Places in Nevada
A vast sagebrush steppe, the western corner of the state is carved by mountain ranges and parched valleys. It's also the place where modern Nevada began. It was the site of the state's first trading post, pioneer farms and the famous Comstock silver lode, which spawned Virginia City, financed the Union during the Civil War and earned Nevada its statehood.
A soothingly schizophrenic city of big-time gambling and top-notch outdoor adventures, Reno resists pigeonholing. ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’ has something to raise the pulse of adrenaline junkies, hardcore gamblers and city people craving easy access to wide open spaces.
Geographically speaking, nearly all of Nevada lies in the Great Basin – a high desert characterized by rugged mountain ranges and broad valleys that extends into Utah and California. Far from Nevada's major cities, this land is largely empty, textured only by peaks covered by snow in winter. It's big country out here – wild, remote and quiet.
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