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20 Attractions to Explore Near Emerald Cove

Emerald Cove
Emerald CoveWillow Beach, AZ 86445, USA

Emerald Cove is a beautiful, secluded cove on the Colorado River, a few kilometers downstream from the Hoover Dam. This area is known for its clear greenish-blue waters. Emerald Cove gets its name from the beautiful green water that is created by the sun reflecting off the white silt that lines the bottom of the cove.

Nearby Attractions

Willow Beach
Willow Beach4.51 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Willow Beach is located on the Arizona side of the Colorado River between Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Both Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area administered by the U.S. National Park Service.Willow Beach was a trade major center for Mojave and Virgin Ancestral Pueblo people along the routes between Coastal California and the American Southwest between 500 and 1200 CE

Black Canyon
Black Canyon9.79 KMs away from Emerald Cove

The Black Canyon of the Colorado is the canyon on the Colorado River where Hoover Dam was built. The canyon is located on the Colorado River at the state line between Nevada and Arizona. The western wall of the gorge is in the El Dorado Mountains, and the eastern wall is in the Black Mountains of Arizona. The canyon formed about 15 million years ago during the Miocene Basin and Range uplift. Black Canyon gets its name from the black volcanic rocks that are found throughout the area.

Liberty Bell Arch
Liberty Bell Arch9.97 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Liberty Bell Arch is located in a very accessible region of the park. It is so named for it's resemblance to the famous Liberty Bell, at Independence National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. It even includes the "clapper", or the round part of the bell that causes it to ring.Over millions of years nature formed this geologic structure that is more commonly found in Arches National Monument.

Arizona Hot Spring Trailhead
Arizona Hot Spring Trailhead9.98 KMs away from Emerald Cove

A beautiful trail located along the Colorado River just south of the Hoover Dam. Tucked away inside a colorful slot canyon, these hot springs offer a beautiful environment to enjoy a nice long soak.

Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson13.49 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Mount Wilson is a mountain in Mohave County, Arizona, U.S. At 5,456 feet, it is the second highest point of the Black Mountains after Mount Perkins. Mount Wilson Wilderness is a 23,900-acre protected wilderness area centered around the mountain, established in 1990 under the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act and managed by the Bureau of Land Management. This desert wilderness includes eight miles of the Wilson Ridge and is surrounded by the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam14.69 KMs away from Emerald Cove

A concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year.

Fortification Hill
Fortification Hill17.04 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Fortification Hill is a prominence adjacent to Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The mountain prominence is plateau-like, or mesa-like with its highpoint at the southeast terminus, and sloping north and northwestwards toward Lake Mead. It is near a southern section of Lake Mead, and just northeast of Hoover Dam. It can easily be seen eastward across Las Vegas Bay or from the two northern mountain terminuses of Eldorado Mountains, or the Black Mountains.

Pinball Hall of Fame
Pinball Hall of Fame46.37 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Museum for pinball machines. It features pinball machines from all eras, including some very rare machines such as Williams' Black Gold, Bally's Pinball Circus, and Recreativos Franco's Impacto.

National Atomic Testing Museum
National Atomic Testing Museum48.42 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Documents the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in the desert north of Las Vegas. The museum covers the period from the first test at NTS on January 27, 1951, to the present. Among its exhibits covering American nuclear history is a "Ground Zero Theater" which simulates the experience of observing an atmospheric nuclear test.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area49.24 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a U.S. national recreation area in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. Lake Mead NRA follows the Colorado River corridor from the westernmost boundary of Grand Canyon National Park to just north of the cities of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. It includes all of the eponymous Lake Mead as well as the smaller Lake Mohave – reservoirs on the river created by Hoover Dam and Davis Dam.

Black Mountains
Black Mountains49.32 KMs away from Emerald Cove

The Black Mountains of northwest Arizona are an extensive, mostly linear, north-south trending 75 miles (121 km) long mountain range. It forms the north-south border of southwest Mohave County as it borders the eastern shore of the south-flowing Colorado River from Hoover Dam.The mountain range is generally 10-15 mi wide, narrower in the north, and west of the Detrital Valley northeast.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay49.32 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Displays numerous different species of sharks, rays, fish, reptiles, and marine invertebrates. It also features a shark tunnel. Its main tank is 1,300,000 US gallons (4,900,000 l), one of the largest in North America. The facility is 95,000 sq ft (8,800 m2) in area.

High Roller
High Roller50.22 KMs away from Emerald Cove

550-foot tall (167.6 m), 520-foot (158.5 m) diameter giant Ferris wheel, one of the tallest in the world.

The Venetian
The Venetian50.52 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip, the hotel tower contains 36 stories and rises 475 feet (145 m). The Venetian resort complex is (together with the adjacent Sands Expo Convention Center, The Palazzo Hotel and Casino Resort and future MSG Sphere Las Vegas) the world's second-largest hotel, with 4,049 rooms, 3,068 suites.

Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Bellagio Hotel and Casino50.60 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel, and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. One of its most notable features is an 8-acre (3.2 ha) lake between the building and the Strip, which houses the Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music.

Adventuredome Theme Park
Adventuredome Theme Park51.24 KMs away from Emerald Cove

5-acre (2.0 ha) indoor amusement park. Offers 25 rides and attractions including the Canyon Blaster roller coaster, rock climbing wall. Because the park is enclosed, it is not affected by cold, rainy, or windy weather, unlike most theme parks, and is open year-round.

The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum51.46 KMs away from Emerald Cove

Features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on 2.62 acres.

The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum51.60 KMs away from Emerald Cove

the Mob Museum is dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States, as well as the actions and initiatives by law enforcement to prevent such crimes.

Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience51.68 KMs away from Emerald Cove

A pedestrian mall occupying the westernmost five blocks of Fremont Street, with a barrel vault canopy, 90 ft (27 m) high at the peak and four blocks, or approximately 1,375 ft (419 m), in length. Concerts, usually free, are also held in three stages under the canopy. Each show begins by turning off the lights on all of the buildings, including the casinos, under the canopy.

Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve55.06 KMs away from Emerald Cove

180 acres (73 ha) dedicated to nature walks and displays. The Preserve is built around the original water source for Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Springs. The Preserve shows people how to live in the desert environment and how to take advantage of what is available.