Every state has its oddities, and of course, the state that’s home to Las Vegas is no different. Searching for cool and unusual things to do in Nevada is a bit simpler than looking for crazy things to do in Delaware. Before you head out to the Silver State, check out these local attractions.
Yes, you read that right—the Clown Motel. Clowns are a staple in every room in this motel, located in Tonopah. Even though clown phobia is a well-documented thing, the owners assure guests that some “happy clowns” reside in the Clown Motel as well.
If you’re new to off-roading, this might fall under the unusual category, but if you’re a seasoned veteran, it just registers as cool. Pros looking for the best off-roading in Nevada will want to tackle the steep hills on the Hunter Lake Trail, located in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. And if you’re a newbie, you’ll find plenty of excitement on the beautiful Bitter Springs Trail, just north of Lake Mead.
International Car Forest
Car enthusiasts can stop by and admire the International Car Forest—a literal forest of cars. This head-scratching attraction in Goldfield has 40 cars with their hoods partially buried in the sand and their trunks hovering in the air.
Believe it or not, you can see some natural phenomena in Nevada! Well, almost natural. Check out the Fly Geyser on Fly Ranch in Gerlach. The geyser originates from a test drill for water, and the mineral buildup created the geothermal geyser, which still spouts water a hundred years later.
If you thought you had to fly across the Atlantic to see a castle, think again! Stokes Castle, located outside the city of Austin, is a modest stone tower from the mid-1800s. It’s three stories tall with a kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms, plus balconies!
Exploring these cool and unusual things to do in Nevada might make you appreciate your resident state more, or you might even decide to make quirky Nevada your new home.