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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.
A whistle echoed across Steptoe Valley as Engine 93 pulled into the station. A large crowd of passengers milled around the depot waiting for their turn to board the Wild West Limited steam train for the ride to Keystone Gulch. As the conductor shouted “All aboard!” families gathered and climbed into the passenger cars.
A square hole in the ground may not seem all that interesting to most people, but to archaeologists and anthropologists it can be a window to a bygone era. A team of anthropology students has been looking through such windows to find a piece of lost and forgotten history of Virginia City.
Unsolved murders, mysterious happenings, and unexplained visions—sounds like the makings of a B-grade horror film. But with Halloween approaching, fearless tourists can experience the ghosts of Nevada’s haunted past on one of the many award-winning ghost tours conducted around the state.
A lot has changed in Las Vegas since Helen and Jack Daseler founded the Las Vegas Day School in 1961 and commenced classes during the 1961-62 school year. A lot has changed at the school—Nevada’s first private school—as well.
Gaming in Las Vegas usually translates to blackjack, poker, and roulette, not pixelated space invaders, cosmic mutants, and a mustachioed plumber out to save the princess from a giant ape. However, for two days this summer, gaming in Sin City translates to video games, thanks to the Classic Gaming Expo, August 11-12.
Nevada’s Drought Response Committee announced in May all Nevada counties as being on either drought alert or drought watch with 11 counties classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as under severe drought and six counties under moderate drought. The committee is organizing and activating three regional task forces.
Deep in the heart of Las Vegas, not far from the Strip, lies an iconic establishment that has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Natalie Wood, Joe DiMaggio, and Tony “The Ant” Spilatro: the Golden Steer Steakhouse.
In mid-March, we received an interesting e-mail from architecture and history buff Claudio Grassi, a Venice, Italy man who has rediscovered Austin, if you will. The town, named for Austin, Texas, was first settled in 1862—which of course means it is home to a number of historic buildings.
Annie Mancuso is among Virgin River Hotel Casino’s favorite customers—and for good reason. Born Annie Marie Gottone in 1904, the energetic former resident of Flushing Long Island, New York, spent her 108th birthday with her family and friends at the Mesquite resort before playing her favorite penny slot machine and having the time of her life