Attractions Outside Of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attractions Outside Of Las Vegas Reviews
GEMS OUTSIDE LAS VEGAS Mar 10, 2008
Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge
A popular location for photographers and city folks alike, Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge features unique plants, endangered pupfish, nature trails and picnic areas just outside Pahrump. Visitors can check out migrating birds in the fall and take a dip in the Crystal Reservoir during warmer months.
Fiesta Rancho Ice Arena
Hockey fans, rejoice! The 31,000-square-foot Fiesta Rancho Ice Arena houses up to 500 people during hockey games and events. Free ice skating is available, but be prepared for a full house. Skate rentals are available.
Floyd Lamb State Park
Named after the former state Sen. Floyd Lamb, visitors can escape the city hype and sit amongst ponds, scenic paths and picnic areas at Floyd Lamb State Park, located in northwest Las Vegas. Many will be surprised by this attraction's history -- in the late 1920s, the Tule Springs Ranch inside this park served as a dude ranch for prospective divorcees. It also served as a cattle and vegetable ranch. Visitors can plan a fishing trip here as well.
Located 300 miles southeast of Las Vegas, the world-famous Grand Canyon offers breathtaking views of its towering, colorful cliffs and the ultimate escape from the city life. This well-known landmark measures one mile deep and almost 280 miles long.
Grapevine Canyon near Laughlin
Located in the Newberry Mountains between Searchlight and Laughlin, visitors venturing to Grapevine Canyon can witness ancient petroglyphs left by early Native Americans. For a little humor on your day trip, make sure to check out Christmas Tree Pass, where you'll see trees decorated with beer cans, plastic jugs and unmentionables.
Want the Jacuzzi experience, but don't want to skip out on the nature scene? Believe it or not, Nevada is home to approximately 300 hot springs.
Considered the largest man-made lake in the United States, Lake Mead is a short drive from Las Vegas. Visitors can swim, jet ski, sunbathe and relax at this attraction. Hoover Dam is also right next door.
is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. When completed in 1935, it was both the world's largest electric power producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 34th largest hydroelectric generating station
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Skiing and snowboarding in Las Vegas? Yes, it is indeed possible. Located at Mount Charleston, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is only a 45-minute drive from the city. Enjoy 30 acres of snowboarding terrain and beautiful scenery close to the glamorous city.
Las Vegas Sportspark
Just 10 miles north from the Strip, the Las Vegas Sportspark offers a fun-filled day for the entire family. Enjoy a variety of sports like softball, indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball and more more.
Lake Las Vegas
Just 17 miles southeast from the strip, towards Henderson. It is an oasis in outside Las Vegas. If you are tried of the strip. Drive up to check out this out.
Popular for its crisp, fresh breezes and various hiking trails, Mount Charleston is only a short trip away from the Strip. Part of the Spring Mountain Range, Mount Charleston rises as high as 12,000 feet in elevation. Wildflowers, waterfalls and a variety of trees can be seen here. For a quick getaway from the city, cabins and campsites are also available.
Red Rock Canyon
Located only 15 miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon offers a quiet, secluded escape filled with greenery, unique plants, petroglyphs, wild animals and much more.
Red Rock Climbing Center
If you're seeking the thrill of rock climbing but aren't quite ready to take on the outdoors, then the Red Rock Climbing Center is for you. This facility features more than 9,000 square feet of climbing space.
Spring Mountain Ranch
Inside the Red Rock Canyon, the 520-acre Spring Mountain Ranch is a perfect place to have a picnic. The sprawling green pastures, quietness and fresh air make it a pleasant area to relax and have lunch. Inside the ranch house, tour guides are available to walk visitors through and share remarkable history of former residents including Howard Hughes.
Valley of Fire
Don't forget your camera! Valley of Fire offers radiant views of its fiery red sandstone rock formations. Visitors can climb and explore the 35,000-acre park and capture close-up views of this spectacular wonder. Valley of Fire is located about 50 miles north of Las Vegas.
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