Nevada Wide Open http://www.travelnevada.com/
Here is the official state tourism website for Nevada.
Nevada Kids Page http://nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=632&Itemid=399
Nevada facts and fun for kids from the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
Other State Links
50states.com: Nevada http://www.50states.com/nevada.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Nevada. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Nevada http://www.thingstodo.com/states/NV/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Nevada's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
Hoover Dam: a National Historic Landmark http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/
The U. S. Department of the Interior provides this site offering Hoover Dam history, information about the Hoover Dam Visiting Center, and Hoover Dam education materials. This Hoover Dam Learning Packet can be downloaded as Adobe Acrobat .pdf files here.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Nevada http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/32000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Nevada.
Nevada is the driest state in the nation with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 inches. The wettest part of state receives about 40 inches of precipitation per year, while the driest spot has less than four inches per year.
Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the fabulous Comstock Lode in 1859. Its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, barite, and tungsten.
Nevada is the gambling and entertainment capital of the United States.
Hoover Dam, near Las Vegas, impounds the waters of Lake Mead, one of the world's largest artificial lakes.
Some Famous People from this State
Andre Agassi, professional tennis player, was born in Las Vegas in 1970.
Patricia Ryan Nixon, wife of former President Richard Nixon, was born in Ely, Nevada in 1912.