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Terrible's Resort & Casino
Primm Valley, Nevada
The Primm Resort and Casino at State Line, Nevada is now called Terrible's Primm Valley Resort (Terrible's gas stations?) and is a great place to take off on some day trips in the desert. This photo is looking at Whiskey Pete's Casino Hotel on the West side of Interstate 15. The rooms are reasonable and the gaming here is fun and loose. Buffalo Bill's is right next door and also has a lot of neat things to do.
This is inside the circle of the Terrible's Resort and Casino (used to be the Primadonna). They have a really nice pool and spa in this enclosed area. Several nice resturants and nice rooms at a reasonable rate. The same is true for Whiskey Pete's and Buffalo Bill's. Look inviting?
Want some designer clothes at a great price? Hillfiger jeans and anything else you can imagine. This is the Fashion Outlet of Las Vegas and is part of the Terrible's Primm Valley Casino Resort! They also have a golf course. Now let's look at some of the towns surrounding the Primm Valley. These are all historic places each has something to offer.
George Fredrick Colton had a lot to do with founding the town of Searchlight, Nevada. On May 6, 1897 he opened up 2 mines and later named them the Duplex Claim. This claim is still owned by the family today. This town is located on Rt. 95 and is just East of Nipton, Caifornia; and not far from the Casinos at Primm Valley. So if your traveling through here on the way to Primm Valley -- now you know this was a very active gold mining community back in the late 1800's.
Travelers from all over stop at the Nipton Trading Post. Besides a Bed & Breakfast it is a small store with California Lottery tickets, a burger place, and everything else you can think of. Souveniers, books, and other items fill their shelves. This is right at the main railroad crossing on Rt. 164 which is used by a lot of people going from Searchlight over to Interstate 15 -- then to Primm Valley and Las Vegas or back to Los Angeles.
This time we were greeted by Thom who works at the store. He is; like the others that work there, a very friendly person always willing to help. By the way the bathrooms here are the cleanest of any place you've ever stopped.
We heard that a new owner reopened the Cima Store but apparently it's not open in the Winter? This store is in the middle of nowhere. And that's not an exaggeration. This intersection is called Cima and it's where Cima Road meets the Kelso Cima Road. The Kelso Cima Road will take you to Mitchell Caverns State Park; so you may just be headed this way.
Have fun ---------
This is an inter-active Maps.google Street Map. You can zoom in / out and change the format to Satellite Map or Terrain; drag the map to scroll. Try it! Shown here -- Primm Valley to Seachlight and Cima.
If you're headed to Las Vegas or back to Los Angeles, Yuma, Quartzsite, or anywhere you have to use Interstate 15 then you might want to stop at Stateline. 3 casinos and a lot of interesting finds to be made in this part of the desert. Neat place for being out in the middle of nowhere. And it's not usually crowded. Great place to stop during the week.