Tourist Attractions Surrounding Las Vegas

Tourist Attractions Surrounding Las Vegas
The Las Vegas metro area in southwestern Nevada is home to more than 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 80 degrees. Besides its warm climate, the Las Vegas area boasts mountain ranges and unlimited attractions, making it a popular tourist destination.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Just 17 miles from the Vegas strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area comprises more than 195,000 acres of geological wonders in the Mojave Desert. The area includes a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 hiking trails where visitors can view fossils and desert flora, and picnic areas. An outdoor treasure, visitors can also enjoy rock climbing, camping and horseback riding at the conservation area.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Las Vegas, NV 89161
(702) 515-5367


Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens

Located 15 minutes from the Vegas strip, the Botanical Cactus Garden on the grounds of a candy factory provides more than two acres of botanical landscape with more than 300 plant species, making it the largest botanical garden in the state of Nevada. Besides cacti and flora native to the Southwest, the Botanical Cactus Garden also features flora from Australia and South America.

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens
2 Cactus Garden Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 435-2655

Clark County Shooting Park

Opened in 2009, the Clark County Shooting Park sits on nearly 3,000 acres and is the only public shooting range in southern Nevada. The park provides opportunities for shooting enthusiasts to hone their skills and is a member of the National Association of Shooting Ranges as well as the National Rifle Association.

Clark County Shooting Park
11357 N. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89125
(702) 455-2000


Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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