Henderson Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd
  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd

Henderson Things to Do

  • Mojave Desert Outdoor Classroom

    Located at the museum is a wonderful trail for all to enjoy. We ventured around the trail and saw many wonderful animals such as rabbits and quails. Along the trail you will see creosote bushes, white bursages, pinyon Junipers, barrel cactus, honey mesquite, screwbean mesquite, fremont cottonwoods, and many other types of plants. There is a...

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  • Top to Toe ~Clark County Musuem

    They have a wonderful displays dedicated to the American Hats and Shoes and how the styles changed over the centuries such as the Gilded Age, Space Age, Digital Age, Fedoras of the 20s, veil-draped millinery of the ’40s, Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars of childhood, or two-toned vinyl platform shoes from the ‘70s. It's very interesting!

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  • Clark County Museum~Anna Robert Parks...

    The main building is called the Anna Robert Parks Exhibit Hall. The exhibits are a historical journey from the Ice Age to Age of Entertainment. They have a wonderful exhibits dedicated to the culture of the ancient Pueblo and Paiute Native Amercians. There are wonderful displays of the first pioneers and the tools they used everyday. There are many...

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  • Model 0-6-0 Steam Switch Engine 1918

    Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1918Union Pacific Railroad #4442Length: 42' 2' Weight: 162,000 poundsUse: Making up of freight and passenger trains.Service: Omaha, Nebraska rail yard1918-1958~Clark Country Museum

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  • Grand Canyon Airlines Ticket Office...

    The Grand Canyon Airlines, owned by famed flier Glover R. "Roxie" Ruckstell, first flew from Boulder City on June 15, 1936. Ruckstell had this wood frame terminal building constructed at the edge of the airport. Passengers could sit on folding chairs on the open porch. In 1938, a new terminal building opened and Ruckstell had this building moved to...

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  • The Railroad Cottage 1909-1911

    The railroad played an important role in Las Vegas early days. With the creation of Clark's Las Vegas Townsite in 1905, the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad formed a corporation to handle their interests. The corporation was named "The Las Vegas Land and Water Company." Between 1909 and 1911, the corporation built 64 houses for...

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  • Boulder Mining Scale House 1930s

    Located along the mining trail is a scale house from the Bureau of Mines that was located in Boulder City. It was built in the 1930s during the construction of Hoover Dam and had a large drive-on weigh scale in front. It was moved to the museum in 2003. This buidling now houses exhibits on area mining. Mining trail brochures are located in boxes at...

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  • Ghost Town & Mining Trail 1880s-1950s

    Doby Doc collected buildings, wagons, trains and memorabilia from various northern Nevada towns. In the late 1940s, the collection, along with new construction, was assembled into an old western town on the Las Vegas Strip near the Frontier Hotel. It was called The Last Frontier Village.In the early 1960s, the village closed and the buildings were...

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  • Candlelight Wedding Chapel 1966

    The Candlelight Wedding Chapel opened in 1966 as the Chapel of the West Algiers. The owner, Jack Walsh, also owned the Algiers Hotel. Later it became the All Religions Chapel, and finally the Candlelight Wedding Chapel. In the 1970s Gordon Gust came to work there and ended up buying the business, although not the property or building.During his...

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  • Esslinger Barn 1955

    Allen and Helene Esslinger homesteaded 5 acres of land in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley in the early 1950s. They paid a $10 application fee to the U.S. Department of the Interior and then a $375 filing fee for the 5 acres.The Esslingers moved an old house from downtown Las Vegas and with the help of a friend from Montana, built this barn...

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  • Box Car 1920 & Caboose 1940

    Located west of the depot are 1920's box car, a 1940 caboose and a crossing signal. A passenger/baggage combination car is located on the east side. The caboose was open, so we explored it. Very interesting to see how and where the train engineers worked and lived on the train . ~Clark County Musuem.

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  • Boulder City Depot 1931

    This depot was built to handle passengers and freight for Boulder City and Hoover Dam. When it was first constructed, it was about half this size, but soon, more space was added to the freight area. Passenger service did not last long because it was not profitable.The front portion was the office area. A large floor scale is located at the front of...

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  • Townsite House 1942

    In 1941, a magnesium processing plant was built on vacant land between Las Vegas and Boulder City. In 1942, to house the workers of B.M.I., a Townsite was built that included 297 three-bedroom homes and 703 two bedroom homes. This house is one of the three-bedroom homes.The houses were considered to be temporary at the time they were built. The...

