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Fun Things to do in Henderson


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Henderson, NVNevada's second-largest cityis close to boundless entertainment in just about every direction you look, but also just far enough away. It's a natural jumping-off point to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, as well as its own vibrant art, entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining scenes.


Best time to go

October 1st to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).


Fun city facts and activities

    The second largest city in Nevada, Henderson is located just 20 minutes from Las Vegas. The city is home to unique attractions, museums, shops and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic bike ride along the River Mountain Loop Trail, visit the Clark County Museum to learn about the history of the area, stroll through Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and see lions at the Lion Habitat Ranch. Spend a morning at the Lake Las Vegas Resort to relax with spa treatments, have lunch and enjoy scenic views of the stunning man-made lake.
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Neighborhoods to explore

    Green Valley
    MacDonald Highlands
    MacDonald Ranch
    Mission Hills
    Roma Hills

Food Specialties

    Henderson is one of the best places to live because of our schools and access to parks and trails. But theres something else that Henderson does particularly well but is viewed secondly to nearby Vegas. In a word: food. As much as we dont want to let the tourists in on the secret, Henderson restaurants have some really fantastic food.

Henderson Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Attend a Las Vegas 51s baseball game. The Las Vegas 51s are the local AAA affiliate of the New York Mets.

2. Take an off-road tour in the desert. Explore the stunning desert landscape in an ATV, UTV, or dune buggy.

3. Take a helicopter tour of the Hoover Dam. Get a bird's eye view of the impressive engineering feat and see why it's a Vegas must-see.

4. Visit the Downtown Container Park. A unique shopping and entertainment complex made from shipping containers.

5. Visit the Neon Museum. Explore the history of Las Vegas through its iconic neon signs.

6. Enjoy a show at the Pinball Hall of Fame. A museum filled with over 200 vintage pinball machines.

7. Take a yoga class at the largest yoga studio in the world. Located right in the heart of Henderson, the studio offers a variety of classes for all levels.

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Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1.River Mountain Loop Trail, Henderson, Nevada
The River Mountain Loop Trail is a 34-mile set of trails that link Henderson, Boulder City, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and other parts of the Las Vegas Valley.

2.Clark County Museum, Henderson, Nevada
Located on South Boulder Highway, the Clark County Museum is devoted to the local history of Clark County, the southernmost county in Nevada.

3. Lion Habitat Ranch
The Lion Habitat Ranch, located at the corner of Bruner Avenue and Bermuda Road, is dedicated to housing lions and other animals. Founded 26 years ago, the ranch strives to educate the community about lions, and, at the same time, it supports an organization called Conservation International in Kenya.

4.Lake Las Vegas Resort Spa, Henderson, NV
Visit the Lake Las Vegas Resort built around a 320-acre man-made scenic lake where you can have lunch and relax a the spa.

5.Cool Places near me: Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, located on East Galleria Drive at Moser Drive, is a 140-acre home of many desert birds as well as a temporary home for numerous migratory birds.

6.Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson, Nevada
Located on Grand Hills Drive in the Seven Hills neighborhood of Henderson in Las Vegas Valley, the Rio Secco Gulf Club is a highly rated country club and golf course.

7. Big Horn Wild West Tours
Located on Windmill Parkway, Big Horn Wild West Tours offers tours to a variety of locations, including the Joshua Tree Forest, the Mohave Desert, and the Grand Canyon. The company uses Hummer H2 vehicles and limits its group sizes to between two and six people.

8. Mustang Helicopters
Mustang Helicopters is a helicopter tour company that offers a variety of trips to the Grand Canyon. With over 19 years of experience, the company prides itself on its safety and quality service.

9. Las Vegas Distillery
The first distillery in Nevada, the Las Vegas Distillery is located on Eastgate Road in Henderson. It is a family run artisan distillery with two pot stills for making spirits.

10. Borracha Mexican Cantina
Borracha Mexican Cantina is an upscale restaurant serving traditional and modern Mexican fare along with handcrafted cocktails and an extensive tequila menu.

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City data and FAQ 

Are two days enough in Henderson?

I would not do it that way. Look at the Las Vegas Valley and if Henderson is the best fit then go there though it may well take a lot more than two days if it is the choice. Figure weeks.
Jim Donohue Lives in Las Vegas

Is Henderson a walkable city?

Yes. Hendersonville is very walkable but theres not much to do here. For restaurants and night life you need to drive south about 40 minutes to Raleigh, the capital city.
Willie Hinnant - Lives in Cary, NC

Not really. Downtown Henderson NC is too far away from either of the two grocery stores and mass transit isnt really a practical thing. Youll get yourself in trouble cutting through the residential neighborhoods on foot. Id say no.
Chris McKinney Lives in North Carolina

What is Henderson famous for?

They are first famous for being a suberb of Las Vegas next they are known for there small town family friendly atmosphere and last and most recent the home of the Silver Knights, A professional ice Hockey Team.
Victoria Curtis Lives in Henderson, NV

Bomb-making from the world war II and beyond; The primary town for the people who built the Hoover dam and Lake Mead to live (if they could not get the government housing in Boulder City); Levis; World class gourmet chocolates manufactured in environmentally sustained resources long before it was popular among trust-fund socialists; Mining; Gateway to various military bases, some of them secret; Gateway to Arizona and the Colorado River basin; Its the second largest city in the state of Nevada; Magnesium plant for WWII (It was incorporated for the purpose of supporting the war) Before that it was a federal government reservation, or factory campus. Surrounded by farms and ranches. Much of the town today is master-planned, upper middle class and wealthy communities.
Michael Margolies Lived in Nevada

I believe Henderson is a well-run city services are good. I believe people running the city have been the best intentions for the city the main drag going through hendersons going through a rejuvenation from a 1950 sound when one story stores it is becoming a little bit more modern as I could get 10 or 12 story hotel that's being constructed along the main drag are you send me appendices got an ice skating arena but it's only about a year or too old I am not sure if the golden ice play there or not but I'm sure there is plenty of play time for younger hockey leagues and recreational skaters
I am in my '80s so I don't avail myself of all of the facilities available in Henderson. There are a number ofn casinos the city limits great number of hotels. There are an awful lot of housing developments going up and a lot apartment. If you're younger and I mean from maybe teenagers or younger to mid-thirties that's plenty of sports in town sports League volleyball tennis softball baseball things like that. The weather is pretty doggone good a little bit hotter in the summertime like right now I think it's supposed to be 110 tomorrow September 2nd.
Wlliam Underwood Lives in Henderson, NV (2001 Present)

Is Henderson worth visiting?

When I was over dealing with some clients in Las Vegas I got a Marriott serviced apartment in Henderson. It was so close to Vegas on Uber, I didnt need to hire a car. The place is friendly and also is a neighbourhood, so children are accepted in many places without any grumpiness.
Green Valley Ranch is a nice place and has a tolerant view to families. The place is a breath of fresh air compared to the main Strip in Vegas. If you get off the Strip in any direction it gets more kid friendly.
Ross Boardman - Studied at University of Bath

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