Celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial: What misconception about Nevada do you find most annoying/funny/odd?

For every month leading up to Nevada’s 150th birthday (Oct. 31), we’ll post one Nevada-or birthday-themed question along with responses from every Imagine team member. This month is a Nevada question. Please join us as we think about what Nevada misconception we find most annoying, funny or downright weird. And if you’d like, comment and tell us yours!

-Melissa Biernacinski

What misconception about Nevada do you find most annoying/funny/odd?

“That’s it’s all about the Las Vegas Strip. Even though I adore the Strip, there is so much more to see and do.” –Nadia

“The funniest misconception I ever heard was in Spain. A guy in Ibiza asked me if it was true that The Strip was surrounded by desert (literally) and that every morning people came out and had to sweep the sand off of Las Vegas Boulevard to keep the desert from overtaking The Strip.” –Melissa

“Nev-ah-dah, and this is after living in Ore-gone.” –Jim

“When I used to work in a hotel on The Strip, I would have people ask me if I flew in to work or if I lived in a hotel; since no homes were viewable from The Strip, there must not be any, right?” –Cynthia

“That our lifestyle is defined by the Las Vegas tourist trade.” –Alex

“People who live in Nevada don’t all live and work on the 4.2-milelong Las Vegas Strip.” –Julie

“It’s Nev-AH-da, not Nev-AU-da. I don’t see why that’s so difficult.” –Tiffannie

“It’s more of a misunderstanding about Las Vegas, but it has always astounded me that people think everyone in Las Vegas lives in a hotel.” –Megan

“Everyone here gambles and Reno is a short drive from Las Vegas.” –Donna

“That people actually live here.” –Brian

“More Las Vegas than Nevada, I guess—but that The Strip is all there is to the city.” –Gail

“That we all live, work and play on The Strip.” –Diana

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