To get to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge travel south from Amargosa Valley on Nevada Highway 373 then turn east on Spring Meadows Rd. The Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset all year round.
The Beatty Museum and Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Beatty, Nevada area, including the Bullfrog Mining District. The museum presents you with an opportunity to experience life in the early 1900s; learn how the early miners lived, worked and played; venture through the; “Bullfrog Gold Rush” era; and […]
The Central Nevada Museum occupies a unique place in the retelling of the annals of the West. The famous, not so famous, and infamous, all left their mark in central Nevada: film mogul and industrial magnate, Howard Hughes; prizefighting promoter, George “Tex” Rickard (who built Madison Square Garden); the founder of United Parcel Service (UPS), […]
The two most notable symbols of modern Tonopah are the 110-year-old Mizpah Hotel and the 640-foot concrete tower at the Crescent Dunes solar project a few miles north of town, the first of its kind in the world. It can produce more than twice as much net annual output (megawatt hours) as any other currently […]
By 1910 the Goldfield mines were in decline, but at its peak of prosperity Goldfield was an eccentric combination of wild western boomtown, and decorous, respectable city. There were miners and prospectors and saloon roughs, plenty of them, but there were also stenographers and telephone operators, shoe-shine boys and stock brokers. Goldfield was the largest […]
The mission of the Hawthorne ordnance Museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit in a patriotic and educational environment, those items that have had a significant impact on the freedom of our country. We focus on the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot for its on-going contribution and support of the United States Armed Forces.
This extraordinary 3-mile trail extends along the Nevada shore of the Colorado River from Laughlin to Davis Dam and at a leisurely pace take more than an hour to traverse, not counting pauses in the casinos along the way for nourishment or diversion. It’s one of the world’s most pleasant strolls, and in town most […]
Mount Charleston is Nevada’s third highest mountain, towering nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, and nearly 10,000 feet above the Las Vegas Valley floor. It is the focus for development of Forest Service recreation facilities in the 60,000-acre Las Vegas Ranger District of the Toiyabe National Forest, and the site of the Mount Charleston Wilderness […]
Pahrump Valley Museum offers a particular view of Nevada’s history. Come to Pahrump and see what life was like in Pahrump’s early history. The Museum’s exhibits include farming and mining equipment, ancient man, military and Pahrump valley history.
FREE ENTRY !!!
Red Rock Canyon consists of 195, 819 acres (about 130 square miles) of BLM land with a variety of usual and unusual forms of desert vegetation and wildlife including Bighorn Sheep and wild burros, wind sculptured sandstone, picnicking and outdoor camping sites, and the striking Red Rock Escarpment, a 5,000-foot eruption of rainbow-colored pinnacles and […]
The River Mountains Loop Trail is approximately 34 miles in length and surrounds the River Mountains connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Boulder City and the rest of the Las Vegas Valley, expanding recreational and alternative transportation opportunities for the region’s growing population.
The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Better known to locals as Mount Charleston, it is located just 45 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity.
One of Hawthorne’s most wonderful landmarks is rarely seen by visitors. It’s a five minute drive out of town to the north, but instead of continuing to Walker Lake — Hawthorne’s grandest wonder — turn west into “the Base.” This is the headquarters for the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot, a minor paradise enjoyed by its residents […]