Henderson

Having the second largest population in Nevada, Henderson is a vibrant city that's the epitome of an urban oasis. Lined with palm trees, this community is surrounded by the picturesque mountains and valleys of the Mojave Desert. Henderson is also located approximately 10 miles away from the world-class casinos and resorts of the Las Vegas Strip.

Attractions

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The Clark County Museum is one of the premier cultural attractions in Henderson. This 30-acre complex consists of several historic properties and other facilities that have strong links to the early history of the Las Vegas region. A stroll along Heritage Street leads to several homes and other buildings that have been fully restored and converted for public visits. This quaint street includes the Goumond House, Beckley House, Donald Reynolds Print Shop and other charming homes. You should begin your visit at the Exhibit Center in the museum's main building. The Ghost Town Trail leads to several installations that have a traditional Wild West theme. For example, you can check out the Blacksmith Shop, General Store, Toll Cabin and Jailhouse. Some other highlights of the Clark County Museum include the Esslinger Barn, Candlelight Wedding Chapel and a train depot with an antique locomotive. The Ethel M. Chocolate Factory is another top attraction in Henderson. You can take a behind-the-scenes tour of this factory that manufactures gourmet chocolate for the local market. Additionally, the property includes a botanical garden with cacti and other plants that grow in the American Southwest. Having a capacity for more than 35,000 fans, Sam Boyd Stadium is the premier sports venue in Henderson. This bowl-shaped stadium hosts football games between the UNLV Rebels and other teams in the NCAA Division I. Sam Boyd Stadium has more than 10,000 parking spaces in a mostly residential area of the city.

Recreation and Activities

Occupying 320 acres, Lake Las Vegas is a man-made lake that has truly transformed Henderson into an oasis in the arid Las Vegas Valley. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, this artificial body of water is lined with some of the city's top resorts. The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Hilton Lake Las Vegas and Montego Village Resort offer luxurious lodging and accommodations along the lake. The Reflection Bay Golf Club and SouthShore County Club are waterfront golf courses that were designed according to traditional championship standards. Managed by Clark County, the Wetlands Park is one of the most visited natural areas in Henderson. This green space has several miles of trails for hiking and biking on elevated or even terrains. The North and South loops run along the Las Vegas Wash that drains into Lake Las Vegas. An indoor nature centre with temporary and rotating exhibits is open at the main building of the Wetlands Park. Some other notable recreational hubs in Henderson include Heritage Park, Mission Hills Park and Sunset Park.

Transportation

Interstate 515 is a major highway that connects Henderson with Downtown Las Vegas. Interstate 215 links the city with McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Las Vegas Strip. Offering flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide, LAS is one of the busiest airports on the West Coast. The much smaller Henderson Executive Airport mostly accommodates general aviation flights. Henderson is a car-oriented community, but you can still ride buses that are part of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Most of the bus routes run along the busy Boulder Highway, which is lined with some of the city's largest commercial developments.

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