390 City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve 350 E. Galleria Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89014 702) 267-4180 • cityofhenderson.com The 140-acre Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and resident desert birds. It features nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by paved and soft surface paths. Birding enthusiasts from around the globe flock to the preserve to observe birds such as the roadrunner, Gambel’s quail, peregrine falcon, and bald eagle. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from the visitor’s center. Clark County Heritage Museum 1800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada 89002 702) 455-7955 • clarkcountynv.gov 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 depicting daily life in Southern Nevada throughout the decades. Group tours are available but must be scheduled in advance. Cowabunga Bay Water Park 900 Galleria Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89011 (702) 850-9000 • cowabungabay.com 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 from 55 feet straight into the world’s largest manmade wave. Discovery Children’s Museum 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 (702) 382-3445 • discoverykidslv.org 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. Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89014 702-458-8864 • ethelm.com 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 collections of cactus with over 300 species of plants. High Roller 3545 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 (866) 328-1888 • caesars.com/linq/high-roller 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. Hoover Dam Located off of NV SR 172, (702) 494-2517 • usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam 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. Nearly one million visitors enjoy tours of the dam and its exhibits each year. Lake Las Vegas Resort Located on Lake Las Vegas Parkway (702) 564-1600 • lakelasvegas.com 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 yearround special events add to the ambiance.
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