Attractions Near Las Vegas, Nevada

Attractions Near Las Vegas, Nevada
Beyond the bright lights, massive casinos and upbeat nightlife of the Las Vegas Strip is an area full of natural wonders and exciting attractions. Guests traveling to this vibrant city can experience the best of both worlds by taking a break from the Strip to explore some of the nearby attractions. A variety of adventures are available to choose from.

Bird Viewing Preserve and Water Reclamation Facility

Avid bird watchers and nature enthusiast can visit the Bird Viewing Preserve, where you will find an array of indigenous birds and migratory waterfowl. Wind your way along the trails and enjoy viewing various species of birds in the Preserve's nine pond areas. The Preserve is open March through May from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through August from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., September through November from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and December through February from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests must arrive at least 30 minutes before close in order to gain admission.

Bird Viewing Preserve and Water Reclamation Facility
2400 Moser Dr.
Henderson, Nevada 89011-4490
(702) 267-4180


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA)

Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of Las Vegas. According to Red Rock Canyon's website (, this conservation area covers 197,000 acres of the Mojave Desert. Upon arriving, you can learn more about the Canyon by visiting the Visitors Center and Exhibit Area. From there, you can travel up the Scenic Drive and take in the beauty of the Canyon, or park the car at one of the parking areas to explore one of the many hiking trails. Information about hiking and biking trails can be obtained from the Visitor's Center or the Toll Booth upon arrival.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
HCR 33
Box 5500
Las Vegas, Nevada 89161
(702) 515-5350

The Grand Canyon West

The Grand Canyon is the home of the Hualapai tribe and is one of the most phenomenal sights in the world. The Canyon's West Rim entrance is located about 120 miles east of Las Vegas. Grand Canyon tour transportation is available from most Las Vegas Strip hotels. Upon arriving at the Grand Canyon, you can take a walk on the Skywalk and view the canyon, the Colorado River and the birds through the glass walkway beneath you. Explore the canyon's wonders with a helicopter, horseback or white water rafting tour.

The Grand Canyon West
16500 E. Hwy. 66
P.O. Box 359
Peach Springs, Arizona 86434
(888) 868-9378


Article Written By Nicole Brown

Nicole began writing professionally for Java Joint Media in 2007. She has two published How-To style books through Atlantic Publishing Group. Nicole is a State Tested Nursing Assistant with two years experience in the healthcare field. Nicole graduated from the University of Rio Grande with a B.S. in Communications/Public Relations in 1999.

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