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Lake Las Vegas for Families

Lake Las Vegas’ “oasis” moniker refers both to its calm, quiet atmosphere away from the Strip—and its man-made lake in the middle of the desert. More laid-back than originally planned, the lovely community offers hotels, lake activities, and a quaint Mediterranean-style village.
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1500 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012, USA
The Purple Penguin Snowcone Shack is a permanently parked truck in the Speedee Mart parking lot. Look for the friendly, life-sized purple penguin painted on the side waving "Hi." With 40-plus flavors, from Watermelon to Pickle Juice, this is the...
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101 Montelago Blvd, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
Kids visiting the Westin will love the resort’s kiddie pool, featuring an enormous waterslide that will make adults envious. There’s also a large indoor-outdoor play area (packed with toys!), mini putting green, and sandbox.
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2240 Village Walk Dr, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
The outdoor shopping center, packed with stores, restaurants and bars, is a great place to spend an afternoon. Hit up local favorites: the affordable Colorz clothing store that carries brands like Twisted Heart, Da’ Nang and J & Company; Flea Bag’...
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8975 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA
Listed with calorie counts for no surprises, Greens and Proteins’ smoothies have taken Green Valley by storm. The favorite add-on to lunch is the refreshing watermelon strawberry cocktail, but healthy goodies also include a Loaded Antioxidant...
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10 Via Bel Canto, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
An authentic family-owned Italian ristorante, Luna Rossa offers a thick menu of antipasti, pizzas, entrées, and homemade pastas. Favorite items include asiago cheese-filled gnocchetti, salad with grilled salmon and green beans, and linguine with...
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7050 Wetlands Park Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89122, USA
No swimming in this wash—it’s the treated urban waste on its way to Lake Mead. But a brand-new $15 million visitor center offers an interesting education on how the system has greatly improved in recent years in order to allow the Wetlands and its...
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25 Via Bel Canto, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
One-woman show, "JZ," curates a luxury home furnishings store at the Village with pieces from all over the world, from Asian statement pieces to Italian Carrara marble. Highlights include custom-order furniture, Persian carpets, and stunning...
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11041 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
A casual sushi mainstay, I Love Sushi has been a date go-to for as long as anyone can remember. Great for business lunches, too, thanks to long private booths that can hold a group or allow plenty of space to lay out paperwork, I Love Sushi can...
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2265 Village Walk Dr, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
A hot spot on sunny afternoons, Rachel’s Kitchen serves up fresh salads and wraps to shoppers of the popular outdoor mall, The District at Green Valley Ranch. Finish off with a smoothie or juice, which include a spinach-and-carrot concoction...
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15 Via Bel Canto, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
Many business people left Lake Las Vegas during the recession, which was especially hard for this area, but tireless chef/owner Bernard Tordjman rolled up his sleeves and worked even harder. Known as one of the most passionate community leaders,...