5 Things to Do in Henderson, Nevada

The M Resort Spa Casino is a popular spot among locals in Henderson, NV.
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<p>Ideally situated just sixteen miles south of Las Vegas, the city of <a href=Henderson, Nevada has emerged as one of the most populous cities in the Las Vegas Area. Boasting unique attractions and scenic views of the surrounding area, Henderson is a destination that active adults should keep on their radar. 

The city is home to four active adult and one low-maintenance community. If you’ve been considering a move to Sun City Anthem, Sun City MacDonald Ranch, Solera at Anthem, Heritage at Cadence, or The Club at Madeira Canyon, take a look at everything you can do outside of your future community.

Hit the Trails

Running for thirty-four miles on a loop around the River Mountains, the River Mountains Loop Trail essentially links areas of the Las Vegas Valley together, including Henderson, the Hoover Dam, Boulder City, and Lake Mead. Completed in 2012, the trails provide areas that are paved for everything from walking, cycling, hiking, to even horseback riding.

Welcoming to all outdoor enthusiasts, the trails allow visitors the chance to see truly picturesque views of the mountains and its diverse wildlife. Henderson homes are close to three trailheads: the Equestrian Park Trailhead, the Silverman Connector Access Point, and the Mountain Lake Park Trailhead.

Brush up on Henderson’s History

Dedicated to both Nevada and Clark County’s local history, Clark County Museum seeks to truly transport its visitors into the area’s past. The museum is comprised of two sections, one outdoor area and one indoor. Outside showcases some of Nevada’s historic homes, buildings, and vehicles, while the indoor exhibit gives a timeline of Nevada from ancient times up until the present day.

Visitors to the museum will be able to explore and learn in-depth about subjects like Native American history, the American railroad, mining, and Las Vegas’s colorful history. For just two dollars, the museum is a great resource for gaining knowledge on both Henderson and its surrounding areas.

Try Your Luck at the Casino

Feeling lucky? Try your luck at the M Resort Spa Casino. This sprawling casino is part of the M Resort Hotel and includes everything from one-armed bandits, roulette wheels, to blackjack and poker. After all, no trip to Nevada is complete without a little gambling, right? The casino also features a number of eateries, grills, and cocktail bars for visitors to enjoy in between.

Go Face-to-Face with Lions

Ever wanted to get a close-up look at some of the most majestic animals on Earth? Look no further than The Lion Habitat Ranch. Housing nearly fifty lions, as well as other animals, like giraffes, ostriches, and emus, the ranch is dedicated to the conservation of its animals while allowing visitors the chance to meet them up close. You’ll also have the chance to talk with the staff and learn the methods that researchers are using in trying to save these endangered species. If you’re really feeling adventurous, the ranch also offers a feeding program, where guests can actually feed the lions and giraffes.

Tour the Distillery

Holding the distinction of being the first distillery after Prohibition in Nevada, the Las Vegas Distillery is a family-run distillery that produces several types of spirits, including rum, vodka, whiskey, gin, and bourbon. Visitors can take fifty-minute tours of the facility, where they have the chance to learn the intricate processes of making the products while also tasting their preferred drink. For true enthusiasts, the distillery even hosts birthday parties and weddings.

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