Arts & Culture
Water Street District
Henderson, NV 89015
Henderson’s history is told through color, shape and artistry on the many murals located throughout the historic Water Street District.
Sprint Building, 104 Water St.
The Historical Henderson Events mural by Robert Beckmann depicts Henderson’s early days from 1941 to 1953.
200 Water St.
Artistic Freedom, a mosaic tile mural by Hal Carter, is the focal point of the Henderson Events Plaza amphitheater, which hosts performing arts and cultural events year round.
122 Water St.
Promise by Ozzy Villate is a colorful fresco that depicts the history and future of Henderson on the storefront of the Rainbow Club Casino.
140 Water St.
Several gamine-themed murals by artist Guiseppe Abreu adorn the west façade wall of the Eldorado Casino.
302 Water St.
The early arrival of the Paiute Indians is the focus of the First Residents mural by Brad Giles.
27 W. Pacific Ave.
The 50 Years of Henderson mural by Guiseppe Abreu, is located on the wall of The Muffler Shop.
Public Art—Bronze Sculptures
Various locations throughout Henderson
- Generation Bridge, by J. Seward Johnson, depicts a grandfather sitting on a bench and interacting with the young granddaughter standing in front of him. It is located at 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Water Power, by J. Seward Johnson, portrays three young boys playfully frolicking in a fountain. It is located at 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Serpent Mound, by Lloyd Hamrol, is located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Obelisk, by Lita Albuquerque, is located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Ediface Brace, an abstract sculpture by Lee Sido, is located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Par What, by J. Seward Johnson, depicts two golfers carrying their equipment. It is located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Match Point, by J. Seward Johnson, features two tennis players strolling across the lawn. It is located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Big Sister, by J. Seward Johnson, depicts a kneeling girl tying the shoelace of the younger sister who stands in front of her. It is located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
- Sharing the News, by J. Seward Johnson, is a sculpture of Barbara and Hank Greenspun seated on a park bench reading the Las Vegas Sun newspaper. Hank Greenspun was editor of the paper from 1949 until his death in 1989. The sculpture is located at 8975 S. Pecos Rd.
Public Art— St. Jude Heart Art
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Two striking 5-foot-tall custom designed heart sculptures are on display at the Henderson Events Plaza, gifts to the City of Henderson from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Artisan Booze District
The Booze District is comprised of family-owned beverage manufacturers interested in connecting the community through spirits. It’s the first district of its kind in the region and affords guests the opportunity to try award-winning locally crafted beer, wine and spirits. You can tour the facilities that make them or even take part in the creation process. Check out Bad Beat Brewing, CraftHaus Brewery, Vegas Brewing Co., Grape Expectations (Nevada School of Winemaking), Las Vegas Distillery, and the Chocolate Makery. The district welcomes tour groups and buses.
Clark County Heritage Museum
Operated by Clark County Parks and Recreation, the museum features an exhibit hall with an extensive timeline tracing the evolution of Southern Nevada from prehistoric to modern times. The 30-acre site also includes a collection of restored historic buildings... Read more.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Cowabunga Bay boasts some of Nevada’s most thrilling and unique water slides. Check out the giant raft slide, wave pool, lazy river, 600-foot-long Good Vibrations slide with rebound chambers, and the infamous Wild Surf giant slide with a four-person raft that drops... Read more.
Discovery Children’s Museum
The museum offers 100 hands-on and interactive exhibits exploring the arts, science, nature, music and the humanities. An early childhood pavilion, traveling exhibits and a giant eight-story science tower engage children in fun learning experiences designed to spark a lifelong love of learning and adventure. Read more.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden
Take a self-guided factory tour seven days a week and explore how the company makes it signature filling. Try a free chocolate sample and stop by the gift shop. Adjacent to the factory is the 3-acre Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden, one of the Southwest’s largest... Read more.
