Monday, May 7, 2012

Nevada ‘treasures’ unveiled

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, in Reno-Tahoe Territory, is one of Nevada's "six treasures," according to voting results in the Nevada Commission on Tourism's Discover Your Nevada campaign.
After several rounds of voting and months of friendly competition, six unique locations in Nevada have been identified as Nevada’s Treasures, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today.

“The Discover Your Nevada campaign has been incredibly well received, and the Nevadans who have visited the website have served to unleash a renewed interest in the wonderful tourism opportunities available throughout Nevada — ranging from the well-established venues to some of our state’s truly unknown treasures,” Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, said. "The governor and I are delighted to participate in this marvelous campaign, and are gearing up to hit the road shortly to revisit some of our favorite places as well as to discover treasures that have somehow eluded us during our many years of traveling this great state."

The Nevada Treasures competition was part of NCOT’s Discover Your Nevada campaign, a three-month endeavor to encourage in-state travel and to educate Nevadans about some lesser-known corners of their state.

Goldwell Open Air Museum.
Photo: Shane Kruitbosch

The nomination period kicked off on March 1, and NCOT received 587 nominations in the state’s six tourism territories: Reno-Tahoe, Cowboy Country, Pony Express, Nevada Silver Trails, Las Vegas, and Indian Territory. Several rounds of voting narrowed the competition until the final two in each category were announced April 30.

“It was so interesting to see the variety of nominations, from natural wonders like Cathedral Gorge State Park to world-famous sights like the Las Vegas Strip,” Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, said. “Even more interesting and thrilling was to see the local residents and business owners reach out to their communities to rally support. The volley of marketing on the local level grew with each round of voting, and residents jumped on board to support their favorite venue.”

The final round of voting closed at 5 p.m. on May 4. The winning treasures are:

Cowboy Country: The Star Bar & Restaurant in Elko
Indian Territory: Pyramid Lake (Indian Reservation)
Las Vegas Territory: Valley of Fire State Park near Overton
Nevada Silver Trails: Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite
Pony Express Territory: Nevada Northern Railway in Ely
Reno-Tahoe Territory: Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden

For more information about the Discover Your Nevada campaign, visit

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nevada Rides Motorcycle Guide now available

The 2012 Nevada Rides Motorcycle Guide—a pocket-sized publication produced by Nevada Magazine that caters to motorcyclists and highlights the many scenic roads available to navigate in the Silver State—is now available. You can view the e-edition here.

E-mail, or call 775-687-0610, to reserve your hard copy. Or, you can pick one up at the following locations:

A Cowboy’s Dream, Alamo
Best Western Hi-Desert Inn, Tonopah
Carson City CVB
Elko CVA
Eureka Opera House
Freedom Cycle, Reno
Freedom Cycle, Las Vegas
Longstreet Inn, Amargosa Valley
Mizpah Hotel, Tonopah
Pyramid Lake Visitors Center
Town of Pahrump offices
Wells Chamber of Commerce
Wildflower Village B&B and Art Gallery, Reno
Windmill Ridge, Alamo
Winnemucca CVA

Throughout these territories:
Nevada Silver Trails
Pony Express Territory

And at the following events:
Run-A-Mucca in Winnemucca: May 25-27, 2012
Street Vibrations Spring Rally in Sparks: June 1-3, 2012
Octane Fest in Fallon: June 7-10, 2012
Elko Motorcycle Jamboree in Elko: June 15-17, 2012
AMA’s International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson City: July 26-29, 2012
Street Vibrations Fall Rally in Reno: September 19-23, 2012