Fly Vegas Skies with Maverick Helicopter

This is How We Do Vegas From The Sky!

April 16, 2017

This was not your ordinary helicopter adventure over vegas.  Nope, this one was private and for a cause.  Needing to get some photos of the Thomas & Mack center for the National Finals Rodeo 2016.  This [more…]

Boyd Gaming Chute-Out at the Orleans Arena,

Where the “Other” Cowboys Are

December 8, 2016

Just in case you just can’t get enough rodeo action with ten nights of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, there is another rodeo happening just on the opposite side of the Las Vegas Strip. The Boyd [more…]

Shopping at the WNFR Las Vegas 2016

Shopping is an event at the NFR!

December 3, 2016

  When we talk about the National Finals Rodeo coming to Las Vegas, some people think it’s just about the cowboys, country music, and 10 nights of rodeo.  True, but there is so much more to [more…]


NFR 2015 – It All Ends Tonite

December 12, 2015

The Rode of all rodeos in Las Vegas ends its annual ten-day run at the Thomas & Mack tonite and it will change everything.  The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) has been a Las Vegas [more…]

National Finals Rodeo Coming to Las Vegas

Its Almost Rodeo Time! NFR 2015

November 28, 2015

It’s that time of the year that I have to warn the readers of The Vegas Tourist about.  You may have just downed the last turkey leg and may be wondering about the kids’s Christmas list. [more…]


Reba. With Brooks and Dunn?? Yes!

December 3, 2014

In Las Vegas entertainment, it’s not easy to keep a secret.  Yet somehow this one slipped way under the radar. It was rumored last month that country music superstar Reba McEntire was headed to Caesars [more…]

Its a Vegas Rodeo

It’s a Vegas Rodeo

December 18, 2013

The battle of asinine comments coming from the PRCA/NFR people in defense of their idiotic leader who is trying to save his ass as he defends his board’s vote to leave Las Vegas for Florida.  [more…]

babes on horseback at NFR

NFR – The Real Horse Power in Town

December 7, 2013

NASCAR has had our attention for the first part of the week, however, now it’s time to settle in for the 10 day run of the real horse powered sport.  The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo [more…]

NFR Las Vegas Barrel Racing

Rodeo Up Boys, Its Vegas’ Time

December 2, 2011

In 1983, Las Vegas casino boss Benny Binion took some Las Vegas boosters to Oklahoma to convince the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) to move their Finals to Las Vegas.  Many people laughed at the [more…]

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NFR Update

December 10, 2010

If you were wondering why we have been so quiet lately, its because we have been taking in the 52nd Annual National Finals Rodeo (NFR).  The ten day extravaganza is wrapping up and I thought [more…]

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The National Finals Rodeo is Here!

November 29, 2010

Around here, we look forward to Thanksgiving – not so much for the food and the festivities as for what it means.   Thanksgiving to us at The Vegas Tourist means the last bit of calm [more…]

PBR World Finals comes to Las Vegas

Almost Cowboy Time

September 3, 2009

Is it just me, or has this year flown by a little too fast?  I just got my media updates for the 2009 PBR World Finals.  The World Finals are already coming? That means that [more…]

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Horses and Horsepower

April 3, 2009

Okay, let the redneck jokes begin.  The first week in December is usually reserved for the folks in Stetson hats and Wrangler jeans watching bucking horses, until now.  Now we can add NASCAR jackets and [more…]

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2008 National Finals Rodeo

December 5, 2008

The first week in December means its cowboy time in Las Vegas.  The National Finals Rodeo rolls into town for a 10 night stay at the Thomas and Mack This year they celebrate the 50th [more…]