One of America's most famous native monuments is Nevada's Pyramid Lake. The lake is within a couple of hours of Reno, which could be described as America's second most famous gambling town. Before the first casinos sprang up in this town, natives used Pyramid Lake as a fishing source. Today, the lake is nationally honored as a beautiful natural gem and also as an important cultural landmark. Most visitors are not allowed to trespass on the man-made pyramid in the middle of the lake since it is considered sacred land. However, all tourists can still enjoy bird-watching, hiking and fishing at the lake.