Moving can be a stressful and yet exciting experience. You get to see a new place, experience new adventures, and meet new people. Unfortunately, moving also means leaving behind your old home, and sometimes it means wondering if there is anything enjoyable to do near your new home. Fortunately, Henderson, NV is a great place to live for people with a variety of interests. If you are planning on moving to Henderson, Nevada, finding your next adventure is about deciding what kind of person you are or what kind of person you want to become.
Henderson is home to over 60 public parks. Whether you are looking for a playground for your kids, a basketball court for a pick-up game with friends, a place for your dog to socialize, or something else, you are sure to find a park to fit your needs.
There are also an assortment of hiking trails in Henderson and the surrounding area. Some of these are also great for biking, running, or horseback riding. Nearby Lake Mead is also a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to visit. It provides opportunities for fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and other great outdoor activities. Of course, there are many other opportunities for outdoor fun in and around Henderson. With the mild winters in the area, many of these outdoor activities can even be enjoyed year-round.
If you are interested in learning about the history of your new home, you are in luck. There are many local places that help to tell the story of the community. For example, Henderson’s Water Street District has an assortment of murals that give a glimpse into the area’s history through pictures. For a more interactive look at the history of the area, the Clark County Heritage Museum has exhibits that allow visitors to see a timeline of Southern Nevada from pre-historic times to the present. Restored buildings give visitors a glimpse of what it was like to live in the area in the past.
If you are looking for something providing a little darker piece of local history, The Mob Museum might be for you. While it is actually located in Las Vegas, The Mob Museum is only about a half hour drive from Henderson. The museum allows you to learn about the mob’s influence in Las Vegas history as well as the mob’s impact on other parts of the world. You can learn about notorious mob members such as, Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel. There are also many exhibits, which help to tell the story of the history of the mob. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall is even constructed of bricks from the wall where the 1929 killings took place.
If you are a parent of young children, keeping them entertained is likely a high priority. While some kids may enjoy outdoor adventures or museums that give them a look at the history of the local area, others may enjoy something more like a free self-guided tour of Henderson’s Ethel M Chocolate factory. They can see how their favorite chocolates are made. Then, the whole family can enjoy some of their favorite chocolates.
If your children like animals, The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson may also be a good choice. There are even opportunities to have your picture taken with an adult lion, with safety glass separating you from the lion, or you can feed a giraffe or lion.
While gambling is most often associated with Las Vegas and Reno, Henderson has its fair share of casinos as well. This includes M Resort Casino, which has over 92,000 square feet of gaming, live entertainment, a spa, and other great entertainment. Both M Resort Casino and Jokers Wild Casino, both in Henderson, were given a Certificate of Excellence through TripAdvisor.
Of course, there are plenty of other things to do in Henderson, even if these suggested activities do not interest you. If you need help finding the best moving company for your move to Henderson, contact us.