- The list below includes 19 free or cheap things to do in or near Nelson, Nevada, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Hiking Trails and History Museums.
- From Desert Adventures - Day Tours to Las Vegas Tours & Rentals, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Nelson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boulder City and Henderson.
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1647 Nevada Hwy, Ste. A, Boulder City, NV 89005 MoreLess Info
A large number of adventure tours are available through Desert Adventures - Day Tours. The areas covered include the Colorado River and Black Canyon while guests are able to kayak, zip line, and travel by ATV.
Using off-road vehicles, Las Vegas Tours and Rentals provides guided tours of Eldorado Canyon and Nellis Dunes. Along with ATV's, each trip includes safety equipment and beverages. Child size ATV's are also available.
In addition to historic train rides, there are many educational exhibits at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The rail yard with historic engines and cars can be explored by the public during the week or when riding the train.
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601 Nevada Highway, Boulder City, NV 89005 MoreLess Info
Part of the National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area features boating, swimming, and fishing. Tour the Hoover Dam or hike through desert ecosystems. The park contains designated wilderness areas, hundreds of plant and animal species, and archeological sites.
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1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City, NV 89006 MoreLess Info
Learn the story of the Boulder Canyon Project with a visit to the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Filled with interactive exhibits of how the dam was built and how the people survived the unforgiving desert climates to complete this monumental project.
Evolution Expeditions Kayaking has recently changed its name to Las Vegas Kayak Tours to better convey the service's focus on serving guests in the Las Vegas area. The tours cover several aquatic attractions, including Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Black Canyon, and the Colorado River.
Bicentennial Park is 40 acres and includes a baseball field, basketball court, fishing dock, soccer field, picnic pavilion and tables, tennis and volleyball courts and restrooms. Visitors can also enjoy hiking while there.
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1512 Industrial Road, Boulder City, NV 89005 MoreLess Info
Soar above the desert landscape at speeds up to 60 m.p.h., when you book an adventure with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon. Featuring a zip-line experience that allows you to see Lake Mead and the Vegas Strip from 3,800 feet above sea level.
Offering visitors panoramic views of Boulder City and the surrounding valley, Red & Black Mountain is accessible by two hiking trails. The trail is recommended for intermediate hikers, with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet.