A growing industry in Nevada
Cultural heritage tourism contributes to Nevada economy by generating revenue, creating new jobs, and proving opportunities for both small and large businesses. Revitalized historic downtowns such as Las Vegas draws shoppers who enjoy the ambience of historic settings over cookie-cutter malls. Heritage tourism provides both a stimulus and a reward for historic preservation.
In 2015, 44.76% of a sample group of visitors reported that they participated in casino activities — 31.43% said they specifically participated in gaming, according to a TravelsAmerica study conducted by TNS Global. Comparatively, 44.9% reported participating in cultural activities including museums, railroads, live entertainment, antiques, and ghost towns. That means 26.7 million of the 55 million visitors to Nevada in 2015 included cultural activities in their trip. --Nevada Division of Tourism.
Each year NPF produces Home + History Las Vegas, one of the largest heritage tourism events in the state of Nevada. Partnering with other organizations, our goal is to highlight the importance of this effort while working towards bringing Heritage Tourism to a larger audience.
We also work with volunteers, community historians and organizational partners to produce cultural heritage programming for entertainment and educational purposes. If you have an interest in cultural heritage or just want to learn more about the unique and often colorful history surrounding the state of Nevada, we'd like to hear from you. You can also find a calendar of our current programs here.
Some of the services we provide through our Heritage Tourism Division:
Home + History Las Vegas
Related heritage tourism programming
Fundraising and development
Cultivate community culture (sense of place)
Education and advocacy