North Las Vegas & Nellis Air Force Base



The north end of the Las Vegas valley stretches from Nellis Air Force Base in the far northeast to Centennial Hills in the northwest, extending all the way to the Kyle Canyon exit for Mt. Charleston. The city of North Las Vegas has older sections that have been around for many years, but most of the homes in these neighborhoods were built within the past ten to twenty years. Before Las Vegas exploded with tract homes, much of this area was rural, filled with horse corrals and small rodeo arenas. Residents have done their best to preserve the early character of the neighborhood, so it's not unusual to see horses and older, ranch-style homes in northern sections of the valley.

Nellis AFB, home of the Thunderbirds, sits close to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a racing complex that has everything from NASCAR races to dirt track events. You can even learn to drive those fast cars at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. On big race weekends, severe, miles-long traffic jams appear along I15 and on the streets around the track—keep this in mind if you're going to the races or will simply be in that area.

Some of the northwest's rural character shows at Floyd Lamb State Park, known locally as Tule Springs, where the ruins of old buildings still dot the main grounds. The Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, which started as a bird rehab, is near Tule Springs and is a great place to take kids. Further out I95, after you've left Las Vegas mostly behind, you'll find the Paiute Reservation's golf courses, far beyond any place you'd expect to see greens.

Hotels and motels are plentiful in this area. Along Rancho, the Texas and Santa Fe offer good accommodations far away from the Strip. The Cannery, which is close to I15, is a great place for race fans who plan on spending lots of time at the track. Restaurants are also abundant in this area, especially national chains. For a taste of old-time Las Vegas, visit Bob Taylor's Ranch House. This classic Vegas restaurant was once quite a trek out of town, but now sits right off the freeway.

Nightlife

Fort Cheyenne Casino & Event Center
Galaxy Neonopolis 11
Texas Station Bingo Hall
Fiesta Bingo Hall
Tea Time Café
Century Las Vegas Drive-Ins
Century Las Vegas Drive-In
Regal Texas 18 Theatre
Sam's Town 300
Santa Fe Station Bingo Hall
Tommy Rocker's Cantina & Grill
Pullman Bar and Grille
Chrome
Club Tequila

Attractions

Pioneer Loan and Jewelry
Grand Canyon Tour Company
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Floyd Lamb Park
Liborio Markets
Aliante Golf Club
Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base
Silverstone Golf Club
Cigar Box
Paiute Tribal Smoke Shop & Cigar Shoppe
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Paiute - Snow Mountain
Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience
Las Vegas Paiute - Sun Mountain
CART Driving 101
All Grand Canyon Tours 4U
Pink Jeep Tours
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Gilcrease Orchard
North Las Vegas Airport
Southern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park
Shadow Creek
Eagle Canyon Airline
American Racing Academy Incorporated

Restaurants

Olive Garden
Waverly's Steak House - Cannery Casino & Hotel
Lone Star Steakhouse
Tommy Rocker's Cantina & Grill
Market Grille Café
Baja Beach Cafe
Blue Agave Steakhouse
Charcoal Room
Ti Amo
Pullman Bar and Grille
Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House
Lino's Pizzeria
San Lorenzo Room
Dee's Donuts
Waffles Café
Northend Pizza
Shave Ice Paradise
Memphis Championship Barbecue
Streets of New York
Club Tequila
Austins Steakhouse
Retro Bakery
Cracked Egg (The)
Buzz BBQ

Hotels

Ramada Inn Speedway Hotel and Casino
La Quinta Inn Las Vegas Nellis
Cannery Hotel and Casino

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