This state of contrasts is epitomised by never-ending skies and wide-open spaces, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the rugged Wild West countryside. Come here to see showgirls, cowboys, ghosts and 'aliens' at play.
Take a trip down the 287-mile 'Loneliest Road in America' through some of the best preserved mining towns. Highway 50 is the way to access the state’s best recreational activities.
Land Area: 110,000 ssq miles (7th largest)
State Capital: Carson City
Largest City: Las Vegas
Local Time: PST – 8 hrs behind the UK
Climate: North Western Nevada enjoys four distinct seasons, with Eastern cities tending to be cooler year round. Temperatures in Southern Nevada run on average 25°F (-4°C) higher than up north
Ntl Parks: From the sagebrush at its alluvial base to the 13,063 foot summit of Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park includes streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines, and numerous limestone caverns, including the beautiful Lehman Caves.
Nevada Commission on Tourism
Tel: 020 7367 0935 |