Attractions

Top Choice State Park in Downtown

Valley of Fire State Park

It's about 50 miles from the Fremont Street Experience to the visitor center at Valley of Fire State Park. Make this your first port of call to find out how best to tackle this masterpiece of southwest desert scener…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in West of the Strip

Springs Preserve

On the site of the natural springs (which ran dry in 1962) that fed las vegas ('the meadows'), where southern Paiutes and Spanish Trail traders camped, and later Mormon missionaries and Western pioneers settled the …
Wildlife Reserve in Summerlin

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

While Las Vegas has 2.3 million residents, it's next to this immense region with zero human inhabitants, but home to big horn sheep, mountain lions, eagles, foxes, lizards and more. Lovers of science and nature will…
Park in The Strip

The Park

For some reason in such a sunshine-filled place, it took 60 years for an outdoor park to be built on the Las Vegas Strip. The new-in-2016 'Park' is a public place with plenty of visual appeal; waterworks and fountai…
Nature Reserve in Summerlin

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Up to some 20,000 years ago, Las Vegas was filled with lush vegetation and freshwater lakes that supported now extinct creatures like Columbian mammoths, giant ground sloths and North American lions. Their fossils w…
State Park in Downtown

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

It's a big surprise for many visitors to often glitzy and frequently licentious Las Vegas, but Southern Nevada has deep roots in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a faith with a definitively more cons…