Things to Do in Henderson, NV

February 12, 2018 | By John Gafford

Henderson sits right outside of Las Vegas, and offers up a good mix of family friendly activities and historical sites. Explore some of its most fun activities in our brief list below.

Lake Las Vegas

Perhaps the most visited spot around Henderson, Lake Las Vegas spans some 320 acres and has over 10 miles of gorgeous shoreline. During the warmer months, Lake Las Vegas is a haven for outdoor water sports such as boating, fishing, skiing, and waverunning. The area around the Lake is home to exquisite houses, resorts (where you can be pampered from head to toe), casual dining and more. And with nearly 365 days of sunshine, you’d be hard pressed to find a reason not to live it up on the lake.

 Ethel M

Check out Ethel M for some of Henderson’s most impressive light displays, especially during the holidays. The Store was founded in 1981 and has served up scrumptious gourmet chocolates ever since. Explore the factory and watch chocolatiers make chocolatey treats through the viewing isle, or head outside to the largest cactus garden in the US with your treats in hand.

Lion Habitat  

Lion Habitat is a real-life sanctuary for lions. The Habitat aims to protect and preserve Lions and build awareness about them. They offer behind the scenes tours, allow you to feed some of the other safari animals, and even have a feast with the beasts. It’s a great time for the whole family.

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Another area you can take the entire family to is the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. The preserve spans some 140 acres and is home to desert birds of every variety. The paths that wind around the preserve’s nine ponds make for the perfect bird watching environment. Compete with each other to see who can find the most migratory and native birds to sweeten your visit.  

Crafthaus Brewery

If you’re in the mood for a good beer, check out the Crafthaus Brewery on Eastgate Road. Try a variety of beers from their Belgian-style ales, to West Coast India Pale Ales, to White Indian Pale Ales and so much more. The brewery also holds special events including Half Time Blitz, Geeks Who Drink and the like. Go on Sunday for a free tour of the brewery.

River Mountain Loop Trail

When you’re ready to burn off your buzz, head on over to the River Mountain Loop Trail. It has over 34 miles of trails that merry Henderson, the Hoover Dam, Boulder City, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Enjoy an opportunity to explore the trails on bike, on foot, or even on horseback if you like. 

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