Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada. The border between Henderson and Las Vegas has become virtually nonexistent - one city butts up against the other. This article indeed doesn't only cover Henderson but also Las Vegas east of the Strip.
One area of Henderson, Green Valley, was the first master planned community in the state.
From Arizona, Boulder City, Lake Mead or Lake Las Vegas
If you came from Boulder City or Arizona, you can either take US 93 or Route 166, Route 166 is Lakeshore Drive and is going to change into State Route 564 once, you are not overlapping with Route 147 anymore. Or in US 93, it will change into a freeway as soon as you pass the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. If you came from Lake Mead or Lake Las Vegas, get on SR 564 and still continue until you enter Henderson. If took U.S 93, you will have to pass through Boulder City, and never take the exit after crossing over Veterans Memorial Dr intersection. It will head to Searchlight and Needles. And, then, once you get, it will change into an overlapping I-515, and, take any exit you want, this includes Wagonwheel Dr/Nevada State Dr, Boulder Hwy, Horizon Dr, College Dr, or any exit, as long is not on I-215.
From Central Las Vegas
Get on I-515, or I-215, or whatever road you take to get to Henderson Drive. And to enter Central Henderson via I-515, take exit 61 to Lake Mead. And on I-215, none, Continue till end of freeway.
From N. Las Vegas
Get on I-15, and then get on I-515 or I-215, do the same as Central Las Vegas.
There are several sites to see in the Henderson area. They include:
- 1 Ethel M Chocolate Factory (off Sunset Road), 2 Cactus Garden Dr, ☏ . Offers a free tour and has a large cactus garden.
- 2 Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Hwy, ☏ . Daily 9AM to 4:30PM. Historical exhibits include restored houses from various decades of Henderson's history. Adults $2; Seniors and children $1.
- 3 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (at Moser Drive), 350 E. Galleria Dr, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Hours vary by month. Located within the Water Treatment Facility, this 140 acre preserve has nine ponds which attract migratory waterfowl and resident birds.
- 4 Lion Habitat Ranch, 382 Bruner Ave., ☏ .
- 5 National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E Flamingo Rd, ☏ . M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. Artifacts, pictures, maps and video footage presenting nuclear weapons testing and development in the southwestern US. If you're interested in science and history it's definitely worth visiting, and it's also a great break if you've become tired of the Strip. Videography requires special permission. $22/adult, $18/concession.
- U.S. Route 95 at night. This route climbs gradually northwest of Las Vegas so that the Strip's neon lights remain visible for a remarkably long distance, appearing as a luminous cloud from the furthest point.
- 6 Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Ln., ☏ . Dawn-dusk. Nature Centerː Daily, 9AM-4PM. Free.
- 7 Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., ☏ .
- 1 Cowabunga Bay Water Park, 900 Galleria Dr., ☏ . General: $39.99; military: $32.99; under 48″: $29.99; seniors (60+) $11.99.
- 2 Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Monte Lago Blvd., ☏ .
- 3 The Gun Store, 2900 E Tropicana Ave, ☏ . 9AM-6:30PM daily. In addition to being a gun store, the range gives you a chance to shoot an automatic weapon. Photo ID required. Beware long lines. A 2-3 hour long wait is not unusual on weekends and busy days. $250-400 for machine gun shoots; lower for other standard gun types.
- 4 Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave (in a white nondescript building on the north side of the street). 11AM-. Old-style pinball machines and the newest ones from Stern are there, all in very good condition. Some favorite arcade games too. Definitely worth a look. From $0.25 per game.
- 5 Maverick Helicopters, 6075 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . Helicopter tours that will take you over the Grand Canyon or above the neon lights and mega resorts of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as helicopter tours that include rafting down the Colorado River. $114-599.
- 6 Number One Escape Room Las Vegas, 1775 East Tropicana Suite 100, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. The Number One Escape Room is a live escape room game. You have no tools except your wit and brains. You and your team of 2-5 people have 60 minutes to break out from one of six unique locked rooms. $35 per player.
- UNLV Rebels, ☏ . The athletic teams of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, better known as UNLV, are popular in the area. The Rebels are members of the Mountain West Conference, which has been expanding and now has 12 members for football and 11 members for other sports. The most famous UNLV team is the men's basketball team, known as the "Runnin' Rebels"; though not as strong as in their heyday from the late 1970s through the early 1990s, they remain solidly competitive and very popular. Most of the school's sports venues are on campus, but the football team plays at 7 Sam Boyd Stadium in the suburb of Whitney, well to the east of campus, and will join the relocated Las Vegas Raiders at that team's new Allegiant Stadium, just west of I-15, in 2020. The central ticket office for all UNLV sports is at the Thomas & Mack Center, home to men's basketball.
