Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

There’s long been a sense of relief for drivers as they crest Mountain Pass and start their descent along northbound Interstate 15 into Ivanpah Valley. As Primm’s trio of casinos comes into view, traveling Las Vegans get a subconscious boost in knowing they’re almost home, while visitors perk up as they realize they’re closing in on their vacation.

But more than those casinos dot the horizon today. Off the west side of the freeway, near the foothills, appears what looks at first to be a lake in Ivanpah Valley’s long-dry lake bed. As drivers get closer, they realize the lake is actually a sea of mirrors that seem to tilt and turn in waves. And those mirrors surround three massive towers, each with a white glow that’s brighter than the nighttime lights from nearby Whiskey Pete’s.

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