To chase waterfalls, look no farther than North Las Vegas.
Don’t expect to get wet, though, because the waterfalls are 36 namesake streets and a central park in a subdivision at Grand Teton Drive and Aliante Parkway.
Several of the roads bear an American waterfall’s whole name, while others don’t, said Mark Hall-Patton, administrator of the Clark County museum system.
It is unknown who named the streets, but many namesake falls are in Arkansas, Hall-Patton said.
Below are some of the origins:
— Moonlight Falls Avenue and Moonlight Falls Park are named after a waterfall in the John Muir Wilderness of California.
— Lower Saxon Avenue is named for the Saxon Falls near Ironwood, Mich. and Hurley, Wis.
— Kettle Falls Avenue is named after a Washington city and waterfall.
— Hawkeye Falls Avenue is named for a formation in Lewis County, Wash.
— Otter Falls Court is named for the Otter Falls in Washington.
— Narada Falls Avenue is named is named for Narada Waterfalls and the Narada Falls trail in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
— 7 Falls Street is allegedly named after seven cascading falls in Colorado Springs, Colo.
— Bowers Hollow Avenue, Cougar Falls Street, Devils Canyon Street and Jim Steele Falls Street are in the Ozark National Forest of Arkansas.
— Hemmed Hollow Street is named for the tallest waterfall in Arkansas, Hall-Patton said.
— Fishtrap Hollow Street is named for the Fishtrap Hollow Falls in Arkansas
— Chimney Bluffs and Briggs Gully streets are named for natural formations in New York.
— Fowler Falls Court is named for a waterfall in the Middle McCloud Falls of California.
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