Recreation and Entertainment
The Las Vegas Strip…and so much more
When it comes to entertainment, there is no better place in the world to be than the Las Vegas Strip. However, that is not all that Henderson has to offer. In fact, Henderson is also minutes away from two of the most renowned man-made attractions in the world – Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
Nearby Mr. Charleston also offers hiking, camping and skiing while the nearby Colorado River provides recreation opportunities all year long as does the popular Red Rock Canyon.
Easy day trips can be made to ski and hike in California or Utah while the majestic Grand Canyon is just a relaxing day trip away in Arizona. Southern California’s beach cities make for an easy trip as well.
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Dining. Shopping. Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Henderson has it!
There is never a lack of things to do in Henderson. Whether your taste is for the arts and culture, fine dining and shopping or enjoying today’s top entertainers, Henderson has something to offer.
At Henderson’s Lake Las Vegas Resort, Montelago Village’s cobblestone streets guide visitors through lakeside cafes, art galleries and museum-like collections of the world’s most exclusive boutiques. Reminiscent of the charming ambiance of an Italian Village, Montelago is complete with sunset cruises aboard authentic gondolas.
The District at Green Valley Ranch is described as a unique metropolitan lifestyle experience with more than 40 stores and restaurants lining both sides of a bustling “Main Street,” topped off by 88 luxury lofts and flats and offices. The first “urban” design location in the Las Vegas Valley, The District includes such nationally recognized shopping establishments as REI, Talbots, Pottery Barn, Brighton and Jos. A. Banks among many others.
The Galleria at Sunset features 140 world class stores, including Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Robinsons May and JCPenney. Boutiques and eateries are set amidst two levels of splashing fountains, vaulting skylights and desert blooms.
Henderson’s Bird Viewing Preserve provides the public a venue to see and learn about birds in a human made habitat providing naturally occurring food sources for resident, migrating and nesting birds. The city-owned preserve is home to more than 200 species of birds.
Located in the heart of Henderson, the Water Street District is home to a variety of unique independent retailers, restaurateurs, art galleries and more. In addition, the Water Street District serves as the heart of the community where numerous parades, performances and other activities draw residents and visitors to downtown from around the region.
The Arts Council of Henderson produces regular cultural events programs including Nevada Shakespeare in the park. The annual festival held in October, has grown to become one of the largest cultural events in Henderson.
Henderson’s Fabtech Desert Classic, Henderson’s premier desert racing event, draws racers and spectators from across the country. A host of festivities lead up to race day providing entertainment for the entire family. Several classes of off-road vehicles, buggies, ATV’s and motorcycles compete on a rugged 300-mile desert course.
Harry Connick, Jr., Leann Rhimes, Kathy Mattea, LL Cool J, Smokey Robinson, and Andrea Bocelli. Those are just a few of the world’s top entertainers who have appeared or are scheduled to perform at Henderson venues, including Lake Las Vegas Resort, Green Valley Ranch Resort and the popular Henderson Pavilion.
The Pavilion is the largest outdoor amphitheater in Nevada and the first of its kind in Southern Nevada. The Henderson Pavilion is a state-of-the-art venue for the visual and performing arts with a stage that can accommodate performances from soloists to full-scale Broadway productions.
Henderson’s Parks and Recreation Department is one of the nation’s best
The City of Henderson, through its nationally acclaimed Parks and Recreation Department, provides residents more parks and recreation facilities per capita than any other community in Southern Nevada. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is one of only a handful of agencies throughout the country to earn both accreditation by the National Recreation and Park Association (2001) and the National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration (1999). And, due to our award-winning sports program, Henderson was named Sports Illustrated 50thAnniversary Sportstown for the state of Nevada.
The City has over 50 parks covering more than 1000 acres, including 90 ball fields, 53 tennis courts, and 11 aquatic facilities.
There are over 80 linear miles of trails within the City, including the River Mountains Loop, Pittman Wash and Boulder Highway trails. When complete, the system will include over 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities, shared use paths and equestrian trails.
Henderson Parks and Recreation also has six recreation facilities offering racquetball, volleyball, aerobic classes, indoor climbing walls, treadmills, and other fitness equipment, along with planned activities for people of all ages.
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Henderson offers world premier golf
Henderson is a golfer’s paradise and home to some of the West’s best-known golf courses. Ten public, semi-private and private golf courses provide a full range of challenges.
The Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson is one of the top courses in the country and is the residence of one of the nation’s premiere golf schools, the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Harmon’s list of students is a “Who’s Who” of golf and includes tour champions Tiger Woods and Davis Love III. Henderson’s other popular courses include: Revere at Anthem, Black Mountain Golf Course, DragonRidge, Legacy Golf Club and WildHorse Golf Club.
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