Welcome to Clark County
Photo courtesy of Rudy Yanos
|An estimated 40 million people visited Clark County in 2009. Most came to enjoy the world-class entertainment and hospitality of the Las Vegas Strip, with its splendid casinos, fine restaurants, relaxing spas and a dizzying array of shopping venues. Three million of our visitors took in nearby destinations, such as the gaming resorts in Mesquite, Primm and Laughlin, the latter located on the fun-filled Colorado River. Many also enjoyed Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Hoover Dam, Mt. Charleston, and the Toiyabe National Forest, Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire. Golfing is also widely available. Wherever you go, we think you’ll enjoy our great weather, friendly people and the smorgasbord of recreational opportunities. Visit www.VisitLasVegas.com or www.TravelNevada.com to plan your next trip.
Information for Visitors
Variety is what you will find in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the mountains to local parks, such as the Wetlands Park with its Nature Preserve, Bird Gallery and amazing plant life. We also offer fabulous outdoor trails through our Nevada Regional System of Trails and Open Spaces, which features the "Neon to Nature" trail routes. The National Park Service also makes it convenient to learn about the wonderful recreation options that make Nevada the unique destination that it is. In the winter you can gamble in the valley and ski at Mt. Charleston, just 45 minutes north of the city. In the summer you can enjoy a day at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes engineering marvel the Hoover Dam.
In 2009, the County opened the state-of-the art Clark County Shooting Complex. The facility sits on 2,900 acres and is open daily, offering a range of services. Operated by our Parks & Recreation Department, the shooting complex won the 2010 Elmer H. Anderson Park Excellence Award presented by the Nevada Recreation & Park Society (NRPS).
The facility features the following venues:
- 24 combination trap and skeet fields with a pro shop and cafeteria
- An archery range and building with a 30-seat classroom and restrooms
- A public rifle and pistol range with a pro shop and convenience store
- A hunter education center with a 90-seat classroom with archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges and a simulated hunting course
- A shotgun center with 80 spaces for recreational vehicles that will house safety officers on-site.
Thousands of people flock to Las Vegas each year to tie the knot. If you are planning your special day, make sure you have reviewed the information available on our site provided by our Clerk and Recorder's offices which covers the state requirements.