Nevada is home to 23 state parks, the majority with only one unique feature. But Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is in a class of its own, as it features not only a well-preserved historic mining town but also remains of the ancient ichthyosaur (pronounced ICK-thee-o-saur), our state fossil.
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Square dancing has been around since enthusiasts first started kicking up their heels in England during the 17th century. And several dedicated Las Vegas participants are determined to keep the activity strong locally.
CARSON CITY — The state Department of Wildlife wants anglers to catch as many fish as they can at two Nevada reservoirs before water levels and fish survival plummet.
Whether it’s parents looking for fun activities for their children or a chance to enrich the learning experience, the Henderson area offers several summer camp opportunities.
Henderson and Las Vegas are gaining national recognition for initiatives to make their communities welcoming for bicyclists. The two cities were recognized Wednesday as bicycle-friendly communities by the League of American Bicyclists.
It comes around every year — summer break for students. For families where both parents work, it means finding a slot in a summer camp program. Even for those with only one parent employed, summer camps can provide a welcome change for youngsters.
The Take a Selfie Scavenger Hunt takes place throughout Lake Mead and Lake Mojave. Participants are encouraged to take five selfies at each location, hashtagged with #MeadSelfie and #MohaveSelfie.
Springtime arrives swiftly in the little valley of Mountain Meadows in southwestern Utah. It paints the grassy fields with fresh green and splashes of bright wildflowers.
There’s something almost majestic about the array of electronic equipment displayed in what once was a bedroom of Jerry Sobel’s home and what now resembles the radio shack of a movie-screen submarine.
By most definitions, giant sequoias are the largest trees on Earth, and they will surely inspire awe in anyone fortunate enough to see them. And because they grow within a long weekend’s journey of Southern Nevada, you can be among the fortunate. But if you intend to do that this summer, it’s best to plan now, for this kind of trip will be most pleasant if you make reservations, allowing time to incorporate other activities.
Beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area provides scenic splendor and wide-ranging recreational opportunities just beyond the urbanized area of Las Vegas. Little wonder it attracts more than a million visitors annually. Though many visitors are locals who frequently return, many others come from across the country or around the world.
Aside from the numerous bike trails, the thriving art community at the Utah-Arizona border has much to offer for those looking to get out of Las Vegas for a weekend trip.
Cerca country celebrates spring with a variety of outdoor events and activities.
Horses4Heroes transitioned from a temporary home at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs to a permanent home, courtesy of the Las Vegas City Council’s unanimous vote April 16.
For many travelers following busy U.S. Highway 95 through Nevada, Tonopah is just a place to pause for a bite to eat and to gas up before pushing on to other destinations. But the former mining boomtown 200 miles northwest of Las Vegas deserves a closer look to experience its charm and explore its fascinating history.
Summertime is water time, and Cowabunga Bay in Henderson is preparing to make a big splash with the bikini and swim trunk crowd when it opens around June.
Among the pleasures of living in Nevada are the huge expanses of open space surrounding our scattered cities and towns. Nevadans seeking downtime in the outdoors do not have to go far from home. Even in an urban area such as Las Vegas, dozens of recreational destinations wait to be explored, accessible within minutes.
They’ve become a common part of the Southern Nevada desert: utility terrain vehicles zipping around the Nellis Dunes recreation area north of Las Vegas or Jeep Jamborees negotiating bumpy Rocky Gap Road from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to Pahrump.
After more than 60 years in operation, Bonnie Springs Ranch still draws crowds year-round. The privately owned dude ranch is minutes from Las Vegas, surrounded by the arresting scenery of the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
As parents search for options for children on spring break, places around Henderson have announced various opportunities.
James Sernas, 22, could be the poster person for the Candlelighters. He is approaching the five-year mark of his treatment, beating back cancer that came out of nowhere. Now that he’s finished his treatment, Sernas plans to participate in the Tour de Summerlin on April 26, raising funds for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
Henderson resident Valerie Sweet has been living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder, for more than a decade. Even though she has her struggles, she is determined to push through and have a normal life. She plans to participate in the Walk MS at 8:30 a.m. April 26 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.
In a city known for grandiose arena proposals, Adam Stio and Joel Hoopaugh figured there was a business niche for a low-key, micro-sports facility that caters to kids and adult recreational sports. So, the duo invested $150,000 to start up a 27,000-square-foot sports center called the Southern Nevada Sports Centre, which opened Jan. 1.