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Mesquite is a quaint city about 80 miles north-west of Las Vegas. The charming town shares a border with Arizona and is easily accessibly using Interstate 15.

Its location in the Virgin River Valley makes it a favorite destination for outdoor lovers looking for adventure in the Wild West.

Mesquite Hotels, Casinos, Golf Courses, Rentals & RV Parks, Nevada

The city’s first inhabitants were Mormon settlers who arrived in the area in 1880. At the time, the region was simply referred to as ‘Mesquite Flat,’ before its name was changed to Mesquite. The name was inspired by the abundance of mesquite trees at the town’s original site.

Today, the city is a popular destination, thanks to its proximity to natural attractions and national parks. One of the best places to start exploring the city is at the Virgin Valley museum. This museum takes visitors back in time to appreciate the region’s history. Enjoy a walking tour while within the facility, making sure to stop by the parlor room.

The parlor room is a 1920s part of the museum whose ancient décor and antiquities add to the city’s flavor. Some of the antiques you can expect to see include old telephones, vintage quilts, and even wedding gowns from years gone by. The best part about this tour is that entry is free.

Art lovers get the chance to visit the Mesquite Fine Arts Center and Gallery. A self-guided tour is the best way to see all that the gallery has to offer, including ceramics and paintings. The gallery regularly hosts workshops and classes throughout the year, and entry is free. The Lost City Museum is also worth visiting to appreciate ancient collections from the region.

Mesquite is surrounded by natural attractions among them the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and the Valley of Fire State Park. Fun activities at the parks range from hiking to sightseeing, camping, and even wildlife watching.

Click on the links below to check out the range of hotels, casinos, RV parks, and rentals in and around Mesquite, NV.

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