10 Things to do in Nevada that Have Nothing to do with Gambling

While Nevada is usually known for its casinos and “sin city” lifestyle, we believe at Agape Voyage that Nevada has much more to offer than just Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll. Here are just a few natural beauties 🙂

1. The Valley Of Fire

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Source: wallroft.com

The Valley of Fire gets its unique name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. Also, while your here, check out the Windstone Arch! Magnificent sandstone formation that you DON’T want to miss.

2. The Lehman Caves

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Source: e-education.psu.edu

Located in the Great Basin National Park, the Lehman Caves serves as a great tourist attraction with much history. The caves have been kept untouched for hundreds of years and have been enjoyed by the thousands of visitors since its discovery.

3. Lake Tahoe

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Source: Ironman.com

Crystal clear waters with a picturesque mountainous backdrop. Yes please. Much rather spend our day here than at a casino.

4. The Great Basin National Park

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Source: usatipps.de

The Great Basin National Park is located in White Pine County in east-central Nevada, near the Utah border. Walk this beautiful state park and soak in all its natural beauty. Away from all the city lights and shows, The Great Basin is one of the darkest places in the country and BEST place to stargaze. Also, be sure to check out the Lehman Caves as stated earlier for a real deep, dark experience.

5. Bodie Historic State Park

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Former gold-mining community houses is now a ghost town, essentially untouched for over 100 years. Come see the grisly past of Bodie with daily tours that also features a stamp mill and museum.

6. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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Source: panoramio.com

The 520 acre oasis is houses many springs and the surrounding mountains provided water for Paiute Indians. Guided tours are available for those who would like to know more about the rich history of the park.

7. Visit The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

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Source: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park Facebook Page

Come see the remnants from the first permanent non-native settlers to the Las Vegas Valley. A group of Mormon missionaries built an adobe fort along the Las Vegas Creek in 1855 and calling it Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. Come see where Las Vegas gets its roots and check out the adobe fort that still stands today.

8. Kayak With The Black Canyon River Adventures

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Source: Black Canyon River Adventures Facebook Page

Go on a wild adventure with the Black Canyon River Adventures – great fun and a wonderful time to spend the day in the sunshine!

9. Hike Red Rock Canyon

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Source: Keith Brennan via Facebook

The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert. Red Rock offers a beautiful 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking and the list goes on and on.

10. Grand Canyon National Park

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Source: Iliketowastemytime.com

A huge DUH to this one. Discover the grand canyon by kayak, mule, or set out on foot. We highly recommend the kayaking experience here at Agape Voyage! Prepare to be struck with amazement with these million dollar views.

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