(Carson City, NV) Gov. Brian Sandoval has unveiled round two of a campaign to promote in-state travel after arriving at a Carson City press conference on a steam locomotive.

Sandoval announced the encore of the Discover Your Nevada campaign Wednesday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Discover Your Nevada, created by the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), is designed to promote in-state travel by allowing people to nominate, and then vote for, their favorite Nevada Treasure. Treasures can be a place, an event or experience found in the Silver State.

Participants can nominate a Nevada Treasure July 3-12 online at http://www.TravelNevada.com/discover. Online voting will take place from July 15 to Aug. 2. For a complete schedule, check http://www.TravelNevada.com/discover.

The push includes online voting to nominate Nevada “treasures,” which are places, events or experiences in the state.

Sandoval also highlighted expanded hours at seven state museums. Schedules had been pared down during the recession, but campaign officials said at least one day has been restored at each location, and all museums are now open at least five days a week.

Nevada’s seven state museums — Lost City Museum in Overton; East Ely Depot Museum; Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City; Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Nevada Historical Society in Reno — will expand operating hours beginning this week.

All will offer free admission for adults on July 6 and 20 (children ages 17 and younger always are admitted free). In addition, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City will offer half-price train fares July 6 and 20. For details on museum hours, see Museums.NevadaCulture.org.

The initiatives are an effort to boost the recovery of Nevada’s tourism industry.


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