"The airy central conservatory, which opens up right as you enter Bellagio, was inspired by the verdigris framework of Art Nouveau conservatories of Paris. Despite the fact that Las Vegas sits smack in the middle of the Mojave Desert, you can see the changing seasons in all their glory here as the garden transforms five times per year with fresh flowers; towering animatronic butterflies and birds; burbling fountains and bobbing lanterns. Each of its seasonal “theatrical presentations” of the elements is totally new."
"If you’re in the area of the fountain show, make sure to check out the conservatory!. The Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens feature a stunning 50-foot glass enclosure with a spectacular garden interior that changes with the seasons. During spring, for instance, cherry blossoms and spring flowers are the order of the day–while in the fall, the conservatory is decked out in an array of orange, red and golden foliage."
"Changing with the seasons, Bellagio’s conservatory displays ostentatious floral arrangements, installed by crane through a soaring 50ft-high ceiling. The effect is unnatural, but that doesn't stop crowds from gawking, and the aroma of fresh blooms is enchanting. Peek around the periphery of the conservatory for classic paintings re-created with buds and flowers instead of oil paints."
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
4.8 (21324 ratings)4.5 (23751 ratings)
Natural wonder with red rocks draws those looking to hike, rock climb or go for a scenic drive.
1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
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"Highlights: Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Flagstaff Mountains
We always recommend flying into Las Vegas because there are all sorts of extremely affordable flights that fly into this world-famous city. If you can, try to catch an early morning flight into Las Vegas because it leaves time for exploring. This is the easiest and cheapest way to make Las Vegas the starting point for your Arizona road trip itinerary."
"The Memorial Bridge, mentioned above, gives a spectacular view of the Hoover Dam, which is located in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. It was opened in 1936 and was built to control floods and produce hydroelectric power. Today, the Hoover Dam is still in use and there are two lanes of traffic that run across it."
"Hemenway Park allows visitors the opportunity to closely mingle with bighorn sheep that come down from the nearby mountains to graze. The park also has playground equipment, gazebos, sport courts, and a view of Lake Mead."
"Camping SiteLake Shore Road, Boulder City, NV 89005MoreLess Info. Located in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area in Boulder City, Nevada, the Boulder Beach Campground offers 150 camping sites amongst the shade of Eucalyptus trees. Most of the RV sites feature tables and fire pits."
"Just west of Las Vegas, the limestone cliffs and alpine forested peaks of the lofty Spring Mountains rise unmistakably above the Mojave Desert. The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway is a modern, state-of-the-art interpretive center featuring educational dioramas, exhibits and artworks. Make this your first port of call for explorations into the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area section of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest."
Historic Railroad Hiking Trail
4.7 (609 ratings)4.5 (131 ratings)
Lakeside hiking route snaking through 5 historic railroad tunnels toward the Hoover Dam.
"One of Southern Nevada’s unique trail experiences, the Historic Railroad Trail is dog-friendly hiking trail along a former railroad grade with breathtaking panoramic views of the Lake Mead and Boulder Basin area. Designated as a national recreation trail, the 7.5-mile Historic Railroad Trail shares the rich history of the creation of Lake Mead and the construction of the Hoover Dam and winds through five massive tunnels, each approximately 300 feet in length and 25 feet in diameter, and along a portion of the original railroad route that was used between Boulder City and the Hoover Dam in the mid-1900s. Boulder City, NV 89005, Phone: 702-293-8990"
"Designated a Historic National Trail, this hike is an awesome opportunity to connect with nature while learning. The trail goes through 5 old railroad tunnels, which were last used in 1961. It’s also the last part of the Hoover Dam Railroad system that isn’t disturbed or underwater."
"The Henry, in the Cosmopolitan, is where to go when a late night in the city has crept its way into the morning. The Henry offers late night/early evening dining. Their hours are 10 pm – 2 pm, Monday-Wednesday, and 11 pm – 2 pm from Thursday – Sunday."
"In-N-Out Burger is a southern California institution, kinda like movie stars, sandy beaches and bad traffic. If you’re an east coaster, stop by In-N-Out Burger at The Linq Promenade and scarf down an iconic “Double-Double” burger or “Animal-Style” fries, free of sand-chaffing and freeway congestion. If you live on the west coast, you’re probably looking for something new. Don’t freak out too much because Jaburritos Sushi Burritos is going to blow you out of the water."
Best & Cool Science and Space Museums in Lake Sahara
National Atomic Testing Museum
4.5 (2195 ratings)4 (1440 ratings)
Smithsonian affiliate offers exhibits & artifacts exploring history & impact of nuclear weapons.
"Fascinating multimedia exhibits focus on science, technology and the social history of the 'Atomic Age,' which lasted from WWII until atmospheric bomb testing was driven underground in 1961 and a worldwide ban on nuclear testing was declared in 1992. View footage of atomic testing and examine southern Nevada's nuclear past, present and future, from Native American ways of life to the environmental legacy of atomic testing. Don't miss the ticket booth (how could you?); it's a Nevada Test Site guard-station replica."
"This place is in the Luxor Hotel & Casino, it exhibits 13 preserved human bodies and more than 250 organs for an educational purpose. Here, if your kids are not squeamish, they can see how our muscles intricate and our organs in addition to getting educated a little bit about what happens if we neglect of our bodies. Bodies is one of the best kids attractions in Las Vegas."
"The Luxor’s illuminating exhibit has been experienced by more than 15 million people. Bodies: The Exhibition showcases 13 real human bodies that have been carefully preserved so you can peek under your skin for a rare three-dimensional view of the human body. Learn more about Bodies: The Exhibition."
"It’s one thing trying to keep your eyes open while reading from a boring biology book. It’s another thing seeing the biology makeup of actual bodies at REAL BODIES at Bally’s Las Vegas. Here you’ll get the science lesson you didn’t get in the classroom."
Top Best American Restaurants in Lake Sahara
4.3 (1478 ratings)
Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.
905 S Grand Central Pkwy Suite 1700, Las Vegas, NV 89106, USA
"The burger is a standout among cheap food options at Shake Shack, and the rest of the menu does not blow up your budget either. For vegetarians, the Shroom burger has a combo of muenster and cheddar cheeses that adds a nice bite to the flavor. This is the pinnacle of cheap eating on the Las Vegas strip."
"The first Shake Shack on the west coast is across from New York New York hotel and next to The Park. They started out as a hot dog cart in Manhattan and are now a modern day diner serving burger, milkshakes, hot dogs, beer, wine, and other fresh foods. The elegant Bacchanal Buffet."