It’s time to celebrate the Silver State! Nevada was admitted to the Union as the 36th state on Oct. 31, 1864. While the Nevada Day holiday was originally celebrated yearly on that date, it is now observed on the last Friday of the month – Oct. 27 this year.
With schools closed and many individuals off work, it’s a great opportunity to hop on transit, learn more about our great state, and take advantage of some cool deals.
- Grab the family for a day of fun including crafts, gold panning, Silver State trivia, and more at the birthplace of Las Vegas – the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Nevada residents receive FREE admission on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can get there using RTC Valley View Route 104 or RTC Alta/Stewart Route 207.
- Learn about the history and heritage of the state at the Nevada State Museum. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will feature special activities and gallery pop-ups. Hop on RTC Valley View Route 104 or RTC Alta/Stewart Route 207 to get there.
- All aboard! The Nevada State Railroad Museum is offering FREE train rides for kids 17 and under on Oct. 28 & 29. The railroad can be found in Boulder City and can be reached using RTC Cactus/Horizon/Boulder Hwy Route 221.
However you chose to celebrate, take a moment to appreciate all that our great state has to offer!