50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Nevada State to Know Story

By Lauren Rey

Introduction

50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Nevada State to Know Story

There are many interesting and fun facts about Nevada state to learn, from the deserts...

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Nevada Fun Facts

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Las Vegas is "The Wedding Capital of the World"

Las Vegas is known for many things, like its bustling casinos, glamorous shows, landmarks, and...

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Boundary Peak is the highest mountain in Nevada

Rising over 13,000 feet above the valley below, Boundary Peak is an impressive sight! It...

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Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the US

Lake Tahoe is on the border of Nevada and California, and it is a major...

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The Mojave Desert is the smallest desert in North America

Although it spans four states (Nevada, California, Arizona, and Utah), the Mojave Desert is the...

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Blue Jeans were invented by a tailor in Reno in the 1870s

One of the most interesting facts on Nevada relates to the invention of Blue Jeans...

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Pyramid Lake is known as "America's Most Beautiful Desert Lake"

Covering over 125,000 acres in western Nevada, Pyramid Lake is one of the largest lakes...

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area was Nevada's first Conservation Area

In 1990, Red Rock Canyon was designated a National Conservation Area by the state of...

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The Hoover Dam is the highest concrete arch dam in the United States

Considered one of the great construction wonders of the 20th century, the Hoover Dam is...

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You can kayak an "Emerald Cave" an hour outside of Vegas

Emerald Cave is located in the Lake Mead recreation area, just about an hour outside...

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Nevada has one of the world's toughest bike races in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

Carson Valley is an outdoor recreation paradise centered at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada...

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Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms of any city in the US

With a whopping 150,000 rooms and growing, Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms of...

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You can ride a rail bike in Carson City

Carson City, Nevada, is full of historic railways. One of the most fun ways to...

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Las Vegas is home to the tallest observation tower in the US

The Stratosphere in Las Vegas is over 1,100 feet high and holds the current title...

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The Desert Bighorn Sheep is Nevada's State Animal

Another interesting piece of information about Nevada is its state animal. Known for their sizable...

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Reno is known as "The Biggest Little City in the World"

Known for all the same glitz and glam, Reno was once the gaming capital of...

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Funny Facts About Nevada

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Nevada has many Elvis impersonators

While there are no official numbers on Elvis impersonators, it's widely known and celebrated that...

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The deserts of Nevada are home to "hopping" Kangaroo Rats

Perhaps one of the most fun facts on Nevada is the Kangaroo Rat! Kangaroo Rats...

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The famous Las Vegas Strip is not actually located in Las Vegas

One of the little-known Las Vegas facts is that the Las Vegas Strip and the...

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Nevada's State Insect is the Vivid Dancer Damselfly

Funny to say, pretty to look at – the Vivid Dancer Damselfly is Nevada's official...

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Couples can get married at a Denny's in Vegas

To add to the long list of places in Las Vegas offering quick nuptial services...

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Nevada State Route 375 is known as the Extraterrestrial Highway

Spanning over 98 miles and through mostly desolate desert terrain, State Route 375 is known...

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Las Vegas is home to the largest slot machine in the world

The iconic Slotzilla is an 11-story slot machine that is the world's largest. Towering over...

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Ugly casino carpets in Vegas make you gamble more

The bright colors and erratic patterns on the floors of virtually every casino in Vegas...

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Slot machines are everywhere, including grocery stores and gas stations

While everyone expects to find slot machines in casinos throughout Las Vegas and Reno, tourists...

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Nevada has two State Trees

Both the Single Leaf Pinon and the Bristlecone Pine share the title of Nevada State...

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Interesting Facts About Nevada

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Nevada is the 7th largest state in the US

At 110,572 square miles and a population of over 3 million, Nevada is a very...

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Death Valley is "the hottest place on Earth"

With the highest recorded temperatures in world history, Death Valley is aptly known as "the...

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Nevada is the driest state in the US

It's no surprise with all that desert, Nevada would be a dry state, but it...

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Nevada has the highest wild horse population in the US

One of the most interesting facts about the state of Nevada is the wild horse...

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The oldest mummy in North America was discovered in Nevada

In 1940, an archaeological team located a mummy in the area of Spirit Cave near...

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Creepy Facts About Nevada

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The Clown Motel overlooking Old Tonopah Cemetery is "America's Scariest Motel"

Perhaps it's the creepy clown motif that adorns every inch of the motel. Or, perhaps...

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The Washoe Club Museum & Saloon is full of paranormal activity

The history of the Washoe Club Museum & Saloon dates back over a hundred years...

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Severe droughts at Lake Mead have revealed several bodies

One of the most unfortunate Nevada facts and information is the severe droughts being faced...

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Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum was voted the #1 Haunted Destination in America

Curated by famous paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, this haunted museum is a collection of creepy...

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The Yellow Jacket Mine is rumored to be haunted by the miners who died there

On April 7th, 1969, a fire broke out in the Yellow Jacket Mine, resulting in...

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Weird Facts About Nevada

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Nevada has a beach courtesy of the Colorado River

Nevada may be a desert state, but it has a beautiful sandy beach with calm...

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There is an "Alien Mailbox" in Alamo, Nevada

Perhaps one of the most bizarre facts about the state of Nevada is the "Alien...

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An alligator was once found in a Nevada lake

In 2009, a fisherman at Sunset Park in southwestern Nevada got quite the surprise when...

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Route 50 is known as the "Loneliest Road in America"

Nevada's Route 50 runs 408 miles through some of the most desolate areas in the...

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There's a house made of bottles that is a century old in Nevada

The Tom Kelly Bottle House sits in the small ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. Built...

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Historical Facts About Nevada

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Nevada is the historical homeland of many Native American Tribes

Nevada's vast, beautiful lands were home to many Native American Tribes centuries before the Europeans...

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Nevada was a Battle Born State and the 36th state to be added to the Union

Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31st, 1864. Efforts were made to rush...

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Comstock Lode sparked the Silver Rush of 1859 and made Nevada the "Silver State"

In 1859, an abundance of Silver Ore was discovered under Mount Davidson in Virginia City...

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The Nevada Test Site was the first nuclear field test conducted with live troops

Perhaps one of the most controversial Nevada facts is the nuclear test site. Created in...

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Patricia Ryan Nixon was from Nevada

Former First Lady, Patricia Ryan Nixon, was born in Ely, Nevada, in 1912. Despite the...

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Cool Facts About Nevada

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Tennis Star Andre Agassi is from Nevada

Andre Agassi was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He went on to become...

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Nevada is home to the vivid "Valley of Fire"

Known for its unique fiery sandstone formations, Valley of Fire State Park was formed during...

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The infamous Area 51 is found in southern Nevada

One of the most famous sites in Nevada facts and history is Area 51. No...

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Numerous movies have been filmed in Las Vegas

Hollywood has come to Sin City many times over the years. Las Vegas has been...

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Nevada is home to the Burning Man Festival

Burning Man is a festival of music and interactive art installations that is concluded with...

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Conclusion

In Summary

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