Our Heritage Tourism Division places a spotlight on the need to preserve and promote our architectural and cultural heritage in the state of Nevada. We are a young state but with that comes the knowledge that we can often still see and touch our history. We can also, as individuals, have a significant direct impact on the early adoption of preservation practices, saving the places important to us and telling our story to future generations.
Heritage tourism is more than just a love of history and our historic resources. Heritage tourists are the most sought after sector of visitors. They spend on average $62 a day more than other tourists, 90% come with their families, 55% stay in a local hotel, and 84% will re-visit bringing more visitors with them. In Nevada, heritage tourism is our growth market. Nevada Preservation understands this and can work with communities to bring in heritage visitors.
Our programs are usually small and provide a unique perspective on themes relevant to the state of Nevada. In particular, Nevada Preservation has developed our Home + History heritage tourism events that are currently held in Las Vegas and Reno. Do you have an amazing community that could benefit from some thoughtful heritage tourism? Reach out to us. We would love to help you tell your community's story!
If you are interested in private tours for your group, company or just a bunch of friends, cultivating community culture through storytelling, bringing Home + History to your community, or any other heritage tourism related questions, please contact Suzey at Suzey@NevadaPreservation.org or (855) 968-3973, Ext. 704.