Acacia Demonstration Gardens

A collaborative effort among the City of Henderson, Conservation District of Southern Nevada and several other organizations, the gardens provide a wealth of landscaping examples that are water efficient for a desert climate. In addition to visual landscape... Read more.

City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

The 140-acre Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and resident desert birds. It features nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by paved and soft surface paths. Birding enthusiasts from around the globe... Read more.

Discovery Children’s Museum

The museum offers 100 hands-on and interactive exhibits exploring the arts, science, nature, music and the humanities. An early childhood pavilion, traveling exhibits and a giant eight-story science tower engage children in fun learning experiences designed to... Read more.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden

Take a self-guided factory tour seven days a week and explore how the company makes it signature filling. Try a free chocolate sample and stop by the gift shop. Adjacent to the factory is the 3-acre Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden, one of the... Read more.

Hoover Dam

Spanning the Arizona-Nevada state line, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead are located in the Colorado River’s rugged Black Canyon. The dam is 726.4 feet from its foundation rock to the roadway on the crest of the dam. Towers and ornaments on the parapet rise 40... Read more.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

The National Park Service offers several education and scenic guided hikes during the fall and winter at various locations throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Call ahead to inquire about availability as reservations are required. Read more.

The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum presents a fascinating and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas and its evolution. Real stories are brought to life through interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 original artifacts---the largest... Read more.

The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum includes an outdoor exhibit called the Neon Boneyard, which is home to more than 150 of the most recognized Las Vegas signs, including Caesars Palace, Stardust and Binion’s Horseshoe. Guided tours enable visitors to see the signs... Read more.

The National Atomic Testing Museum

The museum features a collection of over 12,000 unique artifacts in educational exhibits and displays presenting the history, development and testing of the nuclear bomb. Its collection includes rare photos, videos, reports and science collections. Its newest... Read more.


Helicopter Tours 

Lift off on an exciting helicopter flight that offers amazing views of Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, the newly built by-pass bridge, Lake Mead and Black Canyon. We cover approximately 10 miles while flying 2,500 feet above Hoover Dam and the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the 520-acre Spring Mountain Ranch State Park was once a working ranch and luxury retreat for famous owners such as Howard Hughes. Guided tours are available of the main ranch house... Read more.

Springs Preserve

The 180-acre Springs Preserve features nature walks, botanical gardens, museums, traveling exhibits, seasonal exhibits and family events. Explore the preserve by trail, train or bike. Bike rentals are available. An onsite café features views of the Las Vegas... Read more.

Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

Wayne Newton - Mr. Las Vegas - has opened up his estate, Casa de Shenandoah, for tours. Casa de Shenandoah features 52 lush acres of landscaping, natural artesian ponds, waterfalls, freely roaming peacocks, swans, and a variety of exotic birds. Casa de Shenandoah offers a variety of tour packages to suit all ages and budgets. Property features include: Wayne Newton Memorabilia Museum, Arabian Horse experiences, Exotic Animals, Wayne Newton’s 1966 original family home, and the Wayne Newton Mansion, as popularized in the 1997 film, Vegas Vacation. Group pricing available. Reservations highly recommended. Learn more.