Las Vegas Parks and Gardens
(Las Vegas, Nevada - NV, USA)
It may well be true to say that Las Vegas is a city of bright lights, big hotels and flashy casinos, but there are also some lush gardens and outlying parks providing quite the contrast. The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hilton combines tropical plants with exotic birds, living on small islands surrounded by meandering streams.
Visitors to the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will find a number of seasonal themes. At the beginning of the year, the displays are primarily made up of orchids and bromeliads, followed by a springtime theme with tropical flowers and butterflies. Located to the far north of Las Vegas and next to the Silverstone Golf Club, the Floyd Lamb State Park has been developed around four natural lakes (the lakes of Cottonwood, Desert Willow, Mulberry and Tule Springs), and once served as an important oasis within the Mojave Desert.
Flamingo Hilton Wildlife Habitat
Address: 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, 89109, Nevada, USA
Tel: +1 702 733 3111
Situated behind the Flamingo Hilton Resort on the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Wildlife Habitat is a 15-acre / 6-hectare park and is home to some beautifully landscaped gardens, as well as many different animals. Visitors will find lush planting, spectacular waterfalls and large ponds filled with enormous koi carp, catfish and turtles. There are also groups of penguins, swans, flamingos and many other exotic birds here. The Wildlife Habitat is an excellent attraction for families on vacation.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Address: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, 89109, Nevada, USA
Tel: +1 702 693 7111
The Bellagio Conservatory can be found on the Las Vegas Boulevard and features an amazing collection of exotic plants, trees and flowers, all housed within an enormous glass conservatory. Filled with plants such as orchids, tree ferns, lilies and many rare specimens, the greenhouse provides a very different environment than the nearby arid Nevada desert. With many interesting pathways and seating areas, the Bellagio Conservatory is a relaxing and peaceful spot in this busy city.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Floyd Lamb State Park at Tule Springs
Address: 9200 Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas, 89131, Nevada, USA
Tel: +1 702 486 5413
Founded by the city in 1964, the Floyd Lamb State Park is situated in the North Las Vegas region and comes with vast areas of open space and many landscaped spots. The park was previously known as the Tule Springs Ranch and includes large lakes, which are heavily stocked with fish and provide an excellent spot for fishing. Covering over 2,000 acres / 800 hectares, Floyd Lamb is a popular place for picnics.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, per vehicle