Nevada: Rugged Natural Beauty and Casino Glamor

Nevada is a state of fascinating contrasts. At the Hoover Dam on the Arizona/Nevada border, you can see a arch-gravity dam that is among the world's largest. The tours are fascinating and full of interesting area history, and the area surrounding the dam is almost dizzying in its beauty. The huge red rocks rise far into the sky, and provide a look of wildness that seems almost untouched by humans. In sharp contrast is the city of Las Vegas, mere miles away. This is the ultimate playground for grown-ups, with dozens of glamorous and exciting casino resorts. Vegas is fun for the whole family, though: an increasing number of resorts have been building kid friendly activities that everyone will love."

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