There are many hidden gems in Nevada. The secret to finding these hidden gems is knowing exactly where to look. Let’s take a look at 14 hidden gems in Nevada that you may or may not already know about.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area - Henderson
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is located in Henderson, Nevada and includes the black volcanic mountains that can easily be seen from anywhere in town. This area provides peace and solitude for most hikers.
2. Neon Boneyard - Las Vegas
The Neon Boneyard is part of the Neon Museum and offers more than 150 historic signs for visitors to view. Each sign has a unique story about when it was made and how it fits in with Las Vegas history. The Neon Boneyard is located at: 810 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
3. National Automobile Museum - Reno
The National Automobile Museum features more than 200 cars with authentic street scenes. This automobile museum is truly unlike any other you've ever visited or will ever visit in the future. The National Automobile Museum is located at: 10 South Lake St, Reno, NV 89501.
4. Pinball Hall of Fame - Las Vegas
The Pinball Hall of Fame was opened in 2006 and is a project started by the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club. It features over 400 pinball machines from all eras. The Pinball Hall of Fame is located at: 1610 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
5. Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge - Las Vegas
Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge is a classic restaurant with a very cool atmosphere. In addition to its cool atmosphere, this restaurant also offers a variety of unique drinks, amazing meals, and sinful desserts. Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge is located at: 2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
6. Goldwell Open Air Museum - Beatty
Goldwell Open Air Museum is an outdoor sculpture museum that's located near the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. This open air museum covers approximately 7.8 acres and the most popular sculpture the museum features is "The Last Supper" created by Belgian artist Albert Szukalski. This unique museum is located at: Hwy 374, Beatty, NV 89003.
7. Truckee River Whitewater Park - Reno
The Truckee River Whitewater Park is located in the heart of Reno's busy downtown hotel-casino district. Ever since it opened in 2004, it has remained a focal point of the Riverwalk.
8. Jarbidge Wilderness - Elko County
The Jarbidge Wilderness is a wilderness area of approximately 113,000 acres in the Jarbidge Mountains of Elko County, Nevada. This is such a BEAUTIFUL area!
9. National Atomic Testing Museum - Las Vegas
The National Atomic Testing Museum records the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. This museum is also an important part of the Smithsonian Institution, and its located at: 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
10. Great Basin National Park - White Pine County
Great Basin National Park, located in White Pine County, Nevada, was established in 1986 and protects approximately 77,180 acres. This beautiful park is known for its bristle-cone pines and the Lehman Caves.
11. Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant Bar & Motel - Rachel
If aliens/UFOs interest you, you must stop by this unique restaurant and motel. The Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant Bar & Motel is the perfect place to stop and relax while you're traveling down the Extraterrestrial Highway to check out Area 51. If you're interested in staying a night at the motel, be sure to book your room ASAP. Rooms at this quirky motel get booked pretty quickly. Little A'Le'Inn Restaurant Bar & Motel is located at: 9631 Old Mill Street, Rachel, NV 89001.
12. CasaBlanca Resort & Casino - Mesquite
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino offers many different types of entertainment and dining options. It's also a great place to stay for a quick getaway. CasaBlanca Resort & Casino is located at: 950 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89027.
13. Sushi Pier - Stateline
Sushi Pier serves some of the BEST sushi you'll ever eat! This AMAZING restaurant offers all-you-can-eat sushi 7 days a week. How GREAT is that?! Sushi Pier is located at: 177 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449.
14. Valley of Fire State Park - Overton
Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada and covers almost 42,000 acres. This beautiful state park is located at: 29450 Valley of Fire Rd, Overton, NV 89040.