Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. 2019 Red Rock Canyon 2019 History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh …

Nevada Arts Council

Logo Nevada Arts Council (NAC) – nvculture.org/nevadaartscouncil – engages in a formal planning process every three years to gather feedback about the agency’s programs and policies, assess the needs of Nevada’s arts industry, and investigate the state of the arts in Nevada’s communities. The Values and Vision strategic plan guides the work of the agency, …

Exploring Las Vegas

City Hall Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storie/d cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of May 2019,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com merits …

Nevada

Stamp Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: bright cities and rural landscapes, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel, and great fun, Nevada …

Nevada Links

Nevada flag Links related to Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion: Recommended Listeningthe NV 89 America Playlist @nv89radio Earthquakes http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent – @SCEC https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2019/earthquakes-in-nevada https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-42-quake-hits-near-ridgecrest-calif-5qtt-20190704-story.html Incredible videos show California’s biggest earthquake in 20 years rippling across North America – Business Insider Elsewhere on the Web: Recent earthquakes in California and Nevada https://t.co/airdzprUFN @scec #Earthquake #WildUSA #4thofJuly …

Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world: a place which celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage:  the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. Museum hours are 8:30am-430pm daily. There is a small admission fee. Tip – if you buy the annual pass, it’s valid for …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day is formally October 31. That said, as of 2000 the holiday is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2019 Nevada Day is Friday, October 25. History When is Nevada Day? Nevada was admitted to the Union October 31, 1864. With the passage of …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Paint Restoration in Process Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven …