|Primm, 43 miles south of Las Vegas along I-15, was started by a colorful bootlegger named Whiskey Pete McIntyre who operated a gas station until his death in 1933. The area, once nothing more than barren desert, is now a mini-metropolis of hotel-casinos and restaurants.
Previously known by the informal name of State Line, Primm was named in the late 1990s to avoid confusion with Stateline, Nevada which is located in northern Nevada. It is named after casino owner Ernest Jay Primm. It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,618 feet.
Primm now has more than 2,600 hotel rooms. With its three casinos, two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses and a popular mall, Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas. The town of Primm has a lot to offer, even a rollercoaster called Desperado at Buffalo Bills Resort and Casino. With a 225-foot drop on the first hill, the Desperado is one of the tallest roller coasters in North America.
An impressive natural wonder in Primm is the Ivanpah Dry Lake, a popular land-sailing destination. Primm also has hosted several world-famous events, including the 1997 Worlds Strongest Man competition. Motor sports fans descend on Primm for annual racing events such as the Las Vegas Primm 300 and Terribles 250 off-road races.
Visitors like Primms casual style, you dont have the hustle and bustle like you do in Vegas.
People come here to get away. Its affordable, and people feel as though they are part of the family.