Nevada is a state in the United States famous for having vast stretches of deserts. Las Vegas, one of the most vibrant cities in the world, famous for its nightlife and casinos, huge and elaborate theme hotels, luxury resorts and a fun filled atmosphere is located in the state of Nevada.
The state also holds a lot of cultural importance as it has a lot of museums and extravagant cultural shows. It is also famous for huge shopping malls and restaurants with some of the most diverse cuisines. There are some facts about Nevada you should definitely know and below given are some of them:
- Carlson is one of the only two cities in the USA which are capitals and share their borders with another states. Hence, it is very easy to travel from capital to capital from Nevada.
- The meaning of the name Nevada is ‘snow covered’.
- Nevada is a place where almost all the tourists go for gambling and the sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel equals to 666 over here.
- Winnemucca is one of the sunniest towns in this state where there are 201 sunny days per year on an average. Hence, if you are fed up of the cold and want to bask in the sun, you should indeed head to this place.
- The oldest skeletons of primitive men who used to live in this area were first found in the Hidden Cave of Nevada in the year 1949.
- The Kangaroo rats of Nevada can live their entire lives in the Mojave Desert without water. Interesting, right?
- Las Vegas alone consumes 60,000 pounds of shrimps every day, which more than the rest of the country combined. Indeed, is seems that it is a must to try shrimps in Vegas.
- There are around 100 miles long tunnels and shafts on the Comstock in Nevada.
- The Levis Jeans, which is now popular all over the world among young and old and is one of the most preferred denim brands, was first invented by Jacob Davis, a tailor based in Reno. Hence, this is the birthplace of blue jeans.
- The Lake Tahoe which is located here and is a very famous spot is the third deepest lake in the United States. It is a home to different types of fish too.
- Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas this year and it is not a surprise because Vegas is such a fun and vibrant place that anyone would love to visit it and indeed it is there on each person’s travel list.
- The writing career of famous writer Mark Twain began in this city working as a reporter.
- It is not legal to ride a camel on any highway of Nevada.
- There are over 44,000 acres of reservoirs in Nevada and over 2000 miles of man-made streams and 23 areas dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. Hence, this city is environmental friendly too.
- The city of Virginia is said to be the most haunted city in the U.S with a lot of real life accounts depicted by tourists as well as locals of the area.