REd rock canyon visitors center

Tour the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

Bureau of Land Management

Scroll below for a photo tour of the Visitor Center

 

A favorite stop at Red Rock is the visitor center. Not only it is a one-stop shop for getting tips on how to make the most of your visits, it’s a great place to learn more about Red Rock and the Mojave Desert and pick up a few souvenirs.

The LEED gold-certified visitor center is designed to encourage stewardship for public land by providing an outdoor experience that instills a sense of personal responsibility.

The majority of the innovative interpretive exhibits are outside with four themed elements:  earth, air, fire and water. If you are eager to see desert tortoises or learn more about Red Rock’s geology, head toward the Earth exhibit. Looking for a dust devil? Head to the air exhibit to create one yourself. Many people think this area is roasting hot in the summer; come to fire exhibit to learn about agave roasting pits. The water exhibit will remind you of how precious this resource is in the desert.

The indoor portion of the visitor center includes a reception desk staffed by helpful employees and volunteers who can answer your questions, a million dollar view of the Calico Hills, touch screen exhibits, classroom and gift shop.

When the original visitor center – which is now the administrative building – opened in 1982, about 20,000 people visited Red Rock each year. Now more than a million people a year visit the area.

To address this issue, the Secretary of the Interior approved funds under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act to build a new visitor center to provide enhanced visitor services to the increasing number of people who visit the National Conservation Area each year.

 

INSIDE THE VISITOR CENTER

 

 

HEAD OUTSIDE TO DISCOVERY PLAZA

 

 

 

 

THEN VISIT THE DEDICATION WALKWAY

 

 

 

 

 FINISH YOUR VISIT AT ELEMENTS THE GIFT STORE

 

Friends members receive a 25% discount with your membership card!

 

 

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Friends of Red Rock Canyon
1000 Scenic Drive
Las Vegas, NV  89161

Phone: (702) 515-5360 

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