Red Rock Canyon

Independence Day Jubilee at Seastrand Park

Hosted by the City of North Las Vegas, the Annual Independence Day Jubilee at Seastrand Park features live music, a variety of food vendors, a spectacular fireworks show and various activities for children including water slides and jumpers.

When: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., July 2, 2011

Where: James K. Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado, North Las Vegas, NV 89031

Cost: $2

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Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon, just 15 miles west of Las Vegas, offers awe-inspiring views you wouldn't expect to see near a major city. In contrast to the bright lights and hype of the Strip, Red Rock offers desert beauty, towering red cliffs and abundant wildlife. Families can hike, picnic and view plant and animal life under 3,000-foot-high red rock formations.

When: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Where: Red Rock Canyon Rd., Las Vegas, NV

Cost: $7 per car; $2 for motorcyclists and tour bus passengers; free for bicyclists and hikers who park at the loop entrance

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Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Experience an exotic and wondrous world at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and come face-to-face with white lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

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When: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday and holidays: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Where: The Mirage, 3400 So. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Cost: adults, $17; children 4-12, $12; children 3 and under, free when accompanied by an adult

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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Explore the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which include exhibits like the animated dinosaurs, Southern Nevada's plant and animal life, the international wildlife room and a live shark exhibit.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

Where: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Cost: adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 3-11, $5

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Lied Discovery Children's Museum

Lied Discovery Children's Museum features more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the arts, sciences, nature, music and humanities, traveling exhibition galleries, an early childhood pavilion and an eight-story science tower.

When: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m.

Where: 833 Las Vegas Boulevard N., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Cost: adults, $9.50; children 1-17, $8.50

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