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23 Of the Best Things to Do Near Nellis AFB (2020 Edition)
23 Of the Best Things to Do Near Nellis AFB23 Of the Best Things to Do Near Nellis AFB

23 Of the Best Things to Do Near Nellis AFB (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Your new posting at Nellis AFB is surrounded by adventures, activities, and all sorts of things to do around the base. Las Vegas is much more than just The Strip full of hotels and casinos. There’s plenty to do for the whole family and much of it elsewhere than downtown Las Vegas. You will find plenty to do from great outdoor trails to the NASCAR speedway just around the corner from Nellis Air Force Base.

We have organized activities into categories below; click any of them to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around Nellis AFB.
(1-3) Golfing
(4-6) Gyms
(7-8) Movie Theaters
(9-14) Outdoor Recreation
(15-17) Attractions
(18-23) Museums

Suggested Read: Nellis Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.

Things to Do Near Nellis AFB

Nellis AFB Golf Course

Nellis AFB Golf Course

1. Sunrise Vista Golf Course

2841 Kinley Drive, Bldg. 1619,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 652-2602

Nellis AFB’s own championship golf course, complete with one of the more diverse breakfast and lunch options on base at the Championship’s Grille. Sunrise Vista also offers a place to host your next social event at their banqueting facilities.

2. Nellis AFB Disc Golf Course

123 Kinley Dr
North Las Vegas, NV 89115

If you are looking for something a little different, the Nellis AFB Disc Golf Course has you covered. This well-manicured 9-hole disc golf course makes for a great outing for the entire family.
North Las Vegas

3. Shadow Creek Golf Course

3 Shadow Creek Dr,
North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Phone: 1 (170) 239-97111

Ranked in Golf Digest’s list of America’s Top 100 Golf Courses, Shadow Creek Golf Course is carved into the landscape and a perfect example of the stunning design of architect Tom Fazio. It’s the perfect golf oasis in the Nevada desert.

Nellis AFB Gym

Nellis AFB Gym

4. Warrior Fitness Center

3705 Freedom Circle, Bldg. 1705,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 652-4891

With 1 million dollars in new equipment, the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis AFB will probably be your go-to athletic facility. It features three basketball courts, an indoor running track, and an indoor swimming pool.

North Las Vegas

5. EōS Fitness

6564 Losee Rd,
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
Phone: 1 (702) 657-0171

This 24-hour facility offers cutting edge cardio machines, over 60 group classes, and a sauna for the full workout experience.

Las Vegas

6. Anytime Fitness

6520 E Lake Mead Blvd Ste 107,
Las Vegas, NV 89156
Phone: 1 (702) 438-2407

Anytime Fitness focuses on personalizing your workout experience with assessment consultation, team workouts, and personal trainers.

Movie Theaters

Nellis AFB

7. Nellis Movie Theater

Stealth Ave,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 679-0967

This free admission movie theater is right on Nellis AFB and plays movies for the entire family.

North Las Vegas

8. Galaxy Theatres Cannery

2121 E Craig Rd,
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: 1 (702) 639-0363

With reclining seats and a concession stand that even serves wine and beer, Galaxy Theatre is a great place to watch this year’s blockbusters and a small selection of hits from years past.

Nellis AFB Outdoor Rec

Nellis AFB Outdoor Rec

Las Vegas

9. Martin Luther King Park

5439 E Carey Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89156

Martin Luther King Park offers large open lawns, picnic areas, two basketball courts, two volleyball courts, a skatepark, and a playground.

10. Douglas A. Selby Park

1293 N Sandhill Rd,
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Phone: 1 (702) 229-6718

Douglas A. Selby Park features a soccer field, basketball court, and dog park separated for small and large dogs. A great place to relax along the Las Vegas Wash Trail.

Alexander Villas Park, Las Vegas, NV

11. Alexander Villas Park

3620 Lincoln Rd,
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 1 (702) 412-8330

This 13-acre park has just about every amenity you could hope for in a park, from water fountains to beat the heat, picnic areas, softball fields, basketball courts, and even a fitness area.

