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Ash Meadows home to rare plants, animals

The largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge invites visitors to explore distinctive environments that are home to plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

Enjoy scenic cruise on Lake Mead or Colorado River

Cruise boats plying Lake Mead and the Colorado River offer daytime sightseeing tours, evening dinner cruises and opportunities for celebrating special events. The Desert Princess on Lake Mead above Hoover Dam and the Celebration on the Colorado at Laughlin are jaunty replica paddle-wheelers reminiscent of Mississippi River steamboats. The USS Riverside is a sleek modern cruiser built to motor upstream from Laughlin under the highway bridge toward Davis Dam.

Overton museum chronicles ancient culture

Sitting on a little bluff just south of Overton in Moapa Valley, Nevada's Lost City Museum preserves remnants of thousands of years of human occupation along the Muddy River in northeastern Clark County.

Nevada Day festivities to lure crowds to capital

Across the nation, children eagerly await the last day of October for its Halloween costumes, decorations, parties and trick or treating. For Nevada children, the end of October also brings a day of no school to observe the state's Oct. 31, 1864, entry into the union as the 36th state.

Arizona wine trails lure thirsty travelers

Arizona boasts plenty of attractions that contribute to a thriving tourism industry, including spectacular scenery, historic towns, museums and state and national parks. To bolster its appeal to visitors, the state has joined the national movement toward agri-tourism.

Autumn color glorious in Utah's Logan Canyon

Carved from limestone by the Logan River and its many tributaries, beautiful Logan Canyon in northeastern Utah provides access to the forested heights of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of the city of Logan.

Utah state park preserves Anasazi ruins, artifacts

Anasazi State Park Museum near the farming community of Boulder in southern Utah preserves an important archaeological site where excavation has revealed nearly 100 structures and thousands of artifacts from prehistoric Native Americans.

Utah’s Kolob Terrace boasts rugged beauty

Southwestern Utah’s gorgeous Kolob Terrace sweeps from the 10,000-foot heights of the Markagunt Plateau to the cliff tops of Zion Canyon. This wild and rugged area lures campers, hikers, horsemen and fishermen.

Once-rich Delamar now crumbling ghost town

The ghost town of Delamar was once one of Nevada’s richest gold producers. Today its ruins nestle against a serrated range of wooded mountains south of U.S. Highway 93 on the way to Caliente.