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 connection route between Las Vegas and Southern California. While many travelers simply pass through Primm, it has many great attractions that make it well worth a visit!
Primm, which is also known as Primm Valley, has three large casinos 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, and several fast food restaurants. Other activities in Primm include: the roller coaster at Buffalo Bill’s Casino, 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 2,600 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 1920’s and it became known as Stateline. However, there was also a 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, named after casino owner Ernest Jay Primm.
In 2004, an apartment building called the Desert Oasis was constructed in Primm to serve as housing for employees of the three large casinos in the community. Primm currently has a population of about one thousand residents. There is no housing in Jean. Housing in the Las Vegas area starts about 30 miles to the north of Primm.
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 high 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. Lottery tickets are not sold in Nevada. Make sure to stop in Primm for a visit!
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The oldest of the hotel casinos in Primm, Whiskey Pete's is typically the most affordable with many family/budget friendly options.DETAILS
Typically the highest rated among Primm hotels, the Resort is adjacent to the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas. Find out why it's a top choice.DETAILS
The largest hotel in Primm, with the most entertainment options. Includes a roller coaster, concert venue, a large swimming pool, and much more.DETAILS