One of the more curious questions I get here on this website as well as I see in Vegas-related groups online is about kids and families. In a nutshell, the questions are usually framed like this: "Why do parents keep wanting to bring their kids to vegas? There's nothing here for them to do!" Or one of my favorite comments to see goes like this: "This is Vegas, it's for … [Read more...] about Fun and Family-friendly Things to do on the Las Vegas Strip
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsV68AHlaTo Railroad Tunnels?? About a thirty-minute drive outside of Las Vegas is a little town called Boulder City. It was built to house the workers who were needed to build Hoover Dam during the Great Depression. Follow the signs to go thru Boulder City, not to save time or anything. It's just a cute little town stuck in time and … [Read more...] about Walking the Historic Railroad Tunnels
After what can only be described as a REALLY, Really bad day, I do one last check of my email before shutting down the home office, and I get to smile. I see this land in my inbox: Canada's Rocky Mountaineer Train Is Heading to nearby Colorado and Utah. WHAT? When? I'm there. I know I can make it happen. My day was still a horrible day. But to end it with a little piece of … [Read more...] about The Rocky Mountaineer Comes to America!
Out in the middle of the desert, ten miles from Sloan, Nevada, and just about the same mileage from the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign stands seven tall pillars of DayGlo-painted rocks stacked on top of each other. I kid you not! The Seven Magic Mountains called our name. Within the Ivanpah Valley, adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and … [Read more...] about Visiting the Seven Magic Mountains
Yes, you read that right and it is what you think it is and yet it is so much more! Pole Dancing has moved out of the shadows and into the real world as a fitness tool as well as entertainment and romance enhancement. The largest worldwide event in pole fitness, Pole Expo returns to Las Vegas Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. … [Read more...] about Pole Expo 2016 is Coming
The first of two Cracker Barrel Resturants in Las Vegas opened its doors today to a small crowd who braved the heat. Situated at the end of the parking area, just down from the Bass Pro Shops at the Silverton Casino, sits the 10,000 square foot store, slash country store. Popular in the south with 639 locations in 43 states. For us in Las Vegas, the nearest Cracker Barrel … [Read more...] about Welcome to Las Vegas Cracker Barrel!
https://youtu.be/CgIGbsMfBlg That's right, we want you to help us break the world record for the most Leprecons in one photo. Currently, that record is at 1,263. That's a pretty pathetic number in our books. We think Las Vegas can do much better than that So, on Saturday February 13 at 8am at Town Square, we want to gather 3-5,000 properly attired Leprecons for one … [Read more...] about Be a Leprecon for a day in Las Vegas Then shave Your head
[arve url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YothPjsNnQ" /] Have you ever seen Christmas lights on a cactus?? That was the question posed to me the first winter living in the desert. I will say that it does take a little getting used to. I'm from Minnesota. We get snow everywhere and come Christmas time, its lights on the house, on the tree and maybe even in the … [Read more...] about Ethel M’s Holiday Lights Cactus Garden | Video
When I moved to Las Vegas in 2001, the place to watch and to bet sports was the Stardust Sportsbook. It was an amazing experience to see. The huge screens that lined the walls looked like something from a NASA space control room, only larger and with more action. That's where all the top sports guys worked and the "lines" were made here that all the other sportsbooks worked … [Read more...] about The Westgate Sports Book Redux
This past fourth of July was a three-day weekend party-fest that brought about 300,00 people to Las Vegas. As one who has lived here for over a decade, I can say many of those were cheated out of a great fireworks show. Las Vegas perfected the use of gunpowder as a marketing tool. Watch our New years Eve spectacular and you will understand our love for things … [Read more...] about Fireworks on the Fourth?