U.S. STATE FACTS

Nevada Facts

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Introduction - Nevada Facts

Bordered by Arizona, California, Utah, Idaho, and Oregon in the Western region of the U.S., Nevada is home to one of the world's most famous cities, Las Vegas. Las Vegas is not known for being a kid-friendly vacation destination, but a city where glitzy casinos, massive hotels and adult entertainment abound. Nevada is also home to the Hoover Dam, Area 51, and Lake Mead; which are all mentioned in the interesting information and quick facts sections below. You'll also read about the man who invented the first slot machine, what Native American Indian tribes inhabited Nevada, when Nevada became a U.S. state, and why 1859 was such an important year for Nevada. This information is written for kids and adults.

State of Nevada Quick Facts

State of Nevada Interesting Facts

State of Nevada Historical Facts