Nevada Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Silver State has to offer!
 
Whether you're a born-and-raised Nevadan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Nevada Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it introduces you to the most ...

See more details below
Paperback (First)
$14.39
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$15.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $8.64   
  • New (6) from $8.64   
  • Used (3) from $8.69   
Sending request ...

Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Silver State has to offer!
 
Whether you're a born-and-raised Nevadan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Nevada Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it introduces you to the most fascinating characters in the Silver State, and takes you places you never could have imagined—some of them right around the corner!
 
Among the stimulating sights and spectacles you'll find inside:
 
Las Vegas's Old Mormon Fort and its Atomic Testing Museum
 
The Bellagio Resort's Fiori di Como, a 40,000-pound glass sculpture that incorporates more than 2,000 handlbown flowers
 
The ruins of the 19th-century farming community St. Thomas, which reappear like a modern-day Atlantis when Lake Mead's water level drops during droughts
 
The giant mutant rocks at Valley of Fire State Park

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762746828
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/22/2008
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 781,415
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.96 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Moreno served as publisher of Nevada Magazine and has authored seven Nevada-related books. A former director of advertising and public relations for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, he was selected as a 2007 recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Chapter 1 Las Vegas 1

Chapter 2 South 56

Chapter 3 East 86

Chapter 4 Southwest 118

Chapter 5 Central 146

Chapter 6 North 173

Chapter 7 Reno-Lake Tahoe 198

Index 251

About the Author 256

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)