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Cal-Nev-Ari is a fascinating border town whose name is an abbreviation of the three nearby states – California, Nevada, and Arizona. The town was started in the mid-60s by an aviation-loving couple, Nancy and Slim Kidwell.

The two envisioned a place where they could set up a community for small-plane enthusiasts.

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The couple then proceeded to acquire the 640-acre parcel of land and began to put up structures for the community they envisioned. The two continued to set up an airstrip that was aptly named the Kidwell Airport following Slim’s death.

Over the years, the community has grown to include residential lots, a market place, a casino, motel, and mobile home parks to cater for visitors exploring the unique town. The town’s casino is open all year long except on Christmas Day, a day which the residents mark with a fun-packed potluck buffet, gifts, and lots of camaraderies.

The Blue Sky Motel is an integral part of the city as it is also the chosen venue for weddings, parties, baby showers, and just about every celebration. Visitors touring the town find get glimpses of the town’s grandeur with its numerous celebrations and signature potluck events. The restaurant is also open and is known across town for its delicious foods and amazing portions.

After a fun-packed day and vibrant night, visitors can enjoy accommodation at the motel. The motel boasts clean, cozy rooms to enjoy one’s stay. Add to this the RV Park, and it is easy to see why Cal-Nev-Ari is worth visiting. The RV Park features wide streets, parking slots, and a laundromat for convenience.

In addition to interacting with the locals and learning more about the charming town, visitors may also explore the nearby attractions. These include Katherine’s Landing and the Cottonwood Cove – both excellent destinations for a myriad of outdoor activities. Some of the most popular options include waterskiing, fishing, and boating.

Cal-Nev-Ari is one of Nevada’s hidden gems. So, if you would like to fly in to explore its nooks and crannies, or prefer to take a road trip to explore its expanse, you will be spoilt for choice.

Click on the links below to explore a range of hotels, RV parks, and motels in and around Cal-Nev-Ari.

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