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Where gambling is the biggest source of revenue.
To most, the U.S state of Nevada means Las Vegas. With its glimmer and 'anything-is-possible' attitude, Las Vegas is the state's most popular tourist destination. The city offers everything and more: casinos, fine dining, luxury hotels, extravagant shopping, and the most exciting entertainment one could hope for.
But Nevada offers more than Vegas, Baby! Although most of Nevada is desert, there are other places worth a visit.
If you are seeking solitude, then Nevada has just the right answer: Great Basin National Park. Located on the Utah border, Great Basin is one of the least-visited national parks in the U.S. To get there, take US-50, dubbed the "Loneliest Road in America." You can even get a certificate saying "I survived the loneliest road in America." The park itself offers breathtaking views and untouched nature, making it ideal for hiking and camping.
Nevada's capital, Carson City, is the third-largest city in the state. Well worth a visit are the Capitol Building constructed in 1870, a number of old-fashioned casinos, and the railroad museum.
For a trip back in time, visit Virginia City, which was once a booming mining town. Its main attraction is the old main street where the city's historic buildings have been preserved. Another nearby attraction is Ponderosa Ranch based on the TV show "Bonanza."
And if Las Vegas sounds tempting but is just a bit too much for your taste, why not give Reno a try. A smaller version of Vegas, it might just be what you were looking for.