Attractions June 22, 2015
10 Places In Nevada You Must See Before You Die
There are many interesting places to visit in Nevada. From mountainous state parks to historic landmarks, and magnificent caves to eerie ghost towns, Nevada has you covered! Let’s take a look at 10 places in Nevada that you simply MUST see before you die.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Fly Geyser
Fly Geyser is located on the private Fly Ranch near State Route 34. What makes this geothermal geyser so special is it came about by accident. Fly Geyser is the result of a test drill for water, and the mineral buildup over the years has resulted in the water that we see spouting from it today. Unfortunately, Fly Geyser isn't open to the public, but it's large enough to be seen from the road.
2. Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada and is Gorgeous! This state park covers almost 42,000 acres and is located at: 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040.
3. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1984, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge protects threatened or endangered plants and animals, and it's also the largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located at: 610 Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020.
4. Grapevine Canyon
Grapevine Canyon is located within the Lake Mead Recreational Area. This amazing canyon contains the Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs that are believed to be nearly 1,000 years old.
5. Lehman Caves
Lehman Caves, a beautiful marble cave, was discovered in the late 1880s and attracts thousands of visitors annually. Lehman Caves offers daily tours and is part of the Great Basin National Park.
6. Stratosphere Tower
The Stratosphere Tower is America's tallest freestanding observation tower, with a height of 1,149 ft. The Stratosphere Tower is located at: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd South,
Las Vegas, NV 89104.
7. Pyramid Lake
Pyramid Lake is located in Washoe County, Nevada and is fed by the Truckee River. This lake was first mapped all the way back to the year 1844 by John C. Frémont - the American who discovered the lake.
8. Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam was constructed during the Great Depression and is the most-visited dam in the world. Hoover Dam is located in Boulder City, Nevada - about 35 miles south of Las Vegas.
9. Ghost Town of Rhyolite
Rhyolite is a popular ghost town in Nye County, Nevada and is the home of Tom Kelly's Bottle House and Goldwell Open Air Museum.
10. Fountains of Bellagio
In front of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, you'll enjoy watching more than a thousand fountains as they dance to different types of music. The showtimes for this spectacular fountain show are: Mon - Fri 3pm - 8pm every half hour; 8pm-12am every 15 minutes.
Sat - Sun 12pm - 8pm every half hour; 8pm - 12am every 15 minutes. Best of all, this AWESOME fountain show is FREE!
If you can suggest any additional places, feel free to share them in the comments below!