Once a solitary beacon for travelers crossing the desert on their way to California, West Wendover, Nevada, has grown into a roaring fun destination with something for everyone. The thrills of first-class casino gaming and entertainment with luxury hotels and epicurean delights are just one side of this vacation paradise. The lesser-known, but equally-enthralling, side is the action-packed outdoor adventure that abounds here.
The western skyline of West Wendover hosts an 18-Hole Championship Golf Course . This facility offers, private lessons, a full-service clubhouse, with a pro shop headed by a PGA Pro. Toana Vista Golf Course has practice bunkers, driving range and putting greens for your practice needs.
CALLING ALL OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS: West Wendover is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. Miles of well-maintained dirt roads crisscross the surrounding mountains, leading ATV riders to discover vistas and lakes not seen from the valley below. ˜ ere are also several guided tours on ATVs or Jeeps that will take you high above the city and back in time to a day when horses were the only way to see the incredible views!
MOUNTAIN BIKER’S PARADISE: The nearby Leppy Hills are a mountain biker’s nirvana. Trails are maintained for all skill levels and the valley below spreads out with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the West.
BIRDS OF PREY: Hawk Watch International has tracked fall raptor migrations in the Goshute Mountains since 1980; the area provides world-renowned opportunities to watch hawks of all kinds swoop through the skies.
NATURAL HOT SPRINGS: The Blue Lake Wildlife Management Area, just 15 miles south, consists of several clear, deep, hot spring-fed lakes and ponds surrounded by an extensive wetland complex.
OUT OF THIS WORLD: The Bonneville Salt Flats are just a couple of minutes outside of town, but once there, it’s as if you’ve left Earth altogether! This remnant of a prehistoric lake is so expansive, you can actually see the curvature of the earth from it. From mid-August to October, this geologic wonder transforms into the world-famous Bonneville Speedway, where drivers can let ’er rip as they attempt to break land speed records.
UNBEATABLE NIGHTLIFE: The events calendar in West Wendover is always jam-packed with exciting things to do. A full day of outdoor adventure melts into the town’s famous casino nightlife with popular entertainers at the state-of-the-art Peppermill Concert Hall, extraordinary restaurants and of course, adrenaline-charged gaming.
Over a million people a year come to the area, afterwards telling their friends they had the vacation of a lifetime. West Wendover may have started as a lonely beacon in the night desert, but today it welcomes thousands of visitors ready to light up the town!