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If you’re pining for a freshly cut Christmas tree this holiday season, you could go to one of the pop-up, tented tree lots that dot the Las Vegas Valley this time of year. But if you’re feeling more adventurous, you could round up the family and make a day of it by traveling to more forested parts of Nevada, as well as Utah, Arizona and California, to search for a perfect tree to harvest yourselves.
Southern Nevadan families seeking special experiences for their youngsters should consider a holiday train ride. Long after memories of other holidays fade, most children fondly recall the year they rode the train with Santa.
The hottest, driest and lowest national park, Death Valley is well-known for its blistering summer temperatures. For that reason, the best time of year to visit is what’s considered the offseason in most other parks: mid-October to mid-May.
Autumn is a prime time to explore Southern Nevada’s side roads into places bypassed by our busy freeways and major highways. State Route 169 through Moapa Valley provides just such an enjoyable drive.
The three-day event, planned for Nevada Day weekend, celebrates Beatty’s founding in the early 1900s and its heritage of mining and ranching. It draws hundreds of visitors to the community of about 1,200 people located 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Mellow autumn days linger late in the season at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in the scenic Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area west of Las Vegas.
Fort Verde State Historical Park in central Arizona protects the best preserved of a string of U.S. Army forts that guarded settlers and travelers during the turbulent period after the Civil War, especially during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and ’80s.
Southern Utah’s fall color spectacular rivals better-known seasonal displays found elsewhere in the country — and is much closer and easier for Southern Nevadans to enjoy.
Typical of the friendly small towns along U.S. Highway 93, Caliente welcomes travelers with visitor services and access to many regional attractions, including five state parks within easy reach.
Beautiful Angel Canyon in Southern Utah, home to the Best Friends Animal Society sanctuary, is an inspiring location for a movement that has changed the way Americans view the lives of companion animals.
Pahrump will host a couple of community favorites this fall: the Sept. 22-25 Pahrump Fall Festival and the Oct. 1-2 Grape Stomp.
Scattered across Nevada, huge beehive-shaped stone structures mark a colorful period in the state’s past. The 30-foot-high charcoal ovens played a vital role in Nevada mining in the late 1800s.
Early autumn, along with late spring, marks one of the best times to visit the iconic Western scenery of Monument Valley, when days are generally balmy and bright in this desert destination on the Arizona-Utah border.
The beautiful cliffs and canyons known as Snow Canyon State Park near St. George, Utah, have been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Artifacts left well over 2,500 years ago indicate humans came to hunt, gather food and find shelter over a span of about 700 years. Then came the Anasazi, Ancestral Puebloans, farmers and pueblo builders who occupied the area for more than 1,000 years.
Astronomical events largely go unnoticed in urban settings where artificial lighting dims views of night skies. But beyond the glare of city lights, Nevada’s open spaces offer wonderful views of some of the darkest skies in the country.
Bowers Mansion, one of Nevada’s most famous residences, memorializes the first fabulous Comstock mining era that brought Nevada Territory to statehood during the Civil War.
Bodie, a ghost town near Mono Lake in eastern California, preserves the remnants of an 1880s boomtown in a state of “arresteddecay” as a California State Historic Park.
Unique experiences await visitors to Grand Canyon Caverns in northern Arizona, starting with a choice of five tours of the largest dry caverns in the United States.
Austin once reigned as queen of the Central Nevada mining towns. Today it lures visitors by trading upon its past, its location on U.S. Highway 50 and nearby recreational attractions.
U.S. Highway 50, famously dubbed “the loneliest road in America,” traverses more than 400 miles of the state’s sparsely populated heartland as it parallels frontier trails.
County fairs are anticipated annual events in several of Nevada’s rural counties, providing a break in the routine for farmers and ranchers as harvest season approaches.
Beautiful wild gardens greet high-country visitors throughout the West during the brief season between snowmelt and snowfall.
This agricultural area along the east fork of the Carson River in northwestern Nevada is best visited from May through October.
Scattered across Nevada’s vast outback, several working livestock ranches welcome vacationing guests.
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