CAPITAL: Carson City
STATEHOOD: 1864; 36th state
ATTRACTIONS: Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park
FUN FACT: So many people claim to have seen extraterrestrials along the 98-mile (158-km) stretch of State Route 375 that the state transportation board named it Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996.
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Photo credits: sierrarat, iStockphoto (pine); natureniche, iStockphoto (bluebird); MrPants, iStockphoto (sagebush); Gaussian Blur, iStockphoto (quarter); ayzek, iStockphoto (flag)
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