Tourist attractions recognized as Nevada standouts

Iris Dumuk, Special to the Sun

Nevada State Museum building at the Springs Preserve.

Three Southern Nevada tourist attractions have been recognized as standouts in the Nevada Tourism Commission’s Discover Your Nevada popularity contest.

The Nevada State Museum on the Springs Preserve campus in Las Vegas was the winner in the state’s Las Vegas Territory area.

Other Southern Nevada attractions recognized were the Lost City Museum in Overton in the Indian Territory area and the Pahrump Valley Winery in the Nevada Silver Trails area.

Three other attractions in other parts of the state were repeat winners from last year: the Star Hotel and Basque Restaurant in Elko in Cowboy Country; the Nevada Northern Railway in Ely in Pony Express Territory; and the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden in Reno-Tahoe Territory.

The Discover Your Nevada program, in its second year, is designed to make Nevada residents aware of attractions in their areas.

Winners were selected in online voting.

The 13,000-square-foot Nevada State Museum is a permanent gallery telling about the state’s history and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, with an admission price of $10.

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