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.”
Atlatl Rock is named for the Anasazi petroglyph of the Atlatl man, depicted holding his weapon, with a larger atlatl shown above him. Atlatl Rock is located within Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada’s oldest and largest park, six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas casinos have donated many of their signature Las Vegas signs to the Neon Museum for its outdoor gallery of restored neon at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont St. The museum’s “Neon Boneyard” is a nearby three-acre site enclosing more than 150 historic, non-restored signs.
The Serpent Mother is a 168′ long evocation of a skeletal serpent coiled around her egg in a monstrous but maternal gesture.
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.
When gushing hot water threatened the production of the ever-deepening Virginia City mines, bonanza-era entrepreneur Adolph Sutro offered an audacious solution. He would build a tunnel from Dayton up to the Comstock’s mines.
The Goldfield Hotel opened its doors in 1908, just a couple of years before the town’s mining boom was over. It was called in its day “the gem of the desert.”
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.