"Boom and Bust" has characterized the state of Nevada since the beginning. Numerous ghost towns attest to the failed aspirations of many, and stand in sharp contrast to the growth and success of modern Las Vegas - the "Last great American boomtown". Learn how this small watering hole in the middle of the desert became the tourism and convention capital of the world and take a peek inside the world of casino design.
Visit Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon and meet some unusual caretakers of the ghost town of Rhyolite. Participate in the world's largest female sporting event, the Woman's International Bowling Congress held in Reno. Visit a Chili Cook-off in Virginia City; the loneliest road in America; the historic city of Eureka with its famous Opera House; the Sand Mountain recreation area; and learn about the challenges of cattle ranching.
(Discoveries America Desert States 4 DVD collection includes 5% discount: Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Condensed version also available with 4 DVD's in a single case.)
DVDDANV REVIEW: Discoveries America, Nevada
"Serving up a generous helping of history, geography, and local culture from the state of Nevada, Discoveries America: Nevada looks beyond the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip to offer viewers a beautifully photographed armchair tour of the state's natural and manmade wonders, including Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, and the Hoover Dam, as well as the old mining towns of Eureka and Virginia City, and ghost towns such as Rhyolite.
Viewers will also get a glimpse of the world's largest female sporting event, the Woman's International Bowling Congress held in Reno, not to mention drop in on the Virginia City Chili Cook-Off. One of the most interesting segments traces how Las Vegas went from an early Mormon settlement to the gambling capital of the world. Filmed in widescreen high definition digital video, this sure to be popular program will make a fine addition to general travel and Americana collections. Recommended. "