Plenty of outdoor activities in Las Vegas that visitors can experience instead of being stuck inside at some casino and in this guide I will point you to some of the best outdoor activities to do in the Las Vegas Area. Hoover Dam, a Mining town, a Flamingo Habitat, Fire Valley, and touring the strip are all great outdoor activities in or around the Las Vegas are that you can enjoy with your family.
Bonnie Springs in Old Nevada
Red Rock Canyon Ave Old Nevada NV 89004 Phone: (702) 875-4191
Located just 25 minutes from downtown Sin City, Bonnie Springs brings the old west to life on a daily basis in this replica of an old mining town of a bygone era. Here visitors can enjoy a petting zoo, a wild west show and see how life was back in the ‘olden days” as we call them. This is a kid friendly place and if you visit on the weekends, the kids can help the posse find the bad guy and see a stimulated public hanging. Come on over and see the cowboys and cowgirls in tradition attire of that time and truly take a few steps back to a time when life was much simpler.
To get into this area it is just $20.00 a carload or $8.00 a person for those visitors on a bus. The petting zoo and shows are free with a paid admission to the park. I highly recommend this outdoor activity in the Las Vegas area not only because of the educational factor but also because it is a fun filled day for the entire family.
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the flamingo Hotel
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas NV 89109 Phone: (702) 733-3111
This outdoor activity in Las Vegas is not only home to the flamingos it is named after but also there are many species of wildlife thriving within this habitat. Koi, ducks, swans, and turtles join the flamingos in this natural habitat, cared for by trained experts. While this wildlife habitat in located on the property of the hotel this is a free outdoor activity in Las Vegas that families can enjoy.
Valley of Fire State Park
P.O. Box 515 Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2088
Fifty miles north of sin city is the awesome Valley Of Fire state park that nature lovers will love. There are several camping areas, rock formations, it is full of history, and you can even see ancient drawings in the rock formations left by those who traveled this are long ago. The state park got it name for the naturally reddish colored rock formations in the area and these make awesome backdrops for photographs. Come and visit a land that time has forgotten in its natural beauty. There is a small entrance fee for camping, but there is plenty of hiking trails, scenic trails by car and picnic areas as well.
This is a national treasure on the Colorado River, named after President Herbert Hoover. The Hoover Dam is 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on US Highway 93 at the Nevada-Arizona borde30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on US Highway 93 at the Nevada-Arizona border; making is a nice side trip from the excitement of the casinos. Adults can enter for $11.00 and kids and Military personnel can enter for just $9.00 with children less than three years of age are admitted free.
You can tour the power plant, which creates electricity for several western states and provides irrigation water for the farms, which grow at least 60% of the foods served on tables across the United States. While the power plant is inside but you can walk along the observation deck and see some awesome sights and that makes this a fun outdoor activity near Las Vegas. This is something everyone should see at least once in his or her lifetime.
The strip itself
The strip is Las Vegas is an awesome place to create your own impromptu tour, and I did it in a convertible with my ex husbands grandparents almost twenty years ago. My ex husband’s grandparents were senior citizens and I had an infant daughter so a convertible tour was ideal for our small group. I wished I had applied suntan lotion before we went on our tour because I was sun burnt, so please remember yours before you venture out. The traffic is slow moving in spots,
There are so many lights on some of the casinos, and photographs just do not do justice to some of these buildings. The buildings were wonderful to look at; you cannot really appreciate the sights of Las Vegas unless you see it in person. The colors, sights, and sounds of the strip and people watchers will love the human traffic.
I would not suggest walking too much of it, simply because this is a huge place. You may end up walking half an hour or so and still be on the same block. If you do plan on walking any amount of the strip just make sure you have comfortable shoes on, and your feet will thank you for this.
Also, bring a stroller with a canopy on it because even a smaller infant can get heavy after awhile and they will be more comfortable in a stroller because of body heat. Sippy cups or multiple bottles are essential as well, if you are planning to be touring at any outdoor activity here in Las Vegas because of the heat.