Fremont Street Experience
Take a trip to historic downtown Las Vegas. Check out the viva Vision canopy, an incredible light show that runs every hour, or soar past the neon signs and classic hotels on the SlotZilla zip line.
Gondola Adventures at Lake Las Vegas
Enjoy a relaxing gondola experience with a cruise on Lake Las Vegas, the largest private manmade lake in the country. The electronic-powered gondolas offer private cruises for couples to larger groups, with singing gondoliers and scenic views... Read more.
The largest observation wheel in the world, the 550-foot-tall High Roller offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. It features 28 spacious cabins that can accommodate up to 40 people. Daytime, nighttime and family packages are available. Read more.
Spanning the Arizona-Nevada state line, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead are located in the Colorado River’s rugged Black Canyon. The dam is 726.4 feet from its foundation rock to the roadway on the crest of the dam. Towers and ornaments on the parapet rise 40 above the crest... Read more.
Lake Las Vegas Resort
Nestled around a 320-acre lake, the Mediterranean-themed Lake Las Vegas Resort features upscale hotels, challenging golf courses, lakeside adventure, and outstanding views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Shops and year-round special events add to the ambiance. Read more.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes lakes Mead and Mohave, offers a variety of water recreation activities such as boating, water skiing, kayaking, and sport fishing. Covered picnic areas with tables, waters and grills are located throughout the... Read more.
Las Vegas Strip
Experience the entertainment capital of the world by taking a walk along the famous Las Vegas Strip. Choose from dozens of world-class resorts and attractions along the way or stop for a state-of-the-art production show.
The Lion Habitat Ranch
Visit the new home of the lions that previously lived at the MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The 8.5-acre Lion Habitat Ranch offers trainer for a day opportunities, private tours, courtyard party rentals and occasional cub interactions. It is a ZAA accredited educational facility. Read more.
Unique and unexpected, located in the heart of downtown Henderson is the dinner theater Firelight Barn, named 2016 New Small Business Champions of Nevada. Enjoy a good meal and the opportunity to see Mama's Wranglers and the Jackson Family Band & Cloggers (Young Entertainers of the Year). Dinner is catered by Smokehouse BBQ, a favorite in Las Vegas. Firelight Barn is an intimate venue where attendees become like family.
The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum presents a fascinating and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas and its evolution. Real stories are brought to life through interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 original artifacts---the largest... Read more.
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum includes an outdoor exhibit called the Neon Boneyard, which is home to more than 150 of the most recognized Las Vegas signs, including Caesars Palace, Stardust and Binion’s Horseshoe. Guided tours enable visitors to see the signs... Read more.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon spans 195,819 acres and draws more than one million visitors every year. The area’s striking geologic features wildlife and plants provide a dramatic backdrop for hiking, horseback riding... Read more.
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
The Shark Reef Aquarium offers an up-close glimpse of over 2,000 animals, including some of the ocean’s most fascinating and dangerous creatures. From sharks and exotic fish to reptiles and sea turtles, 14 unique exhibits showcase rare golden crocodiles... Read more.
The 180-acre Springs Preserve features nature walks, botanical gardens, museums, traveling exhibits, seasonal exhibits and family events. Explore the preserve by trail, train or bike. Bike rentals are available. An onsite café features views of the Las Vegas... Read more.
Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada’s oldest state park gets its name from its red sandstone formations formed from the shifting of sand dunes 150 million years ago during the age of the dinosaurs. Today, the park features camping, hiking and photography. Read more.
Water Street District
The Water Street District is the historic heart of Henderson. It’s a unique setting where Main Street USA meets progressive, dynamic thinking. It’s a convergence of culture, commerce and authentic small-town sensibilities. Stop by a unique shop, dine in a hip... Read more.
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Casa de Shenandoah features 52 lush acres of landscaping, natural artesian ponds, waterfalls, freely roaming peacocks, swans, and a variety of exotic birds. Casa de Shenandoah offers a variety of tour packages to suit all ages and budgets. Tours are now available. ... Read more.