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Hoover Dam Bypass
Bridges, Canyons, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs
Canyons, Hot Springs & Geysers, Hiking Trails
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Canyons, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, State Parks
Springs Preserve
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Springs Preserve
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
Mystic Falls Park
Gardens, Parks, Performances
The Park
Playgrounds, Deserts, Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
#1 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
There are dozens of hiking trails, great cycling routes in and out of the park, all levels of climbing opportunities and plenty of extras such as petroglyphs, bighorn sheep and a host of Mohave flora and fauna.
We really enjoyed visit to Red Rock Canyon.. short drive from the strip takes your senses to completely different place - majestic mother nature, gorgeous colors, fun trails, photo ops to die for..
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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
#2 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The bigger than life nutcrackers, over the top trees and decorations, unique poinsettias, snow tunnel, giant snowflakes, polar bear park, vintage rocking horse and life size snow globe was a sight for the young an...
Went round the garden at Bellagio its so beutiful and serene the flowers and the way it has been set is just too good iam a lover of nature and flowers so for me it was paradise of flowers
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Historic Railroad Trail
#3 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
... there is even toilets on the route with bins and water fountains even a doggie bag area so pick it up and put in the bin or take it home, but this is a must see and its FREE! even Parking is free in the car park!
2. We always park at the Hoover Dam and hike to the Lake Mead visitor center, turn and go back.
Mount Charleston
#4 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
This is easily a half day trip or longer if you want you do some trails but it is a wonderful escape back to nature from the glitz of Las Vegas.
Stop at the park information center to get a map and study the terrain a bit beforehand.
Hoover Dam Bypass
#5 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
When visiting the Hoover Dam, by ALL MEANS park before to get to the dam and walk the Bridge Trail and marvel at the sights, the numerous educational placards along the trail, the history, the Dam, the awe inspiri...
It was beautiful....The history and the beauty of Mother Nature around the Dam is just breath taking.
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Clark County Wetlands Park
#6 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
A visit to the Desert Wetlands Park allows you to get away from the Las Vegas hustle and bustle and enjoy nature and the environment while learning just how important water is to every day life and what Las Vegas...
There is an informative nature Centre with very friendly and helpful staff, a picnic area, paved paths which are perfect for little kids and or elderly.
Springs Preserve
#7 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The Springs Preserve is a great to explore the valley's history through interactive science and nature exhibits, a botanical garden, hiking, trails, and live animal shows.
We had a lovely, quiet day and enjoyed the walk, seeing hummingbirds, a very nice cactus garden, and a long discussion with one of the park staff.
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The Park
#8 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The park has been added and is an enjoyable place to sit on benches in the shade and get away from all the craziness of the strip.The cascading water cools you off and is just neat to feel.
Beautiful statues and trees surround the park with a lit up waterfall you walk through which is a true work of art.
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Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
#9 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
make sure you go when they have there the feeding, nature at its best, lots of fish, turtles too.best
The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel/Casino is a beautiful park within the hotel grounds where flamingos (and ducks and turtles and some fish) live.
Silverton Aquarium
#10 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The waterfalls and the display make you want to get out with nature but you are drawn in to their exhibits.
The San Diego park has one particular aquarium, of similar volume (gallons of water held), containing similar specimens within the tank.
Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs
#11 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
My son who was 10 at the time did amazing on the obstacles and was still jumping and running on the long stretch back to where you park your car.
It's disappointing that people have such a lack of respect for life/Nature that they just discard their trash after drinking a bottle, can, or eating a snack, Pack out what you bring in, and allow for the beauty o...
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SeaQuest Las Vegas
#12 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
#13 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
As a docent at Lincoln Park and Cleveland zoos I am familiar with enrichment and am pleased to see that the program includes such needed stimulus to help the cats have some impetus to act with enjoyment.
Truly a great place - and learning that Siegfried visits the park and the guests to thank them for their love of the animals was a nice bit of information, too.
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Mary Jane Falls Trail
#14 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Mary Jane Falls trail provides a challenging switchback hike into the peace and solitude that only nature allows.
After we visited Red Rock National Park, we decided to check out the Mount Charleston Area.
White Tiger Habitat at the Mirage
#15 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The dolphins and tigers in this park are just beautiful.
Also makes you want to reach out and stoke them and pat their heads, then I remembered that these are wild animals and their nature is dangerous.
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Mandalay Bay Aquarium
#16 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
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Lee Canyon
#17 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Activities in the summer time: Scenic Chair Lift Archery One Wheel Experience Skateboard Mini Half Pipe Disc Gold Nature Trail You can also get snacks and drinks here.
Most trails were free but there were camping areas and some park entrances that you had to pay so I would check out area online prior to going.We were only able to hike ( most of as full trail 6.1 miles) the Brist...
Floyd Lamb State Park
#18 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
One of the best kept secrets in LV is this park, Ir has 3 small lakes, Peacocks roaming the grounds, ducks, fishing in the lake and horse riding.
We Loved the park, it is really relaxing, Nice getaway from the busy las Vegas.
Shark Reef
#19 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The perfect short visit for families or nature lovers
Try to park nearer the shark reef otherwise you'll be walking.
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Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
#20 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
This state park is just north of downtown Las Vegas and shows how the Mormons got their start in Las Vegas.
The park rangers were informative.
Calico Hills
#21 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
We took the last right called Calico basin drive (or something similar) before the Red Rocks park entrance, and at the end of the road there is a place to park with an excellent trail off the right parking lot ent...
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Calico Tanks Trail
#22 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
I have not hiked the other trails in this park, but I would highly recommend this trail as a not-to-miss one.
If you get to park by 9am on Sat or Sun where they are not doing the construction, there is room for about 10 cars to park on the road alongside the lot.
Mystic Falls Park
#23 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
If you have a young family or a older couple and enjoy a little more peace and quiet with cheaper rooms or inexpensive RV park then this is the place for you.
The park like setting is beautiful, you can sit at several different locations and rest.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
#24 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Since the 1930s, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge (not range), has quietly provided a place to experience nature.
Ice Box Canyon
#25 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The Park Service also offers free Ranger led hikes too.
Even though the visitor center does not open until 8am, you can typically get into the park an hour or two earlier so you can start your hikes before the heat.
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Exploration Peak Park
#26 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
... it has a sand pit for kids to dig and explore a really cool rock slide, lots of picnic tables, water park area, lots of green grass, volleyball nets, horseshoes, amphitheater, Nice restrooms, big wide open spa...
If you enjoy a nice walk or hike try out Exploration Peak Park - Great for beginners or experienced hikers Give it a try and enjoy
Cathedral Rock Trail
#27 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
#28 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
You can also couple it with a short visit to nearby 2,200 acre Floyd Lamb State Park with it's historic section and lakes.
The Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary provides a good home for many, many parrots, cockatiels and other really cool birds.
Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery
#29 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Arizona Hot Springs
#30 of 60 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Also bring your swimming suit, unless you feel like half of the people and want to truly get back to nature and soak naked in the springs.