Nevada is also the home to the annual Burning Man festival, an event that sees more than 55,000 people from around the world descend upon the Black Rock Desert area outside of Reno every August. For one week this dry, desert environment is transformed into an artistic spectacle that culminates with the burning of an 80-foot man-shaped effigy. The event originally started in 1986 as a small gathering on Baker Beach in San Francisco but today it is a vibrant cultural tour-du-force that is seeing spin-off events being launched around the globe. To appreciate further what the state of Nevada has to offer in the way of sightseeing, touch base with a local guide. And to appreciate what the Burning Man festival is all about, watch this stunning time-lapse video.