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Located on the western part of United States of America, Nevada is the state which is home to the famous casino resort and gambling city - Las Vegas. Nevada which is the seventh largest state by size has Carson City as the capital. Reno, Boulder City and Henderson are the other major cities. Nevada shares its border with five states - Arizona, Oregon, California, Idaho and Utah.
Tourism is the prime industry, followed by mining and power generation. Its nickname ‚ÄúThe Silver State‚ÄĚ is on account of the prosperous silver mining activities. There are over 100 museums of historical importance preserved by the Nevada Museums Association. Western Folk life Center, Boulder City Museum & Historical Association, Clark County Museum, Lied Discovery Children's Museum, Tonopah Historic Mining Park and Nevada State Museum are some of the renowned destinations in this category.
Nevada is also a complete adventure storehouse with places like Lake Mead and Red Rock Canyon offering great opportunities to have fun in the wide expanses and rocky terrain. Three major rivers and several lakes are part of the state topography.
Though Las Vegas and Reno take center stage with millions of visitors from across the world flocking in here for vacations and entertainment, there is so much more to Nevada for that perfect vacation. Right from the serene countryside, fabulous wilderness regions, stunning natural destinations to the epitome of modernization, Nevada is truly enjoyable.