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Nevadans identify top ‘treasures’ throughout state
by Tribune Staff
May 08, 2012 | 584 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) as announced the winners of the “Nevada Treasures” competition, part of the Discover Your Nevada campaign, a three-month endeavor to encourage in-state travel and to educate Nevadans about some lesser-known corners of their state.

The final round of voting closed at 5 p.m. Friday and the winning treasures are:

• Cowboy Country: The Star Hotel in Elko

• Indian Territory: Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada

• Las Vegas Territory: Valley of Fire State Park in Overton

• Nevada Silver Trails Territory: Goldwell Open Air Museum

• Pony Express Territory: Nevada Northern Railway in Ely

• Reno-Tahoe Territory: Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden

The nomination period kicked off on March 1, and NCOT received 587 nominations in the state’s six tourism territories: Reno-Tahoe, Cowboy Country, Pony Express, Nevada Silver Trails, Las Vegas and Indian Territory. Several rounds of voting narrowed the competition until the final two in each category were announced April 30.

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