Enlighten Me

In true Nevada style, the history and culture of the state is peppered with a little sass and a lot of maverick creativity. Historic towns, a wealth of interactive museums, artists in residence and a host of learning experiences make a cultural trip to Nevada a truly memorable experience. Special events throughout the year provide lots of reasons to visit.

Nevada Adventures

Cowboy Culture

We are proud of our western heritage, and of the great outdoors that lends itself to this ranching, roping way of life. We're inclined to believe that "purple mountain majesties" was inspired by our snowy peaks.

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Explore Western Culture, Art, History in Elko

Connect to that Western mystique — and test how much of it is true — when you visit Elko, a northeastern Nevada city known for its cowboy and ranching culture. 

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Discover & Do

Goldfield, NV

Gold-mining town founded in 1903.  Sights include the majestic Goldfield hotel, Esmeralda County Courthouse and Santa Fe Saloon built in 1905.

Pyramid Lake
Nixon, NV

One of the largest natural lakes in Nevada is also among its most incredible, with a fascinating history to boot. Pyramid Lake stretches 125,000 acres and is the largest remnant of the ancient Lake Lahontan, an enormous inland sea that once covered most of the Silver State. The intriguing desert lake is a component of the National Scenic Byways Program, and the only byway in the country that is entirely within a tribal reservation. V

V & T Railroad
Virginia City, NV

Narrated 35-minute train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill through the historic Comstock mining region. Themed trains, including the popular Polar Express event, are also available.

Echo Canyon State Park
Pioche, NV

Echo Canyon State Park

Camping, fishing, and hiking are just some of the recreational activities you can dabble in at Echo Canyon State Park. Adjacent to the 66-mile Mount Wilson Backcountry Biway, you will be sure to encounter wildlife and a variety of native plants and rock formations throughout the area.

Las Vegas, NV

Nonprofit organization that displays the Las Vegas classic art form, neon signs.