Lion Habitat Ranch | Only Minutes From The Strip!

by Denise Marie

Originally established in the late 1980’s, the Lion Habitat Ranch is home to lions, giraffes and exotic birds. Located just outside of the Las Vegas Strip, this animal sanctuary offers several exciting experiences, including feeding packages and guided tours.

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Animals and Experiences

The Behind the Scenes Tour at the Lion Habitat Ranch gives you the chance to learn about all animals on display. When you take this 90-minute guided tour, you’ll see the staff members feed and bathe the adorable residents. The experienced trainers are more than happy to talk about the popular lions living at this ranch. You’ll also see a giraffe during the Behind the Scenes Tour.

Want to get even closer to this magnificent creature? Just ask the guides about the hand-feeding programs. Hungry for a delicious meal at this ranch? Sign up for the Feast with the Beasts. This exclusive dinner package comes with memorable views of lions. Up to 20 people can enjoy the Feast with the Beasts experience, which is fulfilled by local catering services. For an additional fee, you can also feed the hungry lions after you finish your own meal.

The general admission prices for the Lion Habitat Ranch depend on residency, age and other factors. College students, military personnel, senior citizens and hotel employees with valid identification cards may receive discounts on the entrance tickets. Additionally, this attraction proudly offers free admission to members of the Wounded Warrior Project as well as their families or caregivers.

The ranch usually closes due to inclement weather, such as heavy rainfall. The staff members might need a day or two to clean up mud and other debris after a rain event. This attraction also supports various international initiatives that help wild lions. Visitors are encouraged to learn more about conservation efforts in Africa. For example, the ranch is affiliated with the Conservation International in Kenya.

Location and Getting There

The Lion Habitat Ranch is conveniently located near the intersection of Interstate 15 and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada. Public transportation isn’t available at this animal sanctuary, so visitors will have to drive there and take advantage of free on-site parking. The outdoor parking lot is accessible from Bruner Avenue, which also leads to the neighboring Henderson Executive Airport. Owned and operated by Clark County, this small airport is used only for general aviation. A drive between the ranch and Las Vegas Strip normally takes approximately 15 minutes. McCarran International Airport is also located just a short drive away from this animal habitat.

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Galleria at Sunset | A Premium Retail Hub Minutes Away from the Las Vegas Strip

by Denise Marie

Located in Henderson, the Galleria at Sunset is one of the premier shopping venues outside of Las Vegas. Covering more than 1 million sq feet, this indoor mall is home to more than 130 retailers, including multiple anchor stores. The mixed-use complex is nested in a highly developed commercial neighborhood that includes other strip plazas and a casino.


In terms of retail space, Macy’s is the largest store at the Galleria at Sunset. Anchoring the eastern section of the mall, this department store has a wide selection of upscale items for the entire family. Also carrying similar selections for families, Kohl’s and JCPenney anchor the northern part of the mall. Additionally, Dillard’s is an anchor store with multiple departments, including men’s and women’s apparel.

As you browse the halls on the first level, you’ll see fashionable items on sale by Express, Aldo, H&M, Charlotte Russe and other world-famous brands. Some notable shops that are located on the second floor of the mall include Forever 21, G by Guess, Vans and Shoe Place. Located near the food court, Dick’s Sporting Goods is also one of the largest retailers at this retail venue.

You can shop for premium jewelry at more than 10 different stores at this mall, including some of the department stores. Zales, Kay Jewelers, Morgan Jewelers and Ben Bridge have large selections of necklaces, rings and bracelets with custom designs.

Catering to local residents and tourists in the Las Vegas area, more than a dozen specialty shops operate at the Galleria at Sunset. The Collector’s Playground, Arts Montage and Attic Salt are great places to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Deals

Dining and Entertainment

Located on the second floor of the Galleria at Sunset, the food court is home to several vendors with simple menus. Kyklos Greek Cafe, Hibachi San and Tom Yum Thai Kitchen serve delicious international cuisine at this part of the mall. Quick bites are also available at Sbarro, Subway and Dairy Queen.

If you’d like to try fusion cuisine, reserve a table at Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen & Mexican Cantina. Bravo! Cucina Italiana serves a large selection of authentic Italian dishes in a casual setting. Having a family-friendly layout and menu, Rodizio Grill offers delicious Brazilian dishes, including premium-quality steak. Some of the mall’s other specialty food businesses include the Sweet Factory and Potato Corner. You can sip craft beer at World of Beer, which has a modern bar with plenty of options from domestic and foreign breweries.

If you’d like to watch the latest Hollywood movies after shopping and dining at the mall, you could head to the Regal Cinemas Sunset Station 13. Located at the neighboring Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, this cinema complex has several theaters and an IMAX theater. Additionally, the mall is surrounded by multiple strip malls with plenty of other businesses, ranging from banks to automotive shops. Click for more details on the Galleria at Sunset.

Location and Getting There

The Galleria at Sunset is located just off the Las Vegas Expressway in the northwestern part of Henderson, NV. Interstate 515 connects this shopping mall with Downtown Las Vegas. Free outdoor parking near the shopping complex is accessible from Galleria Drive and Sunset Road.

Running on North Stephanie Street, the 115 and HDX buses of the RTC drop off passengers at various stops near the mall. You can also take the 212 bus that navigates Sunset Drive. Taxis and hired vehicles should drop off passengers near the anchor stores.

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