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Great Basin National Park, Nevada


Great Basin National Park

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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Nevada Highlights

  • The El Cortez Hotel is a fine example of the Art Deco style.

    National Register of Historic Places

    Not for honeymoons

    Reno, Nevada

    The El Cortez Hotel was a luxurious Art Deco resort for couples to establish residency in Reno in order to get a divorce.

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  • The Milky Way Galaxy is visible to the naked eye on dark nights at Great Basin National Park. Photo: NPS Night Sky Team

    National Park

    Lighting up the night

    East-Central Nevada

    With some of the darkest skies in the United States, the mountains of Great Basin National Park are a perfect place to see the stars.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.