Introduction to Henderson
Henderson, Nevada is known as a gateway to Southern Nevada and is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States. It is located five miles from Las Vegas in Clark County. Its proximity to Las Vegas makes it an ideal resort destination as it is near three of the most famous man-made attractions in the world: the Las Vegas Strip, the Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead. The area has lively casinos, championship golf courses, top-notch meeting facilities, and famous events and attractions that draw thousands of people to the city every year.
The city has a multitude of cultural offerings for its residents. The Acacia Demonstration Gardens are located in the City of Henderson’s Acacia Park and provide information and exhibits on water conservation and creative landscaping techniques. City Lights Art Gallery offers visual arts, exhibits, art classes, workshops, special shows, and public school art teaching support. Art a la Cart gives people the opportunity to make crafts in a café setting. The Clark County Museum has a collection of historic homes that replicate crucial periods in the history of the region. The city has a vibrant Farmers Market at two locations. Nature’s Palette Photography is a new addition to the thriving Water Street Arts District. And the Old Town Art Gallery as paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and glass exhibits.
Henderson Sports and Leisure
Golf is a big part of Henderson life, and golf lovers will find a paradise waiting for them. Black Mountain Golf and Country Club is located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, yet it affords its patrons a feeling of solitude and luxury. It has a well-known golf pro shop, a driving range, putting greens, chipping areas, and tournaments. The Tuscany Golf Club has stunning views of the Southern Nevada Mountains as well as the Las Vegas Strip, and the par 72 course has challenging greens. The Club has lessons available from quality instructors, group outings, a full service restaurant, banquet facilities, a driving range, and a junior golf league.
There are plenty of places around Henderson to explore the great outdoors. Land, air, and watercraft adventures await residents and visitors alike at places like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, the Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon. Bonnie Springs has horseback riding, a petting zoo, and a recreated western mining town. Calville Bay Marina gives visitors the chance to experience the scenery and wildlife of Lake Mead on a powerboat personal watercraft. Cowboy trail rides are offered in the area around Mt. Charleston. The area has such parks as Grand Canyon National Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, offering visitors sightseeing, picnicking, hiking, camping, wildlife observation, rock climbing, and bike touring.
Henderson at Night
Henderson lights up at night, with all the entertainment of the Las Vegas strip nearby. The city of Henderson itself has many nightlife options, such as Barley’s Casino and Brewing Company, which has handmade wood-fired pizzas and is open 24 hours a day. The Fiesta-Henderson Hotel Casino has a fiesta arcade and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort has a restaurant with Pacific Rim cuisine, a poolside eatery, and a gourmet coffee bar. The Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino has restaurants, a buffet, and an arcade for kids.