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Glendale is one of Clark County’s unincorporated communities; a relaxed town that makes up part of Moapa. The town’s history dates back to the mid-19th century when its first settlers arrived in the area.

The town got its name from the valley in which it is situated.

Glendale Hotels, Motels, RV Parks, Restaurants, Parks & Food, NV

In 1979, the town was established as an unincorporated town. During this period, the land belonged entirely to the Hester family, who also owned a restaurant, motel, and gas station. With a population of just about 35 people, the county commissioners saw it fit to develop the town and to build a grand casino motel. This plan never came to fruition, eventually leading to the town’s dissolution in 2001.

Glendale would later become a part of Moapa Valley. Its proximity to the valley makes it an ideal stopover for visitors touring the area. Many are drawn in by its characteristic small-town vibes, away from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.

Enjoy sightseeing at the nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area – a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its numerous coves and marinas, this area is a great choice for the whole family. It is important to note, however, that many coves are not accessible by road, but can be reached by boat.

It is impossible to visit Glendale and not see the Valley of Fire State Park. One of the oldest parks in Nevada, the Valley of Fire is loved for its stunning sandstone formations. These formations are believed to have been formed as a result of shifting sand dunes millions of years ago. It is the deep red hues of the sandstone, which on reflecting the sun’s rays, making them appear to be on fire, hence the name of the park. This park is ideal for sightseeing, photography, and watching the sunset.

Other attractions close to Glendale include the Lost City Museum, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the Camel Safari, the Historic St Thomas Loop Trail, as well as Arrow Canyon Dam.

Visitors also get to enjoy meals at Muddy River Bar and Grill, drinks at Wild Country Tavern, as well as Oasis Valley Orchard.

Click on the links below to see the range of hotels, motels, and RV parks in and around Glendale, NV.

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