Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It is also home for many prominent conventions, events, and even family vacations.
Las Vegas has something to please everyone and it is usually available 24 hours a day. There is a saying in Las Vegas: If you do not find what you are looking for, please wait one moment; it is probably already under construction.
Casinos/hotels in Las Vegas seem to know no boundaries in their creativity and grandiose projects. The owners’ imaginations appear limitless. Six of the top ten largest hotels in the world are here and stand within a five mile radius of each other. Las Vegas is also the convention and resort headquarters of the world. There are over 100,000 hotel and motel rooms available in the Las Vegas area.
About 300 miles (480 km.) from Las Vegas, 1 1/2 hour flight by plane. World-famous destination for hiking, camping, river rafting, backpacking, and honeymoons. Tours available.
135 miles (216 km.) from Las Vegas, 40 minutes by plane, lowest elevation on North American Continent at 280 feet below sea level (84.93 meters), Zabiske Point, 20Mule Canyon, Scotty’s Castle, Badwater Basin and many other attractions. Tours available. CALICO This famous ghost town was born in 1881 and died in 1907. During that period, the town produced between $13 and $20 million in silver and $9 million in borax.
The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi) is the largest reptile in the Southwest. It lives
Sandstone is found throughout the state. This rock is famous for the natural scenery it provides throughout Nevada. Its most famous locations in the state are in Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire.
Black Fire Opal can be found in only one place on the North American continent: Virgin Valley, Nevada
Adopted March 26, 1929. The state flag has a cobalt blue background with a 5-pointed star, with the word “Nevada” in gold letters under the star and in the upper left quadrant between two sprays of crossed sagebrush, forming a half wreath. A golden scroll on top of the wreath depicts the words “Battle Born” in black letters.
Silver and Blue
Adopted February 24, 1866. A golden seal, embossed with the words “The Great Seal of the State of Nevada” around the edge. The interior design shows a picture of mining, agriculture, industry and Nevada scenery. Under the scroll appears the State motto “All for Our Country.”
The Battle Born State - Adopted March 26, 1937
All for Our Country
“Home Means Nevada” - By Bertha Raffetto, Reno
Single-leaf Pinon Pine and the Bristlecone Pine
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Silver State - Sagebrush State - Battle Born State
Sagebrush - Adopted March 20, 1917
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