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News travels fast in tiny Virginia City. The current buzz projects a fourth bed and breakfast opening there some time in 2008. For now, Chollar Mansion, Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, and the new kid on the block, B Street House Bed and Breakfast, offer tourists a charming Victorian-Era experience. With another in the works, Virginia City has become one of Nevada’s most inviting B&B destinations.
Nicholas A. Price documented other-worldly beauty in 2,500 photographs that, as he puts it, portray his perspective of where all the artistic ideas of life as we know it began—in the Valley of Fire’s “Playground of the Gods.”
For thousands of years Chinese couples from the Yangtze River to the Great Wall have symbolized their love by adorning fences with simple metal locks, and for almost two years Lovelock has kept that custom alive and well in the Silver State.
Northern Nevada’s only all-digital theater, Galaxy Theatre at Casino Fandango in Carson City, provides movie aficionados with a unique way to watch Tinseltown’s best—in high definition.
Cabela’s, which refers to itself as the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, opened its newest destination retail store near Reno on Friday, November 16. Cabela’s stores are known as premier shopping and tourism destinations, drawing visitors from the local area and hundreds of miles away.
The Xterra USA National Championship, always the last weekend in September, is the culmination of a year’s worth of off-road triathlons. Athletes compete all over the nation, building their total score to qualify for this Incline Village event. This year they range in age from 13 to 71 and represent 46 states and seven countries, all vying for the title of champion.
Nevada is known for its mountainous terrain and rugged beauty, and this summer I had the pleasure of looking at it from a fresh point of view: 500 feet up. My first hot-air balloon ride was a lesson in the calculated teamwork it takes to inflate, fly, and deflate. It was also a reminder that some of the best things in life (think fishing) require waking up early—really early. That’s when you can expect calm wind, a necessity in a steady balloon ride.
The Nevada Commission on Tourism will honor Grammy award-winning, international superstar Celine Dion as Entertainer of the New Millennium at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, December 12-14. Dion will make a special appearance to accept the award at an evening reception on December 13.
California Avenue in downtown Reno used to be just another office-lined street with only a few funky lunch spots to rescue its residents from cubicle overkill. But as more trendy shops and happy-hour watering holes have moved in, it’s becoming a happening ’burb.
In Nevada Magazine’s September/October issue, G.W. Anderson, from San Diego, inquired in our Letters section about the lyrics to the song, “When It’s Nighttime In Nevada.”
Motorcycle riders have an open invitation at the historic Overland Hotel in Pioche. “The sign out front has a chopped Harley and says, ‘Bikers Welcome,’” says owner Candice Mortenson.
In January 1936, Nevada Highways and Parks—known today as Nevada Magazine—was introduced by the state highway department. The Silver State was hardly the tourist magnet it is now. Legalized gambling in Nevada was five years old, the population of Las Vegas was less than 8,000, and Hoover Dam was less than a year old.
Now, thanks to Online Nevada Encyclopedia, Internet users can observe the Strip’s 50-year transformation behind the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign in a matter of seconds, spend a day with a fourth-generation ranching family in Gardnerville, and order a drink at the Old Washoe Club in Virginia City. OK, the Web site’s not interactive to that degree, but the Media Gallery allows you to get so up close and personal with the inside of the historic bar that you can view the detail in the pictures on the wall.