With all of the attention showered on lively Las Vegas, timeshare owners might easily miss out on some rare discoveries and opportunities to be found traveling throughout the enchanting state of Nevada. Also known as the “Silver State” due to the large number of silver deposits discovered there, Nevada geographically covers both the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin making it the most arid of the United States.
With approximately three hundred days of sunshine per year, the Nevada climate lends itself to great golfing opportunities. Ranked among the top for Nevada are Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas, Cascata in Boulder City and Wolf Creek in Mesquite.
Carson City’s Nevada State Museum is considered by some to be one of Nevada’s best kept secrets. Focusing on Nevada history from 1850 to present and also housing an entire second floor of natural history and anthropological exhibits, the museum is a nice collection of pertinent and very well put together displays that provide an exceptional presentation and understanding of Nevada history.
The Animal Ark in Reno is a must see for Nevada timeshare owners. Providing a safe haven for non-releasable wildlife in spacious exhibits, this sanctuary for life is open to the public and committed to maintaining a healthy environment for the animals and educating the community. Cheetah, wolf and black bear are among the wide variety of exhibits available for viewing.
The mighty Colorado River flows through Laughlin on the Nevada-Arizona border and offers a wide spectrum of recreational activities. Launch facilities for boating and watercraft rental services are plentiful along the river, in addition to scenic dinner cruises aboard paddlewheel boats, as well as the lovely Laughlin River Walk that beckons for a leisurely stroll at the water’s edge.
Well worth a visit, the Bucket of Blood Saloon is a local landmark in the center of Virginia City. Constructed in 1876, after the great fire of 1875 which consumed most of the town’s core buildings, the “Bucket” will take visitors back in time with its hanging lamps, mirrors and “regulars” in period costume. Most weekends are filled with dancing and live country music from David John and the Comstock Cowboys. Only thirty five minutes from Reno and forty five minutes from Lake Tahoe, Virginia City is within easy driving distance from many timeshare resorts.