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Las Vegas/Henderson and East

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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.

Understand[edit]

One area of Henderson, Green Valley, was the first master planned community in the state.

Get in[edit]

Map of Las Vegas/Henderson and East

By car[edit]

From Arizona, Boulder City, Lake Mead or Lake Las Vegas[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Get on I-15, and then get on I-515 or I-215, do the same as Central Las Vegas.

By plane[edit]

1 Henderson Executive Airport (HSH IATA) is the town's main airport, acting primarily as a reliever airport for the much busier 2 McCarran International Airport (LAS IATA).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Locomotive at Clark County Museum

There are several sites to see in the Henderson area. They include:

  • 1 Ethel M Chocolate Factory (off Sunset Road), 2 Cactus Garden Dr, +1 702-435-2608. Offers a free tour and has a large cactus garden. Ethel M Chocolate Factory (Q2964298) on Wikidata Ethel M Chocolate Factory on Wikipedia
  • 2 Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Hwy, +1 702 455-7955. Daily 9AM to 4:30PM. Historical exhibits include restored houses from various decades of Henderson's history. Adults $2; Seniors and children $1. Clark County Heritage Museum (Q5127190) on Wikidata Clark County Museum on Wikipedia
  • 3 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (at Moser Drive), 350 E. Galleria Dr, +1 702 267-4180, . 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., +1 702 595-6666.
  • 5 National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E Flamingo Rd, +1 702 794-5151. 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. National Atomic Testing Museum (Q4115185) on Wikidata National Atomic Testing Museum on Wikipedia
  • 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., +1 702 455-7522. Dawn-dusk. Nature Centerː Daily, 9AM-4PM. Free. Clark County Wetlands Park (Q5127206) on Wikidata Clark County Wetlands Park on Wikipedia
  • 7 Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., +1 702 895-3381. Marjorie Barrick Museum (Q6766221) on Wikidata Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 Cowabunga Bay Water Park, 900 Galleria Dr., +1 702 850-9000. General: $39.99; military: $32.99; under 48″: $29.99; seniors (60+) $11.99.
  • 2 Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Monte Lago Blvd., +1 702-740-4653. Reflection Bay Golf Club (Q7307241) on Wikidata Reflection Bay Golf Club on Wikipedia
  • 3 The Gun Store, 2900 E Tropicana Ave, +1 702 454-1110. 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. Pinball Hall of Fame (Q14705256) on Wikidata Pinball Hall of Fame on Wikipedia
  • 5 Maverick Helicopters, 6075 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-888-261-4414. 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, +1 702 528-1459, . 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, +1 702 739-FANS (3267). 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. UNLV Rebels (Q3421770) on Wikidata UNLV Rebels on Wikipedia
  • 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. National Finals Rodeo (Q6972670) on Wikidata National Finals Rodeo on Wikipedia

Gambling[edit]

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.

Buy[edit]

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., +1 702 434-0202. -Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 11AM-6PM. Galleria at Sunset (Q3094795) on Wikidata Galleria at Sunset on Wikipedia
  • 2 The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Dr, +1 702 564-8595. The District at Green Valley Ranch (Q7730386) on Wikidata The District at Green Valley Ranch on Wikipedia
  • 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. Town Square (Q970590) on Wikidata Town Square (Las Vegas) on Wikipedia
  • 4 Las Vegas Premium Outlets South, 7400 S Las Vegas Blvd (a few miles south of Mandalay Bay), +1 702 896-2247. 120 outlet stores in an indoor setting complete with two food courts.

Eat[edit]

Hofbräuhaus
  • 1 Hofbräuhaus, 4510 Paradise Rd, +1 702 853-2337. 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, +1 702 893-2223. 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.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Rd, +1 702 791-5775. Perhaps the finest dive bar in Vegas. A bit out of the way, but plenty of atmosphere.
  • 2 Freakin Frog, 4700 S Maryland Pkwy, +1 702 597-9702. 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.

Sleep[edit]

Sunset Station

Budget[edit]

  • 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), +1 702 731-2020. 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.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Henderson and East
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