All over the nation, children and adults alike are eagerly waiting for the last day of October for its Halloween costumes, decorations, parties and trick or treating. For Nevada, the end of October also brings a non-pupil day to observe the state’s Oct. 31, 1864, the state’s entry into the union as the 36th state with the theme “One State, Many Cultures.”
Many residents of Nevada will be celebrating this once in a lifetime event extravagantly. However, considering Halloween is celebrated on the same day, it would be very costly to go all out on Nevada Day events. Fear not! Regardless of the festivities, there are plenty of deals and freebies that you can take advantage without spending a lot of money.
Deals and Freebies
• Nevada State museums are offering free admission on Friday and Saturday in celebration of the Silver State’s statehood anniversary. Southern Nevada locales in Las Vegas, Overton and Boulder City will hold special events for visitors for the state’s 150th anniversary. Not only that, Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas plans to welcome visitors with character impersonators. The facility offers free admission to all museum exhibits for Nevada Day Parade. See Coin Press No. 1 in action and purchase your Nevada Day silver commemorative medallions for only $100 in the Historic Carson City Mint or Museum Store. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• The Lost City Museum in Overton is also showcasing a “Nevada Milestones” exhibit, which includes photographs and artifacts on the state’s history with gaming, mining and Native American heritage. The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Zappos Las Vegas has offers 2 tour options, a free basic tour and an extended “Tour Plus” with 30 minutes of Q&A time. During this 60 minute tour, you’ll get to see the Zappos Family of companies, learn the history of Zappos.com
• Free rides will be given on the restored McKeen motor car in Nevada Railroad Museum. On Friday, Carson City visitors can experience the early State’s history during free guided tours of the town’s historic east side, a 2-mile stroll that starts on the steps of the Capitol Building every half-hour from 10 a.m. to midafternoon.
• You can also take advantage of a free chili feed in Carson Nugget.
• There will be a Nevada Day Concert featuring the Capital City Community Band on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00pm.
• There will be free Admission to Springs Preserve, Las Vegas. The Springs Preserve is a huge attraction in Las Vegas, featuring botanical gardens, museums, family events, traveling exhibits, trails and other attractions.
These are only a couple of things you can take advantage of on Nevada Day. Check your local event centers for more information regarding Nevada Day.