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The population of this area of Clark County is nearly 600,000.
Carson City, the state capital, is roughly 330 miles northwest of Las Vegas, while Henderson is 13 miles to the southeast.
Of course, the most iconic attraction in this city is the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Head here first and start your vacation on an unforgettable note.
Escape the adult world and throw yourself into a world of magic at Adventuredome Theme Park and the Discovery Children's Museum. For more fun with the family, head on to the High Roller and Kids Quest at Avi Resort & Casino.
Your family doesn't need to have fins and scales in order to tour the deep waters at Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay.
The Southern Nevada Zoo is a great place to take your family for a fun-filled day among big and small critters. Be sure to ask at the entrance about hands-on activities and where to find the zoo's more unusual species.
Whether you want to try your luck or just take in the crackling atmosphere, the Green Valley Ranch Casino and the Boulder Station Casino are not to be missed. You might also like to pull up a chair at the Bellagio Casino or the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower.
Feast your eyes on the gorgeous array of local and exotic specimens on display at the Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
Pack some lunch and take five in the leafy, green surroundings of Sunset Park and Desert Breeze Park. Craig Ranch Regional Park and Bruce Trent Park are two more excellent places to while away the day and finally read that neglected book of yours.
Leave your phone in the glove compartment and give yourself a break from the noises of the modern world at Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Toiyabe National Forest and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park are also appreciated by nature-loving locals.
See the world from a different perspective with a visit to one of the area's educational exhibition spaces. Enjoy the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the varied collections at the Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum and the Mob Museum. The National Atomic Testing Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum are also worth considering.
See a wide range of artifacts at Planetarium Observatory and the Las Vegas Yucca Mountain Science Center, two highly regarded science museums.
Find out about the variety of specimens that are on show while you walk around the overflowing corridors of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
An oasis for art connoisseurs, this area is home to numerous spaces in which amateur and professional artists display their work. Immerse yourself in the trendy atmopshere at the Neon Museum and the Marjorie Barrick Museum. If you have time afterwards, the Arts Factory and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art are also well worth a look.
History enthusiasts will enjoy passing the day at the Clark County Museum, where they can learn about tomorrow by examining the forgotten past. In addition to that, it might be fun to have a look at the items on display at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society and the Clark County Heritage Museum.
Slip back through the mists of time at Bonnie Springs Old Nevada and the Benjamin Bugsy Siegel Plaque, two of the fascinating historic places in and around the area.
If you are interested in stories of settlement and defense, check out the historical defense structures at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park.
Learn a little about the region's spiritual side and take in the serene atmosphere at Little White Wedding Chapel and Grace Community Church. If you'd like to see more religious sites, check for tours at Guardian Angel Cathedral and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple.
Before you pack up your bags and head back home, ensure you stop by a few of the lesser-known attractions here. Town Square Las Vegas and the Clark County Library are two good options. If you have the time, also check out the Las Vegas Library and the Mirage Volcano.
Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip and close to McCarran Airport, this castle-shaped hotel features royal accommodations and a traditional action-packed medieval dinner show.
Located on the southern end of the famous Las Vegas Strip, this hotel is close to McCarran International Airport, T-Mobile Arena, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
This all-suite resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip is a short drive from Fashion Show Mall, the convention center, Downtown, and McCarran Airport.
Iconic hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip, Circus Circus is close to shopping, the Las Vegas Convention Center and downtown Las Vegas.
Fronted by replicas of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, this New York-themed hotel recreates Manhattan's skyline along the Las Vegas Strip; the convention center is 4 miles away.
The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is located just off the Strip, providing spectacular views of Las Vegas. Free parking and shuttles to the Strip are provided to guests during their stay.
With 2 22-story towers and an eye-catching 30-story pyramid topped by a powerful light beam, this resort is 2 miles from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, this resort is a 10-minute drive from McCarran International Airport. The on-site stop for the Las Vegas Monorail offers convenient access to the Strip.