In the attractions category, Henderson is somewhat overshadowed by its neighbor Las Vegas. To many, the appeal of Henderson is related to its lack of big-name attractions; the city is more livable and far less crowded than Las Vegas. That said, Henderson is not without things to do or sites to see. Some of the more popular local attractions are the gondola rides at Lake Las Vegas, the weekly farmers market at the Galleria Mall parking lot, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Clark County Museum and the ice rink at MonteLago Village.
Henderson is also located within driving distance of several world-renowned attractions. Nevada’s oldest state park, the Valley of Fire, is about 80 miles northeast of Henderson. Arizona’s Grand Canyon is about 260 miles east by car. Much closer to home is Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Strip, all of which attract millions of visitors annually.