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Nevada Lifestyle

The Nevada Lifestyle
Nevada is steeped in variety.  Living in the "Silver State" offers the 24-hour excitement and sophistication of urban areas, or peaceful, hometown living in one of Nevada's rural communities.  

Nevada is the seventh largest and one of the least-populated states. Nevada’s public lands include three national parks, two dozen state parks, and several thousand of acres of wilderness areas, national recreation areas, national forests, wildlife refuges and other protected places.  With 110,540 square miles of terrain, Nevada offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities.  

Nevada's arts, cultural, and entertainment environment is rich and diverse. Nevada has come far from its wild and wooly past, but it celebrates its robust heritage with annual events such as the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Basque Festival, and the many powwows hosted on the Indian reservations in the state—and two of the richest rodeos on the circuit—the Reno Rodeo and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Long known for its glittering nightlife and headlining performers, Nevada is home to an amazing wealth of musicians, dancers and artists. To showcase these riches, there are performing arts theatres and museums statewide.

Nevada is one of the few places where you can ski in the morning, play golf after lunch and have dinner at a 5-star celebrity restaurant.