Located only 20 minutes from Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada is a city with many unique museums, restaurants, shops and other attractions. Its popularity as a stop for tourists almost rivals Sin City itself. If you are planning a visit to Henderson, here are three great things to do that you can include in your itinerary.
If you love to explore the countryside by bicycle, then you have to check out the River Mountain Loop Trail. It’s a group of trails that together span 34 scenic miles linking Henderson to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead Recreation Area, and many other places of the Las Vegas valley. The trails are very well maintained, and some of them are paved for riding. Other trails are non-paved, and you’ll be sharing them with equestrians, so be on the lookout for them.
Satisfy the history lover in you with a visit to the Clark County Museum located on South Boulder Highway. It’s devoted to the history of Clark County, and its collections include many artifacts related to the Paiute Indians, mining, and more. Gaming is such a huge part of the history of Clark County, and if you are a gaming aficionado, you’ll be thrilled with the 1898 Dewy slot machine they have on site. You’ll also find antique cars, like a 1959 Studebaker Lark. Thrill the kids with a visit to their recreated ghost town exhibit.
If you love the big cats, then you won’t want to miss the Lion Habitat Ranch. It was founded over 20 years ago to house big cats and other animals, and to educate the public about these magnificent creatures. Today the ranch is home to over 50 lions, mostly animals that have been rescued from unhealthy environments. If you are so inclined, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the lion and giraffe feeding programs that they offer on site.
Henderson is a city that has a lot to offer for entertainment. These are just three of the best things to do while visiting. You don’t have to suffer through all the crowds and heavy traffic of Las Vegas to have an enjoyable vacation. Henderson has everything from outdoor activities to pampering yourself with exquisite spa treatments. It’s even a great place just to stop by for a quick bite to eat and enjoy the views of their beautiful man-made lake.