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You first notice the Sweetwater Mountains driving south from Gardnerville on U.S. Highway 395. Snowcapped most of the year, they appear like lofty clouds on the horizon. Yet closer to Topaz Lake, their foothills and canyons sharpen with sinewy dimension and are stippled with pinyon pine and juniper. The white clouds are really mountaintops that straddle eastern California and the western edge of Nevada.
Dusty trails, wild horses, steam locomotives, old mining towns, and rowdy saloons. You’d have to be watching an old western movie, right? Not if you mountain bike in Carson City! Just saddle up your bicycle, load up some water and provisions, and ride up into the mountains.
Located roughly 90 miles south of Las Vegas lies an underrated Nevada treasure. Touting a scenic riverwalk, crystal-clear waters, and nearby petroglyphs strewn across the red rock countryside, Laughlin truly stands out as a Nevada town worth visiting. A popular destination for snowbirds hoping to escape frigid temperatures during the winter season, Laughlin provides a sunny escape year-round.
The Furnace Creek Visitor Center Auditorium was filled with weather enthusiasts from across the nation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hottest day ever recorded: July 10, 1913. The 134-degree day was penned by Oscar Denton, who took the reading amidst birds falling dead from the sky because of the heat.
In August, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Anthropology, in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Washoe Tribal Historic Preservation Office, conducted an excavation at the historic Stewart Indian School in Carson City. The Stewart facility is a 110-acre historic district that is home to more than 50 historic buildings.
Las Vegas traditional artist Ofelia Perez, 81, is the recipient of the 2014 Nevada Heritage Award presented by Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council. She is recognized as the driving force behind Danza Del Carrizo, a Matachin dance group of more than 50 family members.
Thousands of revelers descend on the Black Rock Desert playa, northeast of Reno, every Labor Day weekend for Burning Man. The event celebrates art, music, and self-expression and has made itself more accessible to a new group of folks—people with disabilities.
When you think of the year 1862, modern luxury doesn’t exactly come to mind. That is, unless you visit 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Originally opened in (yep, you guessed it) 1862, this resort in the Genoa foothills has had its fair share of owners through the years, and the current, Summer Winds Resorts, is finally giving the old place some much-needed care.
The intricate and colorful embroidery of Las Vegas folk artist Romeo Sigüenza and members of his family is featured in Family Flowers/Flores Familiares, a new exhibition at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas showing through the end of the year and developed by the Nevada Arts Council’s Folklife Program.
There are those who travel to take a trip. And then there are those who travel and immerse themselves into their surroundings. The Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark is a destination for tourists who want to do more than just take a trip.
It can be hard to tolerate the salesperson selling you the car, but who doesn’t like the beautiful woman that tells you all about it at the shows? The National Automobile Museum, in Reno, has a new exhibit all about these gorgeous gearheads.
Amid the weekly rental motels, boarded-up buildings, and sometimes illicit activities that East 4th Street in Reno is known for, you can’t miss the hot pink building with a beautifully drawn bike displaying words such as “Patience” and “Peace.” This is where the nonprofit group Reno Bike Project resides.
Virginia City has a parade in celebration of nearly any subject one might imagine. The Hippie Parade, the Pet Parade, the Outhouse Parade, and of course parades in recognition of every holiday known. There is, however, one parade with a uniqueness and purpose that calls for further explanation.
Being home to such unique and rare memorabilia, and the largest collection of game-worn jerseys anywhere in the world, is plenty to make SCORE! Interactive Sports Exhibit inside Luxor Hotel & Casino worth visiting, but the attraction is more than an impressive museum. “It’s the Smithsonian meets Disneyland for sports fans,” Beckmann, CEO of SCORE!, says.
The 50-mile ultramarathon at Running from an Angel follows a rolling course from Lake Mead’s Boulder Beach to a turnaround in the hills above Calville Bay by way of Shoreline and Northshore Roads, then back to Boulder Beach along the same route. The lake remains in view for most of the course, which follows the ribbon of road through dry washes, beneath stunning red rock bluffs, and past the Technicolor shoreline and hillsides for which the region is famous.
On Tuesday, November 13, the Reno Bighorns kicked off their 2012-13 season with Bighorns Media day at the South Reno Athletic Club in Reno. The team was present to sign memorabilia, be photographed for the team program, and answer media questions.
The reputed Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be launching its 2013 program with the first ever solo exhibition in the United States of British-French-Basque painter Zoe Bray.
I visited Jacks Peak, off State Route 226 near Tuscarora, to try my luck at big game hunting during a weekend that awakened my senses to the beauty that is rural Nevada. Accompanied by my grandfather, Paul McKee, I set out looking to spend some time enjoying the nature and wildlife of northeastern Nevada.
Statistics show that more people watch the Super Bowl halftime show than the game itself, and this year everyone is anticipating Beyoncé‘s headlining performance. To get everyone “bodied” during halftime, here are a few Beyoncé-inspired cocktails for fans of football and pop music alike.
There’s something comforting about the aroma of coffee. Whether it evokes a calming nostalgia or entices us with new discovery, its appeal captivates a broad audience. Nevada coffee houses cater to these captivations by offering a number of unique artistic venues, appetizing meals, and endless ways to provide a caffeine fix in traditional and innovative ways.