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Interesting Facts About Nevada

Nevada Facts, Funny Laws & Silly Stuff

Interesting facts about Nevada should give you something to think about and smile about. This list of Nevada facts is perfect for helping you to entertain your kids.

These Nevada fun facts can be used as trivia questions to stump your family or entertainment to distract the kids during travel on your road trip with kids. Many facts about Nevada presented here are also fun educational opportunities for your children.

Read through these interesting facts about Nevada on your own then present them to your children as you move through the state. Even better, have your children read these Nevada facts and discuss what they find the most interesting and fun during your road trip with kids.

Funny / Strange / Trivia / Interesting Facts about Nevada

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Reno Ice Pavilion
The 16,000-square-foot Reno Ice Pavilion was originally constructed in Atlantic City, NJ. Amazingly it was pulled apart and moved across the country to Reno at a later date.

Any Luggage to Check In?
If you have never been able to check your baggage outside of the airport while traveling, you must have never visited Las Vegas. Visitors to the Imperial can enjoy the strip and conveniently check their luggage before they even arrive at the airport.

When Did Las Vegas Start?
The Las Vegas Strip we enjoy today started out with just one lonely casino. The Pair-O-Dice Club opened in 1931.

Kangaroo Rat
The Kangaroo Rat of Death Valley is best known for living a liquid-free life. It doesn’t depend on water like humans.

Interesting Facts About Nevada

State Name: Nevada

State Abbreviation: NV

State Capital: Carson City

Largest City: Las Vegas

State population: 2,723,322

Population Rank: #35/50

Area/Size: 110,567 square miles

Area/Size Rank: #7/50

Date became a State: October 31, 1864

Number accepted into the Union: #36/50

Residents are called: Nevadans

Go Back in Time
If you are interested in early Nevada pioneers and their lifestyles, you can visit Rhyolite. This is a ghost town in Nevada which displays remains from the old glass house, depot, bank, and a variety of other buildings no longer standing.

Desert and Snow
If you thought Nevada was all desert and blazing sun, you were wrong. It turns out there is snow to be found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at certain times of the year.

Vegas Film History
The movie “Vegas Vacation” was filmed in Las Vegas. The area of filming is now home to Wayne Newton (singer and entertainer).

Real Gold
Las Vegas is known for glittering with lights, but it turns out Nevada also glitters with gold. This state produces substantially more gold than any other state, and is only beaten by a few other countries from the world view.

Camel History
Up until around the 1870s, camels were pack animals in this state.

Easy to find a bed for the night
This is one of those not-so-shocking interesting facts about Nevada: this state is the county’s leader when it comes to the most hotel rooms in one state.

Nevada Facts: Silly Nevada Laws

interesting-facts-about-nevada; state stamp That's enough of the facts, but what about laws that you may need to watch out for?

These laws aren't in practice today, but they could be since they still sit on the books...

Bar Rules
Watch yourself when you visit the casino bar in Las Vegas. Nevada law makes it illegal for men to purchase drinks for more than three bar mates in a single day.

Camels are too slow
While camels were once used as pack animals in Nevada, they were also well protected. It is still illegal to ride them on the highway.

Getting Weirder!
If you plan to wander the streets in Elko, Nevada, you will have to pack your mask. This is required attire for walking streets.

Interesting Facts About Nevada

State Motto: "All for Our Country"

State Nickname: Silver State, Sagebrush State

State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

State Flower: Sagebrush

State Tree: Single leaf Pinon and Bristlecone Pine

Smiths Beware
If your name includes Smith, do not go to Reno. This name is illegal in this city.

Eureka, Nevada
If you like to kiss women, do not grow a moustache. Men with moustaches are forbidden to kiss women in Eureka, Nevada.

Those Poor Dogs
If someone comes onto your property and shoots your dog, do not hang them! Nevada law makes hanging a dog-shooter illegal.

No Pawning False Teeth
Las Vegas is a great place to pawn your valuables, but they draw the line at dentures. False teeth must not be pawned in this town.

Shopping Carts
In Reno, shopping carts must be valuable. It is against the law in this town to spray paint carts and put them out for display in your basement.

Nevada is Best Known For...

If you're tired of reading interesting facts about Nevada and are ready to start exploring, the end of the road has finally arrived. If, on the other hand, you just can't get enough Nevada facts, there are just a few more interesting facts about Nevada to consider.

Nevada is known for Las Vegas Strip, desert, casinos, showgirls, magic and extortionist shows, Elvis weddings, wedding drive-thrus. You may also recognize these people who were all born right here:

No presidents have ever been born in Nevada as of 2012.
  • Andre Agassi
  • Chelsie Hightower
  • Pat Nixon
  • Craig Barlow
  • Kurt and Kyle Busch
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Marcus Banks
  • Shannon Bahrke
  • Velma Bronn Johnston
  • Dillon Casey

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