Overton - Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Reno - National Automobile Museum
Sutcliffe- Pyramid Lake
Great Basin National Park
The Great Basin National Park, in the desert region on the border with Utah, is centered on Wheeler Peak (13,062ft/3,981m). The major attraction is theLehman Caves, with fantastic rock formations.
Encompassing the 4214m / 13,063ft high Wheeler Peak, the park is a great spot to explore the great outdoors. Visitors will find wide-open spaces, theLehman Caves, a variety of animals, and trees that are over 5000 years old. The park offers camping and an abundance of outdoor pursuits including skiing in the winter, hiking, biking, and for those lessinclined to activity, star gazing at night.
The Hoover Dam is one of Nevada's most impressive sights. Holding back the Colorado River and Lake Mead, Hoover Dam is a feat ofengineering. The dam was built from 1931 to 1936 in a concrete gravity-arch design. The dam is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985. The HooverDam is 48km / 30mi south of Las Vegas and over 100,000 people visited the Visitor's Center. Note that significant traffic delays are possible as construction of a bypass, scheduled to be completed in2010, is ongoing.
This wonderful lake is a result of the magnificent Hoover Dam. Stretching back for hundred's of kilometers, Lake Mead is a boaters paradise. The lake's crystal clear watershimmers in the desert heat and a swim on the hottest of days is always a treat. Those who don't have private boats can take a cruise with one of the local cruise companies. Fishing, scuba diving,water skiing, and house boating are just some of the aquatic pastimes available.
Lake Tahoe is a wonderful lake set high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lake is a Mecca for outdoor...