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What are these things in the desert near Fallon, Nevada?

It is a specific form of irrigation know as Center Pivot Irrigation Fairly simply explained on Wikipedia Center-pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation), also called waterwheel ...
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What is this strange almost symmetrical location in Nevada?

Putting a screenshot of Bing Maps through reverse image search gives a second source (in addition to the forum) which includes some additional information. From The Most Stunning Satelite Photos by ...
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What are these white circles in Nevada?

The location you've picked out is part of the Nevada Test and Training Range. If the map on Wikipedia is to be believed, it's in the larger area marked "Nellis Air Force Range", possibly in ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

Saguaro cactus are native specifically to the Sonoran desert. This photo outlines where the Sonoran desert is located. According to this TripAdvisor thread, you will not see them 20 minutes north of ...
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What are these white circles in Nevada?

You can probably find circles like this at other military testing facilities. These are artillery firing targets meant for "Circular Error Probable" and Time on Target related calibrations ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

You can find Saguaro in South Mountain Park on the south side of Phoenix. Here's a screenshot from Google Street View showing a couple:
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What is this strange almost symmetrical location in Nevada?

From the discussion here, it seems that the structures are used for military "urban warfare" training and may be constructed from shipping containers. Probably not the best place to visit while on ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

Your segment from Palm Springs to Phoenix will probably be along I-10, which passes through Blythe at the Colorado River between Yuma and Lake Havasu City. There will be scattered saguaro all along ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

Leaving the Phoenix area to the east along Highway 60, there are many many Saguaro between Apache Junction and Superior. Leaving the Phoenix area to the south along the I-10, once you leave the ...
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Question on minimum age for rental cars in USA

Unfortunately, yes, you will have problems with most large rental car companies. Accident risks for young drivers are significantly higher, so they either avoid the risk completely, or charge an arm ...
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Can I use the hotel shuttles between McCarran Airport and the Strip without a hotel booking?

No, these shuttles are provided for hotel guests, not for anyone to use. Also, some cursory research by Googling seems to show that most major hotels on the strip do charge their guests for using the ...
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What are these white circles in Nevada?

As Michael Seifert has said it's part of the Nevada Test and Training Range, between your noted circles (GM: 37.48781°N 116.22827°W) and the ones approx 2km NNW (GM: 37.51303°N 116.24306°W) and being ...
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Where can I leave my kids to visit Las Vegas casinos?

There plenty of activities for families with children as young as yours are, and lots at no cost such as Circus Circus or the Children’s Park and Playground at Town Square Shopping Mall. You also want ...
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Where can I leave my kids to visit Las Vegas casinos?

Most of Las Vegas is very family friendly so you shouldn't have any problem taking the whole family pretty much everywhere. You can visit all the major hotels and attractions with the kids. However, ...
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I am considering a visit to a Nevada brothel. What should I say at the US border?

As you say, you intend to engage in 100% legal behavior, and, as others have commented, you are entering the USA as a tourist. If they ask, tell them the truth about where you are going, but don't ...
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Where can I leave my kids to visit Las Vegas casinos?

(Really a comment to Johns-305's post, but it won't fit.) I must disagree with Johns-305. While there was a period where Las Vegas tried to market itself as a family destination it was a flop and ...
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Can I buy a car in Nevada and drive it instantly as a UK tourist?

Take a look at https://dmvnv.com/nvregreq.htm Can we buy a car in Nevada with a UK license? Yes. Sellers don't care about your license, they just care about whether you can pay what they want Do we ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

This isn't answering exactly what you asked, but if you are travelling through Palm Springs, and interested in the unique flora of the American southwest, you should make a side trip to Joshua Tree ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

The drive on I-17 between Sedona and Phoenix has wonderful views of saguaros from a car, but not places to hike among them. You should definitely stop at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix; they ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

There is also Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden 10 miles away from downtown Las Vegas. According to the pictures from Google Maps, there are some big cacti there (I don't know whether they are Saguaro ...
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Where can I leave my kids to visit Las Vegas casinos?

From our personal experience, which I've written down the following blog posts, there are surprisingly lots of fun things to do in Las Vegas with kids. If you are going to be there during the summer, ...
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Short hikes and views between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city

Two other excellent locations on they way are Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. They're both a side trip from I15, and both have different but excellent scenery. Doing them both in a ...
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Using my State employee ID in Vegas

I lived in Las Vegas for about a year. I was never once checked for Id. Come to think about it I have never been checked for ID at any casino anywhere. Maybe I just look old.
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Will I need snow chains to travel from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in late January?

You may need chains, it depends on the road conditions. tahoeroads.info says whether chains are currently required in South Lake Tahoe (highway 50) and is updated in realtime. Disclaimer: I ...
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