball, and dive down the rabbit hole with these wack-tacular #WeirdNevada wonders. 

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Whether it’s the newest item on your bucket list or the best wrong turn you ever took, whichever corner of this state you venture to, you’re bound to uncover the kind of unexpected encounters, memorable characters, and only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special. Get your hands on stunning images, surprising stories, colorful characters, do-before-you-die events, and beyond. And just to sweeten the deal, in addition to sending you our official Nevada Visitors Guide, we’ll throw in our swanky state map, too.

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Come Wander into Weird Nevada

Weird Nevada wonders await all over the Silver State. In Downtown Las Vegas alone, you can museum-hop between displays on the world’s most cursed artifacts, atomic bomb tests, murderous mafiosos, and retired neon signs. Within an hour’s drive, you can feast your eyes on a mom-and-pop coffin shop or the world’s rarest fish, swimming in a pool that belches tidal waves when Japan gets an earthquake.

Further afield, you can road trip to an artistic playground where the canvases are cars sticking out of the ground, a full-on “micronation” with anti-walrus laws and its own space force, or a motel filled with more clown art and figurines than you can shake a red foam nose at. If you’re ready to get off the beaten path—and onto a truly offbeat path—there’s no better place than here in what we proudly call Weird Nevada.

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Wading into some Weird Nevada and digging it? You’re in good company. Tag #TravelNevada so we can creep your feed. If we love your photo, you may find it featured here.

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Seven Magic Tires
Tires, paint and screws 
2019
Made by @ramirogomezjr and I for #SorryForTheMessUNLV at @unlvmuseum.
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Modeled after Ugo Rondinone’s “Seven Magic Mountains,” Ramiro and I decided to make our version of the colorful stacked boulders with tires in honor of all the llanteras and mecánicos in East and North Las Vegas. Today I installed #SevenMagicTires on 1000 N Nellis right in front of the East Side’s iconic Sunrise Mountain. If you missed them at UNLV stop by now to check it out and if you’re lucky @antojitos_guayabitos will be there serving up some bomb mariscos! Photos by @mikaylawhitmore!

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All are welcome in the hamlet of Rachel Nevada. #rachelnevada #parking #parkingsign #nevada #townofrachel #alienparking #unusual #ethighway #alientech #valet #drive #driving #drivingadventures
It’s time to get weird, in the best ways possible. 👽🤡🐄🧻🧨
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August is all about the wild, wacky, only-in-Nevada experiences that keep the Silver State just a little bit offbeat (and just how we like it). If your itinerary ain’t complete without a funky pit stop or unusual attraction, and if you prefer to go home with more stories than souvenirs, look no further than the link in our bio – #WeirdNevada’s got your back. #TravelNevada
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A 10-foot-tall taxidermied polar bear, dubbed White King, looms over gamblers at the Commercial Casino, which originally opened in 1869 as the Humboldt Lodging House in downtown Elko, Nev. 
White King, who arrived at the casino in 1958 after being killed by Eskimos in Alaska, makes a momentary appearance in Hunter S. Thompson's 1992 essay
Gives a whole new meaning to the term “Ghost ride”. Anyone else used to do that with their bikes? Those were the days, when the biggest worry was “how many bike ramps are we going to build today?” 😂 #FujiFilm #xt2
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Desert “art” - not counting the entire strip itself, there’s Seven Magic Mountains, The International Car Forest, the Goldwell Open Air Museum (where homeboy here lives), The Art District in DTLV.... we’ve got it all 🤘🏼
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