Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, May 2022 (Some rights reserved) For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake See …

Lake Tahoe

Photo: Ron Reiring, North Shore (Some rights reserved) Tahoe is derived from the Washoe word “da ow” for lake. According to Tahoe South: Even the name ‘Lake Tahoe’ is from the Washoe, or at least its origin is before we garbled it up. The word ‘Tahoe’ is the result of a mispronunciation of the first …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo Ron Mader, Arts Festival (Some rights reserved) Henderson is located in the foothills south of Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, biking and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. Natural WorldAmong our favorite city parks in the world: …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Holidays (Some rights reserved) One of Planeta.com’s Vegas Faves and a Boulder Highway highlight: Open daily 9am-430pm, Clark County Museum is a place for locals to immerse themselves in regional history and to recommend visiting friends and family. It’s one of the finest small museums / cultural centers in the country. …

Nevada Tourism

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Museum (some rights reserved) Links and resources to tourism in Nevada: HeadlinesMore and more ‘junk fees’ appearing in Las Vegas tourist industryA six-word slogan, and the marketing campaign to advertise it, cost Nevada $9 million – Vegas Inc Tourism official: Nevada has lots of merit beyond the Strip – @BDrysdale Questions …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 and Lake Mead (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesLas Vegas turns on low-level Lake Mead pumps designed to avoid a ‘Day Zero’Nevada water advocates dispute …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center (Some rights reserved) Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. Public transportation does not reach Red Rock Canyon. Key Linksredrockcanyonlv.org – Visitor Info – Facebook – @RedRockCynLVRed Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Timed Entry (Tickets)Red Rock Canyon …

Henderson Water Street

Photo: Ron Mader, Water Street District (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Water Street in Henderson, Nevada Google Mapsg.page/WaterStPlaza Key [email protected] Elsewhere on the WebFlickr Photo Album HockeyLifeguard Arena History Henderson developed in 1941 for workers at the Basic Magnesium Plant, which produced munitions during World War 2. Henderson was officially incorporated in 1953 and only …

Henderson Links

Logo What would locals like others know about Henderson, Nevada? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesGreen Valley Ranch: Resort celebrates 20 years in HendersonHenderson Mayor Debra March talks Oakland A’s and other issues facing the cityBill Foley Inc.: Expansion Indoor Football Team Coming To Henderson’s New Hockey ArenaGreen Valley Ranch named the …