- Mountain West Conference basketball tournaments, Thomas & Mack Center. Of the four NCAA Division I conferences that hold their men's and women's basketball tournaments in the Las Vegas area, the MW is the only one that holds events in this part of town. The MW's men's and women's teams converge on the Thomas & Mack Center every March to determine the teams that will receive the league's automatic berths in the NCAA men's and women's tournaments.
- 8 National Finals Rodeo, Thomas & Mack Center. The season-ending event of the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit is held over 10 days in December just off the Strip at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.
If you win...
Chances are that, if you win it big in Henderson and you are not a U.S. citizen your winnings will be subject to a 30% withholding tax from the Internal Revenue Service. That $10,000 slot winning can dwindle quite quickly if that is taken off the top. Not to worry though you can reclaim your gambling winnings tax through a 1042-S form. You should get this from the casino so don't lose it: it is your starting ticket to getting your gambling winnings back.
There are many casinos of varying sizes throughout the Henderson Area and gambling is a popular pastime. The casinos range from the upscale Green Valley Ranch to smaller, more intimate "locals" establishments.
- 9 Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. +1 702-617-7777.
- 10 Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Hwy., ☏ .
- 11 Klondike Sunset Casino, 444 W Sunset Rd, ☏ .
Two weekly farmers markets are held in Henderson, weather and wind permitting. They are at 240 Water St. in front of City Hall (Thursdays from 9AM to 4PM), and 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy (Fridays from 10AM to 4PM).
- 1 Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., ☏ . -Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 11AM-6PM.
- 2 The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Dr, ☏ .
- 3 Town Square, 6605 S Las Vegas Blvd. About half a mile south of Mandalay is an outdoor mall in the style of a small Mediterranean town that stands out amidst all the air-conditioned, indoor malls. The idea of open-air shopping in the summer in the desert might seem crazy at first, but an extensive network of trees, shadow alleys and water sprayers let you actually enjoy sunny afternoons outside. All shops and restaurants here have their own, distinguished one- or two-story houses. The mall centers around a square featuring trees, ice-cream and coffee stands and benches to rest.
- 4 Las Vegas Premium Outlets South, 7400 S Las Vegas Blvd (a few miles south of Mandalay Bay), ☏ . 120 outlet stores in an indoor setting complete with two food courts.
- 1 Hofbräuhaus, 4510 Paradise Rd, ☏ . The Hofbräuhaus replicates the world famous Bavarian Hofbräuhaus beer hall with festive German food and nightly entertainment. Patrons have an option of dining in the beer hall with live music in the evening or the quieter beer garden. Reservations recommended for quicker seating.
- 2 Envy Steakhouse, 3400 Paradise Rd (in the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel). Inspired by Chef Richard Chamberlain, the menu includes premium quality, fresh ingredients from select purveyors around the country, featured in innovative dishes. Kobe filet, prime rib roast, black angus filet and prime bone-in rib eye. The walk-in wine cellar features 1,500 bottles of wine.
- 3 Bahama Breeze, 375 Hughes Center Dr. Serves great tropical food. Large portions with a great atmosphere. Famous for their jerk chicken pasta, cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes, and wide variety of hand-crafted tropical drinks such as the Bahamarita. This is a great place to get away and relax from the crowds of people on the Strip.
- 4 Ellis Island Casino Restaurant, 4178 Koval Ln (one block east of Bally's at the intersection of Flamingo and Koval). The $6.95 steak special is consistently voted one of the best deals in Las Vegas. It's not on the menu, so ask for it specifically. If steak is not your thing the restaurant has plenty of other selections at cheap prices. In addition, Ellis Island has barbecue every night from 4-10PM. Ellis Island also brews its own beer, and serves them in the casino bar in 20-oz glasses for $1.50.
- 5 Lawry's The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy, ☏ . Juicy, succulent portions of the company namesake, Prime Rib. All prime rib dinners include original spinning bowl salad, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and whipped creamed horseradish. If you don't want prime rib (but why eat at a place called the Prime Rib if you don't want it?) there's always a ribeye steak available and a couple fish dishes.
- 6 Mr. Lucky's 24-7, Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Rd. Sandwiches, salads, and sundaes are popular at the rock and roll diner, but nothing compares with the people watching! Open 24 hours per day!
- 7 Nobu, Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Rd. A staple for Las Vegas sushi lovers, newcomers will discover a fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with Latin spices and flavors.
- 8 Pink Taco, Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Rd. Decoration and staff are half pirate ship, half Suicide Girls, but the Mexican food (and the margaritas) are tasty and served in generous portions. Mains $12-18.
