Introduction to Mesquite, Nevada
Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark county, is 72 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center) and 73 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Mesquite, which was formerly known as Mesquite Flat, was originally settled by the early Mormon pioneers. The name was later shortened to "Mesquite." It was officially incorporated in May of 1984. Though the economy was originally based on farming, the opening of the Peppermill casino drove diversification of the local economy. Other casinos opened in the mid -1990s. Mesquite is home to an increasing retiree population, and several golf courses and casino resorts.
Mesquite and Nearby Attractions
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Desert Valley Museum
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Mesquite Fine Arts Center
- Mesquite Motocross
Things To Do In Mesquite
Golfers may enjoy a game at Falcon Ridge Golf Club, Palms Golf Club, Golf Mesquite Nevada, or Wolf Creek Golf Club. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Valley of Fire State Park, Quail Creek State Park, and Beaver Dam State Park offer opportunities for hiking, picnicking. biking, boating, and swimming. Outdoor recreational opportunities are also available at Oasis Gun Club and Mesquite Motocross. Virgin Valley Museum and Mesquite Fine Arts Center are popular local attractions. Local festivals include Mesquite Chili & Arts Festival, and Mesquite Days.
Air transportation is available at McCarran International Airport.
Mesquite Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Dixie State College of Utah, Mohave Community College, and Community College of Southern Nevada.