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  • Babcock & Wilcock House 1933

    To house the workers during the construction of Hoover Dam, the Government set aside two million dollars for the construction of Boulder City. Different types of houses and service buildings were built. Twelve houses were constructed in April of 1933 for Babcock and Wilcock Company employees by contractor Paul S Webb. They were designed by...

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  • Giles/Barcus House 1924

    Originally located in Goldfield, NV on 57 E. Hacienda LS, the cottage was built in 1924 when Goldfield was a mining boomtown from 1903 to the 1920s. It once had a population of 20,000 with five banks, two daily and three weekly newspapers, two stock exchanges, three railroads, and four schools. Edwin Schofield Giles and his wife Edith Corliss and...

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  • Beckley House 1912

    The first home to be donated to the Heritage Park, it was originally located at 120 S. Fourth Street, LV. One of the last pioneer homes left in downtown LV, this California bungalow was moved to the park in 1979, and opened in 1983 decorated in the 1920’s era. The bungalows could be built economically and expanded easily as the family grew. The...

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  • Spartanette Trailer 1948

    Trailers allowed families to be home away from home and by the 1940’s trailer parks started to spring up since trailers allowed many to have affordable permanent homes. This trailer was donated by the Corn Family and was located at the Golden Rule Trailer Court, Pittman (Henderson). Decorated in 1960’s era.~Clark Country Museum

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  • Mobile America Motor Court Cabin#14

    Built in the 1930s, these Motor Court Cabins or Motels sprung up across the US since families were able to travel due to affordable automobiles. Such motor courts were nothing fancy and usually contained just enough room for a bed, end table, dresser or even a small kitchen. The bathroom facilities were usually contained in a separate building such...

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  • Goumond House 1935

    This Tudor Chalet Scandinavian House was designed by Warner and Nordstorm and built for Jake Hagenson. Pros J Goumond purchased the home the same year and it was formally located on 420 South 7th Street in Las Vegas. Mr. Goumond owned with other partners, Boulder Club, gaming business on Fremont Street, and Tule Springs Ranch in 1941. Mr. Goumond...

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  • Donald W. Reynolds Printshop 1890-1940

    This is a replica of an 1890 newspaper print shop that was built in 1983 for the park. Newspaper back then were the only source of local and worldly news. The newspapers shop such as this one might have a False Front style. Inside the shop is a 1890 Babcock Printing Press, Mentges folding machine and National paper cutter that was used by the...

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  • Mojave Desert

    The Mojave Desert is one of the most popular tourism spots in North America, primarily because of gambling mecca Las Vegas and the Suburban City of Henderson, where locals live. The desert is also known for its scenic beauty, with four national parks , like the Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Zion and Grand Canyon all within the desert or adjoining it....

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  • GONDOLA WITHOUT OARS

    A sunset gondola cruise at Lake Las Vegas was a pleasant surprise to my wife and me as we have taken gondola rides in Venice, Italy and felt it would be hard to even come close to equalling that experience. But, the beauty of the surrounding Tuscan style village and the resort hotels that lit up the evening sky as we cruised along the shoreline...

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  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory &Botanical...

    Take a tour of a chocolate factory and get a free sample at the end! The factory was a lot smaller than I had expected, but the chocolate was pretty good though. Don't forget to visit the cactus garden.Hours: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.Free admission.My rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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  • Ehel M Chocolate Factory

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Admission to the Chocolate Factory, located 15 minutes from the Strip, is free. Once inside, visitors take a selfguided tour, complete with step by step placards and can watch video demonstrations. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Large glass windows provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the candy making process, from the preparation of candy fillings...

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  • Quite and Clean!

    This restaurant was located just down the street from the museum. It is clean and the service was very good.

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  • LAKE LAS VEGAS WINE TIME

    Wines may be special to some, but at Sunset & Vines it is special to everyone. Outside patio sitting with Lake Las Vegas for the backdrop or inside with the Mediterranean decor and ambience. Several styles of food are also offered, but the tapa style servings were most delicious. The wines are plentiful as well as labels.After a glass or two of...

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  • Definitely hit the spot

    Fast food that is out of the ordinary and fulfilling...this is a good place to either sit down and enjoy the food outside, or take it home and kickback on the couch. We had the Italian Sausage Sandwich (with sweet peppers), large order of French Fries and a large Coca Cola.

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