- 1 Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Rd, ☏ . Perhaps the finest dive bar in Vegas. A bit out of the way, but plenty of atmosphere.
- 2 Freakin Frog, 4700 S Maryland Pkwy, ☏ . Nice bar off the Strip with a very large beer selection and live music on weekends.
- 3 Vanity, Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Rd. F-Su 10PM-4AM. 14,000 square feet, 64 VIP booths, terrace overlooking Hard Rock Beach Club. $20 for ladies, $40 for gentlemen, local ladies free.
- 1 Best Western Plus Henderson, 1553 N Boulder Highway, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. 115 guest rooms and suites, each with a 32” flat panel television, microwave and mini refrigerator. Property amenities include a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, free wireless internet, and a business center.
- 2 Blue Chip Vegas, 2630 Sunridge Heights Parkway, toll-free: . Pools, deluxe kitchens, marble baths, HD flat-screen televisions, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout the suites.
- 3 Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley, 2800 North Green Valley Parkway, ☏ , fax: .
- 4 Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino (intersection of I-215 and I-515), ☏ . Standard rooms, economical and tasty dining, and excellent games. Room rates for players are especially attractive.
- 5 Hawthorne Suites, 910 S. Boulder Highway, ☏ , fax: .
- 6 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 441 Astaire Dr, ☏ .
- 7 Ravella At Lake Las Vegas (A Dolce Resort), 1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, toll-free: , fax: .
- 8 Residence Inn Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley, 2190 Olympic Ave, ☏ , fax: . $109-174.
- 9 Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd., toll-free: .
- 10 Wingate by Wyndham - Henderson, 3041 St. Rose Parkway, ☏ . Plush accommodations, executive two-bedroom suites and flexible meeting space.
- 11 Arizona Charlie's Boulder, 4445 Boulder Hwy, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: . Casino hotel and RV park. Easy access from interstate and reasonable prices; great for overnight stays passing through Vegas. The lower floors of their sister property on the western side of Las Vegas, Arizona Charlie's Dacatur, may be a one of the better options in the region for observant Jews who need a place to stay on the Sabbath.
- 12 Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Hwy, ☏ . A modest hotel that's part of the local Station Casinos chain, with lower rates and better games than those typical of Vegas hotels.
- 13 Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, 2711 W Windmill Ln, toll-free: . Nice clean RV park south of the Strip, 50 amp full service hookups. Two pools and hot tubs. You'll need to drive or take a shuttle to the Strip. Easy access from I-15.
- 14 Sam's Town, 5111 Boulder Hwy, ☏ . Large motel property with considerable parking, including excellent facilities for RVs.
- 15 Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort, 5225 Boulder Hwy., toll-free: . Check-out: 11AM (rental); noon (campsite). Has swimming pool, spa, WiFi and laundry facilities.
- 16 Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, 3500 Paradise Rd (three blocks away from the Las Vegas Monorail Convention Center stop and 1 mile away from the Strip), ☏ . Free complimentary shuttle service to the Strip.
- 17 Super 8 Koval Lane, 4250 Koval Ln. The world's largest Super 8 is 1 block away from the Strip.
- 18 Hilton Grand Vacations Suites-Las Vegas (Convention Center), 455 Karen Ave (off Paradise Rd), ☏ . Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 10AM. Studios, one- & two-bedroom suites next to the Convention Center and monorail. Meeting space. Suites have full kitchens & washer/dryer.
- 19 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd, toll-free: . This 3000-room hotel and casino is just north of the Las Vegas Convention Center, a couple of blocks east of the Strip. There is a monorail station is next to the lobby.
- 20 Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Dr (adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, near the Monorail, 2 blocks from the Strip), ☏ . The rooftop foyer presents beautiful sweeping views of the landscape.
- 21 Platinum Hotel, 211 E Flamingo Rd, toll-free: . Boutique non-gaming hotel, all rooms are suites with kitchen and private balcony. Two blocks from the Strip.
- 22 Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Rd, ☏ , toll-free: . Non-gaming, non-smoking hotel. No resort fees.
- 23 Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Convention Center, 3600 Paradise Road, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon.
- 24 Residence Inn Las Vegas Hughes Center, 370 Hughes Center Dr, ☏ , fax: . Non-gaming, non-smoking hotel. No resort fees.
- 25 Hyatt Place Las Vegas, 4520 Paradise Rd (across from the Hard Rock Casino), ☏ . Popular for business travelers. 42" flat panel HDTV and free wi-fi in each room. Free breakfast and airport shuttle.
- 26 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd, ☏ . An entertainment resort located on 16.7 acres on the corner of Harmon and Paradise Road, inside the Paradise Corridor.
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