The schools of Silverado Ranch are part of the Clark County School District, which provides quality education to its communities with its high-tech facilities and the latest technologies. Higher education is conveniently close with choices like the Community College of Southern Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Silverado Ranch Park offers softball fields, a multi-use field, a skate park, various picnic shelters and pavilions, barbecue areas, a walking track, a tot lot and playground, and an amphitheater. Hosting many community-based activities, the park is an attraction that can be enjoyed by every age group.
Just minutes away, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the most frequented National Recreation Area in the United States. Established on October 8, 1964, it is a man made lake created by the Hoover Dam. With over 1.5 million acres dedicated to the park, Lake Mead covers less than 13 percent of the total area of the park. Lake Mead consists of five basins, each with its own unique features. Within these basins Lake Mead can store almost two years' average flow from the Colorado River. Geographically, Lake Mead is located where the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Desert meet. Visitors can enjoy all that Lake Mead has to offer year-round whether it is camping, fishing, boating, day hiking, observing wildlife, or picnicking.
Nearby North Shore Road offers a gorgeous desert drive that takes one roughly 40 miles from Lake Mead Blvd to Overton Beach. Stop off at the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada's oldest state park dedicated in 1935, along the way. The red sandstone formations that gave this park its name is part of the Aztec Formation found throughout the Southwest. Once home to the ancient Anasazi, the Valley of Fire, petroglyphs and archeological remains tell tales of age-old ceremonies. The Lost City Museum is built on the ruins of an Anasazi pueblo and houses a complete collection of such artifacts. The mystery of this ancient peoples' disappearance is still unsolved.
Las Vegas is much more than just the Strip—in fact, Las Vegas features recreation, culture, and entertainment all rolled into one! Ski resorts are just 45 minutes away and you can choose from Mount Charleston or Lee Canyon. Red Rock Canyon offers scenic hiking and even picturesque views from your car. Golfers have limitless courses to choose from as a new course is added each year. McCarran International Airport provides easy connections to any destination with convenient taxi and shuttle services. Nellis Air Force Base is one of the largest employers of the city, with an annual open house and air show that will educate and amaze the whole family. The Las Vegas Speedway hosts NASCAR racing and special events throughout the year.
Not just a haven of entertainment, culture abounds in Las Vegas. Attend a local symphony, ballet, or enjoy a guest artist series featuring world-renowned classical talent at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall and Judy Bayley Theater at UNLV. Las Vegas has a ballet, its own Philharmonic Orchestra, Summer Pops Concert series, a wonderful guest series through the UNLV, and many local concerts featuring jazz, rock, pop, and classical performances.
As far as family attractions and entertainment for the children, The Omnimax Theater hosts educational field trips for area students and offers both educational and entertaining shows to the general public. One can see live dolphins in a "natural" habitat at Dolphins at The Mirage exhibit. If it is raining, the indoor theme park, Grand Slam Canyon, is your solution with its life size dinosaurs, games, and thrill rides. Children can race mini Formula One cars at the Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix or ice skate or play hockey at the Crystal Palace double ice rink.
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