Take Part in Off-the-Strip Activities
While Las Vegas offers some of the country’s best dining, entertainment, and shopping, the city’s surrounding areas provide many activities for nature enthusiasts. NFPA recommends attendees explore some of Nevada’s scenic attractions.
The Mount Charleston area, just 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas, is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The area ranges from 3,000 to 12,000 feet in elevation, and offers cooler temperatures and a relief from the heat of the city.
Twenty miles from the Strip, attendees can visit Floyd Lamb Park and Tule Springs Ranch, which features on of western North America’s greatest Pleistocene paleontologic sites. Attendees can fish in one of the park’s four stocked ponds, or enjoy the outdoors in the picnic areas, hiking paths, and volleyball courts.
For history buffs, Hoover Dam is a must-see attraction. Located 35 miles south of Las Vegas, the 726-foot tall concrete dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.