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Las Vegas Area Travel Guide

Travel guide to popular outdoor attractions for visitors to Las Vegas. Includes nearby places such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire State Park, Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, and Mt. Charleston. Also, locales in Arizona (including Grand Canyon), Utah (Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks), and California (Death Valley National Park). Also, provides a selection of notable attractions and activities in the City of Las Vegas, as well as a description of the major resorts on the Strip. More…

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Nevada’s oldest state park, Valley of Fire State Park preserves a starkly beautiful section of the Mojave Desert noted for its brilliantly red sandstone formations including cliffs and petrified sand dunes. The red color is enhanced late in the day, near sunset. There are also petrified logs, ancient petroglyphs and, if you are lucky, superb wildlife viewing. More…

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is arguably the most famous dam in the world, as well as one of America‚Äôs most popular roadside stops. Its fame as a spectacular feat of engineering, its notable history as the most high profile work project of the Great Depression, and the photogenic setting in the depths of the narrow Black Canyon of the Colorado River make it a favorite stop for tourists from all over the world… More…

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley Area Travel Guide

The Death Valley Area Travel Guide profiles Death Valley National Park and nearby attractions. Death Valley offers some of the American West’s most surreal and colorful scenery. With a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive, it can be toured from Las Vegas as a long day trip although spending a night or more (at comfortable lodging in Furnace Creek) would be far more pleasant… More…

Rhyolite, Nevada

Rhyolite, Nevada – Ghost City of Golden Dreams

Most mining boomtowns were temporary affairs, built of tent canvas, wood, and adobe. They had a short frenzied life, after which they quickly and quietly faded away. Rhyolite, Nevada, was built to last, a stone and concrete city intended to be a great metropolis. More…