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2014 Rural Roundup To Be Held
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The 24th Annual Tourism Conference will take place in Ely on April 30-May 2.

Rural Roundup, April 30 through May 2, is sponsored by the Nevada Commission on Tourism, part of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Now in its 24th year, Rural Roundup changes location annually to highlight a different rural community. This year, the conference will showcase Ely, Nevada. The schedule of events includes an East Ely Railroad Depot Museum tour, home of the Nevada Northern Railway, and Great Basin National Park tour, home of the tallest mountain in the Great Basin-13,063-foot Wheeler Peak -and the stunning Lehman Caves.

For more information, visit www.ruralroundup.com


Our world-class visitors will be blown away!  
The 2014 Landsailing World Championship will be held near
Austin on July 12th-19th.


Austin is celebrating Nevada's 150 year anniversary with an exciting international event that includes more than 250 participants from over eighteen countries. The 2014 Landsailing World Championship will be held at nearby Smith Creek Playa, and these landsailers, powered solely by wind, are here to set some records. It's a perfect time to visit Austin-don't let this great summer event sail by.

More information about the 2014 Landsailing World Championship, call the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200, or visit AustinNevada.com, or the North American Land Sailing Association website, nalsa.org


April's Featured Location: 
Grimes Point near Fallon, Nevada.

Just 15 miles east of Fallon, are the archaeological sites Grimes Point and Hidden Cave. For a look into the region's prehistoric past, visitors can walk the path through Grimes Point and view rocky areas covered with ancient American Indian petroglyphs (rock art). Grimes Point is one of the largest and most accessible petroglyph sites in the United States. Hidden Cave is 150 feet deep and about 200 feet wide. Guided expeditions to the Hidden Cave site are sponsored by The Churchill County Museum and the Bureau of Land Management.
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