Henderson Can Keep Visitors Busy
Visitors will have plenty of historical places, shopping boutiques, and areas for relaxation to visit when they stay in Henderson. One such place is the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. At the preserve, visitors may catch a glimpse of many of the 200 species of birds and waterfowl that migrate to the 147 acre area. The preserve is made up of wetlands, basins, lagoons and ponds many of the species make their home. Visitors to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve have plenty of opportunity for bird viewing along the numerous mapped trails that go to several observation stations. Along the way, visitors will find benches and interpretive signs making the viewing time even more pleasurable.
The Clarke County Museum, located at 1830 South Boulder Highway gives visitors to Henderson a good understanding of the history of Clarke County. Visitors will see an interesting collection of historic homes that have been restored. These home help recreate the lifestyles of important periods in the county history. Enjoy seeing a 1990s newspaper print shop and a 1932 Boulder City Depot with authentic rolling stock. Visitors will also get to see a resurrected ghost town and Indian camp as well as the Pueblo style Exhibit Center that houses a 10,000 year indoor exhibit timeline.
One of the most unique attractions to Henderson is the Acacia Demonstration Gardens. The Gardens was created as a means of showing that water conservation does not need to create brown, barren yards and landscapes. Here visitors gain practical knowledge and creative ideas for water conservation while using the beauty of the desert environment. Head over to the Land of Legends Gallery on Water Street where you'll find a medieval theme fine art gallery. Art by local artists is featured in the gallery. Another Henderson interesting attraction is the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at MonteLago Village. What better way to spend part of day than to take time out at a mouth watering chocolate factory that not only offers homemade fudge and other chocolates, but also hand-dipped carmel apples and other appetizers.
The Art Emporium at 19 Water Street is a wonderful place for visitors to find creative art and crafts. Walking through the Emporium, visitors will find handmade crafts. woodworking arts, dolls, framed art, hand and machine crafted items, and many more items to check out. If you want to enjoy more shopping, head to the Galleria at Sunset where you'll have over 130 stores to shop. When you're weary from shopping, grab a bite to eat at one of the many establishments at the Galleria, and then sit down and relax while enjoying the sights and sounds of the two level splashing fountains, the vaulting skylights and the desert blooms.
There is nothing better after a busy day of touring, than a nice meal. Henderson has a great selection of restaurants and other eating establishments for visitors to enjoy. Visitors will find French, Thai, Mexican, American and almost any other cuisines that can be desired. Enjoy a great day in Henderson seeing the sites, shopping, and enjoying the fine dining establishments.
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