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Flights to Henderson

image of HendersonHenderson is the second largest city in the state of Nevada, behind Las Vegas, and is actually within the Las Vegas metropolitan area, so within easy distance of its larger neighbour.

If you’re coming to Henderson, you will be booking your flight to the McCarran International Airport (airport code: LAS) just outside of Las Vegas. There are some public bus routes that can take you from Las Vegas into Henderson, though a rental car would be quicker. Only Condor offers a 1-stop flight to Henderson from South Africa, with a transfer in Frankfurt. Otherwise, you can catch a flight to Henderson with Virgin Atlantic or British Midland for connections in London and Chicago.

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The Tourist Attractions in Henderson:

Being so close to Las Vegas Henderson will often play second fiddle to the Sin City, especially with visitors from overseas. When compared to Vegas Henderson does not have nearly as many tourist attractions to offer, but what this city could be used for is a base for exploring this part of Nevada. Although there aren’t as many hotels and places to stay to choose from in Henderson it’s possible you could get a better deal on the price, and then travel in to Vegas when you want to see its attractions. Destinations like Death Valley, parts of the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and more, are all within a day trip car ride from Henderson, so you can make the most of your location and rent a car to see some more of the Silver State.

On the days when you don’t want to travel far, Henderson has several attractions you might like to visit, including the following:

Acacia Demonstration Gardens
Even though Henderson is situated within a very dry part of the United States, gardens are still possible and the Acacia Demonstration Gardens serves to demonstrate this fact. Landscaping in a dry desert climate is shown through a number of different themed gardens such as the Wildlife Friendly Garden, the Allergy Friendly Garden, the Native Garden, and the Mediterranean Garden, to name just a few. There’s also a children’s water park playground for cooling down in the Nevada heat, as well as a dog park, baseball park and soccer field within the public park that is home to the Demonstration Gardens.

The Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens
Henderson’s cactus gardens are more what you would expect to find in this desert environment, featuring over 350 different cactus and succulent species which makes this one of the largest collections in the US.

The botanical gardens are located within the grounds of the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, also open for tours.

Clark County Heritage Museum
The Clark County Heritage Museum is the place to visit if you’re interested in the county in which Henderson lies. It focuses on the major points in the history of this area, from the Native Americans who lived here, to the mining, to the railroads and finally the gambling. As well as the museum exhibits this heritage museum also includes a Heritage Street where there are eight historic buildings from around the county, and a recreated ghost town!

When Should You Visit?:

With the desert climate Henderson is a city that can be visited throughout the year, usually with the promise of warm weather, but almost always dry weather! Summer is the hottest time of the year when you can expect average high temperatures in the high 30’s to low 40’s C in June, July and August. For some people this is too hot so a visit during the spring or autumn would be better for temperatures between the low and high 20’s.

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