The glitz of casinos and glistening lights of nightlife may typify the initial image of Las Vegas but just a few miles north you will find the allure desert beauty and essence of hometown charm in Henderson.
Encompassed with beautiful recreational parks, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam to the west, 37 miles of hiking trails and a multitude of shops and restaurants there are plenty of options in the community to enjoy.
Whether you are a family of five, bachelor, or somewhere in-between there are plenty of options for a solo getaway or family fun.
Here are a few of the top things to do in Henderson.
1. Lion Habitat Ranch
This up-close encounter of more than 40 lions and cubs is fun and exciting for the family or any animal lover. These exotic felines are veterans in Las Vegas. Previously seen at the MGM these lions now reside at this habitat sanctuary in Henderson.
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2. Lake Las Vegas
It could be a romantic dinner, enjoying a round of golf, playing water sports, relaxing on a boat cruise or rejuvenating day at the spa. Lake Las Vegas is a luxury resort that offers an array of activities for everyone.
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3. The District
The District at Green Valley Rand is one of Henderson’s finest places to shop, dine out, listen to outdoor concerts or enjoy goods sips of wine and brews. The District offers plenty of different events a few upcoming include outdoor movies every Saturday till September 24th. Or, enjoying great sips of wine and local beer brews at The Wine & Brews. This event supports Word Nevada a nonprofit advocate of children’s literacy.
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4. Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Wrap-up the summertime at Cowabunga Water Park with options to relax on the Boardwalk Bay and Cowabunga River. Or, enjoy the excitement and fun of the wave pool and thrilling water slides. This 50’s themed waterpark greets guests with waterfalls and is fun for all ages.
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5. Galaxy Theaters
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show at the VIP auditorium at the Luxury Galaxy Theater. This is not your typical movie theater. This luxury theater offers the added touch of great beer and wine selections and relaxing oversized rocker chairs. Making the movie-going experience luxurious fun.
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