Las Vegas Parks & Gardens
Located in downtown Las Vegas, this state park features a remnant of the fort built by the first permanent non-native settlers in Las Vegas Valley. Opens year round, visitors is required to pay a fee to enter the fort.
Home of Siegfried and Roy's royal white tigers, the Secret Garden was established not only for visitor entertainment, but as a research and education facility. This home to several rare animal breeds was built to raise awareness of endangered animals. Inside find spotted leopards, bottlenose dolphins, white lions and the white tigers.
Originally known as Tule Springs, this state park is available for day-use only. Amenities include picnic areas and historic sites.
Located north of Las Vegas, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge boasts a range of recreational and natural opportunities. The park encompasses approximately 1.5 million acres of land and contains many different terrains and animals species. Camping, hiking and horseback riding are a few of the activities allowed at the refuge.
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens showcases exotic plants and flowers that highlight every season and holiday of the year. The conservatory and gardens are located in the Bellagio Las Vegas.
Offering a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.
The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park features a variety of endangered species, including cats, Barbary Apes, chimpanzees, eagles, ostriches, emus, talking parrots, wallabies, flamingos and large exotic reptiles. The Zoo also offers full and half day desert eco tours.
Desert Breeze Park
Desert Breeze Park features an on-site water park, ball fields, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, playgrounds, a community center with open gym, roller hockey and skateboarding areas, playgrounds and picnic areas.
This large park is located across from the McCarran Airport and is a popular venue for events such as the annual Renaissance Festival. An attractive lake complete with an island is also located in Sunset Park.
Fountains at Caesars Palace
Roman-themed gardens with statues, benches and, magnificent fountains are found in the front yard at Caesars Palace in las Vegas. Erected in 1962, the fountains have attracted daredevils desiring to jump them, including legendary Evil Knievel's unsuccessful jump in 1967 and his son Robby Knievel's successful clearance in 1989. This area is open day and night and provides a quiet place on the Las Vegas Strip.