The 10 Best Sightseeing Tours in Nevada!

Nevada is one of the most gorgeous, diverse states in the country, with lakes, canyons, mountain, and desert landscapes. While it can be tempting to stick to the big cities and people watch, we urge you to get out and see what else Nevada has to offer. Below, we’ve collected 10 of the best sightseeing tours to help you do just that! 

1. Grand Adventure Tours, Las Vegas, NV

Take a break from the slots to visit the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas has its own allure, but consider making time take time to visit one of the most incredible sights in the United States. Grand Adventures packages covers transportation and food for the outing.

2. Sky Combat Ace, Henderson, NV

Ever want to fly a jet? With Sky Combat Ace in Henderson, Nevada, you can. According to their website, “At SCA, you’re not just a passenger on a joy ride; you are a steely-eyed fighter pilot at the controls of your very own ‘fighter jet,’ pulling Gs and squeezing the trigger.” Take part in their simulation course today.

3. The Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV

Take in the Las Vegas strip from a pink, open-air Jeep. For less than $100, you can experience one of the most famous two-miles in the world for 180 minutes. You’ll stop by the Las Vegas sign, Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, and Fremont Street.

4. M.S. Dixie II, Zephyr Cove, NV

On Explore the gorgeous Zephyr Cove with the ultimate cruise experience. Take the M.S. Dixie II out on Lake Tahoe from morning to sunset. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair while relaxing on the Nevada water.

5. Visit the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is one of the most famous dams in the country with millions of people visiting every year. While in Nevada, consider taking a private tour, or buy a ticket for a Hoover Dam Powerplant Tour. 

6. Visit the Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is named for its 40,000 acres of red Aztec sandstone and ancient, petrified trees. Take part in Canyon Tours’ excursions to the Valley and travel in their custom-built Tour Trekker SUVs.  

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7. Haunt a ghost town

Visitors to Austin, Nevada will tell you that the drive is long and lonely, as the town is completely deserted and somewhat off the beaten path, but well-worth the excursion. Imagine what life was like as an isolated miner and visit the fossil house to see dinosaur bones.

8. Witness a nuclear explosion at the Nevada Security Site

About 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, tourists can see where the U.S. government tested atomic weaponry. Start the day at the National Atomic Testing Museum before heading out to the site in a tour bus. Giant blast craters await.

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9. Drive down the Extraterrestrial Highway

Extraterrestrial Highway, as State Route 375 is called, has been so-designated by the state of Nevada because of its proximity to Area 51. Along the tour, you’ll “travel through some of the most desolate, uninhabited and scenic desert landscapes in the world” before stopping just outside of the secretive military base.

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10. Clown Motel, Tonopah, NV

As seen on the Travel Channel, Tonopah, Nevada’s infamous Clown Motel is a must-see for horror junkies. The motel is filled to the brim with clown paraphernalia, and is aptly located next to a cemetery. 

Stop clowning around*

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