Primm, Nevada is an unincorporated community of Clark County along the California border. It is located forty miles south of Las Vegas on heavily traveled Interstate 15, which is the primary interstate between Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Southern California. While many travelers simply pass through Primm, it has many great attractions that make it worth a visit.
Primm, which is also known as Primm Valley, has three large casino/hotels that rise from the desert at the entrance to Southern Nevada. Primm also has a large outlet shopping mall – The Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, gas stations, a Denny's Restaurant, a Starbucks, and several fast food restaurants including a food court at the Primm outlet mall.
Other activities in Primm include: the Desperado roller coaster, two championship caliber golf courses, and a 6,500 seat concert arena.
Primm is located in the central part of the Mojave Desert at an elevation of about 2600 feet. It sits near the northern edge of the Ivanpah Dry Lake Bed in the Ivanpah Valley. The valley has mountain ridges on the west and east sides that rise more than 3,000 feet above the valley floor.
A gas station was built in the area in the 1920s and it became known as Stateline. However, there was also a community named Stateline in western Nevada on the southern shoreline of Lake Tahoe at the California border. To avoid confusion, the community was renamed to Primm in 1996, after casino owner Ernest Jay Primm.
In 2004, an apartment complex called the Desert Oasis was constructed in Primm to serve as housing for employees of the three large casinos in the community. The Desert Oasis is located just east of the Primm Valley Resort. Primm currently has a population of about one thousand residents.
The First Stop In Nevada
Primm is a popular stop for visitors coming from California. The casinos in the community are the first stop for gamblers entering Nevada before Las Vegas or a last stop before returning to California. Primm's gas stations and restaurants provide a needed stop for services in the otherwise barren desert terrain.
There is also a convenience store on the California side of the border, which sells California State Lottery tickets, making it very popular with Southern Nevada residents wanting to play the California lottery. Make plans to visit Primm, Nevada today!