Nevada’s State Museums Set to Reopen Mid-June into July


Nevada Southern RailwayNevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.

“Nevada treasures such as Coin Press No. 1, which minted coins at the Carson City Mint in the late 19th century, to the old locomotives that helped build the Hoover Dam, can be found in Nevada’s state museums,” Myron Freedman, acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Museum and History, said. “With the museums reopening, these artifacts again can be enjoyed by the public.” Continue reading

The Neon Museum In Las Vegas Is Open

We’re open!

You have no idea how good it feels to be able to say that. Forced to close on March 17, we spent the better part of two months planning and envisioning what the future may look like for The Neon Museum as well as for the city of Las Vegas. We know that our museum will be different than anything we have experienced before. Most importantly, we have been working diligently to put into place Covid-19 protocols so that we ensure a safe experience for our visitors as well as our Neon Museum team members. In these somewhat uncertain times, we have one main advantage – we are an outdoor museum where social distancing is easy.

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2020 Summer Concert Series at Harveys Lake Tahoe Postponed to 2021

The 2020 Summer Concert Series at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys presented by LG Business Solutions has been cancelled in response to the public health emergency involving COVID-19. Many of the shows have been rescheduled or postponed, with targeted performance dates in the Summer of 2021 with exact dates to be announced at a later time.

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South Lake Tahoe Re-Opens Under Revised Safety Guidelines

Visitors welcome back to America’s Favorite Lake: outdoor activities, limited retail, restaurants, accommodations  South Shore’s California lodging properties began opening June 12

South Lake Tahoe will begin the long-awaited rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic with the opening June 12 of select area attractions, trails, beaches, retail, dining and accommodations on both the Nevada and California side of South Shore. The new reality will require evolving adjustments to capacity and occupancy levels to ensure safety guidelines are followed with regular updates and details available on and @TahoeSouth social media channels.

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Piper’s Opera House Awakes in Virginia City

Piper's Opera House

We’ve been cleaning and preparing for our reopening since mid-March when we first closed. To say we are excited is an understatement. Starting with limited tours last month, we are now making plans for our fan favorites to return along with a few new additions – all following the current state orders in place for limited capacity, social distancing and cleanliness.

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‘Finger Licking Foodie Tours’ Launches in Las Vegas

Finger-lickin' Tour of Las Vegas' Art DistrictAs Las Vegas’ restaurants reopen, food lovers will be able to eat and explore their way through the city like never before with an innovative, private, self-guided, e-assisted culinary tour created by Finger Licking Foodie Tours. The brand-new company represents a follow-up, companion business to the successful Lip Smacking Foodie Tours created by Las Vegas entrepreneur and hospitality-industry veteran, Donald Contursi.

The new self-guided Finger Licking Foodie Tour offers guests a carefree, fun-filled way to enjoy an array of Instagrammable dishes at Las Vegas’ top restaurants in one outing – without the hassle of doing loads of research or making reservations on their own. Continue reading

Judy Chicago: A Fireworks Story at the Nevada Museum of Art

Artist, feminist, educator, and intellectual, Judy Chicago first got to know the Nevada Museum of Art in 2018 when her Atmospheres were included in Laid Bare in the Landscape. The exhibition brought renewed focus to her connections to Land Art. Since then, the Museum has been working with Chicago to acquire her fireworks archive for the Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections.

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Nevada Hall of Fame Launched with 6 Members

Nevada Hall of Fame first 6 members

The Nevada Hall of Fame, an online venue, was launched in January to honor persons who have gained fame in the state “or deserved to”.

The virtual Hall was established by author David Toll of Gold Hill. He says his purpose in creating the Hall is to educate the world about the exceptional Nevadans who have contributed to our history in important ways even if they didn’t always make it to the history books. “They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, origins and attitudes,” Toll says. “In that way they reflect the population as a whole, but these individuals stood out from the crowd by virtue of their accomplishments.” Continue reading

Carson City Open Studio Tours August 22-23

The 2020 Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival this August will include the second annual Carson City Open Studios Tour on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at multiple studios throughout Carson City. This admission-free, contemporary cultural event will showcase about 30 local artists, presenting a wide variety of exceptional visual art and art demonstrations, from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry and photography, in about a dozen individual and shared studio spaces.

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