on April 7, 2007
Old Nevada (a.k.a. Bonnie Springs Ranch) is an old time western town that is equipped with everything from a bandit, sheriff, and a hanging at noon. There is also a small petting zoo. I do have to admit that Old Nevada looks authentic with their rustic buildings. Plus the setting is in front beautiful mountains. So it is a perfect for a western. You can wander the town (it's only about a block long), taking peeps into well-replicated places of business, such as a blacksmith shop, a working mill, a saloon, and an old-fashioned general store.Old Nevada is about 20 miles outside of Las Vegas, just a couple miles away from Red Rock Canyon. You can easily go to both Old Nevada and Red Rock Canyon on the same day. It's also about 10 degrees cooler at Old Nevada then it is on the strip.Old Nevada would be a great adventure for kids ages 7 to 12. As for the rest of us, it’s one place to skip. (Especially the except when stage melodramas in the saloon).
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