“Nevada is full of wonderful places, from museums to state parks to historic sites,” said Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. “These are the things that make our state what it is. These are the places we visit to relax, have fun and explore. Our Nevada treasures contest is a great way to share those stories and experiences.”
Almost 500 unique Nevada treasures have been nominated since the process began earlier this month. Nominations can be made in six geographic categories: Cowboy Country, Las Vegas, Pony Express, Reno-Tahoe, Silver Trails and Indian Territory (encompasses the entire state). Visit the website by midnight Friday to nominate your Nevada treasure in all categories.
Starting Monday, visit www.discoveryournevada.com to vote for your favorite Nevada treasure. Voting will continue through elimination rounds until May 13. On May 15, winners in each of the six categories will be announced. Travel packages will be developed around each of the winners.
The Nevada Treasures contest is part of NCOT’s “Discover Your Nevada” campaign, launched by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki on March 1 and designed to encourage Nevadans to explore their own state. As part of the campaign, Gov. Sandoval will embark on several road trips this spring to places off the beaten path. Among his destinations is the ghost town of Rhyolite near Death Valley, Valley of Fire State Park near Lake Mead, the ruins of Fort Churchill near Yerington, and the mysterious town of Rachel on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Follow Gov. Sandoval’s trips online at www.discoveryournevada.com.