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Hoover Dam. A tes­ta­ment to hu­man strength and spirit, this land­mark is one at­trac­tion ev­ery trav­eler to Las Ve­gas should visit. Adults and kids alike will be in awe of the sheer mag­ni­tude; and that the tur­bine room played an in­te­gral role in the first "Trans­form­ers" movie! Make a day of it and get there early be­fore the temps are too hot; have lunch in Boul­der City on the way back.


Red Rock Canyon. Spend a morn­ing hik­ing through these rock for­ma­tions that were cre­ated mil­lions of years ago, then take a horse­back ride through the area. Don't miss the daily pre­sen­ta­tions by the Red Rock staff for an even greater un­der­stand­ing of this nat­u­ral won­der's ge­og­ra­phy high­lights, and be on the look­out for Jack­son, Red Rock Canyon's burro, and "spokestor­toise" Mo­jave Max.


Val­ley of Fire. Ne­vada's old­est and largest state park is just a short drive from Ve­gas, and here visi­tors can dis­cover 3,000-year-old In­dian pet­ro­glyphs, as well as petrified wood and red sand­stone for­ma­tions. It's the best spot in the area to go camp­ing and to learn about Ne­vada's in­dige­nous peo­ples, an­i­mals and plants. Pack a lunch—there are four shaded pic­nic ar­eas— and spend the day.

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