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Cultural Guide

Nevada (NV) – "Silver State "

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Famous For:

Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit, in 1859, and its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc. Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa. Nevada is also the leading entertainment center. Las Vegas has the majority of the largest hotels in the world.

Major Cities:

Las Vegas, Henderson

National Parks:
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Beaver Dam State Park
Must do while there:

Tour the new Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas and see a giant Columbian mammoth, visit Springs Preserve, a 180-acre cultural institution in southern Nevada, or take in an extraordinary performance of Cirque du Soleil at one of its Las Vegas shows. Visit Central Nevada Museum, step into the past and explore the rich and colorful history of Central Nevada and early boomtowns of the west.

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