Parks around Las Vegas
19-acre park located in The Mesa in the southwest area of Summerlin.
Mesa Park is located at 5401 Mesa Park Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
34 Miles (54.4 km.) from Las Vegas, 726 feet high (220.00 meters) from bedrock, wonder of the modern world, tours of the inside and outside of dam available; in July 1994, the 30 millionth visitor toured the dam since it opened. Visitors touring the dam totaled 279,205 in the first five months of 1994 and 712,130 in 1995. Black Canyon River Raft Tours available below dam.
333 S. Valley View Blvd., between US95 and Alta Drive. 180 acre cultural and historical attraction which commemorates Las Vegas’ dynamic history.
VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK
55 miles (88 km.) from Las Vegas, scenic landscapes of hidden canyons and unique rock formations, petroglyph and remains of ancient Indian civilization, Nevada Park Service visitors center, tours available. Visitors totaled 66,702 in the first five months of 1995 and 244,052 in 1994. There is an entrance fee.
SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH
Located 20 miles west of Las Vegas off W. Charleston Blvd., the ranch was once owned by Howard Hughes. The grounds are open to the public for picnics, concerts and summer theatrical productions. Guided tours are available. For more information, call (702) 875-4141.
RED ROCK CANYON
15 miles (24 km.) west of Las Vegas, 3,000-foot (910 meters) escarpment produced by thrust fault, Bureau of Land Management visitors center, scenic area of rock formations and desert. Visitors totaled approximately 585,600 during the first five months of 1995 and approximately 900,000 in all of 1994.
90 miles (145 km.) southeast of Las Vegas, on the Colorado River, with nine major hotels and one motel all with views of the Colorado River. There are over 10,000 hotel rooms between Laughlin and its neighboring city, Bullhead City. There are more than 12,000 slot machines and 400 table games in Laughlin. The average high temperature is 89.2°F and forms of entertainment and activities include boating, fishing, and sunbathing. Many properties and activities are accessible by the pedestrian thoroughfare known as “The Riverwalk”.
OTHER BORDER RESORTS
Mesquite - 80 miles (130 km.) northeast of Las Vegas; 1,171 rooms; three major hotel/casino resorts, Oasis Resort Hotel,
Virgin River Hotel-Casino and Casablanca Resort & Casino. Activities include golf, tennis, sporting clays, health spa, and western ranch.
Primm - Three major casinos. Whiskey Pete’s, Primm Valley, and Buffalo Bill’s. The three resorts are linked by monorail. The town primarily functions as a hotel hotspot for weary travelers along I-15. Primm is about 45 minutes away from Las Vegas and it has a very small population, but it is an attractive gambling, shopping, and entertainment destination for locals.
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The Primm Fashion Outlets is a shopping mall with all of the same up-to-date fashion trends as everywhere else, but it offers much lower prices than the same high-end stores in urban locations. Literally, Primm is the next-door neighbor to a clever business: The Lotto Store. In order to protect the state’s gaming industry, the lottery’s presence is not legal in Nevada, so there is a small lottery shop and convenience store that lies less than 100 feet across the California border. Believe it or not, if the parking lot is full because of a rush to buy tickets when the lottery reaches a high value, you can walk across the California border from the shopping mall’s parking lot and arrive at the building in less than five minutes.
Even though the previously mentioned features of Primm have a lot of appeal, the most
Jean - About 25 minutes outside of Las Vegas on the way to Primm and California. The Gold Strike Casino is adjacent to I-15. During the week, rooms are $40 per night. It also has a 5 cent arcade for children and a RV park.
ArizonaBorder -OnceyoupassBoulderCityandLakeMeadonUS95,youwillcomeacrossacasinoknownasHooverDam Lodge. It is located three miles from the Hoover Dam and it is also the first casino travelers see if they are coming from Arizona. The hotel rises 17 stories high, has 372 rooms, and overlooks Lake Mead.
There are two major lakes in Southern Nevada: Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Both of the lakes are prime locations for fishing and the marinas provide boats, fishing equipment, and gear for other water sports. In less than three hours, you can visit other lakes in Utah that are known as some of the best freshwater fishing hotspots in the Contiguous United States.