Mesquite (Nevada)Mesquite is a city in Clark County, in Southern Nevada, about northeast of Las Vegas. It is immediately on the Nevada-Arizona border, near Utah. The town is on the north bank of the Virgin River, with the smaller settlement of Bunkerville on the south side of the river. Mesquite is a boomtown, attracting tourists and permanent residents. The town's population is about 19,000 (2018). Its biggest industry is tourism.
- Interstate 15 has two exits (#120 and #122) for Mesquite. The town has built up around the freeway and is a favorite "truck stop" for all sorts of travelers. It is the only significant population center on the freeway between Las Vegas and St. George.
Mesquite AirportGeneral aviation only
Virgin River GorgeWorth a short drive into Utah. Beware of dangerous curves and, at times, low visibility, but when conditions are clear, the drive is amazing. Take Interstate 15 north through a small sliver of Arizona, then into Utah for more of nature's wonder.
phone: +1 702 346-5295
phone: +1 702-346-6363address: 1024 Normandy Ln
Mesquite has a few gambling opportunities.
address: 950 W Mesquite BlvdCasino part of the CasaBlanca hotel resort.
Eureka CasinoCasino part of the Eureka hotel resort. Has traditional table games, slots, bookmaking and bingo.
Virgin River CasinoCasino part of the Virgin River hotel resort.
Because of its longtime function as a highway stop, fast food is very common in Mesquite. All varieties are available, including McDonald's, Del Taco, Dairy Queen, Jack In The Box, and KFC.
Mesquite has become less of a "stop" and more of a destination in recent years, so more fine dining establishments should become available in the years to come. Most casinos offer a typical Vegas-style low-cost buffet.
There are several major resort casinos in Mesquite. The first of these was the Peppermill, now known as Oasis. Now closed due to economic pressures, and mostly demolished.
phone: +1 877-438-2929address: 950 W Mesquite Blvd480-room hotel-casino built by Merv Griffin. Has a RV park.
phone: +1 877-438-2929address: 100 E Pioneer BlvdHas the town's local movie theater and a bowling alley.
phone: +1 702-346-4600address: 275 Mesa Blvd