Top 15 attractions to explore in Clark County
The most populous county in Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the state's residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At 11,916 feet (3,632 m), it is the highest mountain in Clark County, and the eighth-highest mountain in Nevada. Well separated from higher peaks by large, low basins, Charleston Peak is the most topographically prominent peak in Nevada.
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.
It is about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. More than two million people visit the area each year. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m).
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.
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.
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.
The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.
Map of attractions in Clark County