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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
#1 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Red Rock is a nature lover's dream...with 52 peaks to climb, countless foot/bike trails, extraordinary red rock, sandstone, limestone formations, water falls, streams, breathtaking overlooks (best lunch views in t...
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.
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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
#2 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Just past the lobby of the Bellagio, you'll step into a gorgeous little break from the hot and steamy outside world... Life-sized and lifelike floral tigers and foxes, tranquil trees and nature scenes all in beaut...
whenever I am in Las Vegas, I like to visit the gardens and they always exceed the year before...If you park in the parking structure you enter the side entrance and that drops you right by the gardens.
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Mount Charleston
#3 of 69 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.
Would highly recommend, although would recommend going at a different time of week if possible, as it was very busy and hard to find a spot to park at the top.
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SeaQuest
#4 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
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Historic Railroad Trail
#5 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Great Hike see some of the nature that Vegas has to offer if you're looking for a little down to earth.
The park rangers at the gift shop were very helpful and shared some insightful information as well.
Hoover Dam Bypass
#6 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
clean and safe place for families or honeymooners romantic and soothing experience of a lifetime well worth the money 10 dolllars to park and they have daily tours i totally recommend a learning experience for you...
Less than a 5 minute walk from a little car park you walk along the walkway to be met by an amazing view of the Dam, was definetly worth the quick stop on the way to the dam itself..
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Clark County Wetlands Park
#7 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Visitors are drawn to the park by a nature center that features a variety of birds, ducks, fish, turtles and other wildlife, lush scenery and marshes filled with plants, miles of paved walking paths and several pi...
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...
Springs Preserve
#8 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
... to colorful desert botanical gardens, museum galleries, outdoor concert and event venues, an indoor theater, history photo gallery and a series of nature walking trails that meander through a wetland habitat.
Nevada is growing in its desire to understand conservation, and along with many other types of displays at the 180 acre Springs Preserve park, understanding solar and wind energy takes up a big space right next to...
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The Park
#9 of 69 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.
The mist stations and fountains where a great change of pace and depending on the time of day there might even been some shade and room on the park benches!
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Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
#10 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
... and very relaxing in spite of a lot of people being there.All the animals seem well looked after and the park rangers will answer questions at feeding time.On top of this it's a free attraction,go and enjoy.
Very scenic nature walk in the middle of casino, a nice break from the madness of the strip.
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Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs
#11 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
We had contemplated this hike for a few weeks and when a Park Ranger at Lake Mead basically looked at us and shamed us by saying “You better research that hike, it’s not easy!”…we
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Silverton Aquarium
#12 of 69 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.
Mary Jane Falls Trail
#13 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Mary Jane Falls trail provides a challenging switchback hike into the peace and solitude that only nature allows.
(Also, here's a tip, don't park at the first lot you see; there is a closer one if you keep following the road- it could save you an additional 1/4 mile!
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
#14 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Our guide, Tammie was brilliant a true asset, she took us on a behind the scenes tour of the dolphin area giving us so much information on the dolphins and the research and work that is carried out at the park.
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.
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White Tiger Habitat at the Mirage
#15 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
The dolphins and tigers in this park are just beautiful.
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Lee Canyon
#16 of 69 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.
So great to sneak in some skiing before the mountain closed- was open a week later than park city and the weather was amazing!!!
Shark Reef Aquarium
#17 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Try to park nearer the shark reef otherwise you'll be walking.
In addition, they advised us which entrance to park near to avoid lengthy walking.
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Floyd Lamb State Park
#18 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
A wonderful park with a few lakes, ducks, geese, peacocks abound, locals and their kids fishing and then an attached farm/ranch which was a "divorce ranch" - check it out on line!
The park includes the Tule Springs Ranch, Tule Springs Archaeological Site, Tule Springs Wash and four ponds that are stocked for fishing.
Calico Tanks Trail
#19 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
I would definitely recommend this and dont forgot a quick pit stop at the sign as you enter the national park
I have not hiked the other trails in this park, but I would highly recommend this trail as a not-to-miss one.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
#20 of 69 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.
THIS is the place, the OId Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park.
Mystic Falls Park
#21 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
During the holiday season it becomes a “Christmas theme park” with an amazing wall and waterfall that is covered with animated animals.
Mystic Falls is an indoor park located at Sams Town.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
#22 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery
#23 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Ice Box Canyon
#24 of 69 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.
Exploration Peak Park
#25 of 69 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...
There are several events held throughout the year from 5k's to the dog days, movies in the park in summer, country music in the park, Easter egg hunt, Halloween party, sledding in the park with snow brought in, an...
Cathedral Rock Trail
#26 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
#27 of 69 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.
Calico Hills
#28 of 69 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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Arizona Hot Springs
#29 of 69 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.
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Las Vegas Blvd Trail
#30 of 69 Nature & Parks in Las Vegas
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