When the Hotel Nevada in Ely was completed in 1929, owners claimed it to be the tallest building in Nevada – at six stories. Rooms rented for $1.50 and up, “All with private toilet; 85% with private bath.”
Travel 17 miles west of the neon canyons of Las Vegas and you’ll find the red sandstone formations of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Visited by more than a million people each year, this 195,819 acre area is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management.
The underground Gabbs test was planned for early 1993 at the Nevada Test Site, but it was cancelled when a moratorium on testing came into effect in October 1992.
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is located on the site of the original mining claims of 1900 that started the rush to Tonopah.
In May of 2013 we drove 2.5 hours from Reno toward the Black Rock Desert and then began a 7-mile hike up about 1,000 feet to the top of this spectacularly scenic granite plateau misnamed “The Lava Beds.”
Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street Experience offers hourly light shows each evening, with more than 12 million LED modules and a half-million watt sound system.
The locomotive Inyo was built in 1875 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. It is one of the oldest original locomotives in North America still in operable condition.
A collection of navigable 360° panoramas created by Howard Goldbaum, a professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Please join us as we travel all around the Silver State in virtual reality.