Picnics, Parks & Gardens in Las Vegas

If you're looking for a park or garden in Las Vegas--or just a place to have a picnic--you'll be happy to know that such places do exist in the City of Neon. For a small dose of floral beauty, visit the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Garden. The seasonal displays attract big crowds, and the artful displays are the subject of a lot of photography. Away from the Las Vegas Strip, visitors will find a more traditional selection of parks and gardens.

Pack up a lunch to visit the historic Floyd Lamb Park (also known as Tule Springs), an oasis of greenery and ponds surrounded by fossil beds. If you like to fish, you can do so in the park's ponds after acquiring a Nevada fishing license. Closer to the Las Vegas Strip, Sunset Park commands a terrific view of the planes landing at McCarren International Airport. The mature trees here are a rarity in urban Las Vegas.

Further out of town, you can picnic and hike at Red Rock Canyon or the Valley of Fire. Be prepared before venturing out into the desert--bring water, make sure your vehicle is in shape, and double-check to be certain you've got your camera.

Have you ever seen a Desert Bighorn Sheep? How about one in a city park? In Boulder City, the Bighorns like to hang out in Hemenway Valley Park. You can eat your picnic while watching these beautiful creatures graze on the grass.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Bellagio Hotel

Amazing floral displays... read more

Sunset Park

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2601 East Sunset Road

Great place to watch the planes landing at McCarren Airport... read more

Floyd Lamb Park

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9200 Tule Springs Road

Originally known as Tule Springs. Historic site with ponds, fishing, and picnicking... read more

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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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6375 Highway 159

Historic buildings in beautiful surroundings...
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Spring Mountain National Recreation Area

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State Rt. 156/157/158

The locals call it Mt. Charleston... read more

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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State Route 159 from Charleston Boulevard
(17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip)

Beautiful desert area west of Las Vegas... read more

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Valley of Fire State Park

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Interstate 15 on exit 75, P. O. Box 515
(Six miles from Lake Mead)

Other-worldly rock formations on the edge of Lake Mead... read more

Springs Preserve

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333 S. Valley View Blvd

The birthplace of Las Vegas... read more

Wetlands Park

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7050 Wetlands Park Lane

A hidden oasis in the desert... read more
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