Experience the heart of Las Vegas Valley's vibrant cultural and natural history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and live animals at the Springs Preserve. With 180 acres of scenery and attractions, visit for an hour or spend the entire day. 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Las Vegas
Springs provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. This oasis was developed into a working ranch and retreat. View living history, enjoy a guided hike or picnic in the 520-acre park. 24 miles (38 km) from Las Vegas
Parashant provides a sense of solitude to those who venture into its isolated domain. The Monument's expansive landscape encompasses a chronicle of natural and cultural history that is just waiting to be discovered. For those prepared and equipped to explore the largely undeveloped landscape, a trip into the Parashant is a journey into the wild. 124 miles (200 km) from Las Vegas
Nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona, Wupatki is a landscape of legacies. Ancient pueblos dot red-rock outcroppings across miles of prairie. Where food and water seem impossible to find, people built pueblos, raised families, farmed, traded, and thrived. Today, if you linger and listen, earth and artifacts whisper their stories to us still. 294 miles (473 km) from Las Vegas
The first permanent non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley were a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which contains interpretive displays. 1 mile (2 km) from Las Vegas
Gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape. 300 miles (482 km) from Las Vegas
Climb a mountain, soak your feet in the ocean, or eat a fish taco. Experience the beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to Native American centers. 299 miles (481 km) from Las Vegas
Discover the fun at the City of Las Vegas' dozens of parks, including skate parks, recreation centers, swimming pools, sports complexes, golf courses and active senior centers. Or escape, explore and enjoy the city's more than 100 miles of trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
Clark County Parks and Recreation services the indoor and outdoor recreation needs of Southern Nevada with more than 1,600 of acres of parks and open play space, pools and water parks, recreation and senior centers, special events and sports and fitness and fine arts programming.
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was. 333 miles (535 km) from Las Vegas