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Pictures from outdoor recreation in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA):
Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Shadow Creek Golf Course, Lake Las Vegas Resort and golf, and Clark County Heritage Museum.  

Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Nevada (USA) - the Desert Living Center (DLC).

Only three miles from the Strip but worlds away, the Springs Preserve is an indoor/outdoor non-gaming attraction that entertains visitors of all ages. It is a 73 ha (180 acres) nature reserve dedicated to nature walks and displays. It is designed to commemorate Las Vegas' dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. It opened in 2007.

Indoor air-conditioned galleries contain over 300 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Las Vegas past, present and future (the Origen Museum, museum of Southern Nevada history) and introduce a menagerie of the live bats, foxes, snakes, spiders and lizards. Outdoors experience a 3.2 ha (eight acre) botanical garden and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) of walking trails through a scenic wetland habitat.

The botanical garden at the Springs Preserve is home to the largest collection of Mojave Desert cacti and succulent plants. The living collections feature a variety of native mammals, reptiles and invertebrates, including a gray fox, Gila monsters, relict leopard frogs, desert cottontails and more. The Desert Living Center (DLC) comprises seven buildings featuring dozens of interactive exhibits, classrooms, and meeting space.

The Springs Preserve is commonly referred to as the "birthplace of Las Vegas". It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. It is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).  Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Nevada State Museum, also known as Nevada State Museum & Historical Society, was moved into a new building in the Las Vegas Springs Preserve in 2011. It houses items from the development of Las Vegas as well as the natural history of the area. Open Friday through Monday. It is one of the 6 Nevada State Museums operated by the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.

Golfing at Lake Las Vegas Resort
Golfing at Lake Las Vegas Resort, in Henderson (Las Vegas Valley), Nevada, USA - The Southshore Golf Course.
Lake Las Vegas  is a 130 ha (320-acre) artificial lake located in Henderson (Las Vegas metropolitan area). The surrounding area, known as Lake Las Vegas Resort, includes several hotels and casinos. The lake is a stunning Mediterranean inspired oasis nestled among the mountains. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, and golfing are the main attractions of the place.

The Lake Las Vegas Marina is located just 25 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. It offers several varieties of boat rentals to fit your needs.

The Southshore Golf Course at Lake Las Vegas (Reflection Bay) was designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1998:  18 holes, Par 72, 6 639 m (7261 yards). Five holes are located along the Lake Las Vegas shoreline. The course carves a dramatic layout out of the area's unique topography and dramatic elevation changes.

Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas
Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

Las Vegas golf courses are among the finest desert championship courses in the world, such as the Shadow Creek Golf Course,

The Shadow Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio in 1989 and renovated in 2008: 18 holes, Par 72 , 6 912 m (7560 yards). It is open only to the MGM Resorts International guests. It is one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world. The views from the tees are outstanding. The dramatic landscapes, comprised of sparkling creeks, towering waterfalls and lush gardens, are framed by commanding mountains. The Shadow Creek Golf Course is located at 5400 Losee Rd, North Las Vegas.

 The city of Las Vegas operates 4 golf courses: Angel Park Golf Club (18 holes, par 70), Desert Pines Golf Club (18 holes, par 71), Durango Hills Golf Club (18 holes, par 58), and the Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course (18 holes, par 72). The Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course opened in 1945. The only golf courses located on the Las Vegas Strip are: the Wynn Golf Club (18 holes, par 72, 6 577 m / 7193 yards) and the Bali Hai Golf Course.

Many other golf courses are located in the Las Vegas Valley, such as (all 18 hole courses) Primm Valley Golf Club, Rio Secco Golf (in Henderson), TPC Las Vegas (in Summerlin), Rhodes Ranch Golf Club, Desert Rose Golf Course, and many more.

Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson
Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson (Las Vegas metropolitan area), Nevada, USA.

The Clark County Heritage Museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times, a unique collection of historic homes restored to recreate the lifestyles of important periods in local history, and a recreated ghost town. It focuses on the early Native American inhabitants, the mining technology and the gaming and entertainment heritage of Las Vegas.

The Clark County Heritage Museum is located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson (Las Vegas metropolitan area). No matter what your age, the Clark County Museum is a place where you can explore the rich and colorful history of Southern Nevada.



Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Find here the official web site of tourism in Las Vegas (Nevada) with comprehensive information on hotels, restaurants, casinos, restaurants, shows, events, tours, golf and things to do in Las Vegas.
Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
Official web site of the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, USA.
Sterling Golf Services Las Vegas
Sterling Golf Services offers golf booking and concierge services for all Las Vegas and Southern Nevada golf courses.
Complete guide for Las Vegas golf courses.

See also

United States > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures from Las Vegas, Nevada > Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and Boulder City
United States > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures from Las Vegas, Nevada > Mount Charleston and Red Rock Canyon

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