Clark County Museum

Located in Henderson, Nevada, the Clark County Museum preserves the history of the Las Vegas region. This municipal museum is home to several restored historic homes and other facilities from the 19th and 20th centuries. You'll learn about the local history, geography and economy at this complex that occupies more than 30 acres.

Exhibits

Clark County Museum
The exhibit centre should be your first stop at the museum. One section of the venue is dedicated to special exhibits that typically cover the history and culture of the region. Originally known as the Southern Nevada Timeline, the Anna Robert Parks Exhibit Hall presents a chronological overview of the Las Vegas area. You'll learn about the native Pueblo tribes, English-speaking pioneers, miners and other individuals who have shaped the local geography and society. Minerals, mining equipment, decorative pottery and artwork are some of the artefacts that are on display inside the exhibit centre. Some other notable facilities that are located on the grounds of the county museum include an outdoor classroom, festival area and outdoor performance stage.

Heritage Street

Lined with several historic properties, Heritage Street takes you back to life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Southern Nevada. Built in 1931 in the Tudor Revival style, the Goumond House was installed at the Clark County Museum grounds in 1999. Having a False Front facade, the Donald W. Reynolds Print Shop is a replica of a typical printing facility that operated in the Las Vegas area in the late 1800s. The Beckley House is a charming California Bungalow that dates back to 1912. Thanks to the generosity of the Beckley family, this residence was the first installation on Heritage Street. The Giles/Barcus House is a cottage that originally stood in the mining town of Goldfield, about 200 miles away from Las Vegas. In the 1930s, the Babcock/Wilcox House was home to workers who built the iconic Hoover Dam in the neighbouring community of Boulder City. Having a Minimal Traditional design, this residence was donated to the county museum in 1987. Heritage Street also includes Mobile America, which consists of several mobile homes that accommodated numerous families in the middle of the 20th century. The eastern section of the historic street features the Boulder City Depot, which was constructed in the Union Pacific Standard Plan of the early 20th century. A box car from the 1920s is parked near the depot. You'll also see a traditional caboose from the 1940s era.

Trails

The Ghost Town and Mining Trail leads you to several facilities that highlight life in the Wild West. After learning about the local rail history at the depot, you'll see a scale house and some mining equipment. Dating back to 1880, the Toll Cabin and Tuscarora Jail are some of the main fixtures along the Ghost Town Trail. Built in 1950, the General Store is located near the blacksmith shop. Additionally, the western end of the trail includes a replica of an authentic Pauite Village. There's also a nature trail that's accessible near the administrative offices of the museum complex.

Visiting Clark County Museum

The Clark County Museum is centrally located just off the Boulder Highway in Henderson, NV. One of the major highways in the Las Vegas area, Interstate 15 runs just a few miles west of the museum. There are dozens of free parking spaces accessible from Museum Drive and Susalito Drive. The HDX bus route of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada stops within walking distance of the museum. Known as the Henderson & Downtown Express, this RTC route runs northbound and southbound through Henderson.

Location: 1830 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada, USA, 89002-8502

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1830 South Boulder Highway
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