Go To Nevada For Family Adventures Of A Lifetime

Just glancing at Nevada on the map, it looks big, square, and not particularly interesting, except for the small area around Las Vegas in the south. But the state is enormous, varied and full of wonders for families to enjoy together. Here are some of the adventures you and your family can have in Nevada.

Take A Trip To Lake Mead

It’s no secret that the Western United States is facing a water shortage crisis. Thanks to a lack of rain and the heavy use of water by farmers and cities, many lake beds are drying up. Thus a family holiday to Nevada now might be the last time you and your family get an opportunity to gaze over beautiful lakes, like Lake Mead.

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is something of a hub for the local tourist industry. Recreational activities on the lake include scuba diving and snorkeling. And surrounding the lakes areas for picnics and roads for scenic driving.

It’s best to travel to the lake now before it’s too late. Scientists estimate that it could dry up completely by 2021.

Discover Vegas

Las Vegas

Vegas is the biggest city in Nevada, and its growth over the last couple of decades has been fuelled by its reputation as a casino town. But Las Vegas also caters for children. There’s an aquarium which you can learn more about here, plenty of entertainment, circuses, family-friendly restaurants and more. Even if you don’t plan on staying in the city, it’s well worth paying a visit for an afternoon to see what it’s all about.

Go For A Drive In The Great Basin National Park

Sometimes being out in the wilderness in Nevada is like being out in the Old West. And there’s a good reason for that: it is the Old West.

Great Basin National Park

Now much of that landscape is preserved as part of the region’s Great Basin National Park, an area of conservation home to America’s oldest trees, the bristlecone pines. These trees had to adapt to grow in the local, arid climate, and as a result, their development was slowed down dramatically to cope with the lack of water and nutrients.

The Great Basin is also home to some of the highest peaks in the state, including Wheeler Peak, which is well worth climbing if you’re a sporty family. You can also enjoy the wonders and delights of the Lehman Caves, a series of caverns that run about 1.5 miles through the rock near the mountain range.

The Hoover Dam

Built all the way back in the 1930s, the Hoover dam is a testament to human engineering prowess. The dam, which is still impressive even today, stands in the middle of the Colorado River as it makes its way to the coast.

Although there isn’t a huge amount to do at the dam itself, it’s still something which most families want to cross off their bucket list. Just to behold it and stand on top of it is an experience in itself. Plus, without the Hoover dam, there would be no Las Vegas.

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