The Historic, Iconic Sites and Landmark Locations in Pahrump will Grow on You

Visit Pahrump’s Saloon, go Ghost Hunting or Enjoy an ATV Tour with a Charter Bus

Before European settlers found Pahrump, Native Americans of the Shoshone tribe called the land home. The settlers named the city after the original indigenous people of Pah-Rimpi or ‘Water Rock’. The reference to water rock was because of the vast number of artesian wells found in the area and it is around these wells that the inhabitants started building ranches that grows cotton, alfalfa and raised livestock as a source of food. Up until the early 1960s, the city had no telephone except for a small public phone booth located near a small local market in the middle of the city and there were also no paved roads in and out of the valley. The reason for the city’s growth can be pinned down to one fact - the growth of Las Vegas as the entertainment center of Nevada. After that, people started building not just telephone lines and paved roads but also railways to neighboring cities like Shoshone, Las Vegas and also had a route directly to Los Angeles. The rest, as they will say, is history. From the 1970s onwards, Pahrump grew exponentially as a city and attracted the attention of various entertainers including Michael Jackson who had a home studio in Pahrump for a period of time. The cityscape also attracted movie producers who set up Pahrump as part of their movie backdrops which includes Mars Attack!, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Lady Magdalene's. Today, Pahrump is popular because of the countless extreme sports that it provides and since it is located less than an hour from Las Vegas, visitors find it a tempting travel destination. As they say, Pahrump is easy to reach and hard to forget.

Whether it is art or entertainment, you can find them all here either in Pahrump’s busy city center or in neighboring communities and cities. For instance, people can have a fun time playing poker, slots and card games at the ever-popular Lakeside Casino, check out moving dramatic shows performed by the people of Amargosa Opera House, have a unique party at the historic Pioneer Saloon or go shopping at Nevada's largest mall, Fashion Show Mall. But to learn about the city, bring the charter bus to Pahrump Museum instead or check out the unique exhibits to learn about Death Valley at Borax Museum and then make your way to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge for a great time outdoors, in nature and its wildlife. If you are visiting these attractions or have a wedding, party, prom night, corporate outing, church retreat or field trip, US Coachways is always ready to help you rent a charter bus, mini bus, school bus, coach, van, limousine or exotic vehicles. All you need to do right now is to pick up the phone to speak to our customer service representatives!

A List of Unforgettable Attractions and Museums in the Heart of Pahrump, NV

The list of fun points of interest in Pahrump, a historic city in Nevada, is endless. Any season is a good time to bring your friends out for some shopping, explore the countless indoor and outdoor recreational centers or have a calming picnic in a park with your family and friends.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks — The visit to Pahrump would be incomplete without a trip to some of the city’s top casinos and this includes the classic, formerly known as Terrible’s Lakeside Casino. The name may have been changed to, simply, Lakeside Casino but the slots, video machines as well as regular yearly tournaments remain popular amongst locals and visitors alike. You can also try your hand at bingo games, sportsbook and table games at The Pahrump Nugget Casino or bring the party bus to Red Rock Casino, approximately an hour’s drive away in Las Vegas, which is a 70-acre resort complex that comes complete with concerts halls, movie theater, bowling alley as well as attractions like an indoor playground called Kids Quest as well as bars. If you feel like the summer heat is getting to you, bring the charter bus for a splashing good time at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas or go ice skating at SoBe Ice Arena. The massive skating rink measures up to nearly 31,000 square foot with countless yearly events and offers hockey league games as well as skating classes.

  • Art & Culture — Despite being known as an outdoor destination, worry not, art lovers, there are entertainment options designed just for you too. Pahrump is home to Amargosa Opera House which is where the famous Marta Becket performed till her death in the 1960s, or you can make a trip to Super Summer Theater in Blue Diamond which is one of the most popular outdoor LIVE performance venue in the region. There’s a large variety of educational programs offered to not just students but for aspiring actors of all ages.

  • Restaurant & Shopping — There are endless options when it comes to places to celebrate a birthday or have a bachelor or bachelorette party. People can enjoy the free tasting tours at the Sanders Family Winery where they also offer traditional gourmet treats or head out to Pahrump Valley Winery which also has a yearly grape stomp competition. For something more traditional and historical, bring the charter bus to Pioneer Saloon instead. The attraction is in Goodsprings and has been around for more than a decade. The site is so rare that it has been used for several Western-themed movies and till this very day, they organize special events and festivals so, be sure to check them out when in town. Of course, there will lots of opportunities for a shopping spree and while Fashion Show Mall remains to be one of the largest and most popular shopping destinations in the region as it offers guests to shop at more than 250 different retail outlets and a unique snowstorm event, you can have a local experience shopping for toys and gifts at FAO Schwarz which is where the floor piano in the movie, Big, is located. Another luxury shopping destination near Pahrump is Barneys New York where people will get to shop for handbags, shoes and fragrances of all kinds.

  • Historical Sites & Landmarks — Looking through online information will give you a very telling backstory about Pahrump and that explains why there are countless museums and historical landmarks to check out when visiting the city. The first stop should be at Pahrump Museum in the city’s downtown city center and this is where the site of the original Old Pahrump Store. Its exhibits includes the One Room Schoolhouse, old farming equipment and also exhibits dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln. The Death Valley is one of the country’s most beloved historical landmark and if you are interested in learning about them first-hand, bring the charter bus to Borax Museum. The intimate museum is dedicated to the history of Furnace Creek and the large amount of subterranean deposits found in the state which fueled the region’s historic growth. Visiting the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum will give you an insight into the former class II railroad line and although the line is no longer in use, it is preserved through the museum’s efforts and this is also the place you can find an old caboose. Other fun historical sites you should make time for includes the Bonnie Springs Old Nevada in Blue Diamond which has the Old West town features, shows, a petting zoo, horseback riding tours, restaurants and shopping district or you can bring the kids for a field trip at the intimate Planetarium in North Las Vegas.

  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — The city is known for its countless extreme sports options so, the adventure seekers in your group is going to have an absolute ball. The Pahrump Paintball Complex has various paintball arenas for group events as well as BBQ facilities for parties and social gatherings. The Death Valley National Park is a must for those who love the outdoors as it is one of the most stunning sites in the state of Nevada. The landscape has peaks, valleys and park oases for people to enjoy - although, suffice to say, it is also known for its record-breaking number of heat waves and droughts. Visitors are also invited for bird-watching, hunting, photography and walking along the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, scenic horseback riding tours with Mount Charleston Riding Stable and snowboarding and skiing with Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Mount Charleston. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the first national conservation area in the state of Nevada and rightfully so. The site remained a hot favorite for those who wishes to do hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing and picnicking and while the Sandy Valley Ranch is a private one, it is popular with those who enjoy camping, horseshoe pitch and cow pie toss activities. And if you want to kick things up a notch...or two...there’s always the exciting ATV tours with Adrenaline ATV Tours and airplane tours offered by Adventure Air.

  • Other Points of Interest — If you love great scenery or are looking for a place to take stunning pictures, taking on the Mount Charleston Scenic Byway scenic drive is a must! The drive starts off at a 3,200 foot elevation level and end up at 8,500 feet above ground and it is the perfect place to escape the sometimes punishing summer weather with skiing and snowboarding activities. People can also head out for a good old-fashioned ghost hunting with The Goodsprings Ghost Hunt or make a trip to the Spring Mountain National Recreational Area to check out the Mary Jane Falls trail which ends up at nearly 9,400 feet at the top. It is popular with horseback riders as well as mountain bikers.

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