12. Clark County Wetlands Park

7050 Wetlands Park Ln,
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Phone: 1 (702) 455-7522

A little farther south of the base and on the east side of Las Vegas lies Clark County Wetlands Park, the largest park in Clark County. Go for a hike in this 2900 acre nature park, featuring trailheads and birdwatching, and get away from the noise of the city.

North Las Vegas

13. Tropical Breeze Park

1505 E Tropical Pkwy,
North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Phone: 1 (702) 633-1171

The pirate ship playground and splash pad makes Tropical Breeze Park the perfect place to cool off on a hot day.

Boulder City

14. Lake Mead National Recreation Area

10 Lakeshore Rd,
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: 1 (702) 293-8990

The Lake Mead Rec Area is east of Las Vegas but offers a 1.5 million acre escape from the city. Enjoy plenty of water activities and hiking trails.

Nevada Attractions

Nevada Attractions

Nellis AFB

15. Nellis ITT

4325 N Washington Blvd
Bldg. 374
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 652-2193

The Nellis AFB ITT (Information, Tickets & Travel) Office has special offers and discounts on admission to nearby attractions for military personnel and their families. This office is a great go-to when you’re ready to explore all that Nevada has to offer!

Boulder City

16. Hoover Dam

Nevada, 89005
Phone: 1 (702) 494-2517

A little farther out from the base is the famous Hoover Dam, which is worth a day trip for historic tours and beautiful vista views. They even provide military discounts for their tours, so make sure to check their website for visitor information.

Las Vegas

17. Las Vegas Motor Speedway

7000 Las Vegas Blvd N,
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 1 (702) 644-4444

Watch your favorite NASCAR events, drag racing, and other special racing events at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Conveniently, the Speedway is just down Las Vegas Blvd from the base.

The MOB Museum, Nellis AFB, Nevada

Nellis Museum

18. Nellis AFB Museum New Vegas

4445 Tyndall Ave,
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 1 (702) 652-7200

The home of the famous Thunderbirds Squadron is located right on Nellis AFB. Take a tour of the museum featuring 64 years of the team’s history. Be sure to always call ahead as the museum can close without notice due to the squad’s busy schedule.

Las Vegas

19. Las Vegas Natural History Museum

900 Las Vegas Blvd N,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 1 (702) 384-3466

Dinosaurs, saber-tooth tigers, and bears, oh my! Closer to downtown, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum features a dozen exhibits ranging from prehistoric wildlife to the wonders of ancient Egypt.

20. Metropolitan Gallery/Art Museum Las Vegas

450 Fremont St #270,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 1 1(702) 382-2926

For a taste of the creative, head down to the Metropolitan Gallery/Art Museum for a rotating collection of artwork from artists of every background.

21. Nevada State Museum

309 S Valley View Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: 1 (702) 486-5205

Those interested in local history should visit the Nevada State Museum. It features a rotating collection of fresh exhibits with an in-depth permanent display exploring the prehistoric formation of the state, Native American history, the tale of the first pioneers, and the forming of modern Las Vegas.

Children's Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

22. Children’s Museum Las Vegas

360 Promenade Place,
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 1 (702) 382-3445

The perfect museum for the kids. Exhibits at the Discovery Children’s Museum are full of interactive activities designed to allow kids to explore, imagine, and create.

23. Neon Museum Las Vegas

770 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 1 (702) 387-6366

Open most nights from 4PM to Midnight, The Neon Museum is the perfect place to head to after dining at one of our favorite restaurants. Here, you’ll explore the history of Las Vegas famous neon lights and how they have changed over the decades.

23 Of the Best Things to Do Near Nellis AFB

Conclusion

A city as large and famous as Las Vegas is sure to offer more than can fit on one list. You will no doubt find your favorite spots and can always talk to the locals about more great things to do around Nellis AFB.

Whether it’s a cool escape inside a movie theater from the heat or a day out at the Hoover Dam, we hope that you and your family enjoy the activities around Nellis Air Force Base. And don’t forget to check out the many restaurants along the Vegas Strip for a night out